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Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand

 

This parent-initiated, voluntary support group for all who care for children with Developmental Dyspraxia, was formed in June 1992, and is unique in the help, support and information it provides. Our membership now numbers over 1,000, and includes families, caregivers, and professionals from both New Zealand, Australia, with some members also in other countries.

 

 

We aim to help children with Developmental Dyspraxia to learn, to achieve their potential and ultimately to lead a happy, satisfying adult life by

 

  • Supporting each other, sharing concerns and solutions with other parents, caregivers and professionals with similar problems.
  • Informing ourselves and sharing information, thus increasing our own understanding of the disorder.
  • Building and using a store of resources and information.
  • Publishing a newsletter, 'Connections', once a term.
  • Increasing general awareness and understanding of Dyspraxia.

 

There are small active support groups in some main centres in New Zealand, while Canterbury people meet once per term. Meetings may include guest speakers, videos, or discussions. Our store of resources available to members includes books, tapes, videos, and articles. We publish a newsletter, 'Connections', once a term as a forum for parents and therapists, and as a means of sharing information. In the Canterbury area we also run the Funlink Therapeutic Playgroup for primary aged children with Dyspraxia and their parents and the Funteen Group for teenagers.

 

To contact us please email: dyspraxia.centre@xtra.co.nz

 

Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand Incorpoarted

Chirstchurch

Phone 03 358 3249

 

PO Box 20292

Bishopdale

Christchurch

New Zealand

 

 

 

To download a copy of our Membership Subscription form click here

 

 

 

Regional Contacts -

 

 
Waikato - Joanne Adams
 
South Auckland - Sue Hamilton 
 
Waikato - Karina Johnson 
 
Whakatane - Sue Crarer 
 
Tauranga - Stephen Macartney 
 
Hawkes Bay - Carleine Receveur
 
Gisborne - Jennie Law 

Wellington - Laura Roberts
 
 Marlborough - Nadine van Rensburg
 
West Coast - Miriam Rees
 
Canterbury - Dyspraxia Centre - dyspraxia.centre@xtra.co.nz
 
Timaru - Stephanie Batchelor 
 
  
Dunedin - Karen Keppel
 
Otago - Susan Procter
 

 
 
   
 
 
 
 

 

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