Links to Other Useful Websites

New Zealand Links

Autism New Zealand Inc
Autism New Zealand Inc. provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on autism spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome. 

‘tips for autism’
‘tips for autism’ is a 3-day collaborative professional learning and development course for parents, schools, specialist professionals and others working as a team to support students aged 5-12 with ASD.

Jen Birch’s website for Aspergers
This website seeks to give basic information on Autistic Spectrum Disorder, with an emphasis on the higher-functioning types of Aspergers Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism.

Aspergers Parallel Planet – NZ Based
Written by AsPlanet Info (AF Bradley Aug 2007)
This website is for anyone on the Autism Spectrum including family, friends and anyone everyone who knows an a person with autism, or just wants to know, as we can learn so much from each other.

ASNZ (Asperger’s Syndrome New Zealand) Sites & Services in NZ
A listing of some of the growing number of groups/sites that offer services specifically for people with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation of New Zealand
The foundation was set up to raise funds, heighten awareness and support people in New Zealand with Asperger Syndrome.

Out of Sync
Out Of Sync is a support group based in Wellington. Out Of Sync’s mission statement is to advocate and provide support for people living with ADHD and or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder); with a special emphasis on adults and those labelled as high functioning.

Geddes Software
Multi-media software for children and young people with learning challenges – teaching reading and writing and developing sight vocabulary.

Preventing Harm To Children Through Education & Awareness
CPS is a national charitable trust, dedicated to preventing harm and violence to children in New Zealand.  As a strong advocate for the rights of children, CPS promotes, encourages and supports prevention activities and efforts at the local and national level, through individual and community programmes.

NZ Consumer Health Information
This website contains over 80 listings of health and disability support groups in New Zealand.

Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D
A website to help visitors with special areas of interest, it maintains 21 additional sites for autism, chiropractic, dentistry, multilevel marketing, and many other hot topics.  A website closely affiliated with the National Council Against Health Fraud.

Privacy Commissioner
The Privacy Commissioner seeks to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected.

Mental Health Commission
The Commission functions to act as an advocate for the interests of people with mental illness and their families generally while taking into account the interests of other stakeholders.

Webhealth has been specifically developed to provide another avenue of access for people to connect with Health and Social Services and relevant information.

What Everyone Keeps Asking
Weka is New Zealand’s disability information web site, for people with disabilities, their families, whanau and caregivers, health professionals and disability information providers.

Standards Plus
Standards Plus helps people and organisations to imagine better. Work alongside disabled people, older people, mentally unwell people, families, service providers and government agencies to implement the objectives of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and Health of Older People Strategy.

Ask Trust
ASK Trust is a nationwide Charitable Trust for and by Autism Spectrum (AS) adults, offering peer-support and ‘insider’ perspectives through their presentations, training courses, writing, website and library service.

KidsLink is an online resource available to parents to find a range of services that specialise in working with children, teenagers and their families with issues that affect their learning, development and well-being.

International Links

The National Autistic Society
The website includes information about ASD and Aspergers syndrome, the NAS and its services and activities.

Positively Autistic by CBC News
Is autism a disorder, or just a neurological difference? Meet the people who are working to change the negative view of living with autism.

Families of Adults Afflicted with Aspergers Syndrome
FAAAS Inc is a non profit organisation that offers support and understanding to family members and partners who are struggling in a Asperger relationship.

Autism Research Centre
The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. The ARC fosters collaboration between scientists in Cambridge University and outside, to accelerate this mission, and has six research programs focused on autism spectrum conditions.

AWARES The All Wales Autism Resource
Although the information covered pertain to Wales, there are still lots of useful material and resources available of interest generally.

Autism Society of America

Healing Thresholds
This US website and email newsletter is dedicated to healing the lives of families touched by autism. The site provide comprehensive therapy fact sheets, daily updates of autism therapy research and news, and a global directory of autism-related therapists and services.

Indiana Resource Centre
The Center conducts outreach training and consultations, research, and develop’s and disseminates information on behalf of individuals across the autism spectrum, including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders.

Maxine Aston and Aspergers Syndrome
Maxine specialises in working with individuals, couples and families who are affected by Asperger Syndrome.
Author of ‘Aspergers in Love’ and ‘The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome’.

Research Autism
This UK website is aimed at anyone with an interest in autism, including people with autism spectrum disorders, parents and carers, service providers and policy makers. It aims to be one of the biggest, most up-to-date, and most scientifically reliable websites in the world for information about autism, the issues facing individuals with autism, and the interventions used to help them.

Tools for Coping with Life’s Stressors
Tools for Parents of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs.