Who are we?

Altogether Autism provides a national information and advisory service for autistic people, their families, whānau, professionals and the wider community. Life Unlimited Charitable Trust and Parent to Parent New Zealand provide this Ministry of Health-funded service in partnership.

Services we provide include:

  • Individualised information on autism and issues affecting autistic people
  • Altogether Autism Journal
  • Contact with a support parent whose son or daughter also has autism
  • Sibling support for sisters and brothers of someone on the autism spectrum
  • Evidence-based information and clinical advice from autism researchers and clinicians
  • Lived experience insights from autistic people
  • Community network meetings and seminars
  • Professional Development workshops
  • Trusted Information
  • Altogether Autism provides evidence-based autism information tailored to your individual request, including issues affecting autistic people, as well as information on diagnosis, rights and access to education, Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) and support.

Expert advice

If you contact us wanting lived experience information and advice, we refer your request to our Consumer Reference Group, made up of autistic people and family/whānau of people on the autism spectrum. We provide you with clinical and evidence-based information and advice through our specialist researchers, our consultant clinical psychologist and a national Professional Expert Group.

Network meetings
You are also welcome to come to our free community network meetings, held throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, where autistic people, their families/whānau, providers and professionals can get together to share stories, strategies and support.

Sibling Support
Specialised sibling support is provided by Parent to Parent and includes Sibdays and Sibcamps for siblings aged 8-18yrs and Second-Generation weekends for adults.

Autism workshops
Our Professional Development workshop series presents information developed in consultation with autistic people and clinicians and delivered by experienced facilitators who have an in-depth knowledge of autism.

Journal Articles
We have a wealth of articles on our Altogether Autism website as well as upcoming events. All our information is available to you for free, as is our flagship publication, the Journal.

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