Support Groups

Support groups exist around New Zealand for parents with children with Asperger’s Syndrome. Some are Asperger specific and some cover all Autistic Spectrum Disorders. If you know of any other groups that would like to have their details included here then please get in touch. Please note that although some of these groups have been assisted by the Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation they are not run by us.

Information on the groups is below, organised from North to South. For more information contact us at the Foundation.

Auckland Support Groups

For a list of support groups in Auckland please click here.

Bay of Plenty Support Group (ASD)

Their area covers from Waihi Beach to the far Eastern Bay of Plenty, Opotiki, Whakatane, Kawerau and down to and including Rotorua. For further information email

Masterton / Wairarapa Support Group

Autism Wairarapa Charitable Trust supports and educates our community about Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated conditions such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and dyslexia. If you would be interested in joining the group, contact either: 06 370 4590 or email

Lower Hutt Support Group (ASD)

This group is one of the largest and most active in the country. They meet approximately every six to eight weeks on a Monday evening at 7:45 and sometimes have a guest speaker.  Please contact Autism NZ, Wellington branch for further information.

The Central and Southern Support Group (ASD)

For Central Otago and Southland areas, contact Odette Hopgood-Bride 021 949 306 or email

Otago Support Group (ASD)

Visit their website to contact them, at

Autism New Zealand hold offices across New Zealand, this information can be found here.