Auckland Coffee groups for parents/carers of children with Down syndromeIf you have a free morning, bring your child along and have a cuppa and a chat.
New baby support group
The contact for this group is Alicia Vazey. Email Alicia for more information.
North Shore coffee group
The North Shore coffee group is not currently active, we are looking for a new person to be the contact. Contact Christel van Baalen at the ADSA on ph 5270060.
West Auckland coffee group
The contact for this group is Annemieke Nola. Call 021 - 02299708 for more information.The contact for this group is Francesca Voykovich. Call 272 4148 for more information.
East Auckland coffee group
Central Auckland coffee group
The contact for this group is Christel van Baalen, contact the office on 527 0060 or email Christel for more information.
South Auckland coffee group
The contact for this group is Sarah Jackson. Call (09) 236 8256 or mobile 021 0650993, or email Sarah for more information.
From time to time we help facilitate the setting up of new groups. Call 09-527 0060 for more information.
Other groupsBaby Music Group and Music and Fun Playgroup, central Auckland (Flyer PDF»)
Baby Music Group is a playgroup for babies with special needs age 0-18 months. This group provides an opportunity for the babies to enjoy music and developmental activities with their parents/caregivers in a supportive environment with retired paediatric therapists. It also gives parents/carers a chance to meet and talk with other parents with young babies.
Baby Music Group term dates for 2017 (PDF)»
Music & Fun Playgroup gives children 18 months to 5 with special needs and their parents/carers the chance to play and socialise in a fun and supportive environment. Every second Wednesday of the month, not during school holidays. Run by Margaret Davidson, retired neuro-developmental therapist and Marjorie Blakeley, retired speech-language therapist. For more information contact email Margaret.
Music & Fun Playgroup term dates for 2017 (PDF)»
Support Group for Chinese-Speaking Parents (all ages)
The contact for this group is Judy Sun. Call 09-479 8960 for more information.
Support Group for Japanese-Speaking Parents (all ages)
The contact for this group is Chie Hashimoto. Call 948-2463 or 021-1157699 for more information.
Support Group for Pasifika families (all ages)
The contact for this group is Desiree Chan-Chui. Call 022-1832 2578 or email for more information.
DADS: Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome.
Contact for this group is Mike Rudkins 0274-413949.
MADS: Mums Appreciating Down Syndrome.
Yvonne Walker organises a girls' night out for those mothers who have returned to the work force but still want support and contact. Phone 09-238 1331 or 0274-392893 or email Yvonne.