Baby Music Group and Music and Fun Playgroup (Central Auckland)
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.
Music & Fun Playgroup
Giving 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.
Support Group for Chinese-Speaking Parents (all ages)
The contact for this group is Judy Sun. Phone (09) 479 8960 for more information.
Support Group for Japanese-Speaking Parents (all ages)
The contact for this group is Chie Hashimoto. Call (09) 948 2463 or 0211157699 for more information.
Support Group for Pasifika families (all ages)
The contact for this group is Desiree Chan-Chui. Call 02218322578 or email for more information.
DADS: Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome.
Contact for this group is Mike Rudkins 0274413949.
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 0274392893 or email Yvonne.