Archives: Case Studies


The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have been difficult for IHC’s support staff, who cared for people with intellectual disabilities during this challenging time. Most

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Autism New Zealand

Funding from the Sutherland Self Help Trust has enabled Autism New Zealand provide diagnostic assessments for family/whānau of tamariki who have not been accepted to receive a diagnostic assessment through the public system, or where the waitlist for the public system has been prohibitively high. Continue reading

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SPELADD provide support and services for people with learning differences such as dyslexia, other specific learning difficulties (SLD) and attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD). They also provide help for the parents/families, educators, employers and the wider community of people with SLDs. Continue reading

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The Champion Centre

With the help of funding from the Sutherland Self Help Trust, three Champion Centre staff members are training to become certified in PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy) and are utilising these skills to support parents and caregivers of young children with autism / communication challenges via our Early Intervention Services. Continue reading

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Ohomairangi Trust

Using the funding from the Sutherland Self Help Trust, an additional team member has been trained in More Than Words and has helped to deliver three rounds of the program to 23 families. The program facilitators are seeing the value in parents being supported by other parents in their child’s communication journey Continue reading

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