Welcome to Awhi Ngā Mātua,  an online community for parents of tamariki with disabilities



Nau mai, haere mai ki te whānau.

Kia ora and welcome to Awhi Ngā Mātua, an online community for parents of disabled and medically fragile tamariki. Parents can join Awhi Ngā Mātua to ask questions, connect with other parents and find resources and information. It’s totally free and not-for-profit.

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Benefits of our community

Information you can trust

A website knowledge base of practical, parent-focused information to help you navigate the disability journey.

Safe & Private

A private online community where you can connect with and awhi other parents who know what it’s like.

By parents for parents

This community has been created and codesigned by and with parents.

How it works

Share your experiences

Share your experiences, tips and insights about what works and what doesn't with people who are going through the same challenges and successes.

Get support

Connect with parents who can awhi you and make things a bit easier.

Access trusted information

Find useful resources, links and evidence-based research verified by our partners at the IHC Library.

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Funders and Partners

The Awhi Ngā Mātua team would like to thank Takai, the IHC Foundation and the Dines Family Charitable Trust for their generous contributions to our work. A huge thank you also to the IHC Programmes team, in particular the IHC Library which has worked so hard to make their remarkable collection available to us.

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