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Disability – Children and Adults NASC Services

NASC agencies work with children and adults (entering the service under the age of 65) with permanent disabilities to help identify their needs and connect with disability support services.

About this service

Needs Assessment Services Co-ordination (NASC) agencies work with children and adults with disabilities to help identify their needs and to outline what disability support services are available. To be able eligible for this service a person must have an identified disability that meets eligibility criteria that was evidenced prior to turning 65 A disability is defined a reduction of independent functioning that is likely to last a minimum of six months.

There is a NASC in every region of New Zealand supporting children and adults with disabilities.


The MOH definition of a person with a disability is:

A person with a disability is someone who has been identified as having a physical, intellectual, or sensory disability (or a combination of these) which is likely to continue for a minimum of six months and result in a reduction of independent function to the extent that ongoing support is required.

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People Contracted NASCs

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People contracts with a number of organisations across Aotearoa to provide NASC services for people eligible for funding and their contracted services. Whaikaha funding is available for people who have disabilities that are likely to continue for six months or more resulting from:  

  • Intellectual Disability  
  • Physical Disabilities acquired under the age of 65 
  • Sensory Disabilities – hearing or visual impairment 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Whaikaha funded NASC services are provided in line with the Enabling Good Lives Principles 

Services can be provided to people of any age; however, in order to be eligible for Whaikaha services the disability must have been present prior to turning 65.  After the age of 65 the person would be supported by Health of Older Person NASCs, funded by Te Whatu Ora, Health NZ. 

Find a Disability NASC

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Your Way | Kia Roha Otago

Level 1 Burns House 10 George Street PO Box 966 Dunedin


94 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

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Support Works

281 Queen Street Richmond Nelson 7020

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Level 2, 49-51 Lincoln Road Masterton 5810

Enable New Zealand Needs Assessment & Service Coordination

2nd Floor, 585 Main Street – PO Box 4547 Palmerston North, 4442

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Your Way | Kia Roha Whanganui

244 Victoria Avenue Wanganui

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Your Way | Kia Roha Taranaki

Cnr Powderham St & Robe Street PO Box 115 New Plymouth

NASC Hawkes Bay

Villa 9, Gate 8 , Orchard Road, Hastings

Your Way | Kia Roha Tairāwhiti

105 Disraeli Street, PO Box 1125, Gisborne 4040

Support Net Kupenga Hao Ite Ora

190 17th Ave Tauranga; 1166 Amohau St Rotorua; Whakatane Hospital Stewart St Whakatane

Capital Support

Therapies Department Kenepuru Hospital PO Box 50215 Porirua

Your Way | Kia Roha Lower Hutt

1 Market Grove PO Box 33-145 Lower Hutt

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Taikura Trust

Taikura Trust, Level 1, Building 1 570 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1062

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