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Description

Neuro Connection Foundation is a small but mighty non-profit. Established 30 years ago, NCF provides long term ongoing rehabilitation services for adults with conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions. 

We are the only provider in the Auckland region specialising in long term rehabilitation of neurological conditions for adults using the internationally renowned Conductive Education (CE) approach.

This is done in a supervised group setting, where clients are safe and supported by Senior Rehabilitation Specialists and Rehabilitation Assistants whilst performing gentle specialised exercises & range of movements.

This type of therapy helps re-wire the brain and the repetitive nature of the exercises that we facilitate help restore function to affected parts of the body, building strength and helping regain not just mobility but also confidence and independence.

Our customised small group sessions provide a positive, supportive, active, motivating environment in which each individual is empowered to achieve their highest level of independence physically, emotionally and socially.  Our rehabilitation has seen client improvements in strength, motor skills, balance, co-ordination, communication and social well-being.

Private sessions are also available pending schedule availability. 

Our services operate out of our purpose built facility in peaceful Tui Glen Reserve, Henderson.  Our catchment area is Auckland wide. 

Staff

We have a small team of passionate staff based at the centre in Tui Glen Park, Henderson in West Auckland

Our two Senior Rehabilitation Specialists, Inna Chochina and Nora Keczan were professionally trained from the Peta Institute, Hungary. They run group classes and one on one sessions that focus on teaching each client movement patterns to control and undertake everyday tasks. Their qualifications, expertise and experience cannot be replicated. Inna has been with the Foundation for 22 years & Nora 17 years.

We have 3 Part Time Rehabilitation Assistants, Soyoung Lee, Danielle Ka & Robyn Cubitt. They support our clients that are more physically disabled, and are paralysed or otherwise compromised from Stroke and other underlying conditions. Many of our clients need assistance walking and along with walking aids, they ensure that they remain safe and supported whilst participating in their rehabilitation.

Colleen Lewis is our Part Time Administrator/Fundraiser. She has a varied role, handling all administrative functions, marketing support, fundraising & client events as well as strongly supporting our Manager & Clinical team. 

Ola Ioane, our General Manager, is busy putting the building blocks in place to make the Foundation both financially and operationally sustainable for the long term. He enjoys collaborating with other NGOs and is incredibly passionate about advocating for our fabulous clients. 

We’re a tight knit team, and our drive to support & empower our vulnerable clients to lead more independent lives, underpins everything that we do.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment

Please contact our centre, we will take some details and then invite you for a free one on one assessment with one of our Senior Rehabilitation Specialists. They will check your goals, range of movements and will recommend the best rehabilitation path within our foundation and you'll be welcomed to our program. 

Contact us

Please don't hesitate to call us on: 09 836 6830 

or email: admin@neuroconnection.org.nz 

You can also show your support by following our facebook page and keeping up to date with any events or news we have:  https://www.facebook.com/neuroconnectionfoundation

Charges

Initial Assessments are free of charge.

Once a client is accepted into our programme, session fees vary depending on the client needs.

Program fees start at $15.00 including GST for a group session.

$20 for half and hour One on One session.

$40 for an hour One on One session.  

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Hungarian, Russian, Korean, Samoan

Services Provided

Family / whānau support

We encourage carers and family members to be involved in all aspects of our services and as part of our Neuro Connection community. We plan to offer courses specifically for carers in the immediate future.

We encourage carers and family members to be involved in all aspects of our services and as part of our Neuro Connection community.  We plan to offer courses specifically for carers in the immediate future.

Disability support services

Our services cater specifically for people with physical impairments as a result of neurological conditions.

  • Disability information and advisory services

Our services cater specifically for people with physical impairments as a result of neurological conditions.

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Our services focus on long term rehabilitation, maintenance, and relaxation. Programmes are focused holistically on health and wellbeing.

Our services focus on long term rehabilitation, maintenance, and relaxation.  Programmes are focused holistically on health and wellbeing.

Kaupapa Māori

Our holistic community focused rehabilitation is strength-based and driven by goals identified by our clients and their families. Our services are very much aligned with Maori values. Our holistic approach recognises patients have different physical (Taha Tinana), spiritual (Taha Wairua), mental (Taha Hinengaro) and family needs (Taha whānau).

Our holistic community focused rehabilitation is strength-based and driven by goals identified by our clients and their families.  Our services are very much aligned with Māori values. Our holistic approach recognises patients have different physical (Taha Tinana), spiritual (Taha Wairua), mental (Taha Hinengaro) and family needs (Taha whānau).

Pacific People

We have multi lingual staff, including Samoan speaking.

We have multi lingual staff, including Samoan speaking.

Conductive Education

Our rehabilitation method is called Conductive Education -- we are the only facility in New Zealand specialising in Conductive Education for adults.

Our rehabilitation method is called Conductive Education -- we are the only facility in New Zealand specialising in Conductive Education for adults.

Youth Services

We provide services to youth upwards of 17 years of age with cerebral palsy and brain injuries.

We provide services to youth upwards of 17 years of age with cerebral palsy and brain injuries.

Support Services

Our services cater for all people with neurological conditions including Stroke, Parkinson's, MS, Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy. Recently we introduced a new initiative for people with Dementia.

Our services cater for all people with neurological conditions including Stroke, Parkinson's, MS, Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy.  Recently we introduced a new initiative for people with Dementia.

Asian services

We have multi lingual staff, including Korean speaking.

We have multi lingual staff, including Korean speaking.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Travel Directions

Nestled in picturesque Tui Glen Reserve, we are easy to find, just off Edmonton Road, which is a main road from Te Atatū South into the heart of Henderson. 

Parking

There are mobility accessible car spaces right at our front door, all on the flat and also a large free car park. 

Region

Central Auckland, East Auckland, North Auckland, South Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

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2 Claude Brookes Dr
Henderson
Auckland 0612

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Street Address

2 Claude Brookes Dr
Henderson
Auckland 0612

Postal Address

PO Box 21 504
Henderson
Auckland 0650

This page was last updated at 3:26PM on November 23, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Neuro Connection Foundation.