There are two organisations which provide support to individuals with APD, or families with a child with APD. They are the National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NFD), and Hear for Families APDNZ. Hear for Families APDNZ ( is a national organisation that offers peer-support, advocacy and education for children and adults with APD and their families and carers. Hear for Families is a member organisation of the NFD and can be contacted directly or through the NFD.


Contact details for Hear for Families – APDNZ
Facebook: Hear for Families – APD Support Group
Freephone: 0800 867 446 (The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing)