A community where nobody falls through the cracks.
Creating a supportive environment where neurodiversity and special abilities are celebrated and unique guidance is provided.
Founded in 2016, Mockingbird is a registered charity, providing a safe and supportive social environment for children, youth, and their families.
Families that seek Mockingbird’s support tend to relate with the relatively new mainstream term, neurodiversity. It is fair to say that being neurodiverse within a neurotypical community can take an unintended and unnecessary toll on the heart, mind, and spirits of atypical children and their families.
Mockingbird’s simple organic principle is bringing disconnected families together over a common true connection, so then by nature no one is alone.
Healing and strength come from the place and the people; the rest is simply kindness and appreciation of difference.
Mockingbird operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9.30am-2.30pm during the school term.
Neurodiversity is both a natural and valuable form of human diversity. It is a term used to describe people who are wired differently, the 5% not the 95%.
Children who have a negative experience of feeling different, suffering from loneliness, fear, and anxiety, and for whom their everyday world feels like a threatening judgemental place.
Neurodiversity encompasses, but is not limited to, children with ADHD, Dyslexia, ODD, OCD, ASD, Asperger's, Gifted, Anxiety, Learning difficulties and the like.
A diverse and self-determining bunch who need special understanding and support to achieve wellbeing and success in life.
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to support and help our children and their family/whānau .
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