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Who We Are

Who We Are

The Champion Centre is New Zealand's largest and longest-running centre-based programme for infants and young children with significant developmental delays and disabilities. It has been providing wrap-around services to children and families in the Christchurch area for more than 35 years and has grown from a programme for a handful of infants to a service that helps more than 150 families every year.  The children in these famlies have a wide range of developmental challenges including Down syndrome, global developmental delay, cerebral palsy, autistic spectrum disorder, dyspraxia and the consequences of prematurity.

The Champion Centre's programmes are:

  • Relational
  • Family-Centred
  • Strengths-based
  • Ecological
  • Reflective


Read more about our model of practice in "The Champion Centre Model"

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