IHC members are very important to IHC. We want the support of all New Zealanders to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. If you are interested in IHC and intellectual disability, you could become a member. You will have the opportunity to be part of a wide range of activities that benefit people with intellectual disabilities and stand up for their rights.

Who can become a member of IHC?

Anyone can become a member of IHC.


What does it cost?

Annual membership is $5 per individual member.

What your membership means to IHC

Through your membership IHC can:

  • Involve people with intellectual disabilities, their families and every New Zealander who is interested in how we run our organisation and what we do.
  • Provide services and support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families that government doesn’t provide.
  • Stand up for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities; when we make submissions to government, speak to the media and when you tell others about what we do.

Benefits of IHC Membership

As a member you can:

  • Attend and vote at the IHC Annual General Meeting 
  • Receive Community Moves – IHC’s magazine (stories, news and views)
  • Be a supporter of our advocacy campaigns and submissions
  • Have free use of the IHC Library & Information Services
  • Be invited to be part of IHC Forums and local events
  • Be invited to contribute to local fundraising events
  • Have the opportunity to be part of your local IHC Association.

Documents you might need

Things you might be interested in

IHC Library

Our Library is free to use for anyone living in NZ. We have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities.


Play a big part in the life of a person with an intellectual disability and the work IHC does by joining our One-to-One Friendship or Skills-based Volunteer Programmes.


IHC provides advocacy support wherever there is a need to stand up for the rights of one or all people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand.