Building a network of support

For nearly a decade, The Runway Foundation has been providing ADHD Support, youth development, and support for families in need.

“We all have dreams, but not all of us have the runway that allows us to explore them. At The Runway Foundation, we want to provide this runway for our children and youth across Aotearoa.”- Terese Marr, Founder
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ADHD Support

We provide resources, emotional support, counselling, advocacy (and more) for children and families in our ADHD community through our ADDventurers initiative.

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Youth Empowerment

We aim to connect with and inspire our youth, providing opportunities for them to grow and reach their true potential.

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Assistance for vulnerable individuals and families

We give vital support to families in need through counselling, crisis assistance, and connections to community resources, like food banks.

A pillar of strength

“I am thankful to be a part of a group of extraordinary parents within our ADHD community. Our fantastic kids are thriving with all their endeavours.

Thanks to the Runway whanau being our 'pillar of strength'.  We as parents meet often to discuss ideas and strategies that allow our kids to be their best.”

RochelleParent Support Group Member
A pillar of strength

A positive impact

“Runway’s ADDVenturers has become a huge positive in our lives over the past few years. As a parent I have found the parent support group to be hugely supportive and understanding. My daughter loves going to the youth group events. It is one of the rare occasions where she fits in and can be her true self. She also gets support at school through her Runway Mentor.

ADDVenturers have connections at the local schools and they work with the kids and the Sencos. Personally, I have found it much easier to connect with the school because ADDVenturers already have their "foot in the door". I am so incredibly grateful; I could just go on and on! “

SoniaParent Support Group Member & Parent of a Student Attending the Youth Programme
A positive impact

A place to be yourself

Riley loves coming to his sessions at ADDventurers. He looks forward to them and has learnt a lot about how his brain works and ADHD in general. We loved the picnic earlier this year and it is lovely for Riley to have somewhere to go where his quirkiness is accepted and appreciated and where he can be himself.

We are very grateful for the opportunity for Riley to attend this program and love how it celebrates the positive aspects of ADHD and gives tools and strategies to cope with the challenges, Thank you!

Heidi WolfgramParent of a child in the ADDventurers Kids Club Programme
A place to be yourself

A place to belong

My son has been attending ADDventurers for many years now. He has recently changed to the Youth group and is enjoying being treated as a young adult. He feels like he belongs, he is acknowledged for his thoughts and ideas, he isn't told to be quiet and to conform to standard school settings and he feels valued.

The ADDventurers family are caring, open and very knowledgeable and they have been so important not only to my son but to my family. They help make difficult days more bearable. Thanks!

AzraMum of a teenager in the ADDventurers Youth Programme
A place to belong

How has Runway helped you and family?

Runway has helped me a lot, helping me to understand ADHD and using it as my SUPER-POWER.

I have enjoyed being around Guy, Heidi, Mike, Terese, Lorilei, Mel and Kelvin who have helped me a lot through my journey with ADHD. I really enjoy Youth Nights being able to be me and not looked as different. Getting on well with Kelvin and other students. Able to share my thoughts and we have good sessions, I have really liked the one about Relationships 101 being able/confident in spotting good and toxic friends.

KodyA grateful ADDventurers Youth Programme Student
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