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Photo taken at Xabilities first event in 2019

We create environments where you can move, think, and feel without fear of judgment to support our Neurodiverse community in reaching their authentic potential.

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About Xabilities

Aotearoa First Neurodiversity Centre, made for and by Neurodivergents. 

Xabilities is a social enterprise and New Zealand's first neurodiversity center, founded by Tamara Grant. Taking inspiration from the inclusive nature of the X-Men Movies, Xabilities focuses on empowering neurodiverse individuals to embrace their unique strengths and talents. Xabilities offers a range of services, including workshops, coaching, and educational programs, aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of neurodiversity. These programs are enriched by education from lived experience, drawing on the real-life experiences of neurodiverse individuals.


One of Xabilities' key goals is to create a supportive and inclusive environment where neurodiverse individuals can thrive and contribute to society in their own authentic way. The organization also works with businesses and organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Overall, Xabilities is dedicated to advocating for neurodiversity and providing resources and support for neurodiverse individuals to live fulfilling and successful lives.

Message From Xabilities Founder

Ko Tamara Grant Taku Ingoa

As the founder of Xabilities, I’ve gained a deep understanding of my own abilities in relation to my neurodiversity. This insight has inspired me to develop educational tools for neurodiverse individuals and raise awareness and understanding in various environments, such as in corporations and public community spaces, to create accessibility for people like myself and our future generations (as a mother of two).

I (Tamara Grant) proudly offer speaking engagements based on my lived experiences, including autism, dyslexia, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue, Maori understanding of Takiwatanga, disabled parenting, preparation in case of children being neurodivergent, as well I shares stories about being a domestic violence survivor.

Follow my journey in making a difference in the world and discover different life hacks on our social media platforms.

  • TikTok
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Contact Xabilities to see how we can help you or your community learn about neurodiversity.

If we reach enough regular donations, we can maintain keeping Xabilities a completely free support service.



Kaumātua (Elders Advisors of Xabilities) 


Sonia Thursby


Teresa Moore


Stephen Moore


Sheryl Connel

Kaimahi (Xabilities Staff) 


Eleanor Rawson

ADHD Advocate


Andrew George

Autistic Advocate


Aidan McNeely

Autistic Advocate

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Waimarie Tipene

Maori Advocate


Lavinia Lovo

Pafika & disability Advocate

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Tamara Grant

Autistic, Dyslexic, Mental health Advocate

CEO & Founder


Tamara is an ambassador for invisible disabilities and mental health. She is a passionate young lady with a mission to create a world, starting with New Zealand, where all differences are celebrated, to be able to live in a world where all can move, think and feel without fear of judgment so individuals are ABLE to reach their full potential. Through the journey of having autism, dyslexia and mental health, Tamara has conquered control and the voice to change the world. If there's a will, there's a way and, with a strong heart, Tamara has produced Xabilities Limited, a company with a goal of equilibrium, as our difference is our same sum point, it is what makes us human, difference is our independence and genius. She also helped to create the first invisible disability sector report that she also presented to parliament. She is a professional artist and collaborate with a number of other projects that aim to help the disability sector reach its full potential. Keep an eye out for Tamara Grant as she has the aspiration to achieve.

Our Charitable Partners

Catalytic Foundation, Yes Disability Resource Centre, IleadNZ, Youth In Transition, Phab, Altogether Autism, Island of Misfits, Renaissance Charitable, Toi iho, National council of Women, Pasific Women's Watch, Disabled student association, Storyo.


Companies and Organisation we have collaborated with.

Fujitsu, Chubb Insurance, Dow Chemicals, Watercare, NSW Trustee and Guardian, (OHU MAHI) Workforce Development Council, Buckland Beach Intermediate, NCEI Teachers in Auckland, Bright star Conference 2022, Ilead Conference 2021,2022,2024, Diversity Symposium, Parliamentary Speaker as an advocate for disabilities x5 times, CCS Disability,Youth in Transition, Altogether Autism, Renaissance Charitable, Autism Connect, MUV Talks, Rodney local libraries help, Drake Medox, NZ Human Rights, Auckland Council, MSD Ministry of Social Development, Auckland Transport, Civil Defence Organisation, Are You Okay (NZ), Human Rights Commission, StuffNZ.

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