Derek Petera talks about his initial fear of having others take care of his autistic child, and his comfort in finding a kaupapa Maori organization which involved the whole whanau. CEO Tuila Tenari tells us how the organization came to be and the principles of Maori culture which inform their work. Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau is a kaupapa Maori organization offering tikanga based services to adults with intellectual disabilities and their whanau. Based in Otahuhu South Auckland, with a range of programmes throughout Aotearoa - Respite care, residential and day services, whanau support.

Programme includes music by client Darcy Burkhardt and Support worker Lapi Mariner.