Welcome to the website for the Arnold–Chiari Malformation Support Group

Chiari malformation is a neurological disorder where a segment of the brain becomes compressed towards the spinal column. There are multiple reasons a Chiari malformation may occur, and clinicians describe four types of malformation that vary in scale of severity and symptoms. All age groups can be affected by Chiari. (Read more)

We aim to provide information and support to all families affected by Arnold–Chiari malformation. If you have a loved one affected by Arnold–Chiari malformation, feel free to contact us.

National contact: Debbie Searles
3 Townend St, Waipara, North Canterbury 7447
Tel: (03) 314 6126 - or - 027 713 3221

North Island contact: Diane Johnson