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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Education

This site is for teams who support children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Teams bring together knowledge, experience, and skills. You can find research and evidence, practical tips and tools, learning opportunities, and links to other useful sources of information.


What is Special Education doing to support children with ASD? Find out about the ASD Action Plan.

Resources and tools

Getting started with ASD, find infosheets and practical tools for teachers, specialists, and teams.


Workshops, courses, and conferences; research from New Zealand and from overseas.

Useful links

Facts and figures, and links to ASD related websites.

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are children first and as such are wonderful, invaluable members of our communities. Every one of us has a role in providing the understanding and effective supports they need to learn, achieve and contribute.

Children with ASD learn within Te Whaariki (in early childhood) and The New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in school. The tips and tools on ASD in Education are anchored in these curricula. Materials reflect effective teaching and learning practices – for the child with ASD, their peers, and the adults around them.

Learning support services – local Ministry offices are your first point of contact about learning support

Contact your local office if you have a specific issue, want information, or need urgent support.