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Tilting the Seesaw: A team approach to supporting a student with autism

Tilting the Seesaw for Teams 

A two-day, professional learning course delivered by Autism New Zealand for Teams of family and professionals working together to support Tamariki with autism aged 5 to 12 years.

Teams may include parents, caregivers, other family/whānau, primary school teachers, teacher aids, learning assistants, SENCOs, or RTLBs.


Positive Behaviour for Learning

Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism teacher programme 

For teachers and early childhood educators of children aged 2 to 5 with autism.

The programme covers:

  • Language development
  • Social interactions and school readiness
  • Emotional literacy and self-regulation.


Ministry of Education

 Learning support study awards and scholarships 

Detailed information on the Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships.

Awards offered include Learning Support Study Awards for teachers in early learning services and schools and scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.


Autism Spectrum Disorder in Education

SCERTS in practice 

Links to an internal page on this website that has handouts, information sheets, and presentations on the concepts of the Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports (SCERTS) Model.

Has a downloadable PDF of the SCERTS Framework in NZ

What are other ASD teams doing?

Do you have a story to share?

Do you have an example that can demonstrate effective practice of an ASD team?

If so, please email ppss.mailbox@education.govt.nz. Use the subject line "ASD story of effective practice".

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