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Resources and tools

The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa guided the development of Info sheets and practical tools for teachers, specialists, and teams. 

If you have examples of good educational practices around young people with ASD, please get in touch via email ppss.mailbox@education.govt.nz

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A resource for educators 

This resource booklet gives teachers an introduction to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how it might affect a student in any classroom or school setting.

ASD for educators – information about how you can order a copy of the booklet

Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline

Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline

New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline (2016)

This Ministry of Health document provides evidence-based information for people on the autism spectrum, families, and whanau, health, disability and education professionals, and social service agencies. 

The booklet includes information about good practice that aims to improve the health, educational, and social outcomes for people with ASD.

You can download the full document as a PDF (2.8 MB) or a Word doc (1.2 MB).

New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline Summary (2016)

You can download a summary of the document as a PDF (667KB) or Word doc (1.9MB).

Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline

Provides full information about the New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline and guidance on recognition and referral of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for people working in health, disability, education, and community settings.

Sections on this page include:

  • Background to the ASD Guideline
  • About the ASD Guideline
  • Living with Guideline Group: keeping the ASD Guideline up to date
  • Implementing the guideline
  • ASD publications
  • Supporting materials to the ASD Guideline
  • Video tutorial & slide sets

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