Training Programmes

Find out about training programmes throughout New Zealand by checking out our new easy to view training programme guide. This table will help you find out quickly and easily who is running a programme, where it is being held, who the course is best suited for, and if you are eligible. If you are running a training programme within New Zealand and you would like to be listed in the training programme guide please contact the Altogether Autism Coordinator.

Programme Name Who is this best suited for and is there any eligibility criteria? Where and how is the course provided? Who organises and runs the course? Is there a cost? Do you need
to be referred?      
Where can I get further information?
ASD Plus: Education for Families Parents of children under the age of 6, who have not yet started school, with a diagnosis or probable diagnosis of ASD. For families anywhere in New Zealand.

There are 3 ways to be part of ASD Plus. Group sessions, individualised or distance learning.

The programme is delivered in 7 modules. More…

IDEA Specialist Services

Free – This programme is fully funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health

Self-referral Phone:
0800 ASD PLUS
0800 273 7587
Email
Online enquiry
ASD Communication and Behaviour Service Familes of children and young persons with a diagnosis or probable diagnosis of ASD who are under the age of 19.  

For families anywhere in New Zealand.

The programme is delivered by a small team of highy qualified staff with experience working with families and children with ASD. More…

IDEA Specialist Services Free – This programme is fully funded by the Ministry of Health

Your child/young person’s paediatrician or health professional.

Your local Ministry of Health Needs and Assessment and Service Coordination agency (NASC).

Your child/young person’s paediatrician or health professional should also be able to refer you to your local NASC.

Phone:
0800 ASD PLUS
0800 273 7587
Email
Online enquiry
Framework for Autism in New Zealand (FANZ) Family/whanau and professionals wanting to interact, support and understand people with autism or other additional needs of any age (no diagnosis required) Throughout New Zealand.

A two day programme 9.30am – 3.30pm both days unless otherwise specified. More…

Autism New Zealand $50 for Family/Whanau and Caregivers

$175 for Professionals

Self-referral

Phone: 04 280 6255

Email

Website

Way to Play Family/whanau and professionals wanting to interact and play with a young child with autism or other additional needs (no diagnosis required) Throughout New Zealand

A one-day workshop, 9.30am – 3.30pm both days unless otherwise specified.
More…

Autism New Zealand $20 for Family/Whanua and Caregivers

$75 for Professionals

Self-referral

Phone: 04 280 6255

Email

Website

Tilting the Seesaw Teachers in a Primary School setting with children with autism or other additional needs (no diagnosis required) Throughout New Zealand

One full-day workshop, and two follow up sessions.  Workshop and sessions a week apart.

Workshop 9.30am – 3.30pm and 3.30pm – 5.30pm unless otherwise specified. More…

Autism New Zealand $150 Self-referral Phone: 04 280 6255

Email

Website

EarlyBird Parents/caregivers of a child with autism, four years old or younger (no diagnosis required) Auckland (planning started to delivery throughout New Zealand)

One day a week for nine weeks, includes full day and half day group workshops, and half hour to an hour long home visits. More…

Autism New Zealand Free Self-referral Phone: 04 280 6255

Email

Website

Introduction to Autism in an Early Childhood Setting Teachers in a Primary School setting with children with autism or other additional needs (no diagnosis required) Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, and Auckland (Dependant on Ministry of Education, SELO contracts).

A full day workshop, a centre visit, and a follow up workshop, unless otherwise specified.

Autism New Zealand, funded by Ministry of Education Free Self-referral Phone: 04 280 6255

Email

Website

Personalised Professional Development Anyone wanting to arrange education or professional development. Throughout New Zealand

Programme delivery catered to your needs

Autism New Zealand Quotes on request Self-referral Phone: 04 280 6255

Email

‘tips for autism’ A course where a team of people dedicates three days to developing interventions and plans to support their particular child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Participants on the course are all members of a team supporting a particular child with ASD who support students aged between 5 and 12 years.

For course venues /dates and application forms please visit the website. Ministry of Education – Special Education

Free – This course is fully funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health

Self referral

Tel: Keryn Mells on 06 364 2310
Email
Fax: 06 364 3048
Hanen Programmes (More Than Words) For preschool children who are enroled at the McKenzie Centre. Programme for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum.

Addressing the unique needs of these children, the programme provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

Course dates for 2014…

McKenzie Centre Free to children who are enroled at the McKenzie Centre Self referral Tel: 07 839 5357
Email
Incredible Years For parents and teachers aiming to reduce challenging behaviours in children (0-12 years) and increase their social and self-control skills.

Parenting
Child
Teachers

This is delivered by the Ministry of Education and The Werry Centre.

It involves weekly sessions of around two hours.

Group sessions each week, talk through what has, or hasn’t worked, set goals for what they want to happen and ways to achieve those goals during the following week.

Ministry of Education

The Werry Centre

Free – This course is fully funded by the Ministry of Education

Self referral

Ministry of Education National Office
Tel: 04 463 8000
EmailThe Werry Centre
Tel: 09 369 5703
Email
Learning Early for Autism For families and pre-school children (2-6 years) who have a diagnosis of ASD Delivered by Paul Gerard Centre for Autism, Hamilton.
Structured play groups helping with early social, communication, and play skills
Paul Gerard Centre for Autism, Hamilton

(Anna Dekker, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst/Registered Psychologist)

Free

 Self referral

Paul Gerard Centre
Tel: 07 834 2145
Email
Growing Up with Autism For Parents/caregivers of adolescents 11-16 with a diagnosis of ASD Throughout New Zealand in main centres.

A 20 week programme involving group and individual sessions.

Information sheet for families

IDEA Specialist Services Free – Fully funded by the Ministry of Health

Self referral

Tel: 0800 273 7587
Email