Articles about: Family Support

Much-needed autism skills framework in development

30 May 2017 – A recent report identified barriers that prevent the uptake of learning and development as well as implementation of knowledge into practice. John Vogenthaler writes on how these issues have a significant impact on autistic people and their whānau. WENDY AND GABBY are members of the reference group collaborating on the much-needed development […]

Valuing team work in a unique situation

30 May 2017 – As children on the spectrum age, it can make it difficult for their parents. Mary Anne Gill talks to a Tauranga woman about how her 41-year-old son is still transitioning. PEOPLE CALL Julia Genet a “champion for change” and her son Richard the “tractor man”. The 69-year-old mother of two makes […]

Autism specific parenting programmes

Altogether Autism Altogether Autism provides information on autism parenting courses held throughout the regions. In addition, contact Altogether Autism for contact details of the regional ASD Coordinators who work at the District Health Boards throughout New Zealand. Autism NZ Autism specific training programmes for parents/family/whanau offered by Autism NZ are: EarlyBird® – Implementing early intervention strategies […]