Articles about: transition

Gender differences in autism

30 May 2017 – Flying under the radar, slipping through the net or hiding in plain sight? There is limited information regarding autism in the female population and what we know about autism is mostly about autism in males. Liliya John writes that since the beginning, our understandings of autism have always been from a […]

Lifeskills course sees dramatic improvements

30 May 2017 – The Brown family have been a part of the Recreate community ever since daughter, Taylor was 14 and was participating in an afterschool dance programme. Taylor has gone through many stages of transition with the support of the Recreate team, says mother Jane Brown. OUR 24-YEAR-OLD daughter was fortunate enough take part in […]

Making the transition through the autism journey

30 May 2017 – Transitions #Breakthrough2017 is our biennial learning event, held in Auckland July 19 and 20, writes Catherine Trezona. THANKS TO Te Pou’s Consumer Leadership Development Grant, over 50 consumers – that is, autistic people and their family/whānau – are able to attend. Several of these people are also speakers, bringing a rich […]

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 […]

Team-work needed to guide children on their journey

30 May 2017 – Transitioning children from one teacher or from one setting can be a period of uncertainty. Whangarei-based special needs coordinator David van de Klundert relies on many people to help him through the transition process. IT IS VITAL the transition process, especially between early childhood education and school, is as inclusive and as […]

Whirlwind of emotions and challenges

30 May 2017 – Recreate NZ is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers youth development programmes. Amy Mauer shares a story about how their programmes have affected the ongoing transition of a young woman with autism. TRANSITIONING INTO different stages in life for people with autism may as well be a bungy jump off the Auckland Harbour […]