Media Releases

Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenging transitions

10 July 2017 – Every two years Altogether Autism, New Zealand’s leading provider of trusted autism information and advice, brings together a top line up of international and New Zealand speakers and advisors on autism. People with autism and their families make up a significant number of attendees and many of the speakers are on […]

Untapping autistic potential in workforce

30 May 2017 – New Zealand’s leading provider of autism information and advice is looking for employment stories from autistic people either employed, unemployed or under employed in the job market. Altogether Autism is undertaking the scoping exercise because national manager Catherine Trezona believes there are potentially thousands of underutilised New Zealand people with autism. […]

Final autism conference keynote speakers confirmed

13 June 2017 – Altogether Autism has confirmed the final two keynote presentations for the 2017 learning event at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport on July 19 and 20. Peter Dowrick joins the line-up and will speak on the theory of feedforward as a cognitive-behavioural principle of learning with advantages for autism. Dowrick is a […]

Altogether Autism applauds Education Amendment Bill’s seclusion stance

11 May 2017 – New Zealand’s leading provider of research-based autism information today acknowledged the historic passing of the third and final reading of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, which prohibits the use of seclusion in schools and early childhood services, and creates a legislative framework for the appropriate use of physical restraint in schools. […]

People with autism do excel in workplace

Friday 28 April 2017 – New Zealand has an untapped resource at the ready to fill gaps in the workforce provided they get the support they need to excel, says the charitable trust charged with providing trusted national autism information and advice. Altogether Autism, part of Life Unlimited Charitable Trust, says the rate of diagnosed […]

Altogether Autism rejects measles vaccine myth

24 March 2017 – The country’s leading provider of trusted autism information and advice has come out strongly against claims of a link between vaccinations and autism in its latest Altogether Autism journal published today. The journal says there is no causal relationship between the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. National manager Catherine Trezona says […]

Conference keynote speakers announced

2 March 2017 – Altogether Autism has announced the first keynote speakers for the 2017 conference which will explore the theme of transitions. “We are delighted to confirm three speakers, all with an emphasis on strength-based practice,” says Altogether Autism national manager Catherine Trezona. Emeritus Professor Rita Jordan may be known to people who saw her […]

Autism organisation takes strong stance on seclusion use

3 November, 2016 Altogether Autism, a free, nationwide service for autism spectrum information and advice, today welcomed education minister Hekia Parata’s announcement that seclusion rooms at schools will be made illegal under new legislation. National manager Catherine Trezona and clinical psychologist Jenny Gibbs said seclusion rooms had been established because sometimes teachers and parents did […]

Keynote conference speaker confirmed

29 September, 2016 – By Jenny Gibbs Rita Jordan, a professor in Autism Studies at Birmingham University, has been confirmed as the first of the keynote speakers for next year’s Altogether Autism conference in Auckland on July 19 and  20. Earlier this year clinical psychologist Jenny Gibbs attended a one-day Compass seminar where Dr Jordan spoke […]