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There is so much information on the web about autism, that you would never be able to view it all. Some of the information that is accessed via the web can be unreliable, or can cause undue upset to people on the spectrum or their family.

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

What is autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? What does Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) look like? What are the symptoms? What are the strengths of autism?

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New ASD diagnostic processes and tools for teens and adults

The New Zealand Autism Spectrum Guideline (2008) (the Guideline) recommends that a comprehensive assessment for the diagnosis of ASD will include validated diagnostic instruments administered by expert clinicians. The most commonly used diagnostic tools in New Zealand are the ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) and ADOS (Autism diagnostic Observation Schedule). ADI-R is a semi-structured interview with […]

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Top Tips for NCEA Special Assessment Conditions (SAC)

What are Special Assessment Conditions (SAC)? Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) provide extra help for approved students studying for NCEA to remove barriers to ensure they are fairly assessed. SAC are used for both internal standards and external exams. SAC include: Additional time to complete work/exams Rest breaks Reader or writer or both Separate accommodation Use […]

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