Autism New Zealand Conference 2014: Spotlight on Craig Smith

We are delighted to have Craig Smith, an Educational Outreach Consultant for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) presenting at our Conference in August. He will be showcasing a range of creative Autism classroom pedagogy approaches and discussing current research regarding Autism education.

For more information on Craig Smith, click here:

To specifically support both Craig’s keynote and the Conference in general, he has created iTunes U course which is designed to give you a customised learning experience.

The iTunes U course which will provide you with materials that Craig will refer to in his keynote and workshops can be accessed here: *

* Please note that an iPad or iPhone with the free ‘iTunes U App’ installed is required.

When you follow the link on your iPad or iPhone with the iTunes U app downloaded, it will automatically enrol you in the conference course so you will have access to all the materials within.

This is an exciting experience and we hope you are able to utilise the iTunes U Course.


Here are some useful links to Craig's recent work:

  • Video of Craig discussing his PhD Autism research in three minutes at the University of Newcastle:

    'The Lived Experience of Mainstream Teachers Working with Children with Autism

  • Video of his daughter utilising the iPad and a camera to record microscopic collections from the city. Craig often use experiments like this to set projects for teachers at school to build on:

    'Stroll Palimpsest'