Welcome to the 2016 Autism New Zealand Conference

The Autism New Zealand 2016 Conference provided a unique opportunity for delegates to network with the New Zealand autism community, experts and international speakers – and share our celebrations at the Autism New Zealand awards dinner.

Professionals who work within this field alongside people on the autism spectrum, their families/whanau and friends attended the conference and workshops.

We were delighted to host the 2016 Conference at Shed 6, Wellington on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August 2016.

The conference theme was ‘Empowering People Living with Autism’ as we believe this embodies the work we do every day in our communities.

The programme encouraged current and emerging research, clinical and educational practice and the everyday life experiences and achievements of people on the autism spectrum, families/whanau and others in the autism community.

I warmly thank all of those that attended and supported us with sponsorship,it was a fantastic weekend in sunny wellington.     

Dane Dougan
Chief Executive