SELO Introduction to Autism in an Early Childhood Setting

Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities (SELO) programmes are contracted by the Ministry of Education for Early Childhood Centres, and can follow many different structures. All SELO programmes are free to attend, thanks to funding by the Ministry of Education. Please check below for locations where we currently have SELO contracts.

If you’re location is not on this list and you'd like more information on what SELO is, or want to contact your local Ministry to suggest autism related programmes from AutismNZ please check this government website. When contacting your local SELO representative we recommend suggesting asking for funds for in-house training at centres with children with autism, and/or public workshops for the whole community.

When and Where 2018

Auckland and Bay of Plenty – Hands On with Autism

We are doing private SELO contracts in these locations for limited centres selected by the Ministry of Education. This will include visits to centres with hands-on demonstrations by our Educators, from February – June 2018 (dates depending on location, TBA after selection).

Auckland locations: West, North, Central, East, South-West, and South
Bay of Plenty locations: Tauranga and Rotorua

You must have previously attended AutismNZ training to be eligible. To express your interest please email training@autismnz.org.nz stating which training you have attended. Emailing does not guarantee acceptance and there will be a selection process by the Ministry of Education.

Waikato – Introduction to Autism in an Early Childhood Setting

This programme consists of two workshops; one full day workshop and a two hour follow up, focussing on how to interact playfully and manage behaviour of children with autism or other additional needs in an Early Childhood Setting. Participants are expected to attend BOTH workshops.

Registrations are open to Early Childhood Educators who will have priority, and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Other professionals are welcome to register, but will be put on a waitlist and only let on one week prior to the programme, space permitting.

Hamilton: 14 May 9:30am – 3:30pm, and 30 May 9:30am – 11:30am
Matamata: 15 May 9:30am – 3:30pm, and 30 May 1:30pm – 3:30pm

To register, please download and complete the Introduction to Autism in an Early Childhood Setting registration form and email to training@autismnz.org.nz

Other professionals and families may be interested in our Way to Play programme instead, which is open to everyone and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Find out more here.