Below are some downloadable resources.

Routine Visuals

There are a number of ways you can use visuals to help manage anxiety. You can clearly display a daily routine, and make any changes in advance to allow for processing time. Visuals can also reduce anxiety by limiting the use of language (especially during times of stress). Attached is an example of a morning routine. We have also created a template that you can use to create a daily routine. Remember that these can be customised however you like, and can be use for morning, afternoon or night time routines. You can download this digitally by clicking the button below. 

Tips to help with anxiety for yourself

Septembers monthly resource theme is anxiety, and we wanted to kick off the resources by sharing a number of tips that you can use to help reduce your anxiety, or your persons anxiety! You can download the tips to help with anxiety for yourself by clicking the download button below.

Tips to help with anxiety for your person

Septembers monthly resource theme is anxiety, and we wanted to kick off the resources by sharing a number of tips that you can use to help reduce your anxiety, or your persons anxiety! You can download the tips to help with anxiety for your person by clicking the download button below.

Free Teacher Aide PLD

Autism New Zealand is pleased to announce that we are offering a new professional development programme that can be applied for through this pilot fund ‘Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides’. Teacher aides can apply for professional learning that supports the development of their skills and knowledge in a way that contributes to the vision of their school or kura and the learning needs of students and ākonga.

Communication Passport

We thought this would be another fantastic resource to share with everyone, leading up to the start of the school year! A communication passport provides information surrounding the student that may not be easy for them to relay.

Back to School Tips

With the start of the school year fast approaching, we thought that it would be a great time to share a few fantastic back to school resources! To kick it off, check out these 'Back to/Starting School Tips'. They're perfect to print out and stick on the fridge!

2020 Special Needs Children's Parties

The Annual Special Needs Children Parties and Autism New Zealand work in partnership to bring the regions something a little bit special each year. They provide fun and smiles for thousands of children and caregivers, who have special challenges to over come! 

COVID-19 Tips

Autism friendly COVID-19 tips.

Handwashing Routine

Draw your very own handwashing routine. Decorate it however you like!

COVID-19 Story

A visual aid to help explain to your person about COVID-19.

Supported Decision Making by Ministry of Social Development

This guide is an introduction to supported decision-making. It describes what supported decision-making is, and what it isn’t, what the responsibilities of a support person (supporter) is, and the aspects of supported decision-making.

Back to School After COVID-19 Tips

We have put together a number of tips to help your child transition back to school after COVID-19.

Back to School After COVID-19 Social Story

This social story is designed to help your child in transitioning back to school. Print it out and fill it out, you can decorate it however you like!

Voices Project Report

The New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres and Complex Care Group collaborated on this project to address a lack of recognition of parents’ voices, speaking on behalf of their severely disabled loved one.

The Feelings Volcano

The Feelings Volcano was designed to help identify where the student may be at on the volcano scale, and what they should do to help them move back down to level 1.

After School Questions

Try asking your child one or two of these questions, or use the emotional scale on the second page as a visual tool. Just remember that after a tiring day, sometimes our tamariki don't want to answer questions straight away. So, instead of asking these questions during pickup, try asking after dinner or before bedtime! 

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