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.
This year, Onesie Wednesday was interrupted by COVID-19, and while many of you still participated, we wanted to provide another opportunity to celebrate autism and to raise awareness and acceptance! That is why we have decided to relaunch Onesie Wednesday on November 4, 2020! It’s time to pull those onesies out once again, and upload a photo of you and your whānau with the hashtag #AutismNZOnesieDay. We can’t wait to see everyone’s Onesie and pyjama photos and appreciate all of the support! If your school or organisation would like to collect donations for us on Onesie Wednesday, then you can check out the Onesie Wednesday information pack by clicking the download 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.