Below are some downloadable resources.

I need a break card

Our tips for getting a haircut included taking breaks as you need them. They suggested using an 'I need a break card'. To download an 'I need a break card', click the download button below.

Haircut routine visual

Our resource theme for February is haircuts, so today we wanted to share a haircut routine visual!

Attached is a template that you can print out and customize yourself, including an example of what the routine could look like.

To download the routine visual as a PDF, click the download button below.

Tips to help with getting a haircut for hairdressers

The monthly resource theme for February is getting a haircut, and today's tips are for hairdressers.

You can download these tips as a PDF by clicking the download button below!

Onesie Wednesday April 2021

Would you like to support the autistic community in Aotearoa? Then we invite you to take part in Onesie Day!

Wear your onesie (or PJ's) and bring a small donation for Autism New Zealand, who walk every step together with the autistic community. Donation information and instructions on how to donate to us will be provided in this pack. Then take a picture and share it on your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #AutismNZOnsieDay.

Tips to help with getting a haircut for yourself

The monthly resource theme for February is haircuts, and we wanted to kick off the resources by sharing a number of tips that you can use to help with getting a haircut for yourself. You can download the tips by clicking the download button below.

Tips to help with getting a haircut for your person

The monthly resource them for February is haircuts, and we wanted to kick off the resources by sharing a number of tips that you can use to help your person getting a haircut. You can download the tips by clicking the download button below.

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. 

Visual meal planner

One of the tips we suggested in our tips to help with mealtime was creating a visual meal planner to stick to the fridge. This could include the time of each meal and photos. We wanted to share a fun template that you can use! You can write the approximate time for each meal under the meal heading, and pop a picture of each meal in the boxes provided. To download this as a PDF, click the download button below.

Tips to help with mealtime

We know that in many households, mealtime can often bring a number of challenges so we wanted to share these helpful tips on how to help with mealtime! You can download as a PDF by clicking the download button below.

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.

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.

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!

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! 

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.

COVID-19 Tips

Autism friendly COVID-19 tips.

COVID-19 Story

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

Handwashing Routine

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

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!

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