Way to Play
Playing joyously with a child on the Autism Spectrum
Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of play for a young child with autism. Use simple play strategies such as pretend play, playing with toys and being a guide. Identify methods of play such as, pattern, memory, variation and interrupting. Set play goals. Identify their role in playing with a young child. Identify the style of play that best suits the child.
(All programmes are subject to change and more may also be added, for email updates:http://www.autismnz.org.nz/about_us/join )
Christchurch, 8 March
Wellington, 22 March
Auckland, 23 March
Nelson, 9 April
Taranaki, 11 April (10am–4pm)
Waikato, 18 May
Hawkes Bay, 21 May
Whanganui, 23 May
Dunedin, 24 May (10am–4pm)
Wairarapa, 5 July (10am–4pm)
Auckland, 30 July
Waikato, 13 August
Tauranga, 23 August
Gisborne, 30 August (10am–4pm)
Taupo, 4 September
Auckland, 17 September
Greymouth, 17 September (10am–4pm)
Manawatu, 18 September (10am–4pm)
Marlborough, 23 October (10am–4pm)
Rotorua, 25 October (10am–4pm)
Invercargill, 30 October (10:30am–4:30pm)
Waikato, 12 November
Lower Hutt, 15 November
Christchurch, 27 November
Auckland, 30 November
- Family/Whanau: $20.00
- Professionals: $100.00
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Our Educators (subject to change)
Neil Stuart, Education & Training Director: Neil has over 20 years experience working with children with Autism. He has developed a large number of education and training programmes, including Way to Play, Framework for Autism in New Zealand (FANZ), Tilting the Seesaw, and many more. Neil also has considerable experience working with children with Autism in the mainstream classroom both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. This has included managing satellite classes in mainstream schools and advising schools on how best to include pupils with autism.
Tanya Catterall, National Educator: Tanya is a mother of two daughters, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. She is an EarlyBird Trainer and has worked as a Teacher Aide in a Special School. Tanya is a joint contributor and developer of the Autism New Zealand suite of education programmes and travels the country delivering them. Her valuable experience living with someone with autism provides excellent insight and adds a realistic, down-to-earth parent perspective to our programmes.
"The tools we were taught has boosted my confidence in playing with my son. I feel like I understand him better and know how to help him when he struggles".
Payment:Payment must be made prior to the workshop to confirm your place. We have various payment options available (cheque, credit card, direct banking and invoice).
Programme Cancellation Policy:
(Maximum number: 25 people, minimum number: 10 people).
Registration Note: Confirmation of your registration will be on a first-booked/paid basis.