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For more information contact Incredible Years Autism 

Support material

For more information on Incredible Years Autism for teachers download a poster and brochure below.

Incredible Years Teachers Poster (PDF, 162 KB)

Incredible Years Teachers Brochure (PDF, 323 KB)

Teachers can also view an introductory video to learn more about the programme. 

The Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism (for teachers)

What is the Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism programme (for teachers)?

The Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism is a six-session, group-based programme for teachers and early childhood educators of children aged 2–5 on the autism spectrum. By supporting the skills and confidence of the key adults in the lives of children on the autism spectrum, it aims to promote children’s emotional regulation, positive social interactions and language development.

The programme covers:

  • Language development
  • Social interactions and school readiness
  • Emotional literacy and self-regulation.

This programme is available in the following regions in 2018:

  1. Tauranga
  2. Hawke’s Bay
  3. Taranaki
  4. Nelson
  5. Christchurch.

What is involved?

Teachers and early childhood educators meet weekly or fortnightly, for 2.5 hours, for six sessions, to look at evidence-based behaviour strategies. During these collaborative sessions, participants will develop and implement goals based on the developmental needs of the children they support. 

How to access the programme

If a child’s caregivers are attending the parent programme, they can agree that their early childhood educator or classroom teacher is invited to attend the teacher programme. Early childhood educators or teachers of children on the autism spectrum can also refer themselves.

Dates are indicative and may change. Please contact the programme provider in your region listed below if you are interested in attending a programme. For enquiries relating to any regions not listed please contact  IncredibleYears.Autism@education.govt.nz

Region
Start date
End date
Provider contact details
Christchurch 11 February 2019 18 March 2019 Lee Taylor-Burt
l.taylorburt@projectearly.org.nz
Hawkes Bay (Havelock North) 4 February 2019 25 March 2019 Wendy White
Wendy.white@porse.co.nz
Nelson 15 February 2019 3 May 2019 Brenda Holdaway
Brenda.holdaway@ntk.org.nz
Bay of Plenty 12 February 2019 19 March 2019 Alison Flutey
a.flutey@centralkids.org.nz
Taranaki/ New Plymouth 15 February 3 May Kim Thomson
Kimthomson1000@gmail.com

For all other enquiries relating to programmes please email:  incredibleyears.autism@education.govt.nz

Support materials

View this  video overview of the program.

Who to contact

For further information, email:  incredibleyears.autism@education.govt.nz

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