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For more information contact Incredible Years Autism 

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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 being offered 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.

For all enquiries relating to one of the scheduled teacher programmes please contact IYT@massey.ac.nz unless stated.

Region Start date End date
Napier 13 August 2018
Please contact: Michele.Jones@education.govt.nz
15 October 2018
New Plymouth 10 August 2018 4 October 2018
Christchurch 13 August 2018 24 September 2018
Napier 1 October 2018 5 November 2018
Christchurch 15 October 2018 19 November 2018
New Plymouth 19 October 2018 23 November 2018
Bay of Plenty 24 October 2018 28 November 2018

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