Incredible Years Autism
What are the Incredible Years Autism programmes?
The Incredible Years Autism programmes are part of a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for caregivers, children and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The Incredible Years Autism is a 14 session programme for caregivers, and the Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism is a separate 6-session programme for kaiako, of children aged 2-5 on the autism spectrum. Together, they aim to promote children’s emotional regulation, positive social interactions and language development.
We know that children on the autism spectrum are more likely than their peers to have behaviour issues and their caregivers are more likely to experience high levels of stress and mental health issues. We also understand that it’s the key adults in a child’s life who have the biggest impact and can make the biggest change, that’s why we’re focusing our support on parents and teachers to create the best environment for tamariki.
The Incredible Years Autism programmes are part of a range of supports that the Ministry provides for children and young people on the autism spectrum.
- The Incredible Years Autism programme (for parents)
- The Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism programme (for teachers)
Incredible Years Autism programmes are available in the following regions:
- Te Tai Tokerau
- Hawke’s Bay
Watch the Incredible Years Autism video
Download the transcript for this video:
Incredible Years Autism transcript (PDF, 63 KB)
Click here to hear from Māori parents who have participated on Incredible Years Parenting Programme:
The Werry Centre brings Incredible Years Parenting Program to Māori in New Zealand