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Support material

For more information on Incredible Years Autism for kaiako, download a poster and brochure (for teachers of children aged 2-5 on the autism spectrum):

Incredible Years Kaiako poster (PDF, 162 KB)

Incredible Years Kaiako brochure (PDF, 323 KB)

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

Education Gazette article: The Incredible Years Autism programme in action

Contact PB4L

If your query relates to PB4L training opportunities in your region, please email your local Ministry office. You can find contact details here.

For all other queries, further information and guidance on PB4L initiatives, you can contact us at PB4L@education.govt.nz.

The Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism (for kaiako)

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

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:

  1. Auckland
  2. Hamilton
  3. Tauranga
  4. Rotorua
  5. Hawke’s Bay
  6. Wellington
  7. Nelson
  8. Christchurch
  9. Invercargill


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

Please email your local Ministry office. You can find contact details  here.

For all other enquiries relating to programmes please email:   PB4L@education.govt.nz

Support materials

Watch this video overview of the program.

Helping Preschool Children with Autism: Teachers and Parents as Partners (2015) (6:13 minutes)



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