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The Tool Helping Autistic People Navigate The World Of Vaccinations

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 2:35 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand has announced the launch of Vaximate, an online tool that supports autistic people looking to get vaccinated. The series of digital guides arrive after the charity noticed an increase in reports of members of their community struggling ... More >>

Onesie Wednesday And Live Streaming Q&A With Eric Murray

Monday, 12 October 2020, 9:09 am | Autism NZ

Onesie Wednesday and live streaming Q&A with Autism New Zealand Patron and Double Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Murray (November 4th and 5th) Every year, Autism New Zealand celebrates World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. The month includes ... More >>

Autism New Zealand Autism Resource Centre

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:32 am | Autism NZ

Australasia’s first Autism Resource Centre is set to open its doors formally on the 20th of February. The centre is the first of its kind and boasts several services in which the autistic community in Wellington can utilise. This building was specifically ... More >>

Grand Opening of Australasia’s First Autism Resource Centre

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:01 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is set to open Australasia’s first Autism Resource Centre on the 20th of February 2020. The building, located in Petone, was originally constructed as a large warehouse. Eventually, the Autism Resource Centre will be a place for ... More >>

Developmental Surveillance Program for early autism IDing

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 4:15 pm | Autism NZ

Early detection of autism is critical as it provides access to early intervention, improving children’s developmental outcomes and quality of life, and decreasing family stress. More >>

Employing a neurodiverse workforce could offer advantages

Monday, 15 April 2019, 7:46 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand, in conjunction with DXC Technology, held an executive luncheon on the 15th of April 2019, to explore how employing a neurodiverse workforce could offer advantages to businesses. More >>

Simon Gault collaborates with Autism New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:34 pm | Autism NZ

When Simon Gault learned about the struggles autistics and their families face he was heartbroken, so he has teamed up with Autism New Zealand for Autism Awareness Month to help create awareness about how all kiwis can support those living with ... More >>

Special education funding: Robbing Peter twice to pay Paul

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 2:39 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is concerned about plans to strip educational support to school children in favour of an underfunded preschool sector. More >>

Musicians to give a voice to autism at national conference

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:59 pm | Autism NZ

A young musician who has written a song which he hopes will change the way people think about an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is to launch his debut single We Are One at the Autism New Zealand national conference next month with Mike Chunn, of ... More >>

International keynotes headline national Autism conference

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:58 pm | Autism NZ

Two world-renown autism researchers from the University of California are headlining Autism New Zealand’s strongest ever national conference at Wellington’s Shed 6 on August 19-20. More >>

Autism New Zealand Conference 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:00 pm | Autism NZ

The Autism New Zealand Conference 2016 provides a unique opportunity for delegates to network with the New Zealand autism community, experts and international speakers –and share our celebrations at the inaugural Autism New Zealand awards dinner. More >>

Top international researchers to keynote conference

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 4:21 pm | Autism NZ

Two world-renown autism researchers from the University of California are headlining Autism New Zealand’s national conference in Wellington on August 19-20. The conference is proudly sponsored by Pak’ n Save Petone and Hutt City. More >>

Jumping Beans classes help children with autism

Monday, 13 July 2015, 10:16 am | Autism NZ

More and more families are signing up for a uniquely-designed physical development programme for three to six year olds affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More >>

Autism NZ Conference

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:24 am | Autism NZ

In a week, Autism New Zealand will be gearing up for its Inaugural Awards Dinner. Part of Autism New Zealand’s 2014 Conference, the dinner is designed to bring together people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families/whanau and professionals ... More >>

Autism New Zealand is excited to bring Stephen Shore to NZ

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 6:30 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is proud to be hosting Stephen Shore in New Zealand where he will give a series of seminars in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. More >>

Autism New Zealand New Chief Executive Dane Dougan

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 11:29 am | Autism NZ

Dane has worked at the New Zealand Rugby Union as the Provincial Union Support Manager and most recently as general Manager of Softball New Zealand. His experience in membership organisations has given him a heightened understanding of the needs of the member ... More >>

United Nations Declare Day to Celebrate Autism

Friday, 30 March 2012, 7:02 pm | Autism NZ

Monday 2 April, has been designated World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations general Assembly. Autism New Zealand is hoping that all New Zealanders will try to better understand this often confusing condition. More >>

Call for Minister Tolley to Respond to Sunnybrae School

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 5:12 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand has today joined the growing call for Minister of Education, Anne Tolley to respond to specific concerns over the future of the Support Class at Sunnybrae School and others like it. More >>

Arie Smith-Voorkamp Decision Welcomed by Autism New Zealand

Monday, 22 August 2011, 2:19 pm | Autism NZ

The news today that the police have decided to drop all charges against Arie Smith-Voorkamp has been welcomed by Autism New Zealand. Alison Molloy, Chief Executive of Autism NZ, said “We know that these last few months have been very difficult for Arie ... More >>

New Project to Help Schools

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 9:27 am | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand today announced the launch of a project to help schools improve access to education for all children, especially those on the Autism Spectrum. More >>