About tips for AUTISM
tips is about AUTISM was developed in New Zealand in early 2000. It was delivered nationwide through 344 face-to-face courses to over 10,000 individuals between 2000 and 2019. It is team-based and child centred.
The online course uses the same materials and resources and has over 1000 participants. At the heart of everything we do are some principles:
the individual is at the centre
learning as much as we can about their world
working with their strengths and interests
planning together using evidence
Ki te kotahi te kaakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia e kore e whati
The course uses readings, video and visual resources and uses case studies and video made by our 24 facilitators.
They are all experienced parents, teachers and professionals, tuned in to the latest evidence, and have real life examples to make theory practical.
Evidence and evaluation:
You can read the report from an evaluation of the 3-day course by Massey University at this link
"Really enjoyed the course and as a parent I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to do this with a team from our son’s school – it’s very humbling to see the amount of effort they have put in to support our child. I have also had a lot of practical learning to apply and continue through our home life which will connect through to his life at school. Thanks!"
"One of the best PD courses I have done in the 10 years I’ve been teaching. All very useful, realistic and purposeful practice."
"Brilliantly designed course to get collaboration happening – we watched it happening in all the teams during discussions over the period of the course."
Andrea Graham - parent and professional
Bern Hocquard - RTLB
Bridget Carter - parent and teacher
Cat Noakes-Duncan - parent, teacher and professional
Cath Schofield - special education teacher
Cheryl Palmer - speech language therapist
Dean Sutherland - Speech language Therapist
Dervla Beaumont - SLT and Practice Manager
Hanna Randall - parent and special education advisor
Janine Moran - parent and educational psychologist
Jenny Lee - parent and teacher
Joleen Milward - early intervention teacher
Keryn Mells - parent and teacher
Kerry McBride - early intervention teacher and parent
Kerryn Long - special education advisor
Kristy Haslam - educational psychologist and parent
Lauren Foster - speech language therapist
Maria Boolieris - occupational therapist
Megan Fidler - special education advisor and parent
Muno Richards - speech language therapist
Naomi Grigg - speech language therapist
Phillippa Williams - parent and teacher
Richard Belton - parent and former principal
Sharyn Gousmett - educational psychologist