In the News

The Toddler Driving Test

The Toddler Driving Test is a world-first in-car awareness raising campaign to help early detection of autism in children from 18 months of age. The campaign aims to assist Kiwi parents in identifying early signs of autism, prompting next steps for further assessment and potential diagnosis.

The Toddler Driving Test is a fun 60 second audio campaign which is available on Spotify.

To watch The Project’s story on The Toddler Driving Test, click here

The AM Show

Did anyone catch our Chief Executive Dane Dougan on The AM Show this morning?

The team invited Dane to come on the show, to help New Zealanders understand autism.

You can check it out by clicking here.

Wellington International Airport Lanyard Initiative

People with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia or ADHD can now travel a little easier after Wellington Airport launched a new initiative to discreetly let staff know when a person may need extra help.

Check out the article by the NZ Herald by clicking here.

Autism New Zealand person of the month: Mike Grigg

Interview with Dane Dougan, Autism New Zealand Chief Executive. 

New Zealand first sees post-natal nurses trained to identify autism

Training held by Autism New Zealand and Victoria University to train Plunket nurses in Wellington to identify autism with Dr Josephine Barbaro from La Trobe University.

Autistic Children in Auckland get Access to Government-funded Early Intervention Service

TVNZ feature by Laura James released 12/01/2020.

Wellington opens Australasia's first specialised autism resource centre

Newshub article by Elizabeth White released 20 February 2020.

Petone Autism Resource Centre a first in Australasia

Radio New Zealand article by Checkpoint released 20 February 2020

In an Australasian first, Autism NZ opens support centre in Wellington

1 NEWS article by Kate Nicol-Williams released 20 February 2020

Australasia's first autism resource centre set to open

Stuff news article by Matthew Tso published 19 February 2020

Change Your Reactions

No one wants to feel judged and unwelcome in their own communities – but many autistic people and their families experience this every day. Changing your reactions can make a more inclusive and welcoming world for all. Find out how.

Amazing Kids - Autism Spectrum Discorder

Listen to children from different backgrounds share their unique experiences of the autistic spectrum in their own words.

Wellington man with autism is on the frontline as essential worker

Stuff news article by Mandy Te.

Autism NZ calls for more leadership, funding, resources

1 NEWS article by Laura James

We've all heard about autism, but how many of us actually understand what it is?

The AM Show team invited Autism New Zealand Chief Executive, Dane Dougan to come on the show, to help New Zealanders understand autism.