Tilting the Seesaw

Strength-based, practical strategies to support the everyday inclusion of children on the autism spectrum

Register for Autism New Zealand's Tilting the Seesaw for Teams Programme

This two-day course is for Teams of family and professionals, working together to support tamariki on the autism spectrum aged 5 – 12 years. Teams may include parents, caregivers, other family/whānau, primary school teachers, teacher aids, learning assistants, SENCOs, or RTLBs.

Tilting the Seesaw for Teams is a combination of strength-based, practical strategies to support the everyday inclusion of children on the autism spectrum between the primary school and home settings. Ongoing follow-up is provided by local Outreach Coordinators to continue supporting participants.

Outcomes of this course:

  • A better understanding of autism
  • Learning how to use the tamariki’s strengths and interests to promote learning and communication
  • Learning how to implement consistent visual supports at home and at school
  • Learning how to implement stories for understanding at home and at school
  • Learning strategies for inclusion
  • Learning strategies for emotional regulation and reducing anxiety
  • Learning tools for behaviours that challenge
  • Planning for success by creating an action plan and goals

See available Tilting the Seesaw courses

Tilting the Seesaw online services

This is a private secure online portal for parents/whānau, caregivers and professionals who have completed the Tilting the Seesaw for Teams workshop.

Go to Tilting the Seesaw for Teams

What you can do online:

– Resources, research, tips and tricks

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