Understanding Autism

Discover how we can all effect change to empower autistic people and those who make up their support network including families/whānau/carers. 

 

Browse this section for tips on important aspects about understanding autism.

Discover how we can all effect change to empower autistic people and those who make up their support network including families/whānau/carers.

Understanding Autism for

Understanding Autism Category
  • Children
  • Adults

01. Relationships

No matter where a person sits on the spectrum of neurodiversity, it is part of human nature to want friends, someone who knows and understands us, who can share in highs and lows.

02. Employment

Autistic adults have much to offer a workplace; yet, more than a third of autistic people are unemployed. This is more than three times the rate for people with disability and almost eight times the rate for people without disability.*

03. Supports

Support with living costs – Work and Income (WINZ)

04. Taking care of yourself

Good mental health and well-being are key aspects of the way that we live, work and play. Autistic people may experience higher mental health conditions and can have lower resilience to stress.

Understanding Autism for