Autism | takiwātanga is a difference in development that affects communication, social skills and behaviour. If your child does have autism-takiwātanga, there are services available to support your child, you and your whānau.
'Tamariki time' is a resource for children on the spectrum, or children who are anxious or who like to have a step by step explanation before their COVID vaccine. It's been developed by Nicki (a play therapist), Zoe (a parent of a child with ASD), Aimee (from the Immunisation Advisory Centre) and Alison (a paediatrician).
Autism-takiwātanga is a difference in development that affects communication, social skills and behaviour. If your child does have autism-takiwātanga, there are services available to support your child, you and your whānau.
A comic strip explaining that the autism spectrum is not linear. Someone who is neurodiverse in some areas of their brain, will also be no different to your average person in other areas of their brain.
Nobody has a longer relationship with a family member with a disability than their sibling. Watch Parent to Parent's videos of siblings telling their stories and find out about some sibling support groups.
Sleep problems are common in children. In most children, healthy sleep habits will sort out their sleep problems. If your child does need more help, using a medicine such as melatonin will work better if healthy sleep habits are in place.
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