KIA MŌHIO/KIA RONGO TE MOKOPUNA KI TE:
Aroha - manaaki / atawhai
are unique & valuable.
met one person with autism, you have met one person’, (Autism NZ).
IF YOU HAVE
or ASD is a lifelong condition where the brain develops in a different way.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
have different strengths & needs just like all tamaariki.
TAMAITI WITH ASD
can have difficulties with communication, social interaction & thinking. They may have some challenges playing, learning & making friends.
TAMARIKI WITH ASD
THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP
If you notice your tamāiti is having difficulty with their communication, learning or development, have a kōrero with someone who knows your tamāiti well, such as kaiako, or other whānau members.
ASK QUESTIONS LIKE
• Have they noticed the same things?
• Are the kaiako using any strategies that you could also use at home? It can make a big difference when mātua & kaiako are using the same strategies.
Whakamana ngā mahi ako a te mokopuna
Kia ngāwari te reo kōrero
Kia ngāwari te oreore haere
Kia harikoa te ngākau
Kia mau ki te ngākau whakamoemiti
Kia kaha te āwhina i ngā mokopuna
Kia kaha te whakaputa aorha ki ngā mokopuna
Kia kaha te atawhai i ngā mokopuna
Kia kaha te whakahirahira i ngā mokopuna
Kia kaha te kōrero i te reo ki ngā mokopuna
(Te Korowai Pg 95.)