Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021. 

Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021. 

Autism workforce development

Supporting and developing the disability workforce so that it has the capability, responsiveness and specialist skills to meet the needs of people with autism and their whānau

Understanding and supporting the full autism spectrum 

Meeting the needs of people with autism and their whānau

In 2014 the Ministry of Health changed eligibility criteria for disability support services to include anyone on the autism spectrum, regardless of learning ability.

Demand for services continues to increase and the workforce requires the necessary skills to deliver high quality support.

Autistic people are adamant that anyone working in disability support should have a basic of understanding of the autism spectrum and how it impacts on the person they are supporting.

Alongside, there is a clear need to enhance knowledge around supporting people without learning disabilities, individuals who may also be experiencing mental health issues and people with complex behaviour and communication support needs. 

Te Tau Tītoki: A framework for supporting people on the autism spectrum

Te Tau Tītoki describes essential knowledge, skills and indicators of quality autism support. It’s critical to have a workforce who provide services that reflect the standards in the framework.

Te Tau Tītoki e-learning

Access a series of e-learning modules designed to improve understanding and support the implementation of Te Tau Tītoki. This resource will be regularly updated, so continue to check back to access new learning opportunities.

Implementing Te Tau Titoki