Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder effects a number of children in care. It is a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour. This page has been developed as an autism check list for social workers to help you to cover the basics. This page was initially developed for staff in Auckland therefore some of links will be Auckland specific - it will be updated over time to include national resources.
Is there a diagnosis?
Link to a support group including cultural support pre and post diagnosis
Training courses including parenting
In-home disability and transition supports
Education and early intevention
Social and recreation
References, articles, websites