Workshops

Do you work with or support Autistic people?

Altogether Autism has a wide range of workshops for Autistic people, whānau, allies, and professionals.  We can also work with you to design and deliver a tailor-made programme to meet your specific learning requirements.  Talk to us about tailor-made training.

Scheduled events, network meetings and workshops can be found on our events page.  Learn more about the types of workshops we host below.

Workshops & Courses

By Autistics For Autistics: Authentically Autistic

We offer bespoke By Autistics For Autistics workshops designed in collaboration with Autistic-led groups, delivered by our Autistic Advisors and other Autistic leaders.

Each workshop is tailored to your requirements and may include explorations of Autistic identity and developing Autistic leadership and advocacy.

These workshops focus on connections, sharing knowledge and fun.

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Kids Do Well If They Can

This free workshop is for parents, whānau, educators, and anyone seeking to support Autistic children and youth to do well.

Drawing from the work of Dr Ross Greene, this workshop offers a positive lens to understand behaviour as well as practical tips to support behaviour that non-autistics may find challenging.

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Brain, Body and Behaviour Workshop

This free workshop is for parents, family / whānau, educators and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Autistic and neurodivergent children and what they need from us.

Gain insights into the biology beneath behaviour with a compassionate approach that supports understanding of emotions and the development of self-regulation skills in children.

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Multi-Sensory Environment Training

Our Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE) room and garden have been specially designed to help people with disabilities enjoy a wide range of experiences for therapy, learning, relaxation, and fun.

Family members, caregivers, and support workers wanting to support people to use the MSE room and garden must first complete a Your Way | Kia Roha MSE basic training course before they can use the facility.

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Supporting Your Child To Be Authentically Autistic

This workshop is designed in collaboration with Autistic and disabled people, their support teams and their families.

You will gain valuable insights into how to become an ally for your Autistic child or young person.

Learn how to use a mana-enhancing, person-centred approach to walk alongside your Autistic family member as they achieve a good life on their terms with your support.

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Social Stories

Learn the reason for why we would use social stories as a communication tool and the process of creating tailored social stories.  Look at how to introduce and use social stories to give the best chance of effectiveness. Workshops can include support to create a specific social story and follow up through this process.

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Introduction to Autism

Learn about autism from a mana-enhancing perspective.  Explore some common Autistic experiences with practical strategies to support Autistic people to live a good life on their terms and participate in their community.

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Understanding Autism in Your Work

Learn how to engage with Autistic people to enhance opportunities for belonging and participation, understand how to identify the qualities of a good life according to the goals of the Autistic people you work with, and increase your understanding of key topics that affect many Autistic children and adults.

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Advanced Autism Professional Development

This workshop aims to equip professionals or clinicians with a deeper understanding of autism and how to incorporate a strength-based approach when working with Autistic people, drawing from lived experience, up-to-date research and clinical best practice.

The workshop specifically looks at different clinical strategies and how we can adapt these with working with Autistic people.

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Brain, Body and Behaviour Workshop

This free workshop is for parents, family / whānau, educators and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of autistic and neurodivergent children and what they need from us.

Gain insights into the biology beneath behaviour with a compassionate approach that supports understanding of emotions and the development of self-regulation skills in children.

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Workplace 101: Introduction to Autism in the Workplace

Workplace 101 equips managers, HR, and colleagues with foundational knowledge about autism in the workplace.

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Workplace 102: Autism in the workplace skill development

Workplace 102 equips People and Culture managers and colleagues to work effectively with autistic employees for the benefit of all.  This practical workshop builds on the foundation of Workplace 101: Introduction to Autism in the Workplace.

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Workplace 103: Collaborating with Autistic Talent

Workplace 103 explores specific strategies to enhance communication and collaboration between autistic and neurotypical managers / colleagues, with a strength-based approach.

Learn about common communication and social challenges between autistic and neurotypical employees and explore strategies to enhance your ability to work effectively together.

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Workplace 104: Attracting, Recruiting and Hiring Autistic Talent

Workplace 104 equips People and Culture managers to attract, recruit, and successfully onboard autistic employees.

Identify how to overcome the pitfalls of typical recruitment processes and become aware of your own biases and expectations that may lead you to miss out on exceptional autistic employees.

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Disability Start Workshop

This workshop provides a foundational understanding of the range of disability experiences, tailored to participants’ workplaces.  It is ideal as part of your induction for new team members.

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Tailored Learning

Does your team have specific learning and development needs and would like a customised training solution?  Are you looking to develop new skills within your organisation so your team can provide a broader range of services?

Tailored training and workshops that are purpose-designed to meet the specific learning needs of disability sector service providers and agencies.

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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Training

Not Every Disability is Visible.

Some are Hidden.  If your organisation has become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Initiative, we offer additional training for your staff to give them confidence when interacting with people who wear the Sunflower lanyard.

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Te Pou grants

Three grants are available to help the disability workforce, disabled people and whānau take part in workforce and leadership development activities.