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Autism Spectrum Disorder Professional Development



RTLB Cluster 8 is very pleased to offer these workshops for teachers of Early Childhood children 3-5 years old and school-aged 5-year-olds with Autism (ASD). Our second course for 2023 will be held in Terms 3 and 4. Here are the details for this course.

  • Wednesday 23rd August

  • Wednesday 30th August

  • Wednesday 13th September

  • Wednesday 20th September

  • Wednesday 18th October

  • Wednesday 25th October

The course is for teachers who have at least one student with ASD in their class. Contributing Early Childhood Centres are most welcome to send teachers, so please feel free to circulate this information where you think there could be interest.

  • Intervention designed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton 

    • Extension of Incredible Years for Teachers (IYT). 

    • Prefer teachers trained in IYT 

  • Focus is on neurodiverse children who are on the autism spectrum or children with language delays 

    • Each teacher will have a target student in mind for the workshops 

    • Teachers who are accepted for the programme are required to take part in the formal evaluation which is being undertaken by the Ministry of Education 

  • Areas covered are… 

    • Promoting Language Development 

    • Promoting Social Interactions 

    • Promoting Emotional Literacy and Self-Regulation 

  • Targeted age is 3–5 year-olds 

    • This is strict at the moment and we are only accepting school-aged children who are 5 years old as of when workshop one begins (Week 1 Term 3) as well as Early Childhood children 3-5 years.

  • Information about course.  ​

    • Time 8.30 prompt to 12.00pm 

    • Morning tea will be provided 

    • Maximum of 12 teachers per course  

    • Visits to each teacher by one facilitator per course 

    • It is beneficial to release teachers for the whole day so they can make resources and be prepared to integrate content into the classroom programme 

  • Ministry funds schools $900 per teacher GST inclusive – paid to schools at the end once teachers have attended all sessions 

  • Teachers need to register their interest through an online portal – link below ​​


Could teachers please put “Cluster 8” by their name so we can find their application on the portal  

Please ask teachers to sign up on this link:

Contact Cynthia Borne to let us know you have registered.

If you have questions please contact Wendy

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