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Autism Spectrum Disorder Professional Development


Mark Larkin


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). Here are the details for the course being offered in Term 4, 2022. 


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.

  • This is the last course available this year.  

    • Term 4 training will run for 6 weeks : Venue in the RTLB meeting room at Royal Oak Primary School, Crown Street, Royal Oak.

              Thursday 20th October  

                            Friday 28th October 

                     Friday 11th November 

                    Thursday 17th November 

                   Thursday 1st December

              Thursday 8th December 

    • 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:


If you have questions please contact Mark Larkin at

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