Understanding Autism Course

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 01 December 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAFAN

This practical course aims to demystify autism and equip educators with the right understanding to best support their learners.

What does the understanding autism course focus on?

  • Background on autism – what the condition is
  • Practical strategies for teachers to assist in managing autism to enhance learning
  • Question and answer session
  • Unpacking real-life scenarios as a group.

How we work with you

Brenda Ellis has specialist knowledge, expertise and in-depth experience in learning support, having recently joined Evaluation Associates from Salisbury School - a national residential school for young people with complex needs based in Nelson. Brenda brings her years of sensible, practical experience to this empowering workshop.

Schools can choose how to engage with this important learning. We run both  face-to-face and online courses. 

Who should engage in this course

This course is ideal for all educators – teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, Learning Support Co-ordinators (LSC), RTLBs, kaiako in early learning settings, and leaders.


This online course starts from the 1st of March 2021 and runs monthly.

If you wish for us to deliver this as a face-to-face course, please contact Brenda Ellis - b.ellis@evaluate.co.nz 


The course costs $175 per person excluding GST

Course funding

Teacher aides currently working in schools can apply to the Ministry of Education Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund to attend this course. The pilot fund will meet the course costs for successful applications and up to $500 per person for travel and/or accommodation as required. 

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

01 March 2021 – 31 March 2021