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Education

Most families begin their connection with the education system at an early childhood centre. Sometimes it can be complex managing assessments, funding, and relationships with teachers, support staff and carers and the transition to school. These resources should help.

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Every child included

Aims to track the move to creating a more flexible continuum of provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) at the same time to comment on the complementary agenda that is unfolding...

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Inclusive education :

Examines some of the key influences behind the moves towards inclusive education and inclusion in mainstream society. Features more than 50 extracts from key documents and classic texts, alongside...

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Children's rights from international...

This book critically examines contemporary educational practices with a children's rights lens. Through investigating the factors that contribute to (or hinder) the realisation of children's rights...

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Belonging for people with profound intellectual...

"This book pushes the boundaries in the way we approach people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, and in how we work with them in education and research. While it is grounded in...

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Working with Māori children with special...

"Emphasises the importance of learning from the past and listening to Māori children, their parents and wider whānau. It explores the key components of culturally responsive, evidence-based,...

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Learning disabilities :

"This fifth edition has been fully revised and updated and is divided into eight sections: Understanding learning disabilities, Services and support, Independence and well-being across the life...

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Intellectual disabilities :

This leading textbook (previously known as Learning Disabilities) aims to further the practice of professionals and agencies who support people with intellectual disabilities. It emphasizes the...

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Belonging :

"In Belonging: Rethinking Inclusive Practices to Support Well-Being and Identity, issues related to inclusive education and belonging across a range of education contexts from early childhood to...

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Janine /

"Janine is one of a kind. She focuses on the positive while navigating life with disabilities. She makes a difference just by being herself"--

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You are enough :

"It can be hard to be different--whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can't do. But wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being...

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Accept and value each person /

"The world is becoming more diverse, and so are the daily lives of our children. Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family are critical...

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Finding my voice.

A two-colour graphic novel about speaking-up and standing out when you feel different. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier How do you find your voice when everyone around you is telling you to be...

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The survival guide for kids with LD* :

"Kids with LD can learn--they just learn differently. Young people labeled with a "learning disability" or "learning disorder" will find a welcome resource in this fully revised and updated...

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I don't like reading /

"Meet Harry, Harry likes to play football, climb trees, and hang out with friends, but Harry doesn't like reading. That is, until his teacher explains that Harry has dyslexia, which makes things...

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My friend Sam :

Points out that autism is not easy for anyone to understand so how do you explain it to very young children? Uses simple wording and delightful colour pictures to describe some of the difficulties...

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This is me /

Meet George and his friends! This is me. I am George. My eyes are sparkly, just like my mum. Like my dad, I'm determined and brave, and like my sister, I'm full of FUN! This is Me celebrates our...

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Of course you can! =

Jeremy, a young boy who uses a wheelchair, is nervous about starting at his new school, but the other children encourage him to take part in their activities.

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The bully blockers :

"Tells the story of a boy who witnesses a classmate with autism being bullied and how he decides to get involved. Shows that one child can make a difference when he has the courage to stand up for...

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The Asperger teen's toolkit /

Dealing with the everyday realities facing teens with Asperger Syndrome, this book presents a toolkit of tried-and-trusted ideas to help them work through difficulties and find the solutions that...

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The Asperger children's toolkit

"Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can throw up all sorts of challenges, but never fear, The Brain Guru, The Sensory Detective and The Social Scientist are here to help! These likeable...

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Teasing isn't funny :

"Sensitive, narrative text from illustrated animal characters shows readers what emotional bullying is and provides possible solutions to stop it"--

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Stop bullying by taking charge of safety :

"In this book, you will find lessons with explanations, stories, skill practice coaching guides, and Kidpower Safety Signals about: noticing when bullying is happening, what you can do to prevent ...

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Perfect targets :

“Perfect Targets provides helpful guidelines for administrators, teachers and parents. The tools are specifically designed/adapted for the challenges faced by students with AS. One of my favourites...

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Ouch! moments :

"Explains 'ouch moments' in kid-friendly terms, offers practical strategies for what kids can do to help, and empowers kids to stand up to mean and hurtful language." - BOOK JACKET

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On the internet :

On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety introduces children to the basics of online safety in a story-based, conversational style. Using real-world examples set within the context of a...

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No more victims :

"The digital world offers a wonderful way to communicate and socialize with others. Yet, it is also rife with the dangers of being victimized emotionally, physically and financially. Trusting...

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No more meltdowns :

"Offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns with an easy to follow, four step model that will improve everyday relationships with the children in your life." -...

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Managing meltdowns :

"Using the easy-to-remember acronym S.C.A.R.E.D. [Safe, Calm, Affirmation, Routine, Empathy, Develop a Plan], coined by the clinical psychologist Will Richard, this guide offers strategies and...

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Kidpower safety comics :

"In this book you will find: Directions for adults on how to introduce "People Safety" to chilren ages 3 - 10. - Engaging social stories that teach children how to make safer choices and get help...

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Kidpower safety comics :

Even if your kids are not big yet, they have big powers. Mouth Closed Power. Stop Power. Walk Away Power. From 'The Trash Can For Hurting Words' to 'The Keep Telling Until You Get Help Story', this...

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High-functioning autism and difficult moments :

This groundbreaking technical approach to behavior delves deep into the root causes of contrary behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).--Publisher.

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From anxiety to meltdown :

"Anxiety is the root cause of many of the difficulties experienced by people on the autism spectrum, and is often caused by things such as a change in routine, or sensory overload. Deborah Lipsky...

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Freedom from meltdowns :

"Daily meltdowns and tantrums are one of the biggest challenges of life with autism and related disorders. Now there's a book with the expert advice professionals and parents need to understand...

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Emily is being bullied, what can she do? :

Meet Emily. She is being bullied by a group of children at school. She describes how this makes her feel, think and act. Eventually, she finds ways to help herself and also realises that she can...

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Easing the teasing :

Teaches children and parents how to effectively deal with teasing and develop life-long coping skills. Provides strategies that give children the confidence and self-esteem they need to put an end...

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Cyberbullying :

"Children and teenagers text, network and twitter online as second nature, but when emails or texts are used to threaten, harass, intimidate or embarrass someone, they can turn from being a source...

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Cool down and work through anger

"It's never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping in helpful, appropriate ways. In this reassuring and supportive book, children...

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Bullying and ASD :

"Focuses on the tools needed to help children with autism combat bullying. Sadly, bullying has reached epidemic proportions in our schools, causing students both physical and psychological harm....

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Bobby and Mandee's too smart for bullies /

Bullies, Beware! This little book is going to have a big impact! In this moral-driven story, Mandee tells big brother Bobby how a bully took all her money. Bobby stresses that she needs adult help,...

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Be bully free :

"Seeking to empower children who are bullied, this book presents a wide range of common bullying scenarios, before giving practical suggestions on how the recipient can take control in these...

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Autistic logistics :

"This updated edition is based on Kate Wilde's decades of experience and the latest autism research. Tackling day-to-day issues and more, the book offers tried-and-tested techniques to help you...

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Autism, bullying and me :

"It's not always easy to stand out from the crowd, especially if you're a teenager. There's a lot of information out there on how to deal with bullying, but a lot of it is contradictory or seems...

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Autism :

"This book will show you the most common hygiene problems that autistic children face. And provide practical solutions that you as a parent can implement to teach personal hygiene to your autistic...

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Autism :

"As anyone living in a family affected by autism will testify, children with autism can have a lot to contend with. While not naturally angrier than anyone else, the difficulties and uncertainties...

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Asperger syndrome and bullying :

Combines personal life experiences of the author and others. Describes the negative effect bullying has on its victims. Outlines the reasons for bullying and the danger of persistent recurrence if...

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Aroha's way :

"Come along on a journey with Aroha as she wards off nervousness, fear, worrying thoughts and apprehension, with simple, yet effective tools that everyone can use" - Back cover.

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Anger management games for children

"This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, it is designed to foster...

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Anger management :

"This resource aims to support pupils who have difficulties managing strong feelings and managing their behaviour. It develops self-belief about the ability to change and equips pupils with the...

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1-2-3 a calmer me :

A young girl learns a technique for dealing with anger--and it works.

Ebooks

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Working with Māori Children with Special...

Who are Māori children with special education needs? Why would working with them be any different to working with other children with special education needs? Why is this a highly important job--he...

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The Asperger Teen's Toolkit

With minimal text and fun, comic book style graphics, this is a treasure trove of information for young people with Asperger Syndrome and their carers. Exploring the science of how the human mind...

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The Asperger children's toolkit

"Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can throw up all sorts of challenges, but never fear, The Brain Guru, The Sensory Detective and The Social Scientist are here to help! These likeable...

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Managing meltdowns

"Using the easy-to-remember acronym S.C.A.R.E.D. [Safe, Calm, Affirmation, Routine, Empathy, Develop a Plan], coined by the clinical psychologist Will Richard, this guide offers strategies and...

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From anxiety to meltdown

"Anxiety is the root cause of many of the difficulties experienced by people on the autism spectrum, and is often caused by things such as a change in routine, or sensory overload. Deborah Lipsky...

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Be bully free :

"Seeking to empower children who are bullied, this book presents a wide range of common bullying scenarios, before giving practical suggestions on how the recipient can take control in these...

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Autistic logistics :

"This updated edition is based on Kate Wilde's decades of experience and the latest autism research. Tackling day-to-day issues and more, the book offers tried-and-tested techniques to help you...

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Autism, Bullying and Me :

"It's not always easy to stand out from the crowd, especially if you're a teenager. There's a lot of information out there on how to deal with bullying, but a lot of it is contradictory or seems...

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Asperger syndrome and bullying

Combines personal life experiences of the author and others. Describes the negative effect bullying has on its victims. Outlines the reasons for bullying and the danger of persistent recurrence if...

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An aspie's guide to bullying /

"Bullying is a key daily stressor for people with Asperger's Syndrome and this ebook is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there, done that, and offer suggestions for coping...

Magazine Articles

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Unlocking the superpowers of neurodiverse learners

Talks to members of a group of students who are part of the Young Neurodiversity Champions; an initiative of the Neurodiversity in Education Coalition. The students discuss their classroom...

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Teacher aides an integral part of learning teams

Reports on research from the Education Review Office commissioned by the Ministry of Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa that shows teamwork between educators and teacher aides (TAs) empowers them to...

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School friendships

Looks at how the community at Pillans Point School have embraced Toby Wilson. Notes how Toby was introduced to his school mates and how the staff have modelled how to communicate, interact and...

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Success in School :

Describes the two-day Success in School Course run by the Auckland Down Syndrome Association. Looks at the themes of the course - inclusion, learning profiles, behaviour and friendship, adapting...

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The long and bumpy road to inclusive education

"It has been 30 years since children with disabilities were given the right to attend their local schools, but they are still waiting to be included on the same basis as their non-disabled peers in...

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The journey to a more inclusive education system

Explains what an inclusive education system looks like and the steps needed to get there. Talks to a range of people about their vision to make our education system more inclusive and accessible...

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Bullying :

Paddy-Joe Moran is a 20 year old author, blogger and co-founder of online advice service ASKPERGERS? He shares some advice on bullying; why it might happen, how to spot it and what to do if you...

Online Resources

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Youth Law

"YouthLaw Aotearoa is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. We provide free legal services to anyone aged under 25 who are unable to access legal help elsewhere, or...

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All is for All

Pieces on the lived experiences of models working for the talent agency.

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Education Review Office

"Receiving a quality education, from early childhood education (ECE) through to secondary school, positively affects how well all children and young people do at school and in life – from academic...

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NZ Curriculum Online, Inclusive Education

Practical guidance for teachers and leaders to help recognise, plan for, and meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Ministry of Education, Inclusive Education

Find out about inclusive education in New Zealand schools, including your school's legal obligations. Our resources can help your school or early learning service support students with diverse needs.

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Inclusive Education Action Group

"The Inclusive Education Action Group (IEAG) advocates for change in the education system. We promote knowledge, attitudes, policies and practices that facilitate inclusive education so all...

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Te Kete Ipurangi, Inclusive Education TKI

Te Kete Ipurangi – the online knowledge basket – is New Zealand’s bilingual education portal. An initiative of the Ministry of Education, it provides New Zealand schools and students with a wealth...

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Individual Plans (IPs) and Individual Education...

Provides information aimed parents on Individual Education Plans within the context of the New Zealand education system. Covers common questions - What's an Individual Plan (IP) or Individual...

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IEPOnline

"Individual Education Plans Online – is for anyone involved in developing or implementing individual education plans (IEPs) to support students with special education needs. This new resource is...

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He Whakaaro :

This report presents a summary of current knowledge regarding discrimination of students in New Zealand schools. It combines previously published research with new analysis undertaken using data...

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He Whakaaro :

New Zealand is committed to providing an inclusive education system, ensuring that disabled students are supported to achieve their potential, and can participate fully in society. To what extent...

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He Whakaaro :

This paper summarises what we know about bullying in the education system. Bullying has widespread implications not only for the students exposed to it (those who are bullied, those doing the...

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Bullying-Free NZ :

Bullying-Free NZ is an initiative from the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group (BPAG). BPAG is made up of 17 agencies, who collaborate and are committed to reducing bullying in New Zealand schools....

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7 steps for whānau

"Netsafe is New Zealand's independent, non-profit online safety charity. Taking a technology-positive approach to the challenges digital technology presents, we work to help people in New Zealand...

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"How bad should it be before I tell someone?" -...

This research explores how people with intellectual disability use the internet and how they experience and deal with online abuse. It also identifies gaps in the support and resources that are...

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The Awhi Ngā Mātua team would like to thank Takai, the IHC Foundation and the Dines Family Charitable Trust for their generous contributions to our work. A huge thank you also to the IHC Programmes team, in particular the IHC Library which has worked so hard to make their remarkable collection available to us.

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