Let's Play- Autism NZ
Stewart Germann Grant
Lets Play is a parent programme to bridge the gap between an autism diagnosis and the start of Early Intervention Services teaching parents, to engage joyously with their children through playful interactions, focusing on their child’s interests and in everyday activities. Parents report that when they learn to play and respond to their child, everything else, like language “falls into place”.
Contact: Thecla Moffatt Thecla.Moffat@autismnz.org.nz
Multi year grants
Storytime Foundation-First 1000 Days
After a very successful pilot, TRP has provided 3 year funding which is benefitting up to 5000 families in South Auckland and Northland.
The programme focusses on encouraging and teaching parents to bond, read, talk, sing and fully engage with their children. They were given books, resources, support and information to develop confidence and parenting skills critical in the child’s early years, to provide a better future for their children and reduce disparities in social outcomes.
The Foundation works collaboratively with Talking Matters, Plunket, Family Start, midwives, Ministry of Education, Corrections and others.
Contact: Tony Culliney firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking Matters Trust-Korerotia Mai
Talking Matters is a model that build language rich environments in the home, early learning settings and the community. The team works with ECEs, iwi, community-based and professional services to adapt the model to local needs.