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Tvnz.co.nz: 'They definitely light up' – Lego being utilised in New Zealand schools to help teachers help autistic …

Tvnz.co.nz: 'They definitely light up' – Lego being utilised in New Zealand schools to help teachers help autistic …

A new course is training teachers on how they can use Lego as a way of helping autistic students.

Lego clubs are already run in some schools and communities across the country, with the groups aiding development of social skills.

“The Lego group has three different roles, there’s the builder who

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Tvnz.co.nz: Dave Dobbyn to perform at Auckland Concert Celebrating Diversity alongside autism and tourette's …

Tvnz.co.nz: Dave Dobbyn to perform at Auckland Concert Celebrating Diversity alongside autism and tourette's …

Artists from the Tourette Syndrome and autism communities will be included in a concert in Auckland in April celebrating diversity, alongside Dave Dobbyn and other top Kiwi artists.

Dave Dobbyn

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We Are One – A Concert Celebrating Diversity follows a Concert for Autism last year.

The concert

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Tvnz.co.nz: Watch: 'I want to find another school and make friends again' – autistic boy's heart-breaking plea for …

Tvnz.co.nz: Watch: 'I want to find another school and make friends again' – autistic boy's heart-breaking plea for …

Ethan Forbes has attended five schools in five years – a record not unusual for students with autism in New Zealand.

There are calls for change by one autistic support group as more and more children are excluded from school for behavioural issues.Source: 1 NEWS

The  10-year-old is struggling

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Tvnz.co.nz: Ministry of Education admits it needs to do more to help children with behavioural and learning …

Tvnz.co.nz: Ministry of Education admits it needs to do more to help children with behavioural and learning …

The Ministry of Education has admitted it needs to do more to help children with behavioural and learning problems, saying the current waiting list for an early intervention service is “not acceptable.”

Emma Goodwin is certain her five-year-old son autism, but they’ve been waiting for support and a proper diagnosis

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Tvnz.co.nz: 'It's stressful' – parents frustrated by long wait list for the Early Intervention Service

Tvnz.co.nz: 'It's stressful' – parents frustrated by long wait list for the Early Intervention Service

‘It’s stressful’ – parents frustrated by long wait list for the Early Intervention Service | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ Emily Cooper 

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Emma Goodwin is certain her five-year-old son autism, but they’ve been waiting for support and a proper diagnosis from EIS since October.Source: 1

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