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Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice during Alert Level 1

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder affects a number of children in care. It is a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour.

This page has been developed as an autism check list for social workers to help you to cover the basics. This page was initially developed for staff in Auckland therefore some of links will be Auckland specific - it will be updated over time to include national resources.