ISADD bases its intervention strategies on the following concepts which are supported by thorough research data:
ISADD provides two case managers in Wellington, Susan Farmer and Megan McNeice.
Susan has a BA in Education and a PostGraduate Diploma in teaching children with special needs. She has been working for ISADD since 1999 as a Case Manager, and as a Program Manager for New Zealand since 2009.
ISADD has accredited therapists, working in the wider Wellington region.
ISADD provides two case managers in Dunedin. Emily Ware and Carmen Claassen.
Emily has brought a BSchons degree in psychology over from the uk and has been working in the field of mental health for nearly 10yrs. She has been dedicated to working with ISADD and the ASD spectrum for 5yrs, having started as a therapist and worked her way up to case manager.
Carmen has also worked her way up the ranks achieving case manager status early in 2011, having worked for ISADD for 2.5yrs. Continuing her studies in the field of clinical psychology also allows her to keep abreast of current research in the field.
ISADD has accredited therapists, working in the Dunedin team.
Dunedin is able to fund a large proportion of its therapy with the support of the Otago Children’s Autism support group. A proactive group of parents who raise funds, and awareness, to support their children through the ABA program. More info about the trust and the children we work with in Dunedin can be found on their website. Otago Children's Autism Support Group