The overarching objective of the project was to gain parents'/caregivers, perceptions of the usefulness and effectiveness of programmes and interventions at individual, school and family contexts for their children and young persons aged 0-21 with ASD. The project had three distinct phases. There was an initial e-survey that was distributed through Autism NZ database. The second phase involved three focus groups of 13 families and a third phase of five Case studies
The need for a more collaborative and seamless interactions between families, schools, health, education and other service providing organisations to better understand and utilize available resources more effectively. There was also compelling and strong arguments for increasing the professional expertise of classroom teachers and also to up skill parents on an ongoing basis.