Neurodiversity resources

Rauemi iokanorau

Last updated 4 August 2023
Last updated 4 August 2023

Resources and advice tertiary education organisations (TEOs) can use to help support neurodiverse learners.

Giving effect to the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES)

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) wants to ensure TEOs avoid discrimination against neurodiverse people, and neurodivergent learners experience better outcomes throughout their education journey. Improving outcomes for neurodivergent learners will help TEOs give effect to the TES – specifically Objective Two: Barrier-free access.

Understanding your learners

Fundamental to the Ōritetanga learner success approach is TEOs understanding all their learners and their needs and aspirations. The TEC’s neurodiversity work aims to:

  • better understand the impacts of neurodiversity on learners in the tertiary system (challenges, barriers and benefits)
  • provide support and advice to TEOs around how to support neurodiverse learners
  • advise employers in the vocational education sector on how to support neurodivergent learners in work-based learning.

Resources and advice for supporting neurodiverse learners

ADHD resources

Autism resources

Developmental dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder (DCD) resources

Dyscalculia resources

Dyslexia resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) resources

Work-based learning dyslexia resources