Helping children on the autism spectrum with their toileting needs

Waiora Tamariki is an innovative research programme and cost-free nationwide clinical service

Poipoia te kākano, kia puawai

Nurture the seed, and it will blossom

Waiora Tamariki

Waiora Tamariki is an innovative research programme and cost-free nationwide clinical service designed to promote the health and well-being of children on the autism spectrum.  A key focus of this programme is on supporting parents to enhance their child’s toileting confidence and skills.

Based out of the  Pukemanu Centre at the University of Canterbury, the team have many years of experience in the assessment and treatment of childhood sleep problems, meaning our families benefit from the latest evidence-based approaches.

To make a referral or to self-refer, go to our referrals page.

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Kiwi Families

Modules

Our Team

The Waiora Tamariki Programme is delivered by a team of researchers, clinicians, and post-graduate students at the University of Canterbury. 

Laurie McLay

University of Canterbury
Programme Director

Dean Sutherland

University of Canterbury

Jeff Sigafoos

Victoria University of Wellington

Get In Touch

You can get in touch with the Waiora Tamariki team via the form below.

If you’d like to make a referral, please use our referral form.