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Formerly the NZ Centre for Gifted Education, our new name reflects our commitment to impactful action at scale to support all neurodivergent young people.

Awesome new website coming soon!

What we do

Support neurodivergent students

 Tailored programmes and resources to help students thrive

Empower
educators

Tools and training to help teachers and leaders create neuroinclusive classrooms and schools. 

Advocate and partner
for change

Promoting systemic changes for greater awareness and capability in the education system.

Our programmes & projects

MindPlus is a half-day a week specialised support programme for Y2-10 high potential neurodivergent learners. Students & schools can access the programme in a number of different ways:

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Clubs is a FREE online learning platform where passionate Y2-10 kids connect with like minds. Across ten interest areas like mathematics, design and coding, students access a range of learning resources, connect online, and get inspired by passionate professionals. 

Building A Neuroinclusive School is a FREE programme and learning platform supporting teachers and school leaders to build neuroinclusive learning environments with simple, practical resources, templates, professional learning and peer connection.

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Welcome to My Brain is a powerful new programme designed to build awareness and understanding of neurodiversity. Using a simple card game, it builds student, teacher and whānau understanding of neurodiversity and its implications for learning and careers, one conversation at a time. The programme includes classroom kits, how-to-use resources, workshops and a podcast featuring inspiring Kiwis.

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Redesigning Initial Teacher Education:
We are partnering with an initial teacher education provider  to develop and contribute to an  innovative new initial teacher education programme to begin in 2025-26, acting as a model for other ITE providers. 

Learn more [Link to email to be sent to madelaine]

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Redesigning Initial Teacher Education:

We are partnering with an initial teacher education provider  to develop and contribute to an  innovative new initial teacher education programme to begin in 2025-26, acting as a model for other ITE providers. 

Our Partners

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The Neurodiversity in Education Coalition comprises four national organisations whose constituents make up a large proportion of neurodiverse young people in NZ. We are committed to working together, with other neurodiversity orgnanisations, and with Government to ensure every neurodiverse learner has what they need to succeed, 

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The Young Neurodiversity Champions are a group of rangatahi aged 15 to 23 standing up to change the way we think about neurodiversity and support young people in our education system.

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