The Children’s Autism Foundation has staked its reputation within the sector in recruiting and developing a team of trained and motivated professionals.
This professional team consists of:
Teresa Moore, General Manager
Teresa has a Master of Management (BSc, MMgt) and an entrepreneurial background establishing and developing businesses. She has 25 years of experience in management positions internationally and in New Zealand.
Arletta van den Bosch, Lead Family Consultant
Arletta has a 15-year background in social work and has worked with Video Home Training, Families First, Family Constellations and in foster care. Arletta has a Masters Degree in Child Therapy and is qualified to do Stepping Stones Triple P training. She is also is a private practitioner.
Sacha Crutzen, Social skills Co-ordinator and Workshop facilitator
Sacha has a Bachelor Degree in social work and is a Family Coach and Social Skills Trainer. Sacha works with young people, particularly in the area of social and friendship skills and behaviour challenges. She is also a Teen Triple P Facilitator.
Christine Farquharson, Family Consultant
Christine has over 25 years of experience as a NZ registered Occupational Therapist (NZROT) working in health and education in New Zealand and the UK. This included working in special schools with the Ministry of Education and working as an ASD Developmental Coordinator for the ADHB.
Joline Zwart, Services Support and Family Consultant Joline has a Masters Degree in Social Work and wrote a thesis on attachment problems in young people with autism. She worked in several countries overseas with people on the spectrum and co-occurring conditions and is a Triple P Stepping Stones provider.
Gera Verheul, Family Consultant
Gera has a Grad. Dip. Arts majoring in Psychology and a BA Honors. She has a certificate in Applied Behaviour Therapy for teaching and intervention and has been a foster caregiver for more than 40 children. For the last eight years, Gera has also worked s as a Teacher Aide with children who have autism.
Luana Smith, Family Consultant
Luana has a background in education and working in the disability sector. She delivers our Stepping Stones Positive parenting programme & Join In Social Skills Programmes.
Lynn Morrison. Accounts/Administrator/Programme Support
Lynn has lived experience in autism, auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, giftedness and coeliac disease. Lynn joined Children’s Autism in 2003 and coordinates the accounts, admin and family support.
Anne-Elise Smithson (BA/BSc), Community Development Coordinator
Anne-Elise has a BA/BSc has worked extensively in communications for a large variety of public and charitable organisations.