This programme was developed with and for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities. It provides practical tools to build resiliency and to prevent bullying, violence and abuse.
" 100% of my students have shown improvement "
The interactive resource was developed over 6 years, utilising the extensive expertise and skills of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International and its founder, Irene van der Zande, who has served millions of people worldwide since 1989. The New Zealand Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development and InternetNZ provided funding for development and independent evaluations.
By following the links above you can access the complete interactive online resource for free (requires a browser with Flash installed). We also have 100 free copies of the hard copy version available, provided you are happy to trial it with your classroom or clients and then give us your feedback.
To find out more or to order hardcopies, call us on 0800 543 769.
Workbooks: Three Workbooks contain 60 comic style stories for users to look at, discuss and roleplay! The stories have been developed, edited and added to during 6 years of development and trialling. They instill a set of 9 core skills that help everyone stay safe and act safe in a huge variety of situations and scenarios.
Posters: Three size A2 and A3 colour posters show the 9 core skills taught in the corresponding workbooks.
CDs: Three CDs (packaged within each corresponding workbook) contain all 60 stories, animated with sound and interactive elements. All of this content is available for free by following the links at the top of this web page.
Certificates, copy sheets, and safety signs: Each CD also contains a folder with templates, copy sheets, certificates, posters, and safety signs for home or class use.
Facilitators Poster: An A3 colour poster summarises the basic tools and steps to enable facilitators to jump right in.
Start Here Booklet: A brief booklet gives facilitators the basic tools and steps to start practising with their learners within minutes.
Facilitators Guide: A comprehensive guide gives facilitators in-depth background information, lists learning outcomes and has heaps of ideas, activities and homework tasks that extend the use of the resources and the learning. It also includes templates and copy sheets, certificates, posters and safety signs for home or class use.
1 Facilitator's Guide
1 Start here Booklet
4 Large Posters
1 Facilitator's Guide
1 Start here Booklet
4 Large Posters
For tailored solutions, to book a facilitator, order hardcopies, give feedback, or to ask any questions, please get in touch with Fiona at 0800 543 769!
If you enjoyed using the free resource, or would like to help provide resources to everybody, please consider donating! Thank you!
First orders have to include a Facilitators Guide.
Prices are in NZD and exclude GST.
Standard postage and packaging fees apply.
Free postage within NZ for orders above $850.
The Resources Cover:
Enjoying Healthy Relationships
Saying What You Want
The experiential, success-based and interactive approach helps the students learn and apply empowerment, self-advocacy, positive social interaction, and personal safety skills.
The programme is adaptable for younger ages and effective for a wide range of disabilities, including Autism/Asperger's, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities; dual diagnosis of developmental disability and severe emotional disturbance; Tourette's Syndrome; post traumatic stress disorder; auditory and/or visual processing disorders; and physical disabilities that limit movement, such as paralysis, and/or that require aids such as walkers, braces, canes, service dogs, and/or manual or motorised wheelchairs.
" It's the shiniest
tool in my cupboard because it is used
most often "
This training is beneficial for carers and Special Educators, Teacher Assistants, Speech Therapists and allied professionals.
It covers theoretical foundations and practical applications of the programme, how to engage students, how to use fun learning and coaching techniques, how to adapt and use the resources for a wide range of disabilities and how to transfer the skills from the classroom to daily interactions. Participants get effective tools to build a common understanding and culture of respect and successful communication.
Training is offered via Skype or individual workshops.
The programme helps schools meet the needs of students within Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum, in particular Level One: Health and Physical Education:
Four recent independent evaluations highlight that the programme is held in very high regards by teachers and confirms that the following outcomes are realistic:
" Lisa has grown in confidence through doing the role plays "
Several Independent evaluations found that the programme was of high quality, easy to follow and enjoyable for students
- educators and parents liked the easy application;
" This programme
is brilliant! "
" no other programme does this so simply "
- consistent behaviour change was achieved;
" high quality, easy to follow and enjoyable for students "
- it is appropriate to New Zealand and Pacific cultures;
- a real need is met;
- it worked for people with autism;
- There is a 21-year old bully in her school who behaves inappropriately. Lisa has grown in confidence through doing the role plays. She became more forceful and clearer and is now using the skills to stop the bully from touching her.
" He's used it out in the environment "
For the full reports, see
Clarity Research Report, December 2009
Impact Research Report, January 2011
SAMS Research Report, January 2012
SAMS Research Report, May 2013
SAMS Research Report, July 2015
Report on Trial with Autistic Youth & Families