New Zealand's leading training providers on autism

About Us


Jo Adkins


Jo has a background in marketing with a particular passion for brand management. With three school aged boys Jo's life is busy but she still finds time for her other passion - autism. Her inspiration for Creating Success comes from her eldest child who has autism. Jo is the author of three books on autism spectrum disorder - Practical Communication Programmes, Tips for Toileting and Practical Maths Programmes which she wrote with popular presenter and author Sue Larkey. Practical Maths Programmes was so successful that a version was made by Jessica Kingsley Publishers for the UK and US under the name Practical Mathematics, and it has also been translated into Italian. Jois also the author and designer of the Visual Maths Addition Set.

Napier Office

167a Avenue Road
Napier 4112

Telephone: 06 845 2604


Charmaine Brown


Charmaine is also a busy mother of three. As a qualified accountant she volunteers a lot of her time as treasurer for a number of organisations with what little 'spare' time she has. Charmaine never saw herself as a company director but her eldest son William is such an inspiration to her that she's made it her mission to ensure every parent and professional living or working with children like William are empowered to teach in a way that maximises the potential of these special children.


Wellington Office

15 Cromwell Point
Wellington 6037

Telephone: 04 477 4800