Welcome to

Sleep Insight

Specialist sleep support for autistic children & young people

Our focus:

Improving Sleep for your Family

Up to 80% of autistic children and young people experience sleep difficulties. This can have wide-ranging, negative effects for children and families. The good news is that with effective strategies, sleep challenges can be overcome. 

At Sleep Insight, we understand the unique factors that can affect sleep for autistic children. We provide step-by-step, evidence-based solutions for improved sleep, tailored to the specific needs of your child and family.

Together, happier, healthier sleep and wellbeing is in sight!

Meet Our Specialists

Dr Jolene Hunter

PhD, PGDipChFamPsych, PGDipSc

Prof. Laurie McLay


How we can Help

We use evidence-based strategies to improve sleep for autistic children and young people throughout New Zealand. 

We address various sleep problems including difficulty with:

  • Settling into bed
  • Falling asleep
  • Night wakings
  • Early morning wakes
  • Sleep dependencies
  • Daytime sleepiness and fatigue

We understand that your time is precious, which is why we offer telehealth appointments using Zoom. You don’t need to worry about traveling to a clinic; we bring the support to you. In-person appointments can also be arranged in Christchurch.