Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:
Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages.
Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
Description: Widgit produce a vast range of symbols that can used to develop a personal timetable for children, to help generally with routines and to help children to focus on a specific adult led activity before they engaged in a preferred activity. Symbols help understanding and reduce anxiety. Widgit are currently offering free and unrestricted access to Widgit online and this includes some ready made materials for 30 days.
Let’s talk about sensory play, primarily the sense of touch through tactile hands-on play. Our favourite sensory activities include sensory bins, slime (especially taste safe slime), water play, messy play and more. Sensory activities don’t have to be difficult to set up and you will find our sensory recipes use common kitchen pantry ingredients.
We want to make sure that no individual we support, or their carer, feels alone during a moment of need.
Autism Resources: Our emergency helpline is 07891 476 293, Mon-Fri 5pm-9:30pm and Sat-Sun 9am-9pm.
National Autistic Society:
From the Autism Helpline to our more specialist offerings, we are the outstanding source for advice and information. When you ring us, you'll be assured of friendly, impartial advice that takes your concerns seriously.
0808 800 4104
Helpline telephone lines: 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.
ADHD and mental health Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy or not being able to easily control your behaviour are some of the symptoms of ADHD. Find out more about ADHD and how to support your child during school closures.
Families everywhere are struggling to care for (and homeschool!) children cut off from their normal routines and activities during the coronavirus crisis. See this website for further support and advice.