Welcome to the SEND Gateway, an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
The NAS library catalogue is the ideal research tool for anyone researching autism and Asperger syndrome. It is, as far as we are aware, the only database of published material on all aspects of autism, open for everyone to access on the web. It lists over 30,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials.
Network Autism is a place where professionals share ideas and discuss good practice, helping you to find solutions. Network Autism offers the latest autism news, research and good practice, special interest groups and exclusive articles from autism specialists. Watch the introductory video to learn how Network Autism could help you.
A video outlining the education provision at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. It is designed as part of a research project aiming to improve the efficiency of communication with children's 'home school' whilst they are in hospital.
Jude Ragan is Head Teacher at Queensmill School and teaches a Masters’ Degree Course in SEN/Autism. She has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at London Institute for Education and an OBE, both for services to autism education. In this interview Jude discusses autism and anxiety in school.
This secondary school was finding it hard to support pupils with increasingly complex SEN, particularly in humanities subjects.They were creative with their provision, including TA hours and pupil premium funding, and set up a KS3 humanities class with nurture as a focus.This has been very positively received, and there is evidence of impact from a Speech and Language Therapist as well as increased enjoyment from the pupils for these subjects.
Autistic people may be at higher risk of being abused than other people. It can also be more difficult to detect they are being abused. This may be because autistic people can have limited speech, struggle to communicate and find it difficult to identify their emotions. They may also demonstrate that they are being abused by a change in behaviour. Information on resources that may help.
It can be more difficult for teachers to understand how best to support pupils with a demand avoidant profile. This is because traditional management techniques such as structure, routine and rewards that can work for pupils with other autism profiles are generally ineffective.
Here we have information from a NAS teacher on how to support pupils with this profile.
Training & Events
Continuing professional development is crucial to nurturing those skills needed to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young adults and can be can be achieved through a variety of methods such as seminars, workshops, exhibitions and training days. Broaden your knowledge base and help yourself to the latest SEND training and events, here.
Learn about the Apple iPad accessibility features from thumb print recognition, changing the text size, turning on VoiceOver and practicing with the Rotor Dial and finger swipe techniques, as well as discovering some useful apps.
This is a half day course and we have morning and afternoon sessions available. The booking form can be downloaded from our website.
Our training days are designed to help you get the most out of the service and gain access to thousands of textbooks and images in accessible formats and to support print-disabled learners in accessing the curriculum independently. The RNIB Bookshare collection supports all print-disabilities including dyslexia and visual impairment. The booking form can be downloaded from our website.
Our training days are designed to help you get the most out of the service and gain access to thousands of textbooks and images in accessible formats and to support print-disabled learners in accessing the curriculum independently. We'll also be covering the Apple iPad accessibility features including thumb print recognition, changing the text size, turning on VoiceOver and practicing finger swipe techniques. The booking form can be downloaded from our website.
This 2 day training session held on 28th November and 5th December will provide delegates with practical approaches to developing teaching, learning and support strategies for all staff working directly with young people with autism (including tutors, learning support practitioners, assessors, trainers and job coaches)
This one day training course is aimed at staff involved in supporting children with autism and those who may train or lead other staff in their setting. It goes further in depth into the psychological theories of autism and relates to teaching and learning and leading other staff or teams in the organisation.
All delegates receive a Certificate of Attendance with possible further AET verification with the completion of an online portfolio, at a cost of £50.
The send gateway provides a link to UK based voluntary and community sector organisations (VCOs) and other organisations supporting the SEND sector. Publishers are those organisations whose materials and professional support appear on this website and include a large number of leading VCOs, including the Autism Education Trust, the Council for Disabled Children, National Children’s Bureau, Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and The Communication Trust.