This self-evaluation tool uses a Four Cornerstones approach to support reflection and collaboration with children, young people and their parents and carers to highlight organisational strengths and areas for further development when it comes to co-production and inclusive practice. Schools have told us that the experiences of strengthening relationships and generating a positive culture, that happen by going through the process,have been just as important as the outcomes.
This report identifies different forms of exclusion internationally, how they are caused and what we can do about them. Its core recommendation, for all education actors to widen their understanding of inclusive education to include all learners, no matter their identity, background or ability, comes at an opportune time as the world seeks to rebuild back more inclusive education systems.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced parents and education professionals to explore new ways to support autistic children and young people unable to attend their regular settings. In response to the situation, the AET has designed a new resource featuring 6 useful and practical tools supporting homeschooling and transition back to school. This is a shortened package of the AET Tools For Teachers resource.
Ten 2-3 minute #SensoryScience videos, using materials readily available at home or from the supermarket. With subtitles and Makaton. Designed to spark curiosity and encourage experimentation.
Funded by the Lightyear Foundation, each is themed to complement an inclusive science-themed dance session by The Flamingo Chicks and an art activity from Sam Williams.
ASDAN is giving away free, downloadable resources to support distance learning and educating. These resources, ranging from working towards Entry 1 to Level 2, are aimed at educators and learners as well as their parents and guardians, where appropriate, and can be accessed on our website.
Created by Gillian Beck from Stranmillis University in consultation with Lorraine McAleer from Learning SPACE, this useful document can be used by classroom teachers and teaching assistants to understand and support children in the classroom with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
It is thought that about half (50%) of children with learning disabilities and approximately 60% of children with congenital disabilities which are apparent from birth do not have a definitive diagnosis to explain the cause of their difficulties. This leaflet provides you with information on undiagnosed genetic conditions and explains how having an undiagnosed genetic condition can impact a pupil and their family’s experiences of school.
Following the launch of the Department for Education's 'My activity passport' for children aged under 11 last year, a special school in Southport has created its own version titled ‘40 things to do before leaving Merefield’.
ASDAN has worked with Merefield to turn the school’s activities into free, downloadable Adventurer and Explorer Award booklets. The resources can be used by educators and parents of learners with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).