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Guidance - All regions - 28 May 2020
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.
Teaching resource - All regions - 14 Apr 2020
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.
Teaching resource - All regions - 01 Apr 2020
This document provides an overview of key resources and information providers with material about childhood acquired brain injury, which is relevant to educators.
Teaching resource - All regions - 24 Mar 2020
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.
Report - All regions - 31 Oct 2019
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.
School Examples - All regions - 09 Oct 2019
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).
Guidance - All regions - 14 Jun 2019
The purpose of this guidance is to help schools understand how best to support children and young people (CYP) who have an acquired brain injury (ABI). It offers advice, developed in Nottinghamshire, on how to manage a CYP's return to school after an ABI, and how to support them throughout their time in education. The document promotes the need for proactive, collaborative planning by schools, agencies and families, in order to enhance the educational future for this unique cohort of CYP.
Blog - All regions - 06 Jun 2019
ASDAN's innovative Lift Off programme is the only course of its kind that supports students to make a successful transition. The programme develops learners’ soft skills and builds self-esteem, helping them thrive in secondary school. ASDAN has created two free supplementary Lift Off resources focused on addressing key issues relating to young people around the time they are dealing with transition: using a phone responsibly; and travelling to school independently.
Guidance - All regions - 26 May 2019
An information sheet to clarify what students with dyspraxia.DCD are entitled to when sitting examinations.
Guidance - All regions - 20 May 2019
Young Epilepsy's guide for schools includes information on seizure first aid, epilepsy’s impact on learning and behaviour and the key elements of support that should be in place at school. The guide includes template documents, including a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions, an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) and a seizure record form. Young Epilepsy’s ABLE tool (Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy) can be used to flag any potential areas of concern.
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