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Resources for Children/Young People, Parents/Carers

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) all coffee, training and face to face sessions have had to be postponed until further notice. We are, however, regularly updating our Local Offer pages especially for parents at this challenging time. We are endeavouring to be as creative as possible and to offer support in whatever way we can. We are pleased to announce the team is available for telephone consultations, to provide a listening supportive ear, sign posting to resources and anything else we can do to support our families and children at this time, we will try to be as creative as possible.


In particular we are trying to upload specific visuals/ tools parents have requested or may find useful such as sensory ideas, timetable symbols and anxiety tools.


If you know of any families/ parents of children you would like to sign post to us with a social com/ ASD profile during this time please do so by asking them to contact our social com email below in the first instance. If there is anything you would like us to add on to the page please contact us and will do our best to add it.


We know when parents come to our coffee sessions often it’s just the opportunity to talk and off load that helps, so it may be if all we can do is this right now it may make a little difference.


Kath Dutton and the ASD/ social com team


Home Schooling Resources

Please click below

Click here for Ideas for Home School Structure

Chatterpack has put together a fantastic and comprehensive list of inclusive home learning resources. Scroll down for SEND specific resources and information.
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Widgit Online free for 30 days

Widgit is offering a free and extended licence to help families while schools, day services etc are closed.
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Helpful Information for Children/Young People and Parents/Carers about Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Please click below for helpful information for Children/Young People and Parents/Carers if are Children/Young People are feeling anxious about Coronavirus  (Covid-19).

Covid-19, Child information

Share Facts Covid 19

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Please contact the Well Young Person Team via email for further information.

Easy ready COVID-19 guidance

Talking Mats have produced an easy read resource (Version 3) for latest COVID-19 government guidance. Useful for helping people with learning or communication difficulties understand what they can and cannot do.
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PrAACtical Resources: Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic

An interactive graphic with links to many free downloadable resources that can be used to support AAC learners. Includes visual schedules for hand washing, social narratives, videos, educational materials and more.
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Communication Tools

Communication Tools for Patients with COVID-19

Free bank of communication tools from the Patient-Provider Communication Forum to download and print so that hospitals and healthcare workers can support communication. Includes Arabic, Spanish and Mandarin with more languages coming soon. Also helpful tips for beside communication strategies.
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Anxiety Resources

Sensory Resources

Useful Apps

Please see some Useful Resources for Parents/Carers, from across the Country.

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