I’ve been told

 

In March 2020, Sefton secured funding from Health Education England to Improve Awareness of Neurodiversity in the Early Years across Sefton. One part of this project was Change the Conversation, looking at promoting a more positive outlook for those starting out on this journey. We took inspiration from a series of cards designed around the language used in relation to people with Downs Syndrome.

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, we asked parents on the Sefton Parent Carer Forum Facebook group to tell us about the hurtful or unhelpful things people had said to them or about their children.

We had a huge response with many recurring themes. From this we gathered the key phrases and designed a set of cards to appear in a conversational form, a child talking to a parent, under the headline ‘I’ve been told…’. These phrases have come from medics, clinicians, teachers, family members, friends and complete strangers in the local supermarket - many of them are challenging. We hope that parent carers are able to use the cards to promote more positive language and dispel some of the myths around neurodiversity. 

Please click below to view the I’ve been told cards:

I’ve been told - All Cards

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_all_cards.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 01

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_01_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 02

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_02_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 03

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_03_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told – Card 04

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_04_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told – Card 05

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_05_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 06

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_06_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 07

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_07_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 08

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_08_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 09

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_09_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 10

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_10_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 11

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_11_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 12

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_12_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 13

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_13_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 14

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_14_screen_.pdf

I’ve been told - Card 15

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/sefton/fsd/files/ive_been_told_-_cards_a6_-_15_screen_.pdf

 

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