Category Archives: Professionals

Teachers

Talking point

I can want a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential.      They aim to improve support and resources to prevent children being left behind for lack of communication skills.      Their Talking point sets out the basics for professionals.      Click icon to view.

The Communication trust and consortium provide substantial resources.       Click GAIN page icon to find out about them.

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See also:  Professionals       Visual aids and techniques

Supporting inclusion

The National autistic society offers 5 tips for autistic inclusion in the classroom.        Click icon to view.      The teaching recruitment agency Engage also offers a brief discussion of the inclusive classroom along with a few tips.      See:  article      new

Lincolnshire Council has a series of pages about supporting inclusion.       They cover aspects of special educational needs & disability for professionals.       Click icon to browse.

Lincolnshire has four integrated locality teams.      SENCOs from all early years providers, registered childminders and out of school club managers can request Early Years inclusion support.      See Early years support       It has an inclusion support referral form at the bottom of the page and email addresses.

Alternative settings

If it looks like you have reached the end of the road in trying to include a particular pupil or student, there are some other educational settings that could be considered:        Click icon to browse

SEMH

This is a Social, Emotional and Mental Health blog and forum with tips and resources.       It is designed for every day use by busy professionals.       Click icon to browse.

National autistic society

The National Autistic Society has many pages about professional practice.       Click page icon to browse their professional practice pages or twitter icon for their Autism practice feed.       You can search within professional practice but sometimes searching from the home page is more helpful.        Here are a few highlights:

TEACCH

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) is another broad brush approach to working with children or adults with autism.        It has more to do with values and priorities than specific techniques.        Click icon for more detail.
The NAS Early bird programme draws on the TEACCH approach.        See also:  Autism UK       Wikipedia

Flexi-schooling?

There is a shared classroom and home-schooling approach to education that may be worth considering for some autistic children.       Click icon for the National Autistic Society’s page on the subject.

Finished at school

Ambitious About Autism published a guide at the end of their Finished at School (FaS) campaign.      The learning it captured is intended to support colleges in developing effective practice to support learners with autism to make a successful transition from school to college and into adult life.       Click icon for guide.

Find out more about their Finished at school campaign.

Autism on Facebook

Here is a small selection of pages related to autism on Facebook.

Contact

Contact – for families with disabled children – was founded by parents.     They seem to know what is what.      Click icon to get to the point.

Facbook small iconAutism Discussion

Autism Discussion Page is the title of this Facebook page.       It contains brief articles with comments.       Anyone registered with Facebook can add their own comments.

Ellen Notbohm

This Facebook page offers a handy starting point for several topics from the author Ellen Notbohm.       The award-winning author is known for her popular books and columns on autism, published worldwide in more than twenty languages.       See the Notes option on the Facebook page for key topics.        She also has a website.      The Blog and Articles menu options might be worth a look.

Facbook small iconAutism on The Mighty

We have a number of links from The Mighty on our website and Facebook page.        This page picks out autism related material from their website.       Click icon to browse.

Evidence-based optimism

The thinking person’s guide to autism is a forum intended to encourage visitors, To think, ask questions, question the media, and learn from each other       The people behind it say, Autism misinformation clouds and is perpetuated by the Internet.     We want to make accurate information about autism causation and therapies visible, accessible, and centralized.