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Regional Autism Team Online Safety Resource 2016. Finding work interactive ebook - NAS. Product number Finding work interactive ebook - a digital workbook to help autistic adults with job searching and work preparation Author The National Autistic Society Published by Description.

Finding work interactive ebook - NAS

Roadmap to Transition A Handbook for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood. Autistic Spectrum Disorders Toolkit. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least 1% of the population.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders Toolkit

Traditionally it has been thought to have a male preponderance, although increasingly more girls and women are diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. There is an urgent need to improve healthcare of people with autism. New research shows that autistic people die on average 16 years earlier than the general population and the gap in mortality increases if they also have learning disabilities. Leaving Results Are Out: What Now? Parents: Education Passport. Planning Transitions Workbook - Sample Chapter. Planning transitions from school. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase and download a printable PDF version of the workbook, or scroll down to learn more about what's inside.

Planning transitions from school

If you would like to order a full colour, spiro bound version of the workbook, please contact us at for shipping costs. Designed to support students with additional needs or disabilities from the age of 15 years upwards. This resource is divided into into six skill units, providing parents, families, teachers and other professionals with resources for planning successful transitions from secondary school.

The workbook helps students to identify strengths, challenges, needs and aspirations, and to turn these into achievable goals, focusing on: Keeping in touch with home - Paving the Way. The CBF and Mencap have published a new report based on research with families whose children are in residential placements.

Keeping in touch with home - Paving the Way

The report is the first time guidance has been issued on how residential settings should ensure parents can keep in touch with the thousands of children and young people with a learning disability who often live hundreds of miles from home. The full report covers: 1) learning from families; 2) learning from local practice; 3) the legal framework. The executive summary and the full report are both available to download now. NCSE Policy advice for supporting ASD in schools. Transition from Primary to Post Primary. Choosing School 11 08 13W 060913. 1 NCSE Starting School Guidelines final web 27.01.16. 2 NCSE 2016 Changing Schools 2 final web 27.01.16. 3 NCSE 2016 Changing Schools final web 27.01.16. 4 NCSE 2016 Life After School final web 27.01.16. NCSE Post School Education Training. SEND reasonable adjustments (UK) Into HE 2016. Box_of_Ideas. EHCP Information Flyer. EHC Plans and Independent Supporters. You may have heard that in the new SEN system, parents can ask for support through an Education, Health and Care Assessment by an Independent Supporter.

EHC Plans and Independent Supporters

Transition toolkit - Autism Education Trust. Transition NI. Transition Wales. “Transition” is when a young person begins to think about leaving school to go to college, work, training or other activities.

Transition Wales

At this time, the young person and their family will have to make decisions about their future. It can be especially complicated for a young person who has Special Educational Needs (SEN). It is important that all those involved with planning for transition are aware of the principles of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for Wales 2002. Regulations state that a transition plan must be prepared for all young people with a statement of SEN during the year 9 annual review.

The aim of transition planning is to help the young person prepare for a successful life outside of school. The SEN Code of Practice says that “The Annual Review in year 9 and any subsequent annual reviews until the young person leaves school must include the drawing up and subsequent review of the transition plan.” Transition Scotland. Pathways to Trinity. Supporting second level students with disabilities.

Pathways to Trinity

Using an Advocate or Intermediary. Introducing TapTapSee. Exam Countdown on the App Store. Microsoft Learning Tools in Office Lens, Word Desktop and Word Online. Ian Bean AT resources. The One Show: Rosie King and Brain in Hand. Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Special Needs and Struggling Students. Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge.

Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Special Needs and Struggling Students

In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level. In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:Text to SpeechReadabilityReading ComprehensionFocusNavigation Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Certainly this list does not cover all of the useful web extensions available for struggling learners, but it is a great place to begin. In addition to the list of extension, I have also linked in the video and help guide from a webinar I did a while back on "Google Tools for Special Needs".

5 ipad apps that can help students with dyslexia. It is estimated that around one in ten people have dyslexia – a common learning difficulty which can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

5 ipad apps that can help students with dyslexia

But dyslexia can cause more than just spelling difficulties, because it effects a person’s self-esteem and self-worth. Many dyslexics feel that they are “stupid” or “dumb”, but this is simply not the case. And in fact, most dyslexic students are no different to their non-dyslexic peers in their understanding of their academic subject. Note Taking Tools. 8 Good Apps for Visually Impaired Students. We received a few requests in the past from teachers inquiring about apps for the visually impaired.

8 Good Apps for Visually Impaired Students

Below are some of the popular apps we would recommend for teachers. We have also included a list of some useful resources where you can access a wide variety of other apps to use with the blind and the visually impaired. KNFB Reader. TapTapSee - Blind and Visually Impaired Camera.

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Voice Aloud Reader. Kid in Story Book Maker: Create and Share Personalized Photo Storybooks on the App Store. The Android Podcatcher. SnapType for handwriting difficulties. Addressing Dyslexia. Apps list for communication difficulties. My Study Life. The Fabulous: Daily routine and organiser. Convert a File. How to use search engines like a pro: Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy. So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on other search engines too. 1.

Exact phrase The simplest and most effective way to search for something specific is to use quote marks around a phrase or name to search for those exact words in that exact order. Read&Write for iPad. Google Keep. Brain in Hand. How Advanced Technology Is Being Used To Great Effect In the latest edition of Professional Social Work, a viewpoint article features Jane Carolan, Director of Client Services at Wirral Autistic Society. Whilst posing the question ‘Can machines replace humans in providing support to service users?’

Dot: Braille watch. What’s new in Windows 10 for people with dyslexia? Overview At the end of July, Microsoft released a new version of the operating system that’s running most of the world’s computer. It is called Windows 10. Microsoft received much criticism because of the confusing interface of Windows 8 and this version fixes many of the biggest issues. The interface of Windows 10 is somewhere between Windows 7 and 8 – this means it will be familiar to users coming from either. Microsoft also promised that it will continue improving it in future updates without waiting for another big release. CourseNotes. Voxdox free app convert books to audio. Widgit Symbol Resources. Assistive Tech LearningWheel. 5 Assistive modes you never knew existed on your iPad. Words by Sean Douglas For Dyslexics, tablet computers (the iPad in particular) can be a great alternative to desktop or laptop computing.

The form factor, clean interface and their ability to be used almost anywhere, make tablets a great companion for any dyslexic. I now use my iPad more and more, while my laptop looks on like a green-eyed monster, as I cradle my iPad and stroke its smooth glassy face. Even though tablets help us stay connected and productive in any location, there are many issues Dyslexics face that can’t be alleviated by using an iPad. Many third party apps are available to help make the iPad more Dyslexic friendly, but after meeting Darryl “the iPad Guru” Bedford, at the Bett Show earlier this year, we realised there is a whole world of accessibility built right in to our iOS devices. AccessApps. EduApps software is free and will always remain free – please help towards the costs of our server, maintenance and continued development of EduApps. MyStudyBar Please note: some users have reported that anti-virus programs such as Avast and VGA are identifying the MyStudyBar ‘exe‘ file as a Trojan.

Wordflex - Brain-friendly English dictionary for your iPad. Connected Mind (mind mapping) ChromeVox. MyVisBar « MyStudyBar « Voiceover. Readability. Note taking express - audio to text by email. SprintPlus for reading, writing and spelling. Easylinks AT Tutorials Page. Grammar Check, Spell Check & Proofreading – Ginger. Global AutoCorrect. Notability. Never Miss A Word. Read&Write for Google™ , Apps for OT’s. Letter Bubbles : The Typing Game! Typeonline - free online touch typing course in five lessons. Touch Type Read & Spell: TTRS Ireland. Fx Free Software & Assistive Software, download site for VuBar, TBar, Edgeless & other applications. Notability. Text to Speech Software. Screen Reader Converts Text to Voice or Save to Mp3. Web Apps Page - Read&Write. Web Apps are perfect for today's on the go lifestyle!

The new suite of Texthelp Web Apps works within browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox) on iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and other mobile devices as well as on PCs and Macs. Read&Write Gold users benefit from using familiar features when on the go, with instant access to these powerful web support tools. Coloured Overlays for Reading. C-Pen - Digital Highlighter. Understand what you read. Grammar and Spell Checker for Better English Communication - Ginger Software. Never Miss A Word.

Colour blindness

Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine. Dobsons choice: search engine for people with learning disabilities. Rory's Story Cubes. Alexciom Speech Board. Assistive Technology and Choosing a College. Ergonomic Vertical Mouse. SoundingBoard.