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New Collaborations for the Reachout ASC team

We’ve been chatting to all kinds of people who share our passion for autistic young people, and we currently have projects on-going with: Kidscape – Anti-bullying charity Check out our autism communication mat, parents booklet and social stories that we have created with Kidscape, with Widgit.com symbols. https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-parents-and-carers/what-is-bullying/autistic-children-and-bullying/ 2.  Spectrum Gaming We have loved working […]

Lego based therapy courses.

Our Lego Based Therapy Courses are now available online We have developing an online version of our Lego Based Therapy training which works best be for 2 adults from the same setting.  In the afternoon you would be working with 3 children in your school for 45 minutes.   For full details (and you can […]

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our new website Lockdown gave us some time to work on updating our website and bring to you an updated and more accessible look.  Please do have a scout through our pages…

5 Ways to support Autistic Students through Exams

  Download here 5 ways to support exams It’s that time of year again. Emma and I have been spending some of last sessions with our autistic Y11 students, supporting them and their teachers through these next few weeks as the GCSE exams loom. We thought it may be a good time share some of the wisdom […]

Have you noticed? Girls on the Autistic Spectrum.

I’ve recently worked with some schools to assess and apply for an autism diagnosis for girls.  What was interesting was that each school had had some autism training from me and began to realise that these girls showed some of the same characteristics that I had spoken about.   For some, the diagnosis was straight forward. […]

Preparing an autism friendly secondary classroom

Photo from Ann Memmott www.annsautismblog.com showing what visual hyper-sensitivity can be like in a classroom. As I promised, here are my tips for secondary teachers getting ready for the next school year.  There are likely to be a number of autistic students or other SEND needs coming into your classes this year and I want […]

Emotion Works _ What is it and how can I use it in my classroom/setting?

Emotion Works was developed by Claire Murray in Edinburgh and about 4 years ago I came across it on the internet.  The first thing that caught my eye was the visual cogs.  Thinking that this would be good for the pupils with autism that we support at Reachout ASC,  we jumped on a train and […]

Preparing an autism friendly primary classroom.

Photo from Ann Memmott www.annsautismblog.com showing what visual hyper-sensitivity can be like in a classroom. “The classroom is each teacher’s mini-kingdom and the ‘home’ of your pupils for most of the school day.  Teachers lavish care and attention on how it is set out and how they decorate it, and spend time organising furniture and […]