A free online resource developed to support the inclusion of autistic learners in Scottish Early Learning and Childcare settings, Primary and Secondary schools.

COVID 19 – supporting autistic learners return to education

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Autistic learners and their families may need individualised planning for the transitions ahead. The approach taken needs to take account of context and be relevant for the learners school stage and developmental level.


Information and Guidance to support transitions - Scotland Learns 

Information, guidance and resources to support practitioners, learners and families during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on Education Scotland’s Corporate website and the National Improvement Hub. Scotland Learns has been developed in response to COVID-19 and has a wide range of ideas and suggestions of activities to help parents, carers and practitioners support learning at home and weekly newsletters for parents and carers and for practitioners.

Specific guidance, information and resources have been developed by Education Scotland to support transitions for learners who require additional support during the COVID 19 pandemic. Select 'here' to access the link.  


Scottish Government COVID 19 Guidance 

Excellent and Equity during the Covid-19 pandemic – a strategic framework for reopening schools, early learning and childcare provision in Scotland.

This strategic framework "Excellence and Equity During the COVID-19 Pandemic" has been jointly developed by the Scottish Government and local government, with crucial support from key partners across the education system including the Education Recovery Group, established in April 2020. Select 'here' to download the document. 


Scottish Government. Coronavirus (COVID-19): reopening schools’ guidance, Scottish Government.   

Non-statutory guidance for local authorities and schools in their planning for a safe, phased opening in August 2020.Select 'here' to download the document. 

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NAIT have developed guidance in consultation with the autism community including: autistic people, parents of autistic individuals, professionals from health, education and third sector. It is intended to help school staff and partners apply good practice.

Select the 'What learning and teaching resources are available to support transition and blended learning?' at the base of this page to access a range of resources to support transition and blended learning. 


Webinar - Supporting the return to educational settings for autistic children and young people

A film of the webinar  held on  04.06.20 is available on Education Scotland’s U Tube channel. Below is the recording of the webinar. Click 'here' to download a PDF copy of the presentation.  


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NAIT and NHS webinar - 11.06.20  2pm

Supporting the return to educational settings for autistic children and young people 

There's still time to join this interactive webinar for paediatric AHPs, assistants, students & other health professionals involved in teams around children/young people (0-18 years) who are autistic or have related needs register.gotowebinar.com/register/30860…