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Working with parents - Advanced Training Material: E-learning materials commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009). They are designed to support teachers in mainstream schools who wish to gain advanced and specialist skills. One aspect considered in this unit is the information and insight that parents/carers have about pupils

Engaging effectively with parents, carers and families - Advanced Training Material: E-learning materials commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009). They are designed to support teachers in mainstream schools who wish to gain advanced and specialist skills. This unit examines how diagnosis of autism impacts on a child’s family, and looks at the importance and practicalities of establishing strong links between the school and the home.

Working effectively with colleagues and other agencies  - Advanced Training Materials: E-learning materials commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009). They are designed to support teachers in mainstream schools who wish to gain advanced and specialist skills. This unit considers the impact that the various people within your school and from external agencies who may come into regular contact with a pupil with autism may have on pupils, and identifies ways in which you can support communication and collaboration to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.

Autism Help (Au): This site aims to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder through providing practical strategies, information  and resources. In this section they provide information for families regarding rights, respite,  tips for everyday living and coping with ASD. Some of the information is specific to resources in Australia, however families may find useful information in the more general topics

RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING

Autism Spectrum Disorders;  A booklet for parents and carers,  Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). The booklet explains what ASD is; how it is diagnosed; what can help. There are details of support organisations and other places where you can get more information at the end of the booklet. Also available in: Large print; Gaelic; Mandarin; Polish; Urdu; Russian; Bengali‚Äč

Booklet-  A practical approach at home for parents and carers Falkirk Council Children with Disabilities Team, Occupational Therapy. Content includes:

Creating a Supportive Environment
Creating a Supportive Play Enviroment at Home 
Creating a Social Family Enviroment 
Home Safety 

Also by Falkirk Council Children with Disabilities Team, Occupational Therapy: 
A Practical Approach at Home for Parents and Carers;  Asperger's Syndrome (Teenagers)      Asperger's Syndrome (Young Children)
 

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These Shared Resources are included as examples of what has been developed in particular settings to provide information for staff, including supply and non teaching staff.. They may have to be adapted to meet needs in other contexts.
We hope they give you ideas and inspiration to develop ones to suit your own school or pupil.

Pros and Cons of a diagnosis - considerations for parents developed by an Outreach Team

Working through problems - a guide for parents (ASDIN;Dumfries and Galloway)

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