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Transition Toolkit - Autism Education Trust This toolkit is a summary of common issues surrounding transition for young people on the autism spectrum, as well as a guide to the considerations that should be taken by those supporting them. 

NAS: Planning for Transitions  Good practice guidelines when planning to meet the needs of students with Asperger syndrome during transition.

See also Holidasys and days out for advice for schools from National Autistic Society on Going on trips, Going to the theatre and Going to a museum, all involving significant transitions

Leicester County Council Autism Outreach service have produced Transition packs, from Primary to Secondary for Primary school staff   Secondary School staff and for Parents  

Transition Toolkit (Revised Edition). A framework for managing change and successful transition planning for children and young people with autism spectrum conditions, BILD 

A Personal Communication Passport may support a young person who cannot easily express their views at times of transition

Personal Communication Passports are a practical and person-centred way of supporting children, young people and adults who cannot easily speak for themselves. Passports are a way of pulling complex information together and presenting it in an easy-to-follow format. Passports aim to:

Present the person positively as an individual, not as a set of 'problems' or disabilities;
Provide a place for the person's own views and preferences to be recorded and drawn to the attention of others
Reflect the person's unique character, sense of humour etc.;
Describe the person's most effective means of communication and how others can best communicate with, and support the person;
Draw together information from past and present, and from different contexts, to help staff and conversation partners understand the               person and have successful interactions;
Place equal value on the views of all who know the person well, as well as the views of the specialist professionals.

Sally Millar (CALL Scotland):   Personal Communication Passports, the dedicated CALL mini-site, for more information about Passports ('Creating / Making Passports' for Templates)

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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.

Tackling Transitions  Powerpoint presentation by Fife ASIST team

Transition to secondary; useful questions to consider  ASDIN team, Dumfries and Galloway

 

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