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NAS: Understanding difficulties at break time and lunchtime Guide (pdf) includes information about lunchtime clubs, buddy systems, social skills classes, bullying, and creating a safe place for pupils with an ASD to go to if they feel especially anxious or need some time out.

Curriculum - Life Skills - 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 looks at the importance of including the teaching of life skills in the curriculum for pupils with autism. This can help ensure the best outcomes for these pupils in later life 

Social assistance for pupils on the autism spectrum:  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 the importance of developing social and emotional understanding in pupils on the autism spectrum.

NAS WEBINAR : Neurodevelopment and social competence in autism spectrum disorder

NAS: Holidays and days out  Includes advice on:

Bonfire night

Christmas

Days out: planning your day

Families: ideas for days out

Going to a museum

Going to the theatre

Going to the cinema

Holidays: preparation and practicalities

Going to a place of worship

Support for Health e.g. visit to dentist, doctor, sleep issues, diet...

RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING

White, Christine  The Social Play Record :  A Toolkit for Assessing and Developing Social Play from Infancy to Adolescence

Winner, Michelle Garcia  Why teach Social Thinking

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