Resources to help you and your child with special needs feel happy and stimulated at home. This includes educational and creative activities plus advice on how to create structure, routine and consistency.
- Clicker and DocsPlus: FREE access to educational software to help support literacy for primary and secondary pupils.
- Department for Education: List of online education resources for home education
- Driver Youth Trust for Literacy: At-home activity pack (downloadable PDF)
- Home lessons online: A sample schedule you can adapt to help structure your child's day, keeping their minds stimulated and their bodies active
- Arts and Culture: Free resources and streams: A collection of various educational links around arts, culture and creativity
- Coronavirusfest: Keep the gigs going during lockdown!: Join this online music festival for people with and without learning disabilities - coming to you from musicians’ front rooms and sheds from across the country!
- Gig Buddies at home: A weekly newsletter for young people with learning disabilities and the people who support them during social distancing. Every Tuesday we share activities you can do at home and online, and you can download previous weeks’ newsletters too for more ideas.
Information leaflets to help support younger children adjust to new routines and transitions during the lockdown or self-isolation.
- Supporting Your Child at Home: Structure and Routine
- Supporting Your Child at Home: Understanding of Routines
- Supporting Your Child at Home: Managing Change and Transitions
- Supporting Your Child at Home: Developing Play Skills and Planning Activities
- Activity sheets to help support your child at home
- How to help your child with autism spectrum disorder manage their home learning (downloadable PDF)
- Resources to use with people with learning disabilities through coronavirus restrictions (downloadable PDF)
The NHS East London NHS Foundation Trust has created this video about helping support neurodiverse children during self-isolation and lockdown.
- Vicky Ford MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to children and young people with SEND, their parents/carers and families, and all who support them. You can download it here (PDF)
- Vicky Ford MP and Helen Watley MP, Minister of State for Care, have written a joint letter to children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers and families, and others who support them. Download it here (PDF)