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  1. Communication passports

      Many children and young people are unable to communicate their needs and it can be very time consuming for parents/carers to constantly repeat the same information to activity providers. This is where a communication passport can be very helpful. A passport aims to present…
  2. Going to the theatre

    Many theatres have concessions tickets for disabled people, and some offer a free ticket for accompanying carers. To find out more, take a look at your local theatre’s website or give them a call. The Mayflower theatre offers a number of 'relaxed performances'.  They have also made…
  3. Employability skills

    Employability Skills are key skills that you need to be able to get a job and are useful when you are working. These include: Communication skills Being able to explain what you mean in a clear and concise way, either in writing or when you…
  4. Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)

      Designated Clinical Officer Special Education Needs and Disabilities 0-25 The Children and Families Act 2014 places a statutory duty on the NHS, both commissioners and provider authorities to deliver the best support to children and young people and those with special education needs for…
  5. Sensory differences

    Many people on the autism spectrum have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. Any of the senses may be over- or under-sensitive, or both, at different times. These sensory differences can affect behaviour, and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. The video on the…
  6. Gaining Work Experience

    Work Experience is where you can work for a short time to understand more about what it is like to have a job. Work experience is a far more flexible term but normally refers to some form of temporary work placement within a company where you will work on…
  7. How to apply for a job

      Normally when you apply for a job you will need to complete an application form and/or send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Covering letter (sometimes called a Cover letter). Filling in an application form Many employers prefer application forms to CVs. Forms are easier to…
  8. Living on the border of Hampshire

    Neighbouring authorities You may live in Hampshire but access services or schools in another authority or you may live in another authority but access services and schools in Hampshire. In either of the above situations you may need to be aware of our neighbouring authorities’…
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