West Lothian Council have provided some support information for all parents and carers and for those with caring responsibilities for children with autism.
General Parent Communication
"We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you are doing to support your child's learning in these uncertain times. We appreciate the challenges that we are all facing as we adapt to the current circumstances and hope that you find the information in this link helpful to you as you continue to support your family's wellbeing."
"We appreciate the additional challenges that are faced by our children and young people with autism at this time and hope that you find this resource and sources of support helpful to you."
In addition there are a number of organisations to support you.
Text: 07537 416 905
Care for the Family
Carers of West Lothian
Telephone: 0800 1111
Parents Together West Lothian
Telephone: 116 123
West Lothian Council
West Lothian Foodbank
CAMHS have produced two helpful videos to help with stress.
CALL Scotland help children and young people across Scotland to overcome disability and barriers to learning created by their environment, and to fulfil their potential.
For the latest news from CALL Scotland, please see their blog from the link below.
Particularly useful is the free software for use at home.
Here is an update from CALL about recent resources they been developing.
We have updated the poster 'ChromeBook Apps and Extensions for Learners with Dyslexia' (from a wall of apps to a wheel): https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/chromebook-apps-and-extensions-for-learners-with-dyslexia/
There's a new poster on the brilliant VI accessibility tools in Windows 10: www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-windows-10-accessibility-tools-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/
There are some fantastic new Bookbug symbolised resources (Primary 1 family bag) on the Symbols for All section of the CALL website: https://www.symbolsforall.org.uk/bookbug/primary1-pack/
And we have a new Word Prediction guide - hot off the press - to download: https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/books/a-guide-to-word-prediction/
Kathleen Morrison from Fife Council has demonstrated the excellent OneNote resource as part of the CALL webinar programme 'Supporting ASN Learners: Fife's Innovative Use of OneNote Notebooks as a 'one Stop Shop' for Information and Resources' not to be missed!!!: https://www.callscotland.org.uk/professional-learning/webinars/WEB156/
Call Scotland have information and advice pages for specific additional support needs
Autistic Spectrum Conditions
Communication Support Needs
Physical Support Needs
Severe and Complex Needs
In addition, they have a variety of courses, webinars and other training events available