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

https://sway.office.com/EAmrmHu1XiA8XMGH?ref=Link

"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."   

 

ASD

"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."

https://sway.office.com/Bs2avsnkFJJubeMZ?ref=Link


In addition there are a number of organisations to support you.

 

Anxiety UK       

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/       

Text: 07537 416 905  

Telephone: 03444775774


Clam Harm

https://calmharm.co.uk/


Care for the Family

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/support-for-you/family-life/parent-support/additional-needs-support/


Carers of West Lothian

https://carers-westlothian.com/


Childline        

https://www.childline.org.uk/           

Telephone: 0800 1111


Mind UK        

https://www.mind.org.uk/


Parents Together West Lothian

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentsTogetherWestLothian/about/


Samaritans    

https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/talk-us-phone/           

Telephone: 116 123


Scottish Autism

https://www.scottishautism.org/services-support/family-support/online-support-right-click


West Lothian Council            

https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/50765/Coronavirus-Helpful-Resources


West Lothian Foodbank       

https://westlothian.foodbank.org.uk/


West Space

https://westspace.org.uk/


Young Scot    

https://young.scot/

https://young.scot/campaigns/national/aye-feel


Young Minds

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/


CAMHS have produced two helpful videos to help with stress.

www.vimeo.com/channels/1590397

www.vimeo.com/415101342


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.

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/blog/

 

Particularly useful is the free software for use at home.

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/blog/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

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/autism-spectrum-disorder/

Communication Support Needs

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/communication-support-needs/

Dyslexia

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/dyslexia/

Physical Support Needs

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/physical-support-needs/

Severe and Complex Needs

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/severe-and-complex-support-needs/

Visual Impairment

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/visual-impairment/

 

In addition, they have a variety of courses, webinars and other training events available

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/professional-learning/