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Autism Support Pack
New symbolised resources to support autistic people
From June 2023 an updated and improved Autism Support Pack with over 100 different resources and 80 new symbols will be available. The pack was created in consultation with professionals and the autistic community. To get a taste of what’s coming and in time for Autism Acceptance Week, you can now download and use a free sample from the future pack.Download Sample Resources Free Training
Sample resources you can download now
Parent and Carer Guide
A useful guide with links, adverts and 'words of wisdom' contributed by parents and carers of autistic people.
A selection of stories that can be personalised to help children understand social situations and ease anxiety.
Emotional Regulation Samples
Scales and language boards to aid co-regulation and depict a variety of scenarios that can be personalised to support different needs.
Sensory ‘Top Tips’ and Rockhopper Sensory Story
A 'Top Tips' Sensory Processing information guide which focuses on children feeling safe, eating well and having fun.
A set of resources to help support individuals as they learn how to independently use the toilet.
Autism Support Samples
Autism Support Samples
Autism Support Samples
What’s in The Autism Support Pack and how to get it
The full comprehensive Autism Support Pack (available in both Widgit Online and InPrint 3 formats) will include over 100 different resources to support autistic people and their families organised into the 4 Areas of Need as outlined in Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs).
If you wish to be informed when the new pack is available, please join our mailing list by adding your email address below.
To find out more about how Widgit Online and InPrint 3 can be used to create bespoke visual aids you can book a free place on one of our live webinars during Autism Acceptance Week.
Created with professionals to support the Autistic Community
The Education Team at Widgit has worked with a number of professionals to ensure that this pack is of the highest quality and in line with current practice and views of the Autistic Community. We would like to thank each of them for their support, guidance and contributions.
Karen (@scottish_asn_teacher) is an Additional Support Needs (ASN) educator, inclusion champion, author and teacher based in Scotland.
Lynn is an autism specialist who started Reachout ASC in 2014. She supports autistic pupils in primary, secondary and special schools and provides training.
Joanna Grace is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, author, trainer, doctoral researcher, TEDx speaker and founder of The Sensory Projects.
New and updated symbols
As part of the creation of this pack and to allow you to make your own resources to best support the autistic people you care for, we have created over 80 new symbols. After consultation with our users, professionals and the autistic community we have also edited some of our existing symbols to bring them up to date.
How do I access these symbols?
The new symbols are automatically available in Widgit Online, Sign in to take a look.
You can add the ready-made resources included in this pack to your account by downloading the Widgit Online version and following the instructions.
The new symbols are included in a wordlist as part of the InPrint 3 download for the Autism Support Pack Taster above.
This wordlist will automatically open with the ready-made resources included in this pack but you can also use the wordlist to create custom resources featuring the new symbols.
To enable the Autism Pack wordlist:
- Go to Symbols > Symbol Settings on the toolbar
- Click on Autism Pack in the available wordlist section
- Click Enable Wordlist then OK.
Getting started with Widgit Symbols - free webinars
During Autism Acceptance Week we will be running a series of webinars to help you get started with Widgit Symbols.
These webinars will include a look at how both Widgit Online and InPrint 3 can be used to create bespoke visual aids.
The session will include the creation of a visual timetable, a social story and a vocabulary mat as well as plenty of time for questions and answers.
|Monday 27th March||15:45 - 16:45||All||Book your place|
|Tuesday 28th March||11:00 - 12:00||All||Book your place|
|Wednesday 29th March||20:30 - 21:30||All||Book your place|
|Thursday 30th March||13:00 - 14:00||All||Book your place|