Communication and Autism Team

transitioning your child/ young person back into their setting

This page offers you guidance, support and resources for before, during and after your child’s return to their school/ setting, after the Covid-19 lockdown. There are videos below with 60 second tips on a variety of topics. There is a presentation with notes to download. At the bottom of the page you will find lots of resources and useful websites.

60 second tips on anxiety…


60 second tips on challenging behaviour…

60 second tips on self esteem…

60 seconds tips on socialising…

Presentation on returning to school after Covid-19 with notes. 

Click the button to download the presentation, as a PDF document: Back to School Presentation
Click the button to download the notes for the presentation, as a PDF document: Notes for presentation

Remote Learning Guidance

Remote Learning Guidance for Staff

This PowerPoint has been constructed as guidance for staff who are supporting pupils and students with Autism in their journey learning from home and online, as this may be a short or even long-term solution to the Covid 19 pandemic.


Resources to download…

These resources are for you to download…

Sliding Scale – Anger

Sliding Scale – Anxiety

These resources are for you to download…

Blank Pupil Profile

Example Pupil Profile

Working together with your child’s school

These resources are for you to download…

Sensory Assessment Checklist

Sensory Environmental Checklist

Sensory Profile – Individual

Supporting Sensory needs and anxiety

Sensory Audit for Schools & Classrooms

These social stories are for you to download and adapt for your pupils…

Some of the social stories have symbols for those pupils that require visual cues, these will not be suitable for all pupils.

Back To School After C19 Social Story b

Back To School After C19 Social Story

Covid19 Social Story School is Opening

Easy read school soon

Wash your hands

We will be going back to school sometime

What will l do when school starts back

Why have things changed at school

Why I need to protect my Nannie and Grandad

Why is everyone at school not allowed to get close

Why is it important to keep a space between myself and other people

These resources are for you to download and use…

Change & Transition

Do’s & Don’ts when supporting CYP with autism in mainstream settings

Early Years Transition Guidance

Transition Ideas

Transition Passport

Some links to websites you may find useful…

Autism Education Trust

These resources are for you to download and use…

Corona Virus Info for Young Children

Coronavirus social story


Easy read school soon social story

Foundation Stage Visual Timetable

Helping children cope with stress

Home setting diary

Pupil Profile, Puzzle Pre-School

Pupil profile

What is Good Autism Practice

Useful videos for sharing hand washing and social distancing messages:

Oscar the Grouch Stay Home
Sesame Street Grover Social Distancing
The Wiggles
Sesame Street Washing Hands
Personal Space
Washing your hands (Baby Shark)
Self hugs as a way of grounding emotionally

The Communication and Autism Team are also at the end of an email should you need further support, to contact us email, let us know your name and the best way for us to contact you, the name of your child/ young person and the school/ setting they attend, we will get back to you as soon as we can.