For many children and young people who are Neurodiverse, changes and transitions can be difficult to manage. If your child is worried about going back to school following Coronavirus, or is apprehensive about moving up to secondary school, here are a collection of useful websites with resources that may be able to help.
Going Back to School
The Specialist Training in Autism and Raising Standards (‘STARS’) and ‘Do-IT Profiler’ websites have visual resources (e.g. Social Stories) for children and young people going back to school following Coronavirus.
STARS are accredited by the National Autistic Society.
Moving Up to Secondary School
The transition from primary to secondary school is a major change in any young person’s life. It may involve travelling to a new area as well as other changes, such as:
- Larger class sizes
- Different teachers for different subjects
- A new building
- New timetables
- New routines, e.g. at dinnertime’s
Jessi’s Story: Starting Secondary School with Autism
The video below tells the story of a young person with Autism who has an extraordinary way of dealing with her emotions about starting secondary school: