WE NEED YOUR HELP ! We would like to create a brand new collection of free printable resources especially for children and young people with disabilities but (before we start) we’d really like to know exactly what types of printables would be the most helpful to our visitors.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher or carer – at school or at home – we’d really appreciate you e-mailing your ideas and suggestions so that we can create worksheets, colouring pages, quizzes, puzzles, printables, etc., that can help you to make a difference.
“Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives.”
World Health Organisation
So what would help you as a parent, carer, teacher or assistant? Maybe something to help a child with autism or Asperger’s syndrome improve their concentration or memory? Or perhaps you know an out-going child with Down’s syndrome who would benefit from help with social skills and social integration? Do they have any particular skills or interests or talents that we can help to nurture?
How about help with printables and templates? For example, social story templates, day planners and timetables for kids that love their routines, or printable Makaton signing sheets. What could we produce to help a visually impaired child with their education or just for some fun? How can we help a non-verbal child to communicate and join-in? … or help somebody with dyslexia to improve their spelling?
Leaflets and handouts for disability awareness might be useful to you … and maybe some links to useful websites about personal care, emotional support, training and safeguarding vulnerable people.
Whilst our main focus is on children and young people we are also interesting in producing resources for adults with physical disabilities or learning difficulties too.
Drop us a line … we’d love to hear from you.