Contact the Autism Advisory and Intervention Service
The Autism Advisory and Intervention Team can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, autism.
Useful links for school staff and parents in supporting children and young people.
Celebrating Me Series
The ‘Celebrating Me’ Programme consists of six short videos which explore the different aspects of having a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the pupil’s perspective. The programme aims to educate the pupil on the dyad of impairment while encouraging the pupil to explore what each area means to them through discussions and competing the accompanying booklet activities.
(You need your c2k username and password to log in). When you log into My School you can access materials / tasks that your teachers have set you.
Use your c2k username and password to log in to access resources.
This link to the CCEA website will get you access to the specifications for exams that you may be taking.
AAIS works closely with Middletown Centre for Autism (MCA). Children and young people who are referred to AAIS and who continue to experience significant and complex difficulties, may be referred to MCA for more intensive support. This support also entails pupil support and training for settings, but also provides intensive parental/carer support in the home.
Lots of short courses on a range of topics.
A wide range of materials on key topics and subjects(at every level) that you will be studying in school.
Offers free online learning courses for young people in a range of subject areas, especially useful for Maths and Computing.
A range of useful online talks and videos.
Provides a wide range of learning materials and courses for GCSE and A Level students: - some resources are free!
Examines our past, explains our present.
This website is excellent for maths practice and revision.
Website for parents and carers of children in mainstream nursery and primary school (up to P4). Includes information leaflet, suggested activities/resources and parent training videos to promote development of speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development. RISE NI also provide information for teachers.
This resource, created by parents for parents, addresses the whole life journey for parents of children with disability and additional needs. It is a live document which will be updated as new resources are developed.
A website with information and advice for families in a digital world.
This is an NSPCC website and explains how to keep children and young people safe online.
At stressful times, it is even more important to be kind to yourself and to look after your emotional wellbeing. This chapter will signpost you to a range of apps and online resources which focus on physical exercise, hobbies and interests, relaxation tools and connecting with friends.
Daily exercise is important for both our physical and emotional well-being. Here are some ways to get that daily burst of exercise:
This site allows you to stream daily exercise, including Yoga, Tai Chai and Bootcamp!
Live Family Workout every day @ 11.00am (available via Facebook and Instagram).
‘Borrow’ online books and magazines, free of charge. All you need to have is your library card!
Did you ever think that you might want to earn a Blue Peter Badge? Well, now you can!
If you would like to learn a new language or practice a language that you are learning in school you should consider checking out the Duolingo web page.
Minecraft tutorials..... free for one month!
There are loads of online resources and apps, many of which are free of charge at present. Please see below some apps/websites which may be helpful at times when you are feeling anxious.
You will be able to use this app for relaxing your mind and relieve physiological and physical stress.
Mindfulness for everyday living.
Uses the camera on your mobile to detect your heart rate and provides relaxation and calming exercises.
Free app designed for teens and young adults to cope with anxiety.
App and guided meditations for addressing sleep, anxiety and stress.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Strategies for sleep, meditation and relaxation.
To provide a sense of peace and focus.
Journal for teens, growth mind-set and mindfulness.
This website provides free guided imagery to assist with diaphragmatic breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.
A non-profit, app-based meditation and mindfulness programme.
This app provides individuals with ASD a means of communicating their personal level of anxiety and providing specific guidance.
An app used to address anxiety and self-help.
Stress-relieving games on your mobile and/or iPad.
Strategies to relax, be mindful and take charge of your anxiety.
Online training programme and bank of online resources and research bulletins for parental advice and support
Online counselling service.