Learners with specific additional needs

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The following websites and links may be helpful for school staff and parents/carers looking for advice and guidance for children/young people with Autism, learning difficulties & other specific needs. Click on each one below to access the resource or site.


We have collated key information regarding Autism for school staff and parents/carers. Please click on the following link to download our factsheet: What is Autism factsheet?

External resources

National Autistic Society - Leading UK charity for Autistic people National Autistic Society

Scottish Autism

  The Autism Toolbox

Gas Logo + tagline Final.pngAutism and Neurodiversity North Scotland

Autism Understanding ScotlandAutism Understanding Scotland

National Autism Implementation TeamNational Autism Implementation Team

Parent ClubParent club (have a range of resources on different additional support needs)

Supporting the return to school following periods of isolation or non-school attendance

Many children and young people will benefit from additional and targeted help and support to return to school and re-establish routines. They may also require enhanced support to understand new routines and procedures. This can be achieved using visual supports and prompts to support understanding and create predictability.

Neps_logo_blueThis resource from the National Educational Psychology Service in Ireland gives a number of helpful strategies and approaches to supporting children and young people with additional needs back to school: Supporting the Wellbeing of students with Special Educational Needs Returning to school

The following resources and links may be helpful for families and professionals to provide support to children and young people.

Accessible resources and activities

For accessible literacy and learning resources view Aberdeenshire’s Additional Support Needs Website for more information.


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