An interactive and highly visual resource to support individuals with the basic concepts of sex and relationship education and keeping safe.
Challenge Consultancy & Training Ltd Website Members section.
Through the work of Challenge Consultancy & Training, visuals, support tools and guidance have been created to work with children and adults, families and professionals who have or are supporting people with autistic spectrum conditions. This section provides an opportunity to share tried and tested methods with a wider audience, ensuring that as a Company we are inclusive and accessible to all.
How it Works
The Members Section is accessible to paid subscribers at a small fee of:
Parents, Carers , Adults with ASC – quarterly payments of £20.00 or £75.00 per year
Professionals, Groups – quarterly payments of £40.00 or £150.00 per year.
Payments can be set up electronically or invoiced each month and paid by cheque if preferred.
The full content list is below of what you can expect to have access to by the end of the first year. A section will be made available each calendar month. All information will be available for download and photocopy within the membership you have.
Member’s Section Content
What is an Autistic Spectrum Condition? Accessible information.
Building and maintaining friendships and social inclusion
Thoughts, feelings and managing anger and aggression
Setting up and maintaining schedules, managing change.
Confidence and self esteem
Coping with death
Keeping safe – out and about and internet safety
Sex and Relationship Education strategies
Self help skills (independent living skills)
Daily functions – Sleep, toileting, personal care, eating and drinking
Transition into adulthood
Learners with special needs often have difficulty connecting pieces of information together to form concepts and need help in order to break learning down into a ‘small steps’ approach.
Research would seem to indicate that for many learners with special needs, limited understanding of complex language can present a considerable barrier to learning and these learners often favour a more visual or kinaesthetic learning style.
I have produced 2 highly visual modular resources that have proved to be very popular within a range of settings such as schools, residential settings, PRU’s, adult disability services and so on. These resources aim to help learners connect together pieces of learning via the use of concrete language, visual cues and a structured framework.
Growing and learning
Growing and Learning is a series of books that have been written to support the parents and carers of young people with learning disabilities.
The books have been written by Jane Keeling in a friendly relaxed ‘parent to parent’ style and there are personal anecdotes which it is hoped will encourage others. The books can be used also by professionals working in the field.
Issues covered within each book are:
- Guidance, tips and support for parents and carers
- The importance of teaching children and young people with a learning disability about sexuality and sexual health issues
- Information and support about working with young people with communication difficulties
- Advice about using communication symbols and visual learning methods
- Information for parents and carers of young people with an autism spectrum diagnosis