March 24, 2020 5:34 pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Latest Update from Team WarrPAC

As you may have heard, we have unfortunately postponed our “Working Together” conference.  We will also be suspending our other activities – coffee mornings, CDC drop ins and Ask The Expert / SEND Surgery sessions – until further notice.

This is a worrying time for all our families, and for the professionals who support us.  There is a lot of misinformation out there, particularly on social media, and the official guidelines are also changing rapidly as the situation evolves.

We are including in this mailshot some sources of reliable information, plus links to resources that our families may find useful.  All of these links are shown in capitals in the rest of our message below

We are looking into ways to start up online contact with our membership, but in the interim, we shall still be posting on social media.  You are welcome to contact us via MESSENGER ON FACEBOOK` or VIA EMAIL.

Health and Information Resources

For the latest guidelines to keep yourselves and your families healthy, check out the NHS’S CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PAGE.    This includes a link to the NHS111 service.

For the latest government guidelines, including social distancing and self isolation guidelines, check out the GOV.UK GUIDANCE HERE.

For local guidelines, check out WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL’S WEBSITE. this includes updated information on council services, and links to social care support.

The NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY has a useful page of information, including a guide on the virus for those with a learning difficulty, and a social story to help explain the situation to those with autism. PSYCHOLOGY TODAY has an article on how to support those with autism.  These resources would also be useful for other children with a learning difficulty.

We’re unsure of the origin of this social story, found on twitter, but thought it might be useful for our families.

Online and Education Resources

Learners at Green Lane and Fox Wood schools and college have been sent out an email with a list of links that they can use.

We would like to build up a list of websites that our members have found helpful, so we have CREATED THIS PAGE to store your favourites.  If you have any suggestions of websites / resources PLEASE EMAIL US HERE.

Please note: These sites have been suggested to us, but WarrPAC has no control over their content.  As with all internet use, parental control is recommended.

Here’s a few that we’ve found so far:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Has lots of resources by key stage.  The site is currently running a free offer for membership, which you can access using code CVDTWINKLHELPS.  There is a separate section for SEND learners.

THE EDUCATIONAL APP STORE has a list of apps for varying needs, some are free, but some are paid for – let us know if you find any of these useful.

PRIORY WOODS SCHOOL has links to touch screen and educational resources on their website

We send our best wishes to all of our families and professionals in these trying times.

Take care all

Team WarrPAC 💚

 

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