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Specialist College Knowledge Village

Diagnosing autism in a child with a visual impairment (blog)

A child born with congenital blindness is 30 times more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our blog discusses the issues with its diagnosis.

My Makaton Mission (blog)

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. Let Carl explain more...

Improving learning through sensory integration therapy (blog)

We find out how sensory integration therapy allows students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to access their educational curriculum.

Achieving goals with assistive technology (blog)

Expertise in assistive technology at our Specialist College plays a big part in our student’s success.

Covid-19 and autism: A mum's perspective (blog)

How does the Coronavirus crisis affect someone with severe autism? Kate Simpson shares the story of her daughter Tess, who attends our Specialist College.

Preparing young people with learning disabilities for work (blog)

A team of Job Coaches at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate work with our supported internship students, all of whom have a learning disability, to enhance their employability skills.

Autism shopping strategies - should more shops adopt the quiet hour? (blog)

Aimee Jackson, Autism Programme Leader at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate shares her advice on shopping strategies for people with autism.

It’s about reopening doors that our students thought were closed (blog)

Lee is a physiotherapist at Henshaws College in Harrogate. As today is National Disability Awareness Day, He would like to share with you an insight into his role as part of the Disability Support Service team at Henshaws

Innovative new technology for autistic learners (blog)

We spoke to Mike Thrussell, Assistive Technologist at Henshaws College, who explained how Henshaws is supporting autistic learners through an innovative new project

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