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Making the Move


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Introduction. 1. Planning the Move.2. Term by Term Planning. 3. Summer Break 4. My Moving to Secondary School. 5. Resources. 6. Sample Social Story: My Secondary School. 7. A Word About Siblings. Index.

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Guide for parents and schools on successfully managing the transition from primary to secondary education for a child with ASDs

About the Author

K. I. Al-Ghani is a special educational needs teacher who has worked for more than 35 years in the field of education. She is currently a specialist teacher for inclusion support and is involved with training professionals, students and parents in aspects of ASD. As an author and a mother of a son with ASD - the illustrator Haitham Al-Ghani - she has spent the last 25 years researching the enigma that is autism. Lynda Kenward has over thirty years experience of working in special education. Now retired, her recent role as specialist teacher for inclusion support has motivated a particular interest in developing visual resources for children with ASD.


This is a great resource for parents, teachers and other professionals supporting the transition of pupils on the autistic spectrum in their move from primary into secondary education... It is a resource that I would definitely recommend and one that can be dipped in and out of as necessary, should a child be having particular difficulty in understanding a specific aspect of this very significant phase in his/ her education. -- British Journal School of Nursing
Deserving of ongoing mention for parents, teachers and educators at all levels... An ongoing, top recommendation. -- The Midwest Book Review
The transition from primary to secondary school is a major event for most kids, but MAKING THE MOVE is even more important, offering a guide to transfer for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Checklists for parents and kids alike make this a recommended pick for parents of such students, as its fill-in workbook format offers many useful resources from blank timetables to homework diaries and more to help parents handle such kids. A specific, top pick for any parent of ASD child moving their child through the education system. -- The Midwest Book Review

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