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Back to School Pack

Welcome to our Back to School Pack!

Here you will find a range of posters, handouts and more to support children and young people with disabilities and developmental challenges as they start or return to an education setting.

Early Childhood Pack


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Transition resources

Read how to plan for a positive transition for your child
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Transitioning from home to an early childhood education care setting
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Transitioning to primary school (or to a new primary school)

Print-outs and posters

Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Strengths and Abilities Communication Checklist
Communication checklist
Supports parent-educator communication
Link to AllPlay Learn's Home Schedule resource for early years
Home schedule
Download images to create a visual schedule at home

Stories

Read stories with children about experiences they may have

A day at childcare

A day at kindergarten

Making friends

What to do when I miss my family at kindergarten

Videos


Hear about Kylie and Lucy’s experience of inclusion

Primary Pack


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Transition resources

Read how to plan for a positive transition for your child
Primary-Parent-Transition Guide-tn
Transitioning to primary school (or to a new primary school)
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Transitioning to secondary school (or to a new secondary school)

Print-outs and posters

Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Strengths and Abilities Communication Checklist
Communication checklist
Supports parent-teacher communication
Link to AllPlay Learn's Home Schedule resource for primary school
Home schedule
Download images to create a visual schedule at home

Disability information sheets


If planning to disclose your child’s diagnosis to their peers, download information sheets or activity books so peers can learn more about how they can be inclusive
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Activity Book for ADHD
Peer information activity book
ADHD
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Activity Book for Autism
Peer information activity book
Autism
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Sheet about Blind and Low Vision
Peer information sheet
Blind and low vision
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Sheet about Cerebral Palsy
Peer information sheet
Cerebral palsy
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Sheet about Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing
Peer information sheet
Deaf, deaf and hard of hearing
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Sheet about Intellectual Disability
Peer information sheet
Intellectual disability
Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Peer Information Sheet about Physical Disability
Peer information sheet
Physical disability
Primary Peer Information Sheet - About Supports-Primary
Reasonable adjustments information sheet
Download an information sheet for peers about why some students may need reasonable adjustments at school

Stories

Read stories with children about experiences they may have

A school day

Getting ready for school in the morning

When my teacher is away

Videos


Hear about parent and child experiences of inclusion

Secondary Pack


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Transition resources

Read how to plan for a positive transition for your child
Secondary-Parent-Transition Guide-tn
Transitioning to secondary school (or to a new secondary school)
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Transitioning to Year 11 and 12

Print-outs and posters

Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Strengths and Abilities Communication Checklist
Communication checklist
Supports parent-teacher communication
Link to AllPlay Learn's Locker Checklist PDF resource for secondary school
Locker checklist

Disability information sheets


If planning to disclose your child’s diagnosis to their peers, download information sheets so peers can learn more about how they can be inclusive
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for ADHD
Peer information sheet
ADHD
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for Autism
Peer information sheet
Autism
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for Blind and Low Vision
Peer information sheet
Blind and low vision
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for Cerebral Palsy
Peer information sheet
Cerebral palsy
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for Deaf, deaf or Hard of Hearing
Peer information sheet
Deaf, deaf and hard of hearing
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for Intellectual Disability
Peer information sheet
Intellectual disability
Link to AllPlay Learn's Secondary Peer Information Sheet for Physical Disability
Peer information sheet
Physical disability
Peer Information Sheet - About Supports-Secondary
Reasonable adjustments information sheet
Download an information sheet for peers about why some students may need reasonable adjustments at school

Stories and animations

Share this animation with your child to help reduce anxiety about starting secondary school and provide stories to students about experiences they may have at school

What will change at secondary school and what will stay the same

How to be organised

School uniforms

Videos


Hear about Melissa and Caleb’s experience of inclusion