Preparing to Go Back to School

With lockdown coming to an end, some of your children might have already gone back to school, however many won't be returning until September.  The resources below might be useful for preparing your child for the transition back to school.

A big thanks to The Additional Needs Blogfather for these links.


There’s a free download on the Twinkl website that helps explain returning to school (see header image).


There are free resources about returning to school that you can access for free on the Widgit website.


There’s a free downloadable pack about going back to school on the Makaton website if you use that.

Reachout ASC

Lynn McCann at ReachoutASC has provided a wealth of free downloadable resources.

Action for Children

Knowing how to talk things through with children about returning to school can be hard. Here’s some easy steps to follow from Action for Children.


There’s lots of useful information on the ParentKind website that can help you navigate a path through these difficult times too.


A wide range of useful free downloadable resources can be found on the Do-IT> website, under their rather appropriate heading of ‘Survive, Revive and Thrive’.


The London Group for Learning site has some helpful Social Stories, including different versions of a useful return to school one. As with all Social Stories, these should be adapted or used as a starting point to create a specific version for each child. More information about how to create Social Stories can be found on Lynn McCann’s site above (Reachout ASC)

Autism little Learners

Just love this site, so full of useful stuff and there are some great Social Stories on this link.
Preparing to Go Back to School

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