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This page will be updated to include resources as we find them and will include Social Stories soon.

updated 11.01.2021


Autism & Christmas - Free Version     

A short course on how to make Christmas special for autistic children, including resources and lots of helpful advice from Lynn McCann of ReachoutASC.




First Psychology Inverness



News & Events

Winter Webinar Series Starting 6th November 2020

Click here for details



Little Star Fishes

New group for pre-school children with additional support needs at King's Inverness, Unit 4, Smithton Industrial Estate, Smithton IV2 7WL




CHIP+ have created a COVID-19 section on their Useful Links section of their website.  They will keep adding key links in here which you may find useful https://www.chipplus.org.uk/links



National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are running an online social group for autistic young people aged 12-16.  The group is safe, fun and supervised and open to young people in Highland and other areas of Scotland.  The organisers will run virtual events according to the young peoples' interests.  Email ScotlandSocialGroups@nas.org.uk to find out more.



Back to School - NAS Information Sheet





Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Top Tips - Preparing Your Child for Returning to School

With plans being made to reopen schools for more pupils, as a parent or carer you may feel concerned about your child returning to school, especially if they find change difficult to handle.




Survey - Autistic Experience of COVID-19 Legislation and Guidelines

Online survey from SWAN - Scottish Women's Autism Network

Autistic experience of COVID-19 legislation and guidelines

Added 21.05.20




Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

Guidance from Gov.uk - Published 29 March 2020

15. Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?




Social Stories, Social Information & Activities and Visual Sequences

This page will be updated as and when new information and documentation becomes available, please keep checking!

Click here




Highland Words Up!

The Highland Words Up! approach uses key messages to support communication and language development through positive interactions between adults and children from before birth.

These video presentations focus on the six Words Up: Early key messages and explores why they are important for language and communication and how to use them when playing and talking to children.

6 Short Presentations can be found at section 5 Pines Online



Twinkl Website

Resources for parents which can be printed or downloaded here Twinkl

Examples: -

  • symbols to support a child’s daily routine

  • sequences showing the steps of a particular task like getting ready for bed or going to the toilet

  • social stories on various topics



Ongoing Support by The Pines Team

Contact numbers and details of services you can access

2020-04-01-Parent Carer Professional Ongoing Support.pdf


Advice issued by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to support those who are undertaking social distancing to get through the next few weeks can be found here:- 



CAMHS Resources (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services)

This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.




Carol Gray - Social Stories

My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus



Just Ask Enquiry Line

For our parents, carers, children, young people and those who work with them.

Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Primary Mental Health Workers, Speech & Language Therapists, School Nurses & Pre-school Home Visiting Teachers, Autism Practitioner & Community Learning Disability Nurses




























































































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