Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Australian Disability Clearing House on Education and Training (ADCET)
In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to Disability Practitioners, Teachers and Students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.

First and Then - a new app
May 9, 2016
A virtual visual support app to assist people with autism and communication challenges transition calmly at home, school and the community. It replaces the traditional visual supports that can be cumbersome, time consuming, costly to create and limited in function. 
The app is easy to use, with infinite options as personalised visuals can be selected from the camera roll, camera, google images and the apps photo library.
One of our members alerted us to this new app, and has trialled it with her adolescent son with Down syndrome and hearing impairment. The link in the title takes you to an introductory video. The website and links to downloads are here.

Step by Step Cook Book - for non-readers
The Step By Step Cook Book is a colourful and clearly arranged recipe book for young children and other non-readers, such as some people with intellectual disabilities, communication or cognitive impairments or autism spectrum disorder.  
It features twelve simple, healthy, tasty and fun recipes. It has coloured photos for every piece of equipment, ingredient and step of the recipe with simply written text accompanying each step.  
This volume features 'no-cook' recipes, so there is no need for a stove, oven or microwave, meaning the recipes are perfect to use in most 

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