Free summer holiday activity in Surrey and Hampshire for children with special needs.Toad on the road is an interactive, multi-sensory performance based on The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.This event will be free for children with special needs (ages 4-19) and their accompanying carer.
Lanterns Nursery School recognised at national communication awards
Congratulations to Lanterns Nursery School and Childen's Centre in Winchester for being highly commended in the Early Years Setting of the Year category at the 2013/2014 Shine a Light Awards for their work supporting children with special educational needs (SEN).
Our friends at The Grange have been practising their signs for Valentine’s Day! (With thanks to Ben, Elizabeth, Gillian, Jo, Maria, Rosie & Sue.)The Grange provides housing and training opportunities for people with disabilities.
Advent calendar 2013: Behind the scenes and highlights
Need something to brighten up these wet and windy January days? Take a look at our video of behind the scenes footage and highlights of our 2013 advent calendar.The videos were watched nearly 20,000 times: thank you all for your support. And thanks again to everyone who took part.
We have hidden some spotty bags in the advent calendar! If you see one you can enter a draw to win a Something Special prize.On each day that the spotty bag appears, one lucky winner will win a Something Special DVD signed by Justin Fletcher and a spotty bag.
The Grange is a registered charity based in Bookham in Surrey. They provide a range of services to adults with disabilities including accommodation, training in life and social skills, and opportunities to work.
Congratulations to all involved with S4C's Makaton children's programme Dwylo'r Enfys (Rainbow Hands), which is produced by Ceidiog, for winning an award in the Children’s Programme category at the British Academy Cymru Awards 2013.
The Communication Trust is running its yearly No Pens Day Wednesday campaign on Wednesday 9th October 2013.No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools to put down their pens and pick up their language by running a day where learning is focused around speaking and listening activities.
The Communication Trust welcomes our CEO to its Programme Board
Lysa Schwartz, CEO of The Makaton Charity, has been appointed to the Programme Board of The Communication Trust. The Programme Board is responsible for the direction and management of The Communication Trust’s strategy and yearly operational plan.
Dwylo'r Enfys nominated for a worldwide Rockie Award
S4C's Makaton children's programme Dwylo'r Enfys has been nominated for a prestigious Rockie Award at the 2013 Banff World Media Festival.Dwylo'r Enfys (Rainbow Hands), which is produced by Ceidiog, has been nominated in the Children Programmes (2+) Non-fiction category.
Come and see us at The Autism Show. It's on 14th and 15th June at the Excel Centre, London. We will be on Stand A15.The Autism Show is a national event for autism, dedicated to the two million people in the UK who live and work with autism on a daily basis.
You can now support us every time you sell an item on eBay. Select The Makaton Charity as your favourite charity, then whenever you list an item, simply choose a percentage of the sale price you would like to donate.
The Department for Education has recently published the outputs from the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP). The research programme ran for three years and was designed to investigate the progress of children with speech, language and communication needs over time.
Justin with Alesha Dixon, whopresented him with the award(Photo: BAFTA/ Richard Kendal)Congratulations to Justin Fletcher, who has won a BAFTA in the Presenter category for Something Special in the British Academy Children’s Awards.
Mr Tumble wins outstanding award for good communication
Children’s television presenter Justin Fletcher, aka Mr Tumble, from CBeebies Something Special programme, has received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Shine a Light Awards 2012 for helping and supporting children in developing good communication skills.
For those of you who have the MyChoicePad Makaton app, you can now download and print this free Quick Start guide to remind you how to use all the features of MyChoicePad.MyChoice: Quick Start (pdf file, 3.2Mb) Don’t forget there are also tutorial videos online www.mychoicepad.com.