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 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.
In November we were very excited to work with Business Team of the Apple Store, Milton Keynes, in organising an event to showcase how people are using iPads with children and adults with communication needs. Guests included Makaton Tutors, local schools and communication specialists.
The Something Special team has scooped two awards at the 2010 British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA).The Producer Allan Johnston and Directors Helen O'Connell and Anna Perowne were winners in the Pre-School Live Action category for Something Special.