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  • Communication for all service users

    Emily and Eve, third year learning disability student nurses at Edge Hill University, want to teach student nurses from other fields that people with a learning disability should always be included in conversations regarding their health & wellbeing...

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    On 26 Jun 2018 / By Emily Kavanagh
    At work
  • Cambusbarron Playgroup

    Makaton Friendly certificate

    It has been gratifying to see that parents and staff have also embraced the use of Makaton and a supportive learning community has developed around signing.

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    On 26 Jun 2018 / By Jane
    At school
  • Doncaster Community Arts

    darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is a community arts charity. Their team of artists use dance, drama, music, visual arts and film to deliver creative workshops with children and adults...

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Lucy R
    Out and about
  • Rachael's story

    Both Rachael's sons have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. "Makaton has given my children a way of communicating in a way that no words have to be spoken but it makes us listen more, and that is extraordinary."

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Rachael W
    At home
  • Jane's story

    Jane runs a small but busy independent speech and language therapy practice in Cheshire "Makaton has been a real game changer for many of the children, families and staff we support, and I can’t wait to extend my knowledge of signs again this year."

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Jane M
    At work
  • Tor Bank School

    We are committed to advancing children’s rights and as such we ensure that all of our pupils regardless of ability are given their ‘right’ to a voice.  This is the reason why we embarked upon our Makaton journey as a school...

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    On 25 Apr 2018 / By Claire B
    At school
  • Makaton Friendly DJ

    Jake Glennon is the youngest DJ in the UK, and the first Makaton Friendly DJ!

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    On 25 Apr 2018 / By Jake Glennon
    Out and about
  • Carpool karaoke

    Karen and her daughter in the video

    Have you seen the beautiful and inspiring video that 50 mothers of children with Down's syndrome created to support World Down Syndrome Day 2018? One of the mothers, Karen Baldi, explains how the video came about.

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    On 28 Mar 2018 / By Karen Baldi
    Out and about