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  • 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
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  • Happy little helper

    Jenny's son Charlie has autism and uses Makaton. Helping another boy with autism while at work inspired her to invent a Makaton symbol shopping list game that's now available in over 300 Asda stores nationwide to help make shopping fun!

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    On 28 Mar 2018 / By Jenny B
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  • The Brickworks Museum

    The Brickworks Museum in Bursledon has gained Makaton Friendly status, making it the first museum in the south-east to achieve the accolade.

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    On 28 Mar 2018 / By Gemma I
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  • Makaton Friendly Town

    Working in a school and going into adult care I noticed a massive gap in our system. Where are service users able to use their social communicative skills? I had an idea… What if we had a whole a town become Makaton Friendly!”

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    On 29 Nov 2017 / By Hannah Anderson
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  • Include Choir members

    ‘It’s something different’, ‘a lot of fun’, ‘it’s uplifting’ and’ it makes me happy’... Lots of members say that using signs when we sing helps them learn and remember the words to songs.

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Alix L
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  • The Include Choir

    It has been wonderful to see people’s confidence develop as the choir has grown, and with feedback like ‘It makes me happy,’ and ‘I want it to be forever and ever,’ it feels like we’re on the right track...

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    On 10 Oct 2017 / By Alix L
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  • Moulded Theatre

    Makaton has helped us to receive Arts Council England funding twice to develop the production and to broaden the audience reach, so that even more complex needs families and groups can access Ribbet Ribbet Croak.

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    On 10 Oct 2017 / By Emily, Soniya & Nat
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  • Santa learns Makaton

    Emery Gate’s resident Santa, Nigel Ingles, went back to school learn Makaton.

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    On 03 Oct 2017 / By Phil M
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  • LEGOLAND Windsor

    A boy and a girl playing with Lego

    The Education Team at LEGOLAND Windsor are now Makaton Friendly! They sign when communicating with students and Makaton symbols are visible throughout all the presentations delivered during their workshops... 

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    On 10 Jul 2017 / By Jamie Lawrence
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