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.
An experienced practitioner, you will provide creative input to continuous professional development of our network of over 1100 tutors and trainers, work to identify new opportunities for skills development and training, and work with our partners to meet users’ needs.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS WAS 23RD NOVEMBER 2012.The Makaton Charity is looking for 4 - 6 individuals to join and expand our dynamic board of Trustees.Unusually for a charity, we're largely self-funding, which means your 'day job' skills could prove highly valuable.
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.