Using our communication passports
Help young people with autism or learning disabilities to show you what support they need
Some young people may find it difficult to tell their leaders how they need to be supported
Communication passports are simple resources you can use with girls who have autism or learning disabilities. They give young people an informal way to tell you all about themselves – without the need to communicate verbally.
We have worked with the National Autistic Society (NAS) to develop our own printable communication passports for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
How to use our passports in your unit
You can print out and give one of our passports to a young member in your unit. With the help of their parents, they can fill in their passports with everything that you need to know about them. They can write, draw or stick pictures onto the passports and give them to you before they start guiding.
These resources can be used to start a conversation with parents about how to support their child, and can travel with the young person to events so all leaders can learn about their needs.
If you need to have more structured support in place for a young person, check out our adjustment plans