Communication Passport

passportWhat is a communication passport?

A communication passport is used to help the provider understand more about the person with ASC and how to get the best out of them. They provide information on a young person's daily life, their likes and dislikes, and how best to support them.

If you are working with a person with ASC, ask to see their ‘Communication Passport', or better still fill one in with them at the first session.

What do I do with a communication passport?

A communication passport is to be read by any member of staff who is going to be interacting with the child - e.g., sports coaches, lifeguards, receptionists. It will help them to understand the young person and get a sense of what their needs are. Remember to store them in a secure environment as they should be away from the public domain - these are a personal document.

Make sure to update them!

Make sure that they remain up to date. As we grow older things change - our likes and dislikes, family circumstances and sensitivities. Making sure it is updated will ensure that all staff members have the best picture of that child at any one time.

For some examples of communications passports please see the downloadable ones below. Please consider printing them onto cream paper for those with dyslexia.
Version A is what a completed communication passport may look like and Version B is a blank copy for you to fill out.

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Communication Passport - Version ACommunication Passport - Version B

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