Inclusive Education is important to me! An inclusive school is flexible and adapts to and supports the individual needs of each kid. To do this the school needs a good understanding of each kids needs and preferences. Profile Sheets (sometimes called ‘About Me’ sheets) is one helpful way to share important information about strengths, preferences and support needs.
A good profile sheet for schools is concise, uses clear headings, highlights the young persons strengths and preferences, and gives clear information on their learning, processing, communication and sensory support needs in the school context.
Profile sheets can be used to help focus conversations about education adjustments, accommodations, modifications and other disability support needs required to enable accessing school and the curriculum, and as helpful reference guide for the child’s teacher(s).
To help with this we have designed a free, editable Autism focused profile sheet template. When using the I am Cadence Profile template you can:-
- Upload and edit your own profile photograph
- Edit and change the text content and headings
- Change the text and border colours
We have designed the template in Canva. Canva is a free, easy to use design App available at both the Apple App store and Google Play Store. When clicking on our template a pop up will appear with directions on accessing the template (if you already have Canva, clicking on the option ‘edit template’ will take you to the template. If you do not have Canva, the links will give you options for signing into Canva to enable access to editing the template).
To access and edit the template, click on this link: https://www.canva.com/…/0PlqyPMawV2a9ZOdbiZkXA/view…
Googling “one page profile sheet” is another option for help and ideas on putting together a profile sheet.
Note: Templates are samples only. Photographs appearing in the templates are ‘stock images’ and names are ‘made up’.