International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. For us at Filisia, it is not just one day, but an everyday celebration! On this occasion, we have prepared an overview of...

Cosmo and AAC

Cosmo and AAC

Cosmo and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Internal image database Cosmo Switch is a unique accessibility switch that allows you to easily navigate through different devices and third-party applications. Cosmo Switch is compatible with numerous Augmentative...

Headteacher Review

Headteacher Review

Headteacher Review Cosmo Training is an app unlike any other we have used in our school for children on the Autism spectrum. A whole host of multi-sensory activities are available that will ensure hours of fun and engagement for your pupils and there are not enough...

Inclusive Play: here and now

Inclusive Play: here and now

Inclusive Play: here and now Source: Pixabay. Free for commercial use. A word on inclusion It’s hard to argue with a statement that diversity makes the world more exciting and interesting. We learn by thriving on each others' experiences and ideas, starting at a very...

Anything is Possible. Naidex 2021

Anything is Possible. Naidex 2021

Anything is Possible. Naidex 2021 About Naidex Filisia's highlights from Naidex 2021 What inspired us at Naidex Let's talk About Naidex Naidex is one of the world’s most established events gathering professionals and organisations that support independent living and...

Sensory circuits: Alerting station

Sensory circuits: Alerting station

Sensory circuits: Alerting station In this article, we concentrate on using Cosmo to complement the alerting station. This station is the first of the three stations within the sensory circuit. It helps the learner prepare for learning through exercises aiming to...

How to enrich sensory circuits with Cosmo?

How to enrich sensory circuits with Cosmo?

How to enrich sensory circuits with Cosmo?     How we process information We are all different in the way we process information received from the environment. The way we perceive sound, smell, taste and touch can affect how we feel and think. For autistic...

A day with Cosmo

A day with Cosmo

A day with Cosmo Cosmo can come in handy throughout your child's daily routine by enabling alternative communication, expressing emotions, and inclusive play. Below, we present some ideas on how to include Cosmo in your day.  

Moos te Velthuis on music therapy with Cosmo

Moos te Velthuis on music therapy with Cosmo

Moos te Velthuis on his musical passion and music therapy with Cosmo. My name is Moos te Velthuis, I am 21 years old and I come from Goor, a small town in the east of the Netherlands. I play the bass guitar and have been in bands since I was little. I have also been...

Tools to create an inclusive classroom

Tools to create an inclusive classroom

Tools to create an inclusive classroom Inclusion in the early years' education Tools What’s next? Inclusion in the early years' education Fighting bias and nurturing inclusion is a massive challenge among children and young people. Biased behaviours become visible...

How to approach inclusion in the classroom?

How to approach inclusion in the classroom?

How to approach inclusion in the classroom?   What comes to mind when you think of “inclusion”? Addressing bias Nurturing inclusive behaviours Next steps What comes to mind when you think of “inclusion”? Respect? Diversity? Maybe: empathy, tolerance, or...

How to increase technology adoption at school?

How to increase technology adoption at school?

How to increase technology adoption at school?     You bought 20 new iPads for your teachers... You spent money which, most probably, wasn’t easy to find. Now, the teachers are finally able to bring the 21st-century EdTech into their classrooms. ...

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities assesses impact of Cosmo

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities assesses impact of Cosmo

How Cosmo can increase engagement and social communication in SEN school settings. We’re very happy to announce that a pioneering new research article published in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities explores the impact of introducing Cosmo to the school lives of...

New Filisia branding. Thanks to dylsectic

New Filisia branding. Thanks to dylsectic

A few days ago we released the latest update of our app. Amongst new activities and bug fixes, the app has an updated image, all thanks to the work of designer Miltos Bottis (dylsectic.com) We've been working with Miltos for months in order to produce the new filisia...

Autism Ideation and Hackathon – London

Autism Ideation and Hackathon – London

We are excited to participate at the Autism Ideation and Hackathon. The event is organised by Tallstick and will take place on the weekend of 28/29 April   CALLING ALL CURIOUS MINDS Come and join us at Microsoft’s Reactor and spend the weekend finding amazing...

Filisia at Lambeth Autism Fayre

Filisia at Lambeth Autism Fayre

  We are excited to participate once again at an event of the fantastic Institute of Imagination! The Institute is a London based organisation focusing on early years learning, creativity and play - with, or without technology. This Saturday April 7th 2018, they...

Funding available for charities and schools

Funding available for charities and schools

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up...

Cosmo available in Norway via Ergo Contech

Cosmo available in Norway via Ergo Contech

We are excited to announce that Ergo Contech is now a Cosmo reseller in Norway and Sweden. Ergo Contech try to deliver products and solutions that works for everyone and make it possible for all people to access technology. Ergo Contech website in Norway:...