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In this section you will find all sorts of different reference material, including books for your children, government papers, articles by parents and much more.

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A Guide to Independent Support

An introduction to Independent Support in Ealing and the organisations providing this service.  Read More »

A Guide to Accessible Transport in London

Over the past two decades, Transport for London (TfL) have been improving their transport system. Are you getting the most out of the steps they have taken to make it more accessi... Read More »

A Guide to Official Complaints

What do you do when you feel that things have reached the stage when you need to lodge an official complaint?  Read More »

A guide to safeguarding, managing risk and personal budgets

Personal budgets are relatively new, but their use and uptake are likely to increase as the SEND Reforms are rolled out.  Read More »

A Guide to Special Needs Cafés in the UK

Where to find cafés and restaurants that employ and train staff with special needs in the UK  Read More »

A Guide to Swimming in Ealing

It would seem that finding the right swimming course for you can be quite complicated. Luckily I met up recently with Fred Burley who has recently taken the reins at the Ealing Sw... Read More »

A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism (revised edition)

Kelly Harland’s wonderfully clear, unsentimental and yet moving account of her daily struggles with Will brings a whole new perspective to our understanding [of autism]. Her descri... Read More »

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

I've stopped posting all the new books from Jessica Kingsley because we have a link to their site and there are so many titles available it becomes a bit repetitive. This book how... Read More »

An NAS Guide to Days Out

The following list has been taken from a National Autistic Society Advice sheet and lists various sites and venues around the country that have been recommended by members.  Read More »

Assessment of disabled people's life chances

The Strategy Unit was asked to provide supporting analysis and a strategic assessment of disabled people's life chances - the opportunities available to disabled people, both child... Read More »

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Early Years Keyworkers Leaflet
Leaflet detailing all aspects of this important service in Ealing for children with disabilities up to 5 years. Read More
Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome
I've stopped posting all the new books from Jessica Kingsley because we have a link to their site and there are so many titles available it becomes a bit repetitive. This book however really looks outstanding as a guide to known disorders at this time. Only available in hardback at the moment. ... Read More
Jessi's Secret Language
In order to baby-sit for Matt, a deaf child, Jessi must learn Sign Language and soon Matt has made some new friends when the rest of the club learns to sign. Read More
Books created by children with special needs at a school in East London
Teacher Paul Blum set out to create books that would engage his pupils sufficiently when he discovered that there was little available for children with special needs that were appropriate for their ages and interests. He came up with some ideas and then the children took over, developing the st... Read More
The Worry Website
A wonderful collection of short stories. Class teacher Mr Speeds sets up a Worry Website on the classroom computer so children can share their worries with their classmates. Read More
Benefits Rates Poster Benefits Rates Poster
Benefits Rates Poster produced by Social Welfare Training for 2013/14. Still in Draft form with complete version due in March. Read More
Seal Surfer
A book about a boy who is a wheelchair user and develops a friendship with seals on the coast near his home. Read More
Response to 'Support and Aspiration"
A thorough response to the Green Paper from the Council for Disabled Children. Read More
Bright Minds
Family Learning for Fun. Good catalogue with a range of items that could appeal to children with disabilities and their families. Read More