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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.

Have a good look through, I'm sure you'll find lots to help. Just below this you'll see a selection of articles that might interest you, just click on anything that looks interesting. Don't be shy!

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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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SLT Information pack SLT Information pack
The Speech, Language Therapy team have assembled the following information and resources which they hope will be of use to parents and carers in the borough. Read More
Woodbine House
An American based publisher with a broad range of titles on a number of different conditions/syndromes and topics such as speech and behaviour. Worth a look. Read More
Assisting a Wheelchair User -  Booklets Assisting a Wheelchair User - Booklets
A practical guide to helping a wheelchair user. Provides advice on avoiding strains, helping people in and out of wheelchairs, transferring, moving around, managing kerbs and steps. Read More
Doggie Dare
There is a new boy in Jamie's class who is deaf. Read More
Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law
On Monday September 3rd 2012 the Department of Education published the draft changes to legislation that the Government are proposing to introduce to SEN system.  Read More
Travel Support Card - TfL
The travel support card is suitable for independent young adults when they are travelling in London. They can use it on buses, trams, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the Tube, London Overground, and at Victoria Coach Station. Read More
Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and other Learning Disabilities.
'The book is user-friendly and includes clear diagrams in each section, along with tables to outline key points. I found these very useful and they are an easy reference/ reminder, for example, they include a normal development chart, what assessments are available and their main aims.' - Natio... Read More
Contact a Family - March Contact a Family - March
Plenty to read in the March edition of Contact a Family's March Newsletter including Bedroom Tax Victory, a great guide to how benefits are changing and musch more. 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
Blabbermouth, Sticky Beak & Gift of the Gab
Hilarious stories about Rowena Batts - an extraordinary articulate girl who doesn't let a fact like not being able to speak stand in her way. Read More