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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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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
Cool Simon
Simon is ignored by the other children in his class because of his hearing problems. However, after he saves the school rabbit from kidnappers he becomes a hero. Read More
Surviving the Special Educational Needs System: How to be a 'Velvet Bulldozer'
The Velvet Bulldozer is a book about our four children who have diagnoses that encompass the following problems: ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Dyslexia (SLD), Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties (MLD), Semantic Pragmatic Disorder. If any of these i... Read More
Ealing Strategy for Children and Young People
The final version of the Ealing Strategy for Children and Young People with Disabilities and their Families (including those with complex care needs). 2011 - 2014. Read More
Early Years Keyworkers Leaflet
Leaflet detailing all aspects of this important service in Ealing for children with disabilities up to 5 years. Read More
Working together to Safeguard Children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 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
Easy Read Short Breaks Statement 2017 Easy Read Short Breaks Statement 2017
This short breaks information is for children and young people 0-18 years old with a disability or complex needs and their families living in the London Borough of Ealing. 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
Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter
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