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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 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 »

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 step... Read More »

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Autism & Me
DVD Created by a young man with Autism - Rory Hoy - provides an insight into his own personal world and how he relates to the world around him. Read More
Understanding Applied Behaviour Analysis
Clear, accessible and with a structure that is easy to follow, this book is an essential introduction to the discipline of ABA and its applications for parents and professionals. Read More
Caring for Myself - A Social Skills Storybook Caring for Myself - A Social Skills Storybook
For a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even everyday activities like brushing your teeth, washing your hands or visiting the doctor can cause anxiety and stress because of the sensory, cognitive and communication impairments they experience. Read More
Rough Guide to Disability Rough Guide to Disability
The brand new fourth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free via the Zinio online reader . It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disab... 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 children and adults, to improve their quality of life. Read More
Inclusion of disabled children in primary school playgrounds
In recent years the trend has been to educate disabled children in mainstream schools, partly as a response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001). One of the themes of Every Child Matters (2004) is that children should enjoy and achieve, and this applies to the educational conte... Read More
Government response to DLA reform consultation
The government have included this summary: The Coalition Government is committed to reforming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to create a new benefit – Personal Independence Payment. We will create a benefit that is simpler to administer and easier to understand, is fair, and ... Read More
Support and aspiration - Easy Read version
This Green Paper is about all the children and young people in this country who are disabled, or identified as having a special educational need. It is about their aspirations and their hopes. Their desire to become, like every child and young person, independent and successful in their chosen futu... Read More
Autism-Friendly Bedroom
Some useful thoughts on helping to make your child's room helps them to get the rest they need. Read More