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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 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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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
Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and relationships education (SRE) is an important part of the curriculum for all children and young people. Those with mild, moderate and severe learning difficulties are no exception. This factsheet supports staff in special schools, mainstream schools and other settings in developing and revie... Read More
Three Blind Eyes
An exciting mystery set inthe early half of the 19th century about a young girl who is made to be the guide for a blind criminal Duke. Read More
Mark Spark in the Dark
A story about not being able to see. 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 - April Contact a Family - April
Read the latest newsletter from Contact a Family. Including details on Benefit guides, disabled children's charter and the crisis in care funding. Read More
TAC Bulletin June 2013 TAC Bulletin June 2013
Latest newsletter from Peter Limbrick. Interesting article on keyworkers and the work of Team around the Child. Read More
Doggie Dare
There is a new boy in Jamie's class who is deaf. 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
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