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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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Short Breaks Hounslow Newsletter
Read the Newsletter produced by the Griffin Park learning Zone over the Summer. This was distributed in print earlier in the school year but I have finally managed to upload a digital version. Luke was the Editor! 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
The Additional Needs Handbook
A wonderful guide to everything you need to know about what's going on in Ealing. A lot of the information contained on the site is here in handy book format. Read More
Brookes Publishing
American based publisher with a good range of titles on children with disabilities. Read More
Short Breaks Service in Ealing - Latest Review Short Breaks Service in Ealing - Latest Review
This latest review of Ealing Council's Short Breaks Statement provides the current arrangements for short breaks in Ealing. Read More
When listening comes alive
A guide to effective learning and communication. Read More
Parents and Carers' checklist for successful meetings
3Cs present their  'Parents' Checklist for more successful Meetings' . Written by Lesley Beck and Linda Shampan specifically for a workshop at one of the EDCM days. Read More
Night Rider
William and Stanley are teenagers with Down's Syndrome and lots of attitude. An adventure story about two friends fighting for justice. 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
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