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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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Government papers


Discretionary Housing Payments

Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. Read More »

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 »

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 – Perso... Read More »

Response to 'Support and Aspiration"

A thorough response to the Green Paper from the Council for Disabled Children. Read More »

Short Breaks Services Statement 2012

This Short Breaks Services statement has been drafted using information from parents and carers, children, young people and professionals from social care, health, education and th... 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... Read More »

Support and aspiration - Green paper on special educational needs and disability

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... Read More »

Working together to Safeguard Children

A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Read More »

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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
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
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
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
Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
This fact sheet explains how this benefit works and who is eligible for it. Basically, EMA is for 16 to 19 year olds from lower income families in full time education, or on certain training courses, and funds some of their day to day expenses. Students are eligible for weekly payments, plus possibl... Read More
Dyslogic Syndrome
Dyslogical children are commonly labelled as having one or more of a mix of conditions that include Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The number of children who could be described as dyslogical continues to rise sharply, ... Read More
An NAS Guide to Days Out 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
Steps Change
A review published in the Guardian in 2005 but only just discovered by me. So apologies for that. However, the article is very thought provoking and will be of interest to those of you whose children attend dance or drama groups. You can read the full article here . Read More
Spellhorn
A blend of fantasy & reality in this moving story about a blind girl and a unicorn. Read More
Looking After Someone
Carers UK produce a guide to carers' rights and benefits called Looking After Someone. This comprehensive guide gives you information on what rights carers have and how you can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. A version for England, Scotland and Wales is... Read More