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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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Take a Good Look
A story about not being able to see. Read More
Mark Spark in the Dark
A story about not being able to see. 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
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
Discretionary Housing Payments
Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. Read More
Short Breaks Services in Ealing
This booklet provides information on short breaks available in Ealing for children and young people under 25 with disabilities and / or complex medical needs.  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
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley
Jessie O'Malley has cerebral palsy. She sets out on an adventure to save the Big Hill on Clare Island and discovers how important it is to fight for the things you really want. Read More
The DSAQ Guide to Apps
It can be overwhelming to search through the thousands of apps available in the iTunes store so the Down Syndrome Association of QLD have compiled this booklet to give you more information about some of their favourites. 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