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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
Brookes Publishing
American based publisher with a good range of titles on children with disabilities. Read More
When listening comes alive
A guide to effective learning and communication. Read More
Glenn plays the Magic Flute
Although you might not understand much of what is being said, I think you will certainly understand what is happening! A beautiful video about a young boy discovering an amazing instrument for the first time. 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 descriptions of the continually changing hopes and aspirations that she and her husband have for him will have echoes for ever... Read More
Contact a Family - March Contact a Family - March
Plenty to read in the March edition of Contact a Family's March Newsletter including Bedroom Tax Victory, a great guide to how benefits are changing and musch more. Read More
Princess Pearl
Beautifully illustrated by Sophy Williams, this picturebook tells the story of a princess who can't see. Read More
SEN Press
Specialist publisher of books for young people (aged 14-19) with special educational needs (operating at Level 1). The titles focus on life skills and social situations. 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