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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 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 »

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 »

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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
Cerebra - DLA Guide
A highly recommended guide to the whole process of applying for Disability Living Allowance specifically aimed at parents and carers of children with a brain related condition. Read More
 A Guide to Independent Support 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 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 accessible? Read More
Laces and more
Easy ties is great for disabled people because it builds confidence.  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
Caring for Myself - A Social Skills Storybook Caring for Myself - A Social Skills Storybook
For a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even everyday activities like brushing your teeth, washing your hands or visiting the doctor can cause anxiety and stress because of the sensory, cognitive and communication impairments they experience. Read More
Joey Goes to the Dentist
In this photographic picture book, young Joey, who himself has Asperger Syndrome, provides a straightforward explanation of how he prepares for and subsequently pays a visit to his dentist. His explanation encompasses information about the dentist and his 'helper', the instruments used, sounds and t... 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
Assisting a Wheelchair User -  Booklets 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 steps. Read More