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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 »

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 step... 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 »

Communicating Partners Center

I came across this site after watching a 9 year old girl with Down Syndrome talking on You Tube.   "The Communicating Partners Center is guided by one major belief: that parents ar... 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 »

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 an... Read More »

Finding and Paying for Childcare

This useful factsheet tells parents everything they need to know to help them arrange suitable childcare. It runs through the childcare options for disabled children of all ages, ... Read More »

Good Schools Guide, Special Educational Needs

The Good Schools Guide -Special Educational Needs is divided into four parts. The first part, ABOUT SEN, covers: Entering the world of SEN – deals with identifying SEN a... Read More »

Guide from working families - Make it Work for you

A guide for parents trying to combine paid work and caring for disabled children. You can order a copy by going to the website, emailing publications@workingfamilies.org.uk or by ... Read More »

Introduction to EHC Plans

A comprehensive introduction to EHC PLans writtten by Sean Kennedy, a barrister with DH Law.     Read More »

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 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
Ealing’s Home to Place of Learning Travel Policy
This document sets out Ealing’s revised policy and describes some of the options available so that where children and young people can travel independently they are enabled to do so.  Read More
Mantra Lingua
Although not specifically for children with learning disabilities, Mantra Lingua publish a wide range of children's books in dual languages.  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
Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips & Strategies
Lots of tips and strategies from the parent of a boy with Aspergers. Widely acclaimed by parents and professionals. Read More
What kind of Future
Part of a project by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities entitled What Kind of Future. The booklet examines the lives of ten young people with Down Syndrome and how they're managing their lives as young adults, what kind of support they receive and what ambitions they have. You ... 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
Ealing Mencap Newsletter Autumn 2013 Ealing Mencap Newsletter Autumn 2013
Latest edition of Ealing Mencap's Newsletter. Lots of information about current projects and an amazing fundraising story! Read More
Spellhorn
A blend of fantasy & reality in this moving story about a blind girl and a unicorn. Read More