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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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Advice & Guidance for Parents/Carers


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 »

Autism-Friendly Bedroom

Some useful thoughts on helping to make your child's room helps them to get the rest they need.  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 »

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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
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
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
TAC Bulletin June 2013 TAC Bulletin June 2013
Latest newsletter from Peter Limbrick. Interesting article on keyworkers and the work of Team around the Child. Read More
Ealing Mencap - Summer Newsletter Ealing Mencap - Summer Newsletter
Latest round up of all the news from Ealing Mencap including the presentation of Berge Kanikanian's Aktion T4 Awareness Project' at the House of Commons. Read More
The Worry Website
A wonderful collection of short stories. Class teacher Mr Speeds sets up a Worry Website on the classroom computer so children can share their worries with their classmates. Read More
Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter
Latest Newsletter from Ealing Mencap Read More
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
An independent publisher of a very broad range of academic books in the social and behavioural sciences including: Art Therapies Syndromes Health & Social Care Disability and many more. 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
When listening comes alive
A guide to effective learning and communication. Read More