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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.

Have a good look through, I'm sure you'll find lots to help. Just below this you'll see a selection of articles that might interest you, just click on anything that looks interesting. Don't be shy!

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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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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
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 and what steps should be taken by parents, schools and pre-schools. Conditions – is an extensive survey on t... Read More
Inclusive Design for Play Inclusive Design for Play
A short introduction to what should be considered when planning inclusive playgrounds. Does your playground match these recommendations? Read More
Ealing Mencap December Newsletter Ealing Mencap December Newsletter
Catch up on all the latest news from Ealing Mencap including a lovely review by Maurice Elliott for the I Love Thunder gig back in October. Read More
The Newham Easy Read Website
This website is full of links to useful information about transition. This information has been created to help young people with learning disabilities to make choices when leaving school or college. 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
Three Blind Eyes
An exciting mystery set inthe early half of the 19th century about a young girl who is made to be the guide for a blind criminal Duke. Read More
Benefits Rates Poster Benefits Rates Poster
Benefits Rates Poster produced by Social Welfare Training for 2013/14. Still in Draft form with complete version due in March. 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 their hopes. Their desire to become, like every child and young person, independent and successful in their chosen futu... Read More
Short Breaks Service in Ealing - Latest Review Short Breaks Service in Ealing - Latest Review
This latest review of Ealing Council's Short Breaks Statement provides the current arrangements for short breaks in Ealing. Read More