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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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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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Night Rider
William and Stanley are teenagers with Down's Syndrome and lots of attitude. An adventure story about two friends fighting for justice. Read More
Laces and more
Easy ties is great for disabled people because it builds confidence.  Read More
The Sleeping Sword
A fantasy story about Bun Bendle who becomes blind after a tragic accident and gets caught up with the legend of King Arthur. Read More
waving not drowning
A newsletter for parents of disabled children who work or want to work. Just e-mail Janet Mearns (Editor) on janet.mearns@workingfamilies.org.uk to receive a free newsletter. They also operate a free helpline on 020 7253 7243, e-forums, policy meetings and campaigns. Read More
Essential Reading Plus
List of Books on special Education from Essential Reading Plus Read More
Blabbermouth, Sticky Beak & Gift of the Gab
Hilarious stories about Rowena Batts - an extraordinary articulate girl who doesn't let a fact like not being able to speak stand in her way. Read More
A guide to safeguarding, managing risk and personal budgets 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
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
Video Nation
A collection of short films featuring people with varying disabilities and their carers. All sorts of emotions lurk within this page. Strange isn't it, you arrive at a web page and often you have no idea where you will end up emotionally. You can travel through hope via despair through grief to curi... Read More
When listening comes alive
A guide to effective learning and communication. Read More