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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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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
Breadmakers
Make sure you watch this. An award winning documentary which focuses on Edinburgh's Garvald Bakery, a social enterprise staffed by 12 people with learning disabilities. Let the fun begin! Read More
Autism & Me
DVD Created by a young man with Autism - Rory Hoy - provides an insight into his own personal world and how he relates to the world around him. Read More
Inclusion of disabled children in primary school playgrounds
In recent years the trend has been to educate disabled children in mainstream schools, partly as a response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001). One of the themes of Every Child Matters (2004) is that children should enjoy and achieve, and this applies to the educational conte... Read More
What would Joey Do?
Find out how the likeable, hyperactive hero Joey Pigza copes when he is taught at home with Olivia who is blind. Read More
Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law 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
EalingHELP Survey results EalingHELP Survey results
Read the results of our User Survey which took place between the 15th June and 27th July 2012. 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
Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter
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Seal Surfer
A book about a boy who is a wheelchair user and develops a friendship with seals on the coast near his home. Read More