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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 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 descri... Read More »

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

I've stopped posting all the new books from Jessica Kingsley because we have a link to their site and there are so many titles available it becomes a bit repetitive. This book how... 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 »

Essential Reading Plus

List of Books on special Education from Essential Reading Plus 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 »

SEN Press

Specialist publisher of books for young people (aged 14-19) with special educational needs (operating at Level 1). The titles focus on life skills and social situations.  Read More »

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and other Learning Disabilities.

'The book is user-friendly and includes clear diagrams in each section, along with tables to outline key points. I found these very useful and they are an easy reference/ reminder... Read More »

What is Dyslexia?

The author provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed d... Read More »

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Government response to DLA reform consultation
The government have included this summary: The Coalition Government is committed to reforming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to create a new benefit – Personal Independence Payment. We will create a benefit that is simpler to administer and easier to understand, is fair, and ... Read More
Mark Spark in the Dark
A story about not being able to see. 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
When listening comes alive
A guide to effective learning and communication. Read More
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley
Jessie O'Malley has cerebral palsy. She sets out on an adventure to save the Big Hill on Clare Island and discovers how important it is to fight for the things you really want. 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
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
Parents and Carers' checklist for successful meetings
3Cs present their  'Parents' Checklist for more successful Meetings' . Written by Lesley Beck and Linda Shampan specifically for a workshop at one of the EDCM days. Read More
An NAS Guide to Days Out An NAS Guide to Days Out
The following list has been taken from a National Autistic Society Advice sheet and lists various sites and venues around the country that have been recommended by members. Read More