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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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Princess Pearl
Beautifully illustrated by Sophy Williams, this picturebook tells the story of a princess who can't see. 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
Assisting a Wheelchair User -  Booklets 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 steps. 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
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
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 dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. ... Read More
Mantra Lingua
Although not specifically for children with learning disabilities, Mantra Lingua publish a wide range of children's books in dual languages.  Read More
Green Boy
Fantasy story, using environmental issues, about a boy who can't speak. Read More
Jessi's Secret Language
In order to baby-sit for Matt, a deaf child, Jessi must learn Sign Language and soon Matt has made some new friends when the rest of the club learns to sign. 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