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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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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
Private and Confidential
Laura decides to learn Braille so she can correspond with her penpal Malcolm who is blind. This book shows children that having a disability should not be a barrier to friendship and that communicating in a different way can be rewarding and fun. 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
Support and aspiration - Easy Read version
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
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
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 descriptions of the continually changing hopes and aspirations that she and her husband have for him will have echoes for ever... Read More
Contact a Family - April Contact a Family - April
Read the latest newsletter from Contact a Family. Including details on Benefit guides, disabled children's charter and the crisis in care funding. Read More
Ealing’s Home to Place of Learning Travel Policy
This document sets out Ealing’s revised policy and describes some of the options available so that where children and young people can travel independently they are enabled to do so.  Read More
Jackson's Juniors
Twins Chris and Rosie make friends with Harriet who may have problems hearing but this doesn't stop her being a star footballer. 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