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Caring for Myself - A Social Skills Storybook

For a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even everyday activities like brushing your teeth, washing your hands or visiting the doctor can cause anxiety and stress becaus... Read More »

Child Accident Awareness

DangerSpot books are children's picture books with safety stickers helping to prevent accidents within the home and elsewhere. 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 »

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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
What kind of Future
Part of a project by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities entitled What Kind of Future. The booklet examines the lives of ten young people with Down Syndrome and how they're managing their lives as young adults, what kind of support they receive and what ambitions they have. You ... Read More
Cool Simon
Simon is ignored by the other children in his class because of his hearing problems. However, after he saves the school rabbit from kidnappers he becomes a hero. Read More
Discretionary Housing Payments
Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. Read More
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
Laces and more
Easy ties is great for disabled people because it builds confidence.  Read More
Times Educational Supplement Special Needs Resources
The Times Educational Supplement (TES) is currently developing its Special Needs resource web site. We offer free quality resources for those working with children who have Special Needs. The resources are made by teachers and so are tried and tested. There are a range of resources that support ch... Read More
Malpas the Dragon
Malpas the dragon flew all around the world, breathing fire, screaming, moaning and farting. He made everybody afraid. Malpas was treated badly by his parents. They taught him to be a very rude, angry dragon, but this meant that he was also unloved and lonely. Every day he cried stone tears th... Read More
The Additional Needs Handbook
A wonderful guide to everything you need to know about what's going on in Ealing. A lot of the information contained on the site is here in handy book format. Read More
Assessment of disabled people's life chances
The Strategy Unit was asked to provide supporting analysis and a strategic assessment of disabled people's life chances - the opportunities available to disabled people, both children and adults, to improve their quality of life. Read More