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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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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
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, explains how to find out what's available locally and includes a handy checklist to help parents decide if a childcare p... Read More
Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and relationships education (SRE) is an important part of the curriculum for all children and young people. Those with mild, moderate and severe learning difficulties are no exception. This factsheet supports staff in special schools, mainstream schools and other settings in developing and revie... Read More
A Guide to Swimming in Ealing
It would seem that finding the right swimming course for you can be quite complicated. Luckily I met up recently with Fred Burley who has recently taken the reins at the Ealing Swimming Club. He spent an hour or so with me explaining how swimming is organised in and around the borough. Key to every... Read More
Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter
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Travel Support Card - TfL
The travel support card is suitable for independent young adults when they are travelling in London. They can use it on buses, trams, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the Tube, London Overground, and at Victoria Coach Station. 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
Surviving the Special Educational Needs System: How to be a 'Velvet Bulldozer'
The Velvet Bulldozer is a book about our four children who have diagnoses that encompass the following problems: ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Dyslexia (SLD), Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties (MLD), Semantic Pragmatic Disorder. If any of these i... Read More
Early Years Keyworkers Leaflet
Leaflet detailing all aspects of this important service in Ealing for children with disabilities up to 5 years. 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 are in the best position to make sure their child develops social and communicative skills to their potential." Read More