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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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Inclusive Design for Play Inclusive Design for Play
A short introduction to what should be considered when planning inclusive playgrounds. Does your playground match these recommendations? Read More
Caring for Myself - A Social Skills Storybook 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 because of the sensory, cognitive and communication impairments they experience. 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
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
waving not drowning
A newsletter for parents of disabled children who work or want to work. Just e-mail Janet Mearns (Editor) on janet.mearns@workingfamilies.org.uk to receive a free newsletter. They also operate a free helpline on 020 7253 7243, e-forums, policy meetings and campaigns. Read More
SLT Information pack SLT Information pack
The Speech, Language Therapy team have assembled the following information and resources which they hope will be of use to parents and carers in the borough. Read More
Introduction to EHC Plans Introduction to EHC Plans
A comprehensive introduction to EHC PLans writtten by Sean Kennedy, a barrister with DH Law.    Read More
The DSAQ Guide to Apps
It can be overwhelming to search through the thousands of apps available in the iTunes store so the Down Syndrome Association of QLD have compiled this booklet to give you more information about some of their favourites. Read More
Looking After Someone
Carers UK produce a guide to carers' rights and benefits called Looking After Someone. This comprehensive guide gives you information on what rights carers have and how you can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. A version for England, Scotland and Wales is... 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