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Fiction for Children


Blabbermouth, Sticky Beak & Gift of the Gab

Hilarious stories about Rowena Batts - an extraordinary articulate girl who doesn't let a fact like not being able to speak stand in her way. Read More »

Books created by children with special needs at a school in East London

Teacher Paul Blum set out to create books that would engage his pupils sufficiently when he discovered that there was little available for children with special needs that were ap... 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 »

Doggie Dare

There is a new boy in Jamie's class who is deaf. Read More »

Green Boy

Fantasy story, using environmental issues, about a boy who can't speak. 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 »

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 »

Joey Goes to the Dentist

In this photographic picture book, young Joey, who himself has Asperger Syndrome, provides a straightforward explanation of how he prepares for and subsequently pays a visit to his... 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 ... 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 hi... Read More »

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Working together to Safeguard Children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 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
Contact a Family - March Contact a Family - March
Plenty to read in the March edition of Contact a Family's March Newsletter including Bedroom Tax Victory, a great guide to how benefits are changing and musch more. Read More
Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
This fact sheet explains how this benefit works and who is eligible for it. Basically, EMA is for 16 to 19 year olds from lower income families in full time education, or on certain training courses, and funds some of their day to day expenses. Students are eligible for weekly payments, plus possibl... 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
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
Woodbine House
An American based publisher with a broad range of titles on a number of different conditions/syndromes and topics such as speech and behaviour. Worth a look. Read More
Books created by children with special needs at a school in East London
Teacher Paul Blum set out to create books that would engage his pupils sufficiently when he discovered that there was little available for children with special needs that were appropriate for their ages and interests. He came up with some ideas and then the children took over, developing the st... 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
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