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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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Rough Guide to Disability Rough Guide to Disability
The brand new fourth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free via the Zinio online reader . It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disab... Read More
Take a Good Look
A story about not being able to see. 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
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
Discretionary Housing Payments
Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. Read More
What would Joey Do?
Find out how the likeable, hyperactive hero Joey Pigza copes when he is taught at home with Olivia who is blind. Read More
Video Guides to Personal Independance Payments Video Guides to Personal Independance Payments
Series of videos about Personal Independence Payments from the Family Support Service. Read More
Essential Reading Plus
List of Books on special Education from Essential Reading Plus 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
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