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In this section you will find all sorts of different reference material, including books for your children, government papers, articles by parents and much more.

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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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Good Schools Guide, Special Educational Needs
The Good Schools Guide -Special Educational Needs is divided into four parts. The first part, ABOUT SEN, covers: Entering the world of SEN – deals with identifying SEN and what steps should be taken by parents, schools and pre-schools. Conditions – is an extensive survey on t... 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
Steps Change
A review published in the Guardian in 2005 but only just discovered by me. So apologies for that. However, the article is very thought provoking and will be of interest to those of you whose children attend dance or drama groups. You can read the full article here . 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 dentist. His explanation encompasses information about the dentist and his 'helper', the instruments used, sounds and t... Read More
A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism (revised edition)
Kelly Harland’s wonderfully clear, unsentimental and yet moving account of her daily struggles with Will brings a whole new perspective to our understanding [of autism]. Her descriptions of the continually changing hopes and aspirations that she and her husband have for him will have echoes for ever... Read More
Easy Read Short Breaks Statement 2017 Easy Read Short Breaks Statement 2017
This short breaks information is for children and young people 0-18 years old with a disability or complex needs and their families living in the London Borough of Ealing. Read More
Short Breaks Services in Ealing
This booklet provides information on short breaks available in Ealing for children and young people under 25 with disabilities and / or complex medical needs.  Read More
Spellhorn
A blend of fantasy & reality in this moving story about a blind girl and a unicorn. 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