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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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Benefits Rates Poster

Benefits Rates Poster produced by Social Welfare Training for 2013/14. Still in Draft form with complete version due in March.  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... Read More »

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 »

Ealing Mencap December Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest news from Ealing Mencap including a lovely review by Maurice Elliott for the I Love Thunder gig back in October. Read More »

Ealing Mencap Newsletter Autumn 2013

Latest edition of Ealing Mencap's Newsletter. Lots of information about current projects and an amazing fundraising story! Read More »

EalingHELP Survey results

Read the results of our User Survey which took place between the 15th June and 27th July 2012. Read More »

Glenn plays the Magic Flute

Although you might not understand much of what is being said, I think you will certainly understand what is happening! A beautiful video about a young boy discovering an amazing i... Read More »

Short Breaks Hounslow Newsletter

Read the Newsletter produced by the Griffin Park learning Zone over the Summer. This was distributed in print earlier in the school year but I have finally managed to upload a digi... 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 inf... Read More »

Video Guides to Personal Independance Payments

Series of videos about Personal Independence Payments from the Family Support Service.  Read More »

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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
The Worry Website
A wonderful collection of short stories. Class teacher Mr Speeds sets up a Worry Website on the classroom computer so children can share their worries with their classmates. Read More
Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law
On Monday September 3rd 2012 the Department of Education published the draft changes to legislation that the Government are proposing to introduce to SEN system.  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
New edition - a guide to carers' rights and benefits
This guide sets what rights carers have and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. Lots of useful information on finances, protecting your pension etc. Read More
Bright Minds
Family Learning for Fun. Good catalogue with a range of items that could appeal to children with disabilities and their families. Read More
Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips & Strategies
Lots of tips and strategies from the parent of a boy with Aspergers. Widely acclaimed by parents and professionals. 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
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