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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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Publishers


Brookes Publishing

American based publisher with a good range of titles on children with disabilities. Read More »

Essential Reading Plus

List of Books on special Education from Essential Reading Plus Read More »

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An independent publisher of a very broad range of academic books in the social and behavioural sciences including: Art Therapies Syndromes Health & Social Care Disa... 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 »

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 »

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Doggie Dare
There is a new boy in Jamie's class who is deaf. Read More
Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome
I've stopped posting all the new books from Jessica Kingsley because we have a link to their site and there are so many titles available it becomes a bit repetitive. This book however really looks outstanding as a guide to known disorders at this time. Only available in hardback at the moment. ... 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
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
Support and aspiration - Green paper on special educational needs and disability
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
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 begin! Read More
A Guide to Special Needs Cafés in the UK
Where to find cafés and restaurants that employ and train staff with special needs in the UK 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
Ealing Mencap December Newsletter 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
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