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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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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 »

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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
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
Green Boy
Fantasy story, using environmental issues, about a boy who can't speak. 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
Essential Reading Plus
List of Books on special Education from Essential Reading Plus Read More
Working together to Safeguard Children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Read More
Discretionary Housing Payments
Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. 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
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
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