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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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Cerebra - DLA Guide
A highly recommended guide to the whole process of applying for Disability Living Allowance specifically aimed at parents and carers of children with a brain related condition. Read More
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
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
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
Mark Spark in the Dark
A story about not being able to see. 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 instrument for the first time. 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 get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. A version for England, Scotland and Wales is... Read More
Assisting a Wheelchair User -  Booklets Assisting a Wheelchair User - Booklets
A practical guide to helping a wheelchair user. Provides advice on avoiding strains, helping people in and out of wheelchairs, transferring, moving around, managing kerbs and steps. Read More
Understanding Non-verbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-sense guide for Parents
This easy to read guide offers a complete overview of Non-verbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She prov... Read More