Resources – February 2016

ResourcesA roundup of resources that might be useful for families of children with brain conditions.

Bookwitty
A resource “bringing books, ideas and people together” on any subject. Searching for a topic brings up articles, book titles and ideas, and it is also possible to contribute to the website.

How to be a great autistic individual employer
A guide aimed at people with autism and their families who are looking to employ a Personal Assistant. One of a set of three guides relevant to autism, (Skills for Health).

Contact a Family Podcasts
Contact a Family have a series of podcasts, the latest one gives information about Carer’s Allowance.

Growing up, sex and relationships
Guide for parents of teenagers with disabilities, with an information leaflet for young people, (Contact a Family).

Curing the Winter Blues
Article about overcoming SAD (“the winter blues”) from Autism Society. Geared to adults with autism, but of interest to a wider audience.

The trials of toilet-training an older child with autism
A blog written by a parent of an autistic (Autism Awareness Centre).

Events

Rare Disease Day
29 February 2015
On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from countries and regions all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities based on the slogan: Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard.