Resources – January 2016

ResourcesA round-up of helpful resources for families of children with brain conditions.

Access to Work
Employers’ guide to Access to Work: money to help disabled people do their jobs. (Dept for Work and Pensions).

Employing disabled people and people with health conditions
A guide for employers on how to attract, recruit and retain disabled people. (Dept for Work and Pensions).

Finding work for those with autism: self-employment success
Discussion article by M. Bennie, (Autism Awareness Center Inc. Canada).

Brain disorders across the lifespan
An open access collection of articles from 2015 and a perspective on promoting nervous system health, (supplement to Nature journal).

Family mediation
Leaflets about mediation for families thinking of separating, (Ministry of Justice).

Baby monitors
Advice about the use of baby monitors, (Swiss Federal Office of Public Health)

What you’ll need for your baby
Advice  about equipment for babies including the safe use of bedding and cots,  (NHS Choices).

Help in the early years if your child has additional needs
Factsheet for parents from Contact a Family.  Applies mainly to the new system in England, but also of relevance elsewhere).

Which School? For Special Needs
A searchable database of Special Schools, (John Catt Educational Ltd).

A guide for young people supporting each other
Peer support tool for young people to use themselves from the Association for Young People’s Health.

Dealing with issues relating to parental responsibility
Guidance for organisations looking after children while their parents are not with them, (Dept for Education, England).

Read Kindle books on your computer
Free programme to download Kindle books to a computer. Book format conversion software, http://calibre-ebook.com/ (Calibre).

Fire safety leaflets
Guidance for people with sight, hearing or mobility issues, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-for-people-with-sight-hearing-or-mobility-difficulties; and fire safety for parents and child carers, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-for-parents-and-child-carers (Dept for Communities and Local Goverment).

My area
Information and feedback website about services for adults with autism in each local authority area of England, (Autism Connect).

SugarSmart
Free app for parents to look up the sugar content of food products. (Public Health England).