Resources – May 2015

ResourcesOur monthly roundup of useful resources for families of children with additional needs.

Holiday Grants
List of some of the sources of holiday grants for children with disabilities.

The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts
Listing of shows for children. These include “Relaxed performances” geared to children with special needs. Others may be found by putting the term “relaxed performance” into a search engine.

Getting Diagnosed
A factsheet about the steps to take if you believe a child would benefit from having a diagnosis for their condition (in this case, Tourette syndrome), (Tourettes Action).

NICE evidence search
To find national guidelines, standards and other information on health and social care topics.

Includes guidance on aspects of supporting literacy and well-being at home, transition and other topics, (JJ Charitable Trust and others).

Premier Reading Stars
“Premier Reading Stars” is a collection of literacy resources based on Premier League football. (National Literacy Trust).

“What you need to know”
A webinar about the new SEN framework in England, (Douglas Silas solicitors).

Parent carer forum handbook
A how-to guide for people setting up a forum, (Contact a Family).

Disability Matters
Free e-learning materials designed for the UK workforce, to inform fears, ideas and attitudes towards disability and disabled children and young people, (by a consortium led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health).

What human rights do for disability
A number of examples from case law, where cases brought by or for people with disabilities have been upheld,  (RightsInfo).

Getting it right for every child
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is a new approach to services for children in Scotland aged 0 to 18 years.  (Scottish Government).

Help and support for disabled young people to find and stay in work
New guide from the Dept for Work and Pensions.

PIP postcode map
Updated map showing postcode areas for PIP assessment providers and reassessment of existing DLA claimants (aged 16+. Dept for Work and Pensions).