Resource library

You can search for a keyword or use filters to browse our library. Resources are organised by:

  • Subject (for example education or benefits)
  • Type (for example reports or newsletters)
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Our parent guides and factsheets

We produce a series of guides and factsheets on all aspects of raising a disabled child.

You can browse and download the parent guides in our library or download a publications list [PDF].

  • Factsheet: Ankle foot orthoses for children with hemiplegia

    Explains why children with hemiplegia may be offered ankle foot orthoses, and what types may be available.


  • Factsheet: Botulinum toxin and hemiplegia

    Information for parents who may be offered botulinum toxin treatment for children with hemiplegia.


  • Factsheet: GP annual health checks for children with learning disabilities

    This factsheet is for parents of a child or young person with a learning disability. It has information on GP learning disability registers and annual health checks, why they are important and how you can support your child or young person to access the services they are entitled to.


  • Factsheet: Universal Credit - claiming for a young disabled person

    Explains when your child might be able to claim Universal Credit as a young adult and the impact this might have on any benefits that you get for them as a dependent child.


  • Factsheet: Support with mortgage interest

    If you're on certain benefits you may be able to get help towards the interest you pay on your mortgage.


  • Factsheet: Extra help in education for 19-25-year-olds - England

    Education options and rights to extra help for young people with special educational needs aged between 19-25 in England.


  • Factsheet: Home to school transport - England

    Explains which children are eligible for free school transport, what sort of transport can be provided, how to apply for school transport and how to challenge a school transport decision.


  • Factsheet: Challenging school transport decisions

    For parent groups and individual parents who want to challenge a local school transport policy. Outlines the law and local authority responsibilities.


  • Factsheet: Universal Credit - the essentials

    Universal Credit is a new benefit which is replacing most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age. Our factsheet explains what it means for families with disabled children.


  • Factsheet: Benefits are changing

    April 2017 sees the introduction of a number of changes to the benefits and tax credits system. This guide explains what these changes are, and how they may impact on families with disabled children.