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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].

Ordering and buying print copies of our guides

If you are a parent and want a free print version of any of our parent guides, please contact our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 or helpline@contact.org.uk.

If you are a professional then we ask that you make a small payment of £1 for each of our guides. Select 'order print version' next to any parent guide that is on sale. Your basket will appear at the top of the page above the menu bar.

  • 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.

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  • Parent guide: Disability living allowance - claiming the higher rate mobility component for children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders

    How children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders may qualify for the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component at the highest rate - one of our benefits guides.

    228kb

  • Parent carer participation: Learning Disability Annual Health Checks

    Presentation to support Webinar recording of Learning Disability GP Annual Health Checks for over 14’s – why they are important, who are they for and how you can ask for one.

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  • Parent carer participation:case study Birmingham children's hospital -Improving the hospital experience

    Staff at Birmingham childrens hospital worked with parents, young people and the voluntary sector to improve the experience of visiting hospital for children and young people who have a learning disability and their families.

    209kb

  • Parent guide: Concerned about your child

    A description of the roles of professionals who maybe involved in your child's care.Who can help if you have concerns about your child's speech, feeding, co-ordination, teeth, toilet training, learning, behaviour or sleep.

    316kb

  • Parent carer participation: Case study - Kirklees parents in the redesign of a mental health service for young people (CAMHS)

    Kirklees commissioned a new child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) for children with learning disability and mental health issues, designed around what families said would help.

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  • Parent carer participation:personal experience Birmingham children's hospital Harry's story

    How Harry and his family had a better experience when visiting hospital, after changes were made to how hospital staff supported children who have a learning disability and their families.

    156kb

  • Parent guide: Living without a diagnosis

    Guide for parents whose child has a learning difficulty or health problem, but do not know its cause. It includes information about getting a diagnosis, and how to access help and support.

    525kb