Resource library

We produce a wide range of publications for families with disabled children and the professionals who work with them.

Browsing our 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 parent guides or newsletters), nation and language.

Ordering and buying print copies of our parent 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@cafamily.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.

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  • Parent guide: Special educational needs - Wales

    The different levels of support for children with special educational needs in education and what you can do if you are not happy with the support your child is receiving at school.

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  • Parent guide: Disability living allowance (DLA) for children

    About claiming disability living allowance or DLA, one of the benefits for disabled children, challenging a decision if you are unhappy with the outcome, and to check if they're entitled to a higher rate.

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  • Parent guide: Understanding your child's behaviour

    Suggestions for how your child can be helped, along with information about the professional and voluntary organisations you can approach for further guidance and support.

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  • Parent guide: The NHS and caring for a disabled child - England

    Explains the different parts of the NHS your rights, your child’s rights and what options you have if you are unhappy with any aspect of the NHS.

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  • Parent guide: Preparing for adult life and transition - Northern Ireland

    The main issues that parents,young people and teenagers need to think about at transition. For parents with children of 13 years of age and over.

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  • Poster: Developmental delay milestones

    The printed version of our parent guide on global developmental delay (GGD) contains this pull out poster showing important milestones in a child’s development. If your child does not reached these milestones by the ages shown, and has not been diagnosed, it is advisable to talk your health visitor or GP.

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  • Parent guide: Grandparents

    Guide for grandparents of a disabled child, highlighting ideas of how to support the family.

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  • Group Action Pack: A guide for professionals working with parent support groups

    Tips and resources for professionals working with local parent support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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  • Parent carer participation: Health briefing guide to NHS April 2017

    The NHS is very complex and navigating the different organisations and people can be overwhelming for parent carers new to this system. This factsheet highlights the main organisations in England, what they do, and their responsibilities.

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  • Parent guide: Play and leisure guide for Sutton families with disabled children

    This guide is to help families with disabled children to find play and leisure activities in Sutton and the neighbouring boroughs. The guide includes information on a variety of sports, arts and youth clubs as well as colleges, holiday schemes, childrens' centres and leisure centres.

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