Resource library

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 reports or newsletters)
  • Nation and language

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.

  • 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: Developmental delay

    This guide is written for parents and carers whose child has, or might have developmental delay. It explains what is meant by the terms ‘developmental delay’ and ‘global developmental delay’ and includes top tips from parents. The printed version contains a pull-out poster showing important milestones in a child’s development. You can download the poster from our resource library.

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  • Carers, family and friends: Juggling family life and supporting relationships

    Tips to help parents reduce everyday stress around juggling relationships and family life.

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  • Carers, family and friends: Managing your child's sleep top tips

    Tips for parents on reducing stress around issues with managing your child's sleep.

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  • Carers, family and friends : Managing your child's behaviour top tips

    Tips for parents around reducing stress when confronted by behaviour that challenges.

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  • Carers family and friends: Managing work and finances top tips

    Tips for parents on reducing stress around issues on managing work and finance. See our web pages for more.

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  • Carers, family and friends: Helping you work with professionals and feel in control top tips

    Tips for parents on reducing stress around working with professionals . See our web pages for more.

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  • Carers, family and friends: Helping you to sleep top tips

    Tips for parents around reducing stress and helping you to sleep. See our web pages for more.

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  • Carers, family and friends: Helping you through the education process top tips

    Tips for parents to help reduce stress around your child's education process. See our web pages for more.

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  • Group Action Pack: Group development and information

    Information and resources for developing local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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