British Institute of
Learning Disabilities - Contains useful information to
support people with learning disability and their families.
Contact a Family -
offers information and advice for parents of children with any
special needs or disability.
Disability and inclusion - Barnardo's is
committed to the principle of inclusion for disabled children and
works with children from pre-school age to 16 plus.
disabled child matters - Campaign to get rights
and justice for every disabled child.
MENCAP - Leading UK
charity for people with learning disabilities.
Government website for citizens - Contains useful
information regarding special educational needs and navigating
through the statement process.
Trust - A national charity working with children
who have multiple disabilities.
Books Beyond Words - series of picture books for
use by people with learning disabilities to make communication
easier and allow for discussion.
Mental Health Needs of Children and Young
People with Learning Disabilities, Pavilion Press, 2010.
First Impressions: this booklet is about
emotional and practical support for families of a young child with
a learning disability.
Seeing the Psychologist for a Cognitive Assessment
A leaflet by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership
NHS foundation Trust.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists'
Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disability and the
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have produced accessible
information for people with mental health problems and learning
disabilities. All these materials have been written and tested with
people with learning disabilities and their carers.
Revised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Child and Family
Public Education Editorial Board.
Series Editor: Dr Vasu Balaguru
With grateful thanks to Dr Alison Dunkerley and Dr Krishna
This leaflet reflects the best possible evidence at the time of
© March 2012. Due for review March 2014. Royal College of