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Publications

These are some of our most important publications over the past few years. Some are available for free download, others to be purchased.


  • This discussion paper outlines the need for, and the possibility of, significant progress in personalising support in further education for young disabled people. It is an important paper that provides local leaders with clear stepping-stones for progress. Without these changes the citizenship of young people will be undermined, and communities will continue to fail to welcome the gifts of their young people.
    citizenship-in-further-education.pdf
    This discussion paper outlines the need for, and the possibility of, significant progress in personalising support in further education for young disabled people. It is an important paper that provides local leaders with clear stepping-stones for progress. Without these changes the citizenship of young people will be undermined, and communities will continue to fail to welcome the gifts of their young people.
  • The fundamental principle of personalisation is that it gives children and families control over their own lives. This paper explores Family Leadership, highlights some key steps to encourage its growth and outline some of the practical ways in which progress towards Family Leadership is being made.
    Developing Family Leadership.pdf
    The fundamental principle of personalisation is that it gives children and families control over their own lives. This paper explores Family Leadership, highlights some key steps to encourage its growth and outline some of the practical ways in which progress towards Family Leadership is being made.
  • Play is a great equalizer, and yet many disabled children are denied access to their local play spaces. This leads to a lack of familiarity with other children, and a sense of exclusion from spaces and relationships. Developing Accessible Play Space is a good practice guide that outlines the key components to an inclusive play space.
    Developing Accessible Play Space - A good practice guide.pdf
    Play is a great equalizer, and yet many disabled children are denied access to their local play spaces. This leads to a lack of familiarity with other children, and a sense of exclusion from spaces and relationships. Developing Accessible Play Space is a good practice guide that outlines the key components to an inclusive play space.
  • This report describes a new way of offering support to disabled young people as they leave school. This new way of supporting young people and their families is called Personalised Transition. Personalised Transition is a system enabling young people with complex support needs to leave school and achieve citizenship within their local communities.
    Personalised Transition.pdf
    This report describes a new way of offering support to disabled young people as they leave school. This new way of supporting young people and their families is called Personalised Transition. Personalised Transition is a system enabling young people with complex support needs to leave school and achieve citizenship within their local communities.
  • 'A Fair Start: A Personalised Pathway for disabled children and their families' challenges the current system and suggests that providing a more personalised system would offer a more suitable and straightforward solution for families.
    A Fair Start.pdf
    'A Fair Start: A Personalised Pathway for disabled children and their families' challenges the current system and suggests that providing a more personalised system would offer a more suitable and straightforward solution for families.
  • Disabled children are often not accepted as the individuals they are. They are often denied their human rights. We want all our children to belong in their local communities and to have ordinary lives. This is a collection of stories from disabled families who want to be valued exactly as they are.
    Let Our Children be - A collection of stories.pdf
    Disabled children are often not accepted as the individuals they are. They are often denied their human rights. We want all our children to belong in their local communities and to have ordinary lives. This is a collection of stories from disabled families who want to be valued exactly as they are.

 
The publications below are all available to buy.

If it is necessary for your organisation we will be pleased to invoice you for the publications. If you wish to place a large order please contact us for a revised P&P price.

We are able to take payment by cheque or BACS but unfortunately we have no facilities to take card payments.

All orders will be sent first class recorded (signed for) delivery

Ordering

To order any of the publications below please contact us.


Check It Out DVDThe Check it Out! pack contains a DVD showcasing the children’s visits and findings, and a booklet that contains helpful pointers so you can undertake your own Check It Out mission!

Price: £10 + £2.95 p&p

Hello Are You Listening bookThis report examines the leisure opportunities available to young disabled people across the UK . With the participation of children and young people from four separate projects - in Dudley, Ipswich, Sheffield and Swansea -together with input from a range of professionals including project coordinators, development workers and support workers, the report argues that, since leisure activities provide crucial opportunities to forge and nurture human relationship, ‘inclusive leisure’ has to move beyond focusing on specific activities in specific locations. Rather, it must be viewed as an integral part of daily experience.

Author: Pippa Murray
Extent: 99 pages (A4)
Price: £14.95 + £3.75 p&p
Published for Joseph Rowntree Foundation by York Publishing Services, 2002

If You Listen To Me DVDThis inspiring DVD comes with a booklet giving detail on the issues raised and practical ways of involving and listening to both disabled and non-disabled children.

Price: £15 + £3.25 p&p

Let Our Children Be bookSeldom accepted as the individuals they are, our disabled children are all too often excluded from mainstream society. We want them to belong in their local communities and to have ordinary lives. These stories are about children denied the basic human right of inclusion.

Compiled by Pippa Murray and Jill Penman
Extent: 95 pages
First published: 1996, Parents with Attitude
Reprint: 2008, ibk initiatives,
Price: £8.00 + £3.25 p&p

Making Connections bookThis report documents an innovative development project in which young people and service providers came together to discuss young people’s leisure needs. It charts the experience of establishing, from scratch, dialogue between the young participants and service providers, and gives many suggestions and examples of best practice.Based on the views of young people themselves, Making Connections identifies the barriers young people face, conveying - frequently in their own words - their attitudes, aims and aspirations for the future.It makes the case for leisure as a social imperative for everyone, and argues for the necessity of engaging young people - including those who do not use language - in meaningful consultation, concluding with recommendations and advice on how the essential preconditions of such consultation can be put into place. It will be of interest to a wide range of leisure professionals seeking to develop mainstream services that can be fully enjoyed by young disabled people.

Author: Pippa Murray
Extent: 61 pages (A4)
Published: 2004, Joseph Rowntree Foundation / York Publishing Services
Price: £14.95 + £3.75 p&p

Person Centred Approaches bookThis resource has come about in response to the learning of schools that have been involved in the person centred transition review programme. As these schools extend the delivery of person centred reviews, they find they are making changes to all aspects of school life. For example,alterations to lesson plans allow for preparation for reviews to take place and cross curricular teaching methods enable a creative approach.The resource outlines many examples of such changes.

In addition to the specifics of reviews, enabling all students participatein their review has highlighted the necessity of taking an individual approach to teaching and learning. We address some of the challenging questions practitioners are asking and bring together some of the innovative practice we have seen over the past few years. We aim to support those people facilitating change in mainstream and special schools.

The examples we show have been developed as the result of the learning needs of particular children. They will work for other children, but they will not be appropriate for all children. We invite you to think about how you could make appropriate resources to meet the needs of individuals and groups you work with.

Authors: Pippa Murray and Helen Sanderson
Extent: 134 pages (A4)
Published: HSA Press, 2007
Price: £14.95 + £3.75 p&p

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