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  1.  Special Needs and Legal Entitlement, Second Edition

    Special Needs and Legal Entitlement, Second Edition

    The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze

    Melinda Nettleton and John Friel

    Fully updated, this essential, accessible guide to the legal entitlements of children and young people with special needs explains the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans which replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It provides information for parents about how the system works, what they can expect and how they can appeal. Learn More
    Aug 2017, 400pp
  2.  Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System

    Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System

    Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Sex Offenses

    Edited by Lawrence A. Dubin, J.D. and Emily Horowitz, Ph.D. Foreword by Alan Gershel, J.D.

    Arguing for reform in the judicial treatment of people convicted of sex offenses, this book examines how sentencing policies are based on emotion rather than research. Using the lens of harsh sex offense prosecutions of those with developmental disabilities, this book highlights the hysteria underlying our approach to sex offenses. Learn More
    Jun 2017, 336pp
  3.  Applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Education

    Applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Education

    A Practical Guide for Education Professionals

    Jane L. Sinson

    Providing clear guidance on mental capacity and its assessment in young people (aged 16-25) with special educational needs, this is the essential guide for education professionals on the incorporation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 into the Children and Families Act 2014 and SEND Code of Practice. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 248pp, $39.95
    ISBN: 9781785920028
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 248pp, $39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-240-9
  4.  Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

    Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

    The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze

    Melinda Nettleton and John Friel, illustrated by Columb Friel

    This essential and accessible guide to the legal entitlements of children and young people with special needs explains the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans which replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It provides essential information for parents about how the system works, what they can expect, and how they can appeal. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 352pp, $35.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-595-6
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 352pp, $35.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-051-1
  5. The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

    The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

    A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

    Hal Wright CFP®

    This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 360pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-914-5
    2013, Ebook, PDF, 360pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-684-4
  6.  Advocacy in Action

    Advocacy in Action

    The Fourth Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

    John Tufail and Kate Lyon

    This book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate and conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. Learn More
    2007, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 72pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-478-0
    2007, Ebook, PDF, 72pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-603-2
  7.  Advocacy and Learning Disability

    Advocacy and Learning Disability

    Edited by Barry Gray and Robin Jackson

    This book presents an examination of the historical, legal and philosophical contexts within which advocacy services have developed. It discusses the professional and practical issues and problems confronting those running and using advocacy services, the role of advocacy, and advocacy with families and people with communication difficulties. Learn More
    2001, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp
  8.  Empowerment in Everyday Life

    Empowerment in Everyday Life

    Learning Disability

    Edited by Paul Ramcharan, Gwyneth Roberts, Gordon Grant and John Borland

    This book takes a unique approach to empowerment, starting by examining the lives and relationships of people with learning disabilities, their families and friends. Questions are then asked about how policy making, service provision and state legislation might be implemented in ways which would provide for an empowered life and lifestyle. Learn More
    1996, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 280pp, $47.95
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-382-8
  9.  Invisible Victims

    Invisible Victims

    Crime and Abuse Against People with Learning Disabilities

    Christopher Williams

    Invisible Victims outlines the range and nature of crimes against people with learning difficulties, and the way the law does - or should - relate to these crimes. It discusses the sources of victimization and deals with prevention specifically from the perspective of learning disabilities. Learn More
    1995, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 160pp

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