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: Personal independence payment (PIP) and other benefits at 16

    Advice and information for parents about the personal independence payment (PIP), benefits and rights entitlements when their child reaches 16 years of age.

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  • Parent guide: Help with council tax bills

    A guide to council tax discounts, support schemes and help available.

    358kb

  • Parent guide: Disability living allowance - claiming the higher rate mobility component for children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders

    How children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders may qualify for the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component at the highest rate - one of our benefits guides.

    322kb

  • Parent guide: About diagnosis-developmental delay poster

    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.

    211kb

  • 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.

    636kb

  • Parent guide: Getting direct payments to buy social care for your disabled child - England and Wales

    Direct payments should give you more control over how your child's needs are met. This guide explains how to go about getting direct payments and how they work in practice

    414kb

  • Parent guide: Dealing with bullying

    Spotting the signs of bullying, the action you can take, your child’s rights and tips from other parents.

    728kb

  • Parent guide: Moving into work

    This guide aims to answer questions you may have about returning to work, and what support is available at work so you can manage working and caring for you disabled child.

    10mb

  • Parent guide: Siblings

    How the siblings of a child who has a disability or long-term condition can be supported.

    804kb

  • Parent guide: Potty/toilet training

    Why disabled children may have problems with toilet training and practical tips and advice to help.

    763kb