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Disability Awareness Resources

CWDC has identified a number of resources to help practitioners consider plan and resource their work with the individual disabled child or young person

The resources are useful for practitioners working within any children and young persons setting and have been divided into two categories, 

  • Generic resources suitable for use with any disabled child or young person 
  • Specific resources aimed at children and young people with specific disabilities.

Note: In accordance with our website terms and conditions the inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.


KIDS All of Us Framework for Quality Inclusion provides a framework for improving practice by including disabled children and young people in early years, play and childcare settings and services.

All Together Now is an interactive publication providing early year's settings with an easy-to-follow guide to improving their inclusive practice. Presented in an accessible format this book guides settings on initiating a whole setting approach by guiding the reader on how to formulate a Single Equality Scheme. All Together Now is available to buy from the Pre-School Learning Alliance website.


Don't Get Me Wrong is for anyone working with children and young people, who have some understanding of speech, language and communication needs but would like more information. There is a section on things practitioners can do to help c&yp improve communication both universally and for those with speech, language and communication needs. This also includes a checklist for identifying speech, language and communication needs.

The Communication Friendly Environments Checklist can be used to think about how a settings environment supports children's communication.

Checklist developed by the National Deaf Children's Society with tips on how to communicate effectively with deaf children.

Toolkit providing advice and guidance to schools and local authorities to create a better learning environment to improve the attainment of all children and particularly those who are deaf.


Page updated: 9 September 2011

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