* The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, 71 Victoria Street, London S1H 0HW. Tel: 020 7925 6925.

* Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education ( Bristol-based charity offering information and advice on inclusion. Tel: 0117 344 4007.

* The Independent Panel for Special Education Advice ( A voluntary group advising families on how to get the most out of special needs legislation. Tel: 0800 0184016.

* The National Association for Special Educational Needs ( The association for special needs professionals. Offers research archives, training and conferences. Tel: 01827 311500.

* The National Children's Bureau and the Council for Disabled Children ( The bureau is one of the leading children's charities in health and education. Tel: 020 7843 1900.

* Scope ( A national disability organisation focusing on people with cerebral palsy. Tel: 0808 800 3333. The group is holding a conference on July 2 in London on "Preparing for the SEN and Disability Act 2001 - Promoting Inclusion". For details, tel: 020 7619 7100.

* Most local authorities produce booklets for parents on SEN provision. Contact your LEA.


* Handbook for Pre-school SEN Provision: the code of practice in relation to the early years, by Chris Spencer and Kate Schnelling (David Fulton pound;14). Updated to enable carers to comply with the latest requirements of the code of practice and to prepare for Ofsted.

* IEPs - learning difficulties, by Christopher Robertson and John Cornwall (David Fulton, pbk pound;14). Outlines effective independent education plan practice for pupils with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.

* Implementing the Code of Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs: a practical guide, by Ahmad Ramjhun (David Fulton pound;18).

* Introduction to Children with Special Needs, by Michael Alcott (Hodder amp; Stoughton pound;11.99).

* Special Education Handbook: the law on children with special needs, by Peter Newell and Margaret McGowan (Advisory Centre for Education Publications pound;12).

* Making Special Education Inclusive, edited by Peter Farrell and Mel Ainscow (David Fulton pound;17). Contributors consider ways in which the latest research can inform practice.

* Special Educational Needs in the Primary School: a practical guide, by Jean Gross (OUP pound;18.99). Aimed at class teachers, heads and special needs co-ordinators, shows how the teacher can build differentiation into planning and schemes of work.

* Introducing Special Educational Needs: a companion guide for student teachers, by Philip Garner and John Dwyfor Davies (David Fulton pound;16.50).

A full list of resources on special needs is available at Additional resources research by Reach, the National Advice Centre for Children with Reading Difficulties. Its information helpline is 0845 6040414

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