19th September 2003 at 01:00
2003 Nasen and TES Special Educational Needs Book awards. Judging is under way for this year's competition - more than 70 entries have been received.

This year, two pupils from Our Lady Queen of Heaven primary school, south London, and Polesworth high school, Warwickshire, joined professionals on the panel for the children's book award, chaired by Philippa Russell, director of the Council for Disabled Children. The academic book award panel is chaired by Gary Thomas, professor in education at Oxford Brookes university and the books for teaching and learning award is chaired by Phillip Garner, professor of SEN at Nottingham Trent University. The prizes will be presented at the NasenTES Special Needs Exhibition at 4.30 pm on October 30 , when the guest speaker will be author and broadcaster Gervase Phinn. If you would like to attend the reception, please email Kerry Paige on The judging will be fully reported in TES Teacher Magazine on October 24.

Dyslexia Awareness Week October 27-November 1. In addition to activities all over the UK, special events have been planned at Dyslexia Institute centres and Waterstone's stores.

Tel: 01784 222300;

Special Needs London and the Education Show London are running alongside each other at the National Hall, Olympia, London SW7, September 25-27.

Entry to Special Needs London is free. For registration, call 0870 429 4334.

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