Parents with a disabled child need to have a single named person to approach about any problem and to assist in accessing and coordinating services. Unlocking key working: an analysis and evaluation of key worker services for families with disabled children is part of the Community Care into Practice series from Bristol University's Policy Press and is aimed at professionals wishing to develop the provision of multi-agency key worker services in their area. pound;13.95 from: The Policy Press, 34 Tyndall's Park Road, Bristol BS8 1PQ, tel: 0117 954 6800.
Parents and professionals can find out how to get the educational provision to which their children are legally entitled in the guide, Taking Action! Your Child's Right t Special Education by John Wright and David Ruebain. Produced by the Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice, the book covers case law, appealing to the SEN tribunal and how to tackle and get advice for 40 of the most common problems. pound;14.99 from: Questions Publishing, 27 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HH, tel: 0121 212 0919.
Gunilla Gerland, whose Asperger syndrome was diagnosed several years ago, has written a little book for children and teenagers with similar difficulties. Finding Out About Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and PDD (pervasive developmental disorder) costs pound;5.95 from: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB, tel: 020 7833 2307, www.jkp.com