Online Learning Resources
During our parent training sessions some free online learning resources for parents were recommended.
The links below will take you to the these activities:
Benefits Information Links
We were very pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for parents/carers to learn more about learning disabilities welfare benefits at a session at the school. This session provided an overview of the social security benefits available to disabled children, older teenagers and their parents and carers and how welfare reform may affect them.
Topics covered included:
Benefits for younger children – Disability Living Allowance (DLA): is your child getting the right rate? Should it be higher?
Benefits for older teenagers and young adults
- Moving from DLA to Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- How PIP is assessed
- Means tested Universal Credit for young adults
Benefits for parents and carers
- Carers Allowance
- Means tested benefits
- Extra allowances if your family includes a disabled child and/or a carer
- Universal Credit – winners and losers as the new system rolls out
- How and where to claim
- Dealing with your child’s claim as an appointee
- The process
- Chances of winning
Cerebra which has a wide range of information booklets (including Anxiety Guide for Parents, DLA guide, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Social Care in England, Toilet Training for Children with Autism, among many other topics.
Guides For Parents
They also have news items and even provide individual grants, a sleep advice service and holiday homes for children with neurological conditions.
Help and Information
Parent Zone provides information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone’s work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families providing information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them. This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’
Parent Info – Special Needs
Learning disabilities, autism and internet safety