Children With Special Needs: In Touch
Contacts and Information Service for Parents of Children with
IN TOUCH was founded in 1968 with the aim of bringing together
parents of children with similar special needs. We cater for all
types of disability in children; learning difficulties, physical
disabilities or a combination of both. IN TOUCH has a particular
interest in assisting those caring for children affected by rare
and complex conditions. We have details of a wide range of support
groups catering for specific disorders, which help parents to come
together for the purpose of mutual support. Where no support group
exists, we may be able to link up parents with other families on
an individual basis.
IN TOUCH is primarily a service for parents. We answer
all enquiries personally and we aim to provide encouragement and
support, combined with as much positive information as possible.
We are able to refer enquirers to sources of advice on all aspects
of caring for a child with special needs; education, aids and equipment,
holidays, residential care, leisure etc.
About a third of our membership is made up of professionals (health
visitors, social workers, teachers, doctors, therapists etc) and
other organisations catering for special needs.
No charge is made to those seeking advice on a once-only basis.
A newsletter is sent out to approximately 1,000 members, three times
a year. Those who wish to receive the newsletter and use the information
service on a regular basis may do so by registering as a member
of IN TOUCH.
The annual subscription is £7.00 (optional) for parents
and carers of children with special needs and £14.00 for professionals
Any parent who is unable to subscribe is welcome to receive the
newsletter free of charge.
ANN WORTHINGTON MBE
IN TOUCH TRUST
10 Norman Road
Cheshire M33 3DF
Tel: 0161 905 2440
Fax: 0161 718 5787
Our current web site address is http://www.specialneedsbooks.org.
"GLOSSARY OF SYNDROMES ASSOCIATED WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTY"
Ann Worthington (150 pages) £ 9.50 (inc. p&p) This book
provides a brief description of some of the conditions which result
in learning difficulty in association with recognisable physical
features. It also provides an explanation of the terminology used
in medical literature to describe the features of such disorders.
"THE FULTON SPECIAL EDUCATION DIGEST"
Selected Resources for Teachers, Parents and Carers
Edited by Ann Worthington.
Published by David Fulton Publishers. Date of publication June 1999
ISBN number 1 85346 621 2 Paperback 416 larger format pages
Price £18.00 plus £2.00 postage and packing
Acquiring accurate, reliable information plays an essential part
in assisting the progress of a child with special needs. Yet locating
the sources of such information can be complex, confusing and often
extremely time-consuming. For the first time, a wide selection of
resources and practical, focused information relating to the education
and care of children with special needs is available in one accessible
volume. Any teacher, learning support assistant, parents or carer
of a child with special needs will find this book an essential reference.
- Details of around 1,000 selected organisations, charities
and services that exist to help the child with special needs
(Compiled by Ann Worthington)
- A listing of special schools in the UK and information about
how to find out more about inclusive schooling in particular
- Articles on current policies and topical issues in special
- A glossary of terms most commonly associated with special
education, syndromes and disorders (compiled by Ann Worthington)
- Details of major exhibitions and events
- Explanation of the bewildering variety of acronyms commonly
used in special education
- Pointers to resources on the Internet.
Quarterly updates to the Digest will be posted on the publisher's
website - www.fultonbooks.co.uk.
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