New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

Appealing a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision

Factsheet icon (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet will guide you through the process of appealing a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Decision in England, Scotland and Wales.


It gives information and advice on:

  • how to appeal
  • preparing for a Tribunal
  • what to expect at the Tribunal
  • what to do after the Tribunal have reached a decision.

Discrimination and your deaf child's rights: How the Equality Act protects deaf children

New resource
Audience:  Families
Language: English

front page of Discrrimination and your deaf child's rights (credit: NDCS)

The flyer gives families an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and how it protects deaf children from discrimination and gives them rights to reasonable adjustments.

The Equality Act and your child's education

Updated resource
Audience: Families
Language: English

Deaf girl and friend playing in primary school classroom with a puzzle (credit: NDCS)

Knowing what your legal rights are can help make sure that your child gets the support they need in their education. This web page gives information on how the Equality Act can help your child get the best out of their education, and includes scenarios to help you understand the Equality At and template letters to send to schools if they aren't following the Act.

Please note: this web page replaces the factsheet The Equality Act and your deaf child's education in England, Scotland and Wales.

A Parent's Guide to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans (England)

Updated factsheet
Audience:
 Families
Language: English    
Image (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet is for parents and explains about the EHC needs assessment process and EHC plans in England.

It could be of interest if:

- your child already has an EHC plan

- the local authority is carrying out an EHC needs assessment of your child

- your child doesn't have an EHC plan, but you believe that the local authority needs to carry out a needs assessment.

- you have a very young child who has not yet started nursery or school but who has such significant needs that you believe that they're going to need much more support than other children their age.

How to Appeal to the Tribunal Against a Decision About Your Child’s Special Educational Needs (England)

Updated factsheet
Audience:
 Families
Language: English   
Image (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet will give families with deaf children in England:

- a basic understanding of the Tribunal appeals process

- information about how to resolve disagreements

- tips on how to lodge and prepare for an appeal.

Deafness and autism

New web content
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

Primary school age deaf boy with autism smiling in garden (credit: NDCS)

Information for families of a deaf child who has also been diagnosed with autism, or who think that their deaf child might be on the autism spectrum.

Supporting Your Child with Filling in the 'How your disability affects you' Questionnaire (PIP2)

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English 

Image (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet is for parents of young people who are applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Young people aged 16 or over will need to apply for this themselves, but this factsheet has detailed information about how you can help your child fill in the PIP2 questionnaire.

Glue ear: A guide for parents

Updated booklet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

 

Front cover of the Glue Ear booklet for parents. (credit: NDCS)

An information booklet for parents, explaining the condition of glue ear and discussing possible treatment options.
 

My Baby Has a Hearing Loss: Support for parents of children aged 0–2

New booklet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

Front cover of My Baby Has a Hearing Loss front cover. (credit: NDCS)

If you've just found out your baby has a hearing loss, we're here for you.

This booklet:

  • explains who we are and how we can help families with a deaf child
  • gives brief introductory information on common topics, such as communication and hearing technology
  • signposts to further information and support.

We asked parents what their top questions or concerns were when they first found out their baby has a hearing loss, and we've captured those in this booklet.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our latest new and updated resources for professionals.

Mild Hearing Loss

Updated resource
Audience:
Staff in nursery, primary and secondary schools
Language:
English 

Front cover of mild hearing loss (credit: NDCS)

We've updated our booklet on mild hearing loss. 

It explains the major impact a mild hearing loss can have on a child in school, and what they can do to support a child with a mild hearing loss in their class.

Specialist Education Support Services for Deaf Children: Advice for commissioners (England)

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Commissioners
Language:
English 

Image (credit: NDCS)

Our factsheet for decision-makers, like directors of children's services, has information on the vital importance of specialist education services for deaf children in helping them achieve their potential.

Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Young People in Higher Education

New resource
Audience:
Higher education staff
Language:
English 

Front cover of SA: Higher education. (credit: NDCS)

Information for staff to help them support deaf students in higher education settings.

This resource will help higher education staff to:

  • make sure that deaf students have the support they need to make good progress, take advantage of the opportunities of higher education and successfully complete their studies
  • take the reasonable steps required under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) in Northern Ireland to make sure that deaf students are not treated less favourably than other students.

FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Our latest new and updated resources for children and young people.

Ali gets hearing aids

Updated resource
Audience: Primary-school-age deaf children
Language: English

Front cover of Ali gets hearing aids comic (credit: NDCS)

We've updated our comc, Ali Gets Hearing Aids

Ali has been told he needs hearing aids. The comic follows him as he goes to the audiologist to have earmoulds made, then his hearing aids fitted, what a difference the hearing aids make and how he looks after them.

Going to the hearing clinic

Updated resource
Audience: Primary-school-age deaf children
Language: English

Front cover of Going to the hearing clinic 2018 (credit: NDCS)

We've updated our comic, Going to the Hearing Clinic

It explains who audiologists are and what to expect from a visit to the hearing clinic. 

Harvey gets Grommets

Updated resource
Audience: Primary-school-age deaf children
Language: English

Front cover of Harvey gets grommets 2018 (credit: NDCS)

We've updated our comic, Harvey gets Grommets

Harvey can't hear very well so his mum takes him to the doctor, who says Harvey has glue ear.

The comic explains what happens when Harvey visits the doctor, and then goes to the hospital to get grommets.

Talking to your deaf friends - postcard

Updated postcard
Audience:
Hearing friends of deaf children and young people
Language:
English   

Talking to your deaf friends postcard - front (credit: NDCS)

A postcard with five tips for children and young people when talking to deaf friends.

Talking to your deaf friends - poster

Updated poster
Audience:
Hearing friends of deaf children and young people
Language:
English   

Talking to your deaf friends poster image (credit: NDCS)

A poster with five tips for children and young people when talking to deaf friends.

Our children's storybooks

We think characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a handful of children’s books feature a deaf character.  

Order our new children's book Daisy and Ted's Awesome Adventures today. (credit: NDCS)

We’re working to change that by publishing our children’s storybooks.

All money raised through book sales helps us to support deaf children and their families.

Jake and Jasmine to the Rescue

New children's book
Audience:
Children aged 4-7
Language:
English 

Jake and Jasmine (credit: NDCS)

Our new children's book, Jake and Jasmine to the Rescue, is now available.

Join Jake, who is deaf, and Jasmine on their adventures at their school for superheroes. The book is available from Amazon for £6.99.