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handbooks

'Through the Maze' and 'Through the Next Maze' are highly valued Amaze handbooks that help parent carers navigate the particular journey of caring for a child with special needs from birth to adulthood. You can order copies or download them chapter by chapter on this page.

Through the MazeThrough the Maze (0-14s)

Through the Maze is our handbook for parents of children with special needs aged 0-14 in Brighton & Hove. It includes advice about education, health, benefits, leisure and social services.

You can get a copy free from us if you are parent of a child with special needs living or going to school in Brighton and Hove. We also give free copies to professionals working with children with special needs in the area.

Anyone else who would like a copy can purchase one from us for £9.99. You can purchase a copy via PayPal in the box to the top right or you can download our handbooks order form and send the completed form to us with a cheque. Or you can call the Amaze helpline.

Alternatively, you can download the information contained in the recent 2014 edition of Through the Maze, chapter by chapter here:

Chapter 1_Finding out what’s wrong

Chapter 2_Survival strategies

Chapter 3_Money matters

Chapter 4_Health

Chapter 5_Education

Chapter 6_Help with daily life

Chapter 7_Making systems work for you

Chapter 8_Social and leisure activities

Chapter 9_Looking ahead

Through the Next Maze (14+)

Through the Next Maze, focuses on the same issues for children age 14 plus.  It was written with parents and young disabled people, and is regularly updated. The latest version was updated in February 2014. Through the Next Maze is distributed via schools to the parents of all young people with a Statement in Year 9.

You can get a free copy if your child is aged 14+ and has a Statement or call our helpline if you are parent carer living in Brighton and Hove and really think you need one.

Anyone else who would like a copy can purchase one via Paypal for £9.99. Alternatively you can download our handbooks order form and send the completed form to us with a cheque. Or you can request a copy from the Amaze helpline.

Read a Flipbook of the 2016 edition of Through the Next Maze below

Or you can download the information contained in Through the NEXT Maze, chapter by chapter.

Chapter 1. Planning for your child’s future – TTNM 2016 [pdf 180kb]

Chapter 2. Involving your child in decisions about their lives – TTNM 2016 [pdf 194kb]

Chapter 3. Further and higher education – TTNM 2016 [pdf 234kb]

Chapter 4. Social lives and relationships – TTNM 2016 [pdf 156kb]

Chapter 5. Money matters – TTNM 2016 [pdf 223kb]

Chapter 6. Social care – TTNM 2016 [pdf 252kb]

Chapter 7. Health and medical matters – TTNM 2016 [pdf 273kb]

Chapter 8. Employment and volunteering – TTNM 2016 [pdf 156kb]

Chapter 9. Finding a place to live – TTNM 2016 [pdf 155kb]

Chapter 10. Travel and getting about – TTNM 2016 [pdf 349kb]

Guides

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Helping Children Bounce Back translates resilience research into a book of practical ideas that parents can use every day. Resilient Therapy ™ is an innovative way of strengthening children with complex needs. This book translates some of the messages from resilience research into practical ideas that parents can use in everyday ways.

Order a copy of Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back.

Mental Health and the Resilient Therapy Tool Kit

As part of our resilience work with the University of Brighton, this was produced by our partners at Experience in Mind, Mind Brighton and Hove and Sussex Central YMCA. It was put together by young people and is useful if you’re at all worried about your child’s mental health

Download Mental Health and the Resilient Therapy Tool Kit here.

Good Practise in Working with Parents of Disabled Children

Developed and delivered by Amaze training associations, ‘Good Practise in Working with Parents of Disabled Children’ is a workshop that has been delivered to groups of professionals across the UK.

Read the handbook that accompanies the workshop here.

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