Putting Disabled Children In The Picture
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In The Picture is developing a range of useful resources designed to inspire and inform illustrators, writers and publishers.

  • The social model of disability and the 10 Principles underpin the project. Download a poster of our 10 Guiding Principles [69.2kb PDF].
  • Read the social model of disability in action in the story book Winnie the Witch.
  • The good practice guidelines [132kb PDF] offer helpful tips and guidance for illustrators.
  • The image bank shows how illustrators have put disabled children in the picture and the wording "What's the story?"  on the enlarged image  gives further information and direction.
  • Links in the image bank and our links section offer further sources of information.
  • Booklists can help to identify titles that include disabled characters.
  • The stories section shows how three story writing groups and illustration students put disabled children in the picture in stories and illustration.
  • Session plans to use with children to help them learn about how we live in society. These plans fit into the art and design curriculum at key stage 1 and 2.
  • Illustrators and publishers who would like to get more detailed specialist advice can contact us and we can call on the services of our consultation panel.
  • The guest book comments may give you ideas about what is needed.
  • Download a copy of our leaflet [170kb PDF] which promotes and explains the project.
  • Download a copy of our 2006 conference report
  • Bookstart is Booktrust's national programme designed to help every child develop a love of books right from the start. Click here to find out more about their current work to increase support for ALL children.
  • Download the findings of the Quentin Blake Award [801kb PDF] project, a unique consultation with children across the UK on the representation of disability in children's books.

And finally our guest interviews put forward a particular perspective:

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Read our interviews with authors, illustrators, librarians and publishers.

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