Families

Information for families of disabled children

There are 800,000 disabled children in Britain. That means one in 15 families with dependent children has a disabled child.
 

Guide for parents
Read our guide providing advice, information, tips and support for you around time of diagnosis and during the early years.

 

Parent befriending
Our local parent groups offer emotional and practical support.
 

Benefits and grants
It costs up to three times as much to raise a disabled child as it does to raise a non-disabled child. Read more about financial help you're entitled to.
 

Therapies and treatments
What's available for disabled children and adults?
 

Sleep
Disabled children and sleep difficulties
 

Mealtimes
Practical tips to include children with eating difficulties
 

Toilet training
For parents and carers of disabled children
 

Dental care
Oral health concerns for people with cerebral palsy
 

Play and books
Games that all children can play and books they can read!
 

Communication for disabled children
Tips on Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
 

Education
Special Educational Needs reforms 
 

Young disabled people
Aged 10-18? Take a look at our Trendsetters section.
 

Clinical negligence
A guide on how to make a medical negligence claim.

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