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.

 

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
Games that all children can play

 

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

Call our free helpline

Woman speaking on the phone

We provide free, independent and impartial information and support on the issues that matter to disabled people and their families. 

Call us free on 0808 800 3333, weekdays 9am to 5pm.

There are around 800,000 disabled children in Britain.