There's no guarantee that services included will be available to your child.
Speak to other parents
This can be a good way of finding out what's happening locally. You might do this through activities your child is already involved in, like sports groups or charities supporting your child's condition.
find out if your child's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) can connect you with other parents
Find the right activity
Talk to the activity provider about:
your child's likes and dislikes
what your child does and does not need support with
what medication they are on
what to do if your child becomes distressed
your contact information and what to do in an emergency
It can also help to ask:
what support staff can give with things like eating and toilet trips
if you or a carer need to stay to support with certain tasks or activities
This sort of information should help the activity provider tell you whether they can support your child and make reasonable adjustments for them.
Ask for a free taster session to see if the activity is right for your child. Make sure your child enjoys the experience before signing up. If they want to stop at any time, it's OK to try other activities until you find the ones they enjoy.
Getting help with costs
You will often have to pay for activities, but you could use your child's Disability Living Allowance to cover costs.
Check for discounts or free activities for disabled children and their families with: