Children and Disability

Below are some organisations that may be able to offer further information, advice and support in living with children and disability. 

Barnardos Disability, Special Needs and Inclusion
Barnardos is committed to the principle of inclusion for disabled children and works with children from pre-school age to 16. They work with young disabled people who, because of their disability, have been denied access to normal everyday living and experiences. Barnardo’s has a significant number of services which provide short breaks for disabled children, enabling them to have new experiences and giving their families much needed respite.


KIDS The Disabled Children’s Charity
Working with disabled children, young people and their families. Celebrating 40 years of enabling disabled children and their families to enjoy their lives. KIDS’ vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations and their right to an inclusive community which supports them and their families.


Remap is a very special charity that works through a nationwide dedicated network of volunteers.  There are 85 panels across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland helping over 300 people each year with disabilities.  The volunteers think these people matter a great deal and give their time and energy for free, taking the trouble to ensure that each item they make really suits the individual person concerned.


Whizz-Kidz helps kids be kids
Whizz-Kidz is a charity that is all about giving disabled children the chance to lead a more independent life.  If you’re a young disabled person or the parent of a disabled child, this is where you will find out about services and help on offer. Equally if you’re a therapist or other professional working with disabled children and young people you will be able to see what the service offers.


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