Children with Additional Needs 

Working definition of disability

Where a child's development is impaired, it is not always possible to know whether this represents a delay which can be caught up, or whether development may remain impaired. Nor will it always be possible to determine clearly whether any impairment will be long term, but we are clear that the need for early intervention remains.

 The following working definition of disability is used for the purposes of the associated Early Support Pilot Programme (ESPP):

 A child under 3 years of age shall be considered disabled if he/she:

(i) is experiencing significant developmental impairment or delays, in one or more of the areas of cognitive development, sensory or physical development, communication development, social, behavioural or emotional development; or

(ii) has a condition which has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.


At Pear Tree Children's Centre, we have "A Short Break for Parents" group, for parents with children who have an additional need.  The group runs Wednesdays 1.00-3.00pm, term time only.  After an initial settling in period you will able to leave your child for up to 2 hours in the care of highly trained staff.  Please contact the Centre on 01772 687629 for further information.


Every Disabled Child Matters

Cleft Lip And Palate Association

 How to claim 'Disabilitu Living Allowan

Contact a Family
UK charity helping children with special needs &/or disabilities

D I S A B I L I T Y D I R E C T O R Y S P O R T A N D L E I S U RE

Lancashire Down's Syndrome Support Group

Downs Syndrome International

 

What is Disability?

 For children who are wheelchair users

 Working Parents of Children with Disabilities

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Useful telephone numbers

Lancashire Parent Partnership - 01772 717461
Information, help, advice & support to parents of children with special education needs

Learning Disability Helpline - 0808 8081111 advice and information for people with a disability and their carers

Preston Advocacy Project - 01772 524469
Support with assessments, complaints or any situation associated with Health

Lancashire Education Psychology Helpline - 01772 530444  

MENCAP - 01772 201587 help to integrate children with a learning disability with other children  

P.I.P. Project - 01253 899883

Support to families of children with special needs   

Link

Children's Disabilities Information

Children with a Visual Impairment

Children with Hemiplegia

National Autistic Society

The Down Syndrome Association

National Children's Deaf Society

I CAN - The national educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties

Communication  Aids

Information for Parents about Direct Payments

The Needs of  Fathers of Children with Disabilities

Working Families Fact Sheet for Parents with Disabled Children

Disables Children and Young People and those with Complex Health Needs

Learning Disabilities

Epilepsy

 

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