Disability is indiscriminate and can affect anyone, including young people and children. This often brings added challenges that disabled adults may not have to contend with, such as education and playground bullying.

Having a disabled child also affects the lives of the parents with many acting as full time carers, so it’s important to know where to turn to for extra support.

This section of I-drives provides a list of organisations that specialise in supporting disabled children and their families:

 

  • Action for Children – Works with disabled children, young people and their families, helping them to live the lives they choose by providing fun, inclusive and flexible support
  • Sky Badger – Information website dedicated to disabled children and their families. Includes grants, holidays, bikes, SEN (special educational needs), apps, legal help, sports, clubs and great adventures
  • The Couple Connection (Having a Child with Additional Needs) – Guidance and support for parents who are raising a child with special needs, life limiting conditions or SEN
  • KIDS – National charity working with disabled children, young people and their families across England.