Family

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Parents

Disabled Parents Network

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters. DPN helps each other and brings about change.
www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

eHow familiy

eHow familiy is a platform for parents of disabled children. Many need information on a variety of topics, yet can't spend hours on Internet research. This easy-to-use directory has provided parents with information on more than 300 diagnoses, support groups, research and special education and more.

www.ehow.com/ehow-family/

Working Families

Working Families is a campaigning charity which helps children, working parents and carers and their employers benefit from a better balance between home and work. To this end they lobby government, work with the media and advise parents and employers alike on current law, rights and best practice. This site also offers sources of information and helpful advice.

www.workingfamilies.org.uk/

Parent Empowerment Network

The Parent Empowerment Network is an E-mail community of parents with disabilities, people with disabilities who hope someday to become parents, and (where applicable) nondisabled partners of parents with disabilities. It is a means of connecting with other parents, through an electronic mail listserver, on issues such as accessible independent parenting, societal attitudes toward parents with disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive health issues such as general issues of child care and child rearing.

www.disabledparents.net

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International

DPPI (Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International) is a small England based registered charity, controlled by disabled parents, which promotes better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents. You get help from disabled people who are already parents and those who wish to become parents, health and social work professionals such as other individuals and organizations concerned with disability and/or pregnancy and parenting.

www.disabledparent.org.uk/

Kids

Bridges4Kids

A non-profit parent organisation providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents and professionals working with children from birth through transition to adult life. Bridges4Kids also supports non-profits that share our mission with web design, data collection, telephone referral services and technical assistance.
www.bridges4kids.org/index.html

Children's Hearing Institute (CHI)

CHI is a non-profit organization supporting innovative research, treatment and educational programs to benefit infants, children and families experiencing profound deafness and hearing loss. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, The National Institutes of Health, Deafness is America's leading birth defect.
www.childrenshearing.org

Council for Disabled Children

The Council for Disabled Children provides a national forum for the discussion and development of a wide range of policy and practice issues relating to service provision and support for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs. They talk to parents of disabled children, and disabled children themselves, as well as voluntary and statutory agencies, in order to collate and share examples of good practice in children's services.
www.ncb.org.uk/

Deafchild Worldwide

Deafchild Worldwide is a catalyst for the creation of personal and educational opportunities for deaf and hearing children to communicate with each other throughout the world, by using face to face communication and Information and Communications Technology. Deafchild International is a logical development the Deafax's mission to share good practice in the UK between experts in the fields of literacy and total communication.
www.deafchildworldwide.info

Disabled Children's Relief Fund (DCRF)

It is a non-profit organization, provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. Blind, Deaf, Amputees, and children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spastic Quadriplegia, Encephalitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spina Bifida, Down's Syndrome, and other disabilities receive assistance. DCRF focuses special attention on helping children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance, especially the physically challenged.
www.dcrf.com

Games for Handicapped Boys

This collection of 124 games has been compiled in the hope that it will prove of help to those taking up work with handicapped or disabled children, and also those who have been doing such work over a period of years and have grown tired of racking their brains for new games.
www.inquiry.net/outdoor/games/disabled

Kids

They help disabled children to get the most out of life. They work closely with parents and carers to give children and young people all the support they need today to fulfil their hopes and dreams tomorrow. They want to transform attitudes so that all children have the chance to be included in the play and learning of everyday life. They want fantastic facilities that help children grow in confidence and ability. They also want to shape national policy and increase support so they can truly put all children at the centre of our world.
www.kids.org.uk

Reach

Reach was formed in 1978 by parents of children who were missing part of their arm or a hand, in order to lobby for the provision of a new artificial arm under the NHS.
Since then Reach has grown to become a national organisation providing support and advice for children with hand or arm deficiencies, and their parents. They offer local branches which provide support and an opportunity for children and parents to meet, national office providing advice and support.
www.reach.org.uk

Contact a Family

It is the only UK-wide charity providing a range of services to support families including a freephone helpline and a number of offices, staff and volunteers. They also provide information to professionals and developmental advice to support groups. They also work to influence services and have campaigns that aim to improve the quality of life for families with disabled children.
www.cafamily.org.uk

Early Intervention

Action for Children

The disability services provides disabled children and their families with residential and short break care, helps families deal with challenging behaviour, provides specialist education and leisure opportunities and offers innovative programmes such as the Access to IT projects, which uses information technology to enhance disabled children's confidence and their educational and social inclusion.
www.actionforchildren.org.uk

AURICULA

The AURICULA concept offers a way to overcome these sensory disabilities by treating the causes without using drug therapies. The practitioner establishes an individual programme based on the patient’s sensory perceptual dysfunctions and adapts it as the patient’s ability progresses.
www.auricula.org

Sunshine Association

As the Sunshine Association believes early intervention is crucial to the development of these children, they offer an early intervention programme to children with disabilities/delays from the age of 18 months. What makes them special is their passion for children with disabilities, the holistic approach and their dedicated staff who go out of their way to better understand and service the special needs of each individual child.
www.sunshine.org.za

Eurlyaid

Eurlyaid (The European Association on Early Childhood Intervention) is a participative association of persons, interested in issues of early childhood intervention as well as a working party made up of representatives of parents’ associations, professionals and researchers, from various countries of the European Union. It aims at increasing the quality of life for parents and children with special needs, through early childhood intervention (within the context of inclusion and gender mainstreaming) and at stimulating the growth and development of early childhood intervention on a European level.
www.eurlyaid.eu

Association for Children with a Disability

The Association is supporting Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) in their Right from the Start campaign aimed at making sure that children in the early years get the support they need to reach their full potential. The Right from the Start Campaign covers 3 key areas needing urgent support: It’s for children with a developmental delay and disability. For families that include a child with a developmental delay or disability. And for action to ensure full participation of children with developmental delay and disability in early childhood programs to achieve learning outcomes.
www.acd.org.au