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In this category you will find organisations who help disabled children and their siblings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Area Children & Young People's Committee
6th Sense is a group of children & young people of the Southern Area Committee who all understand the difficulties of coping with a disability. They advocates for all the disabled young people who have participated in Disabled Children and Young People's Participation Project. The main aim is to highlight issues that effect disabled children and young people from across the Southern Area and ensure that the service providers listen.
A non-profit parent organization 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.
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.
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.