“A key part of making that happen will be listening to the views of parents about what is needed, and then planning services accordingly.“We’d encourage all parents with disabled children to get in touch with their local council to find out more about their ‘local offer’ and how they can help inform it.” The charity also runs a free national helpline, which offers advice and emotional support to disabled people and their families.
Conversations are not hurried and a person may take their time forming thoughts before having to initiate or reply to another person.
In real life, conversations are often rushed as people form first impressions.
When physical or mental challenges are present, socializing becomes even more crucial for emotional health.
Online meeting places for the disabled are becoming more common and some are perfect for developing true relationships.
Speaking to another parent with a disabled child who truly understands what you’re going through can be a huge relief.
“Often it’s other parents who can offer the best advice and tips on how to navigate the system, and help you find a way to get the support you need for your child.” Responding to the findings, a spokesperson for the Local Government Association said: “Mums and dads rightly want the very best for their children and a large part of this involves knowing how to access the available help in their local area.
The charity hopes it will also bring together those who want to campaign on wider issues surrounding the lack of Government support.
The site will be managed by volunteers, experts and a team of parents, who will be on-hand to offer advice on specific issues.
We would encourage families to get in touch with their council to find out what’s on offer for parents and children and have their say on what services are needed.
“From this month, support available for children and young people who have disabilities is currently undergoing a major shake-up across England.
There is a new level of confidence that arrives during positive communication with new people.