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TRAVELLING, PLACES TO GO AND CLUBS
INFORMATION & ADVICE SERVICES
PLAY, SENSORY, SAFETY and PERSONALLY DESIGNED EQUIPMENT
LEARNING, IT & OTHER RESOURCES
PARENT CARERS & YOUNG CARERS
We aim to Reach out to more parent carers, Involve them in a variety of different exciting ways, Build on past good work and continue to provide a voice for all...
We are a new group of parents and carers of children with disabilities and special needs who live in Bristol. For 20 years parent carers and parent support agencies in Bristol have worked in partnership with the local authorities to shape service provision for children and young people with disabilities and special needs. These initiatives have been successful in bringing about positive changes for parent carers and their children.
CHRONIC STRESS IN PARENTS & CARERS OF CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH AUTISM:
Research shows that Parents and Carers of children and adults with autism suffer with more stress, anxiety and mental health issues than Parents and Carers of children and adults with any other disability. This long term chronic stress can cause chronic physical illness and disease and therefore it is even more important that Parents and Carers get the help and support they need to look after their health and well-being. Using NLP is an excellent education and psychotherapy model that enables and empowers you to think, communicate and behave in a more positive way, improving your health and well-being and to make the necessary changes you want and believe will create your ideal way of life and be the person you want to be.
Additionally, Fawne Hansen has written about a condition called Adrenal Fatigue and an e-book which helps you to assess whether this is something you may be suffering from, due to the long term stress you may be experiencing as a parent and carer and how you can treat it. Click here or on the above logo to read more from her website and download the book.
WHO IS A YOUNG CARER?
An OASIS for any family with a child with any disability. I found this wonderful outside rural play area when my daughter was small and would organise for other parents to join and meet for picnics in the summer and school holidays. It has a fabulous playground securely fenced with gates which are locked to keep the children safe and let you relax better than you could in any public park! There is also a walk through the woods, which I must admit I never got round to doing as I was always so relaxed enjoying the playground and socialising with the other parents while our children played! Take a look at the website and see for yourself and read how to join! It's AMAZING!
AS THIS IS SUCH A BEUATIFUL NATURAL ENVIRONMENT WITH NO MODERN FACILITIES, EXCEPT A TOILET FACILITY, YOU MUST TREAT IT LIKE YOU ARE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR A PICNIC AND KEEP TO THE COUNTRY CODE; TAKING YOUR RUBBUSH HOME WITH YOU AND LEAVING THE AREA TIDY FOR OTHERS WHO FOLLOW YOU...
YEO VALLEY LIONS CLUB PLAYGOUND
Another playground designed especially for children with disabilities. There is a cafe close by here and a diabled toilet facility. It's different to Bournstream but just much an Oasis in as much you can relax in the knowledge your children are safe to play with no escape route!
BRISTOL AUTISM PROJECT
Offer activities for families living with autism in the school holidays
Contact: Shirley Lumsden,
AVON RIDING CENTRE FOR THE DISABLED
Kings Weston Road Henbury
Bristol BS10 7QT
Telephone: 0117 959 0266
IPSEA - Independent Parental Special Education Advice: IPSEA's trained volunteers give free, legally based independent advice and support in England and Wales; ADVICE, SEND LAW, TRIBUNALS, SUPPORT AND RESOURCES.
PARENT PARTNERSHIP SERVICES (PPS): PPS (also known in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucester as Supportive Parents for Special Children (SPSC)) are statutory services offering information advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). They have support in regions all over the country.
ACE (Advisory Centre for Education): ACE helps parents by providing vital advice on all aspects of state-funded education.
HOME EDUCATION ADVISORY SERVICE (HEAS): dedicated to the provision of advice and practical support for families who wish to educate their children at home in preference to sending them to school.
COUNCIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN: The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations; influencing Government policy, working with local agencies to translate policy into practice and producing guidance on issues affecting the lives of disabled children.
CONTACT-A-FAMILY: supports the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
HOUSING GRANTS: To enable you to make alterations due to the needs of a disabled child or adult living in your home.
DISABILITY BOOK: Great information including available grants
CAUDWELL CHILDREN: This organisation helps disabled children get the help they need, including treatments...ü
PLAY, SENSORY, SAFETY & PERSONALLY DESIGNED EQUIPMENT:
REMAP : CUSTOM MADE EQUIPMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES! Check it out!
THE GIFT OF LEARNING A small, friendly, family run business, selling learning aids and resources for children with special educational needs.
CONOVER COMPANY: Excellent computerised technology with ipad, ipod and iphone apps for lifeskills; functional skills and much more! Check it out! YOU NEED TO REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE THEN DOWN LOAD THE APPS ON YOUR IPHONE! THEY ARE FREE AND FROM 69p!