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Autism is part of who I am

Created On: 01/01/2021
Starting school, securing your first job, and accepting who you are present a challenge for most people. Here, Aoife Casson shares her personal journey from struggling to receive a diagnosis, to learning how to accept that her autism is part of her unique identity. Early life Growing…

Can I learn to drive if I have a disability?

Created On: 01/01/2021
Having a disability doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t drive – there are various modifications that can be designed to help make your driving, or travelling experience as comfortable as possible, depending on your needs. If you are disabled and want to learn how to…

Your opportunity-help for 18-24 Yr olds (Family Fund)

Created On: 01/01/2021
What is Your Opportunity? Family Fund supports families living across the UK who are who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person. As part of our grant support, we run a small scheme called Your Opportunity that supports disabled and seriously ill young…

Emotional Resilience-prioritising self care

Created On: 01/01/2021
Aimee is a mum to three children, a blogger, Podcaster and Mentor for parents, like her, whose children have additional needs and disabilities. Aimee runs live and virtual workshops focusing on advocacy and prioritising self care. Aimee’s oldest son, Freddie, has a rare de novo…

Benefits and Finance

Created On: 01/01/2021
TYPES OF BENEFIT Benefits for disabled children are complex. The following is a guide to some benefits which parents or carers who care for disabled children should be aware of. Additionally, there is a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged…

Puberty, Anatomy and autonomy

Created On: 01/01/2021
I vividly remember the day I started my period. I sat on the toilet and sobbed. Sobbed because I suddenly came to the realisation that this was it for the next forty-plus years and I sobbed because I’d been praying for this day for a…