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Improving The Health And Wellbeing Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

Professor Cairns is Director of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, and Professor of Health and Neurodevelopmental Conditions in the School of Health and Wellbeing, at the University of Glasgow. In this seminar, held at the Centre for Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at the University of Warwick on 25th April 2024, Professor Cairns outlined some of the work of the Scottish Learning Disabilities ...
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Introducing our new Chair of Trustees

Charlotte Geeves is the Executive Director at Bristol Old Vic. Since taking up the post in 2019, Charlotte has successfully championed the cultural strength of Bristol in the region and UK arts sector. She has steered the organisation through the pandemic, and change of artistic leadership, while maintaining BOVs commitment to creativity and producing new work in a challenging financial climate. She has also spearheaded ...
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Professionals Sleep Training

This qualification was designed using the research of The Cerebra Network. The Cerebra Network is a collaborative research initiative led by Cerebra, a charity focused on improving the lives of children with neurological conditions and their families. The network brings together expertise and resources from four leading academic institutions in the UK— Warwick University, Aston University, Surrey University, and Birmingham University. To find out more ...
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Book review: Jayben and the Golden Torch by Thomas Leeds

I have just been on an adventure with Jayben. Where do people go when they have a seizure? Jayben goes into a magical world of talking pets, free-dreams and ribbons for money. He finds himself in the ancient world of The Dreamers, although he is an earth world boy he is also the prophesised 9th Dreamer, destined to carry the Golden Torch and to search ...
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Helping Rajesh Get To School Safely

Meera contacted our Legal Rights Service for help to get school transport for her 5 year old son, Rajesh. Rajesh is being assessed for autism and has significant developmental delay. He also has profound hearing loss, poor vision and balance problems. Meera and Rajesh live just over a mile away from his school. It wasn’t safe for Meera to walk Rajesh to school. He walks ...
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Help To Navigate Social Care

John Furlong from our Legal Rights Service explains how we guided and supported Sarah through the complex and traumatic process of obtaining a social care assessment for her son Adam and a parent carers' needs assessment for herself. "Sarah contacted us because she was having difficulty getting social care support for her 9 year-old son Adam, who had a diagnosis of autism with aspects of ...
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School transport, Cerebra help with families of children with brain conditions.

Securing School Transport For Grace

Our Legal Rights Service provides families of children with brain conditions with help when facing difficulties accessing support services they are entitled to. John Furlong,  Information & Support Officer on our LEaP project explains how we recently helped Shona to appeal against her local authority's decision not to provide school transport for her daughter. "Shona, her husband and four children had been forced to move ...
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Social Care and Parent Carer’s Needs Assessment

Our Legal Rights Service provides families of children with brain conditions with help when facing difficulties accessing support services they are entitled to. Derek Tilley, Senior Development Officer on our LEaP Project, explains how we recently helped Hilary and her son Keith: "Hilary, her husband and son Keith had moved to a neighbouring Welsh local authority for financial reasons. Keith has a metabolic disorder which ...
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School transport, Cerebra help with families of children with brain conditions.

Updated school transport guidance and the impact on disabled children

This article was co-written by Cerebra, IPSEA, SOS!SEN and Contact. We’ve previously expressed concerns about the Department for Education’s revised school transport guidance, Travel to school for children of compulsory school age: Statutory guidance for local authorities (see our previous posts on the Special Needs Jungle and Cerebra websites). We’re inviting families to complete a short school transport survey so that we can learn more ...
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Our Book Library Makes A Big Difference

"I wanted to share my experience of using Cerebra Library and the awesome impact it has had on my family’s life. Firstly, I am Mum to 2, very different, autistic young people. When my children were diagnosed, I had no idea about how being autistic affected how they see the world and how they understand life. So I decided to build on the limited knowledge ...
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