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Fabricated or Induced Illness Research Report

The findings of a major research project concerning FII have been published today. This research report considers the prevalence and impact on families in England, Scotland and Wales of being accused of creating or exaggerating their child’s difficulties – an extreme form of parent carer blame. Instances of this kind are referred to as ‘Fabricated […]

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Intrauterine Growth Restriction and neurological injury by Amy Milner

Intrauterine growth restriction – what is it? Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), also called fetal growth restriction (FGR), occurs when a ...
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A response to the consultation: Reviews of Education, Health and Care plans: proposed timescales

Response to the government's consultation to increase the time a local authority has to issue draft amendments to an EHC ...
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Working Together to Safeguard Children: Changes to Statutory Guidance

Response to the government's consultation proposing changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance which concluded on 6 September 2023. ...
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Double the Fun for our Next Cerebra Superhero!

We're very excited to welcome James to Team Cerebra! James will be taking on two running challenges to raise money ...
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A look at the quality of decision making by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

In December 2023 the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman published its annual report. A section on internal reviews (1 ...
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Legal

Written evidence submitted by the Legal Entitlements and Problem Solving (LEaP) Project, Cerebra

We have published our evidence to The Education Committee, which is assessing the current system of children's social care in ...
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Dr Hayley Crawford

Dr Hayley Crawford is an Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School and network lead for the Cerebra Network. Alongside Dr ...
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Professor Caroline Richards

Professor Caroline Richards, Professor of Neurodevelopmental Conditions, is a Clinical Psychologist and researcher at the University of Birmingham. Caroline leads ...
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Dr Jane Waite

Dr Jane Waite is a Senior Lecturer at Aston University. Alongside Dr Hayley Crawford, Jane leads our mental health research ...
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Dr Jo Moss

Dr Jo Moss is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey. Jo leads the Cerebra Network research in autism, ...
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Survey

Have You Applied for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) for your Disabled Child?

This is your chance to feed back your experience of applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant to the government because ...
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Cerebra Sleep Project Study

What is the Cerebra Sleep Project looking at? The study is looking at how sleep difficulties and daytime behaviours interact ...
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Can you take part in the Checklist Project research study?

Does your child have a moderate-profound learning disability? The Neurodevelopmental Conditions Research Lab at the University of Warwick and the ...
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What commonly goes wrong to cause types of birth injury and why?

Birth injury statistics Giving birth is not easy and can be a traumatic experience for all, even if things go ...
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Podcasts for Family Carers

If, as a carer you sometimes feel lonely, isolated and that nobody else in the world is going through what ...
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SNAP Cymru presents: From SEN To ALN

From SEN To ALN - Tuesday 23rd January 2024 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm A FREE online event for professionals, parents ...
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SNAP Cymru presents: Mind the Gap!

Mind The Gap  - Wednesday 17th January 2024 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm A FREE online event for professionals, parents and ...
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Working with families to find sleep solutions

Sami explains how his family were able to adapt suggestions from one of our Sleep Practitioners leading to a better ...
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Support and understanding from our Sleep Advice Service

Emma introduces us to her son Arthur and explains how our Sleep Advice Service was such a support. Tell us ...
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Without Cerebra’s Sleep Service I don’t know where we’d be

"Without the help of Cerebra’s Sleep Service I don't know where we would be. As a family we were all ...
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Family Trauma: A Broken Care System

The University of Kent's Tizard Centre has been collaborating with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, which provides support to families who ...
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New Library Books this November

New Books in the Library - November 2023 L7001 - What Works for Autistic Children by Dr Luke Beardon L7002 ...
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The feasibility and effectiveness of tailored behavioural sleep interventions for children with neurodevelopmental conditions.

Researchers at Aston University are working in partnership with Cerebra to understand how practical and effective behavioural sleep interventions are ...
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Fabricated or Induced Illness Research Report

The findings of a major research project concerning FII have been published today. This research report considers the prevalence and ...
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Falling to sleep alone and waking in the night

Mum Gabby got in touch to tell us how her three year old son Theodore was not only struggling to ...
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Specific phobia in children with learning disabilities

In this seminar, Professor Kylie Gray presented the findings of the study titled “Specific phobia in children with learning disabilities ...
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New Sleep Training Course for Professionals

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a pilot of our brand new Cerebra Professionals Sleep Training ...
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Our Sleep Service provides a listening ear alongside practical guidance

"Logan came to live with us when he was 2 years and 9 months old. He was diagnosed with autism ...
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Lifestyle interventions during pregnancy improves child neurodevelopment

Structured interventions during pregnancy, such as those centred on a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction, can improve child neurodevelopment ...
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The Mediterranean diet and maternal stress reduction during pregnancy improve infant neurodevelopment

Interventions based on the Mediterranean diet or mindfulness to reduce stress during pregnancy improve the neurodevelopment of children in the ...
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Buttons and Bubbles: Representation through Imagination

"About a year ago, I had an idea to set up a company and to create a whole brand representing ...
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School Transport: what will the Department for Education’s updated guidance mean for disabled children and their families?

In June 2023, the Department for Education published the long awaited revised school transport guidance, Travel to school for children ...
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Free webinar: Diagnostic overshadowing

Free webinar: Tuesday 21st November 6.00pm-7.30pm Diagnostic overshadowing presents a significant challenge for parents and carers of children with intellectual ...
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Having Fun With Our UV Fun Tub!

Mum Koral introduces us to her daughter Evangelina and explains why our Library Service has made such a difference to ...
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Making the call

Reasons to seek legal advice about a potential claim for compensation for a child with a brain injury or condition ...
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Survey

Autistica is building the Autistica Neurodiversity Employers Index (NDEI)

Autistica are looking for 200 companies who want to review their neurodiversity inclusion practices. You may already be actively championing ...
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Free Wills Month – What does it mean?

Free Wills Month occurs every March and October where participating solicitors will be offering people 55 of over the chance ...
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Independence for Arlo

Two year old Arlo likes going on walks, playing with his blocks and reading books. He is a happy little ...
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Case Management following an acquired brain injury

What is case management? Paediatric Case Management is the planning and coordination of therapeutic, medical, and social care to promote ...
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Finding Calm At Bedtime

Four-year-old B has sensory issues as well as developmental issues, particularly around communication. It was taking B a long time ...
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Books in the Library on Sleep

Here's a list of our library books about sleep available to borrow this Sleeptember L6325 – Sleep Disturbances in Children ...
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Toys For Harley To Discover

Mum Lisa got in touch with our Toy Library in the hope of finding some toys that her son Harley ...
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Amelie Is Going Places On Her New Skateboard

Six-year-old Amelie is a bubbly and happy little girl. She loves playing outside and worships her little brother, Arthur. They ...
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An Adapted Camera For Budding Photographer Archer

Mum Amanda explains how our Innovation Centre were able to cleverly adapt a camera so that her son could enjoy ...
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Rhys Makes A Splash With Our Innovative Paddle Board

Teenager Rhys has a rare, progressive genetic condition which affects his extremities and his physical strength. While he has tried ...
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Helping The Whole Family To Play Together

Our son Sam has Angelman Syndrome and needs assistance with all aspects of life. He is developmentally delayed, non-verbal, has ...
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Our Toy Library Brings Excitement And Wonder

Mum Victoria tells us their story: Can you tell us a little about your family? Our twins Charlie and Daisy ...
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Have your say: Reforms to Assessment and Safeguarding procedures

A strong sense of despair and hopelessness comes over me whenever I am asked to respond to (yet another) Government ...
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Brain injury after severe illness and sepsis

Childhood viral and bacterial illnesses are common, and usually are easily treated. Sometimes, however, if the symptoms are left too ...
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Is all this research actually doing anything?

This post is a summary of the conversation between the researchers and two undergraduate interns hosted by the Centre for ...
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Videos of our Annual Conference are online!

On 14th June 2023, we hosted our in-person conference in Birdcage Walk, Westminster. The conference theme was Barriers to Breakthroughs: ...
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Books in the Library on Pathological Demand Avoidance

The library has been getting a lot of requests to borrow books on Pathological Demand Avoidance in recent months, so ...
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Exploring the Benefits of Lifestyle Interventions in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a critical period where the health and wellbeing of both the mother and the developing baby are of ...
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Covid 19 and Digital Inclusion

This seminar, delivered by Dr. Sue Caton, explores the findings of the study titled "Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities ...
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Cerebra and the University of Leeds Continence Survey 2023

Cerebra has frequently received reports from families who have encountered difficulties when trying to access continence supplies for their disabled ...
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Breaking Waves and Breaking Barriers

Cerebra recently helped a New York schoolboy to build one of the first custom adaptable surfboards in the United States! ...
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Hospital Saturday Fund donates to Cerebra at 150th anniversary event

Huge thanks to The Hospital Saturday Fund for their wonderful gift of £4,500 as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations ...
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BBK’s Free ENS Legal Clinic

BBK’s specialist Child Brain Injury solicitors are launching a dedicated and free of charge legal Clinic for parents of babies ...
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We’ve just added some new items to our e-library!

Our BorrowBox library has a selection of e-books and a-audiobooks that parent/carers can borrow to read or listen to and ...
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Advice, Support and Information – A Family Story

“Our son J is three years old. He’s a little firecracker with a vibrant personality and he loves to play ...
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Struggling To Get To Sleep With Tourette Syndrome

Our Sleep Advice Service is there to help your child - and you - get a good night's sleep. In ...
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We’ve just added new books to the Library!

New books in the library from May 2023 L6977- Sensory Parenting for Sensory Children by Tanya van Dalen L6978- For ...
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Advice On Accessing School Transport

Our Legal Rights Service was recently able to help a family to access school transport for their daughter. Mum D ...
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Dealing With Nightmares

“Our son is 11 years old and has Asperger's syndrome. He is an animal lover and seems to know everything ...
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A Good Night’s Sleep Has Transformed Our Family Life

“Annabelle loves being active - running, jumping, climbing, swinging etc. She also loves water, whether it be in a bath ...
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Update to our Postal Library List

We have made some improvements to our library book list.  We have made it easier for you to see which ...
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New switch toys in the Cerebra toy library.

Our Library Boosts A Family’s Wellbeing

"Four year old L is an active child who loves trying to climb on things and people (with a bit ...
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Introducing Wizzybug – the fun way to get around for children with physical disabilities

The Wizzybug is an innovative powered wheelchair modelled on the ‘Little Tikes’ car, aimed at younger children with limited mobility ...
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England: Important Consultation for Disabled Children and Young People

The Government is carrying out a consultation on its vision of how to reform children’s social care in England. This ...
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Wales: Implementation of the ALN Act Extended Until August 2025

On March 20 2023, Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, issued a written statement announcing that the ...
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What is HIE and how is it linked to Cerebral Palsy?

What is hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)? Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as “HIE”, is a technical term describing brain damage caused ...
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Meet our Cerebra Superhero Runners

These amazing Cerebra Superheroes tell us all about why they are running the 2023 London Landmarks Half Marathon for us ...
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Helping Lu and her parents with those sleepless nights

Lu is 3 years and 8 months old and we recently had the pleasure of helping her and parents, Katherine ...
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Seminar Review – Stigma and People with a Learning Disability

The first CEDAR seminar of 2023 was by Katrina Scior, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Stigma Studies at University College ...
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Book review: Proud to Be Differently Me

Proud to Be Differently Me written and illustrated by Nazryn Nock Rainbow bear loves to play games and dance and sing, ...
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Raising vital funds with ‘Givto’

Back in September 2022 we were thrilled to feature on Givto, a new charity donation service, and raise vital funds. ...
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Bertie Learns How To Sleep On His Own

Mum Chante got in touch with our Sleep Advice Service for some help with her son’s separation anxiety and nightmares ...
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Cerebra Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving Project Conference

On 18 October 2022, the University of Leeds School of Law hosted the Cerebra Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving Project Conference: ...
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Accessing School Transport for Disabled Children – Progress

Local authorities have a duty to make travel arrangements for all eligible children. Cases referred to our Legal Entitlements and ...
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Practical approaches to resolving commonly occurring health and social care difficulties

John Furlong and Derek Tilley work within our Legal Entitlements and Problem-solving Project. They help families to understand what their ...
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Digital Wellbeing Interventions For Family Carers

Joanna Griffin, project lead, family carer and Assistant Professor, CEDAR, introduces a new systematic review of digital wellbeing interventions for ...
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Stacey’s Global Adventure Challenge for Cerebra

Superstar fundraiser, Stacey Bryant from Enable Law recently took on an epic challenge for Cerebra - trekking 90km over 5 ...
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Jingle All The Way!

We were delighted to provide our friends at Chiltern Music Therapy with one of our specially made sensory drums. And ...
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Cerebra webinar review – Fathers of disabled children: supporting their wellbeing

Led by Dr Emma Langley (Assistant Professor, University of Warwick), alongside members of the Fathers Active In Research (FAIR) group ...
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Thanks for helping us reach our Big Give Christmas Challenge goal!

We just want to say thank you so much to everyone who supported us and contributed towards our Big Give ...
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Extending the Precision Teaching Framework

Athanasios (Thanos) Vostanis, Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kent, opened the November CEDAR seminar series ...
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Aquatic therapy – the benefits of water-based therapies for children living with disabilities

Laura Cook at CL Medilaw and Dr Heather Epps, Physiotherapist and Director of Aquaepps and Lymden Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy (LHAP) ...
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Making a Noise!

Mum Emese told us that they lost most of her daughter's toys to smoke damage during a house fire earlier ...
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New Titles in our BorrowBox Library

We've got four new eBooks available free for a limited time in our BorrowBox library! The Reading Agency have recently ...
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Our Engage to Change Champion!

Ffion joined us as a Library Assistant through the Engage to Change Project. We are thrilled that Ffion's enthusiam, passion ...
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Getting Direct Payments For 1:1 Support

Ben* is 6 years old and has autism, ADHD and epilepsy. His parents have to work long hours and need ...
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Protecting vulnerable children during the cost of living crisis

Now is the winter of our discontent. Historically, winter has evoked different reactions in all of us - some of ...
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Welsh Government Publishes ALN Guidance for Parents and Carers

In September 2021, as part of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) reform the Welsh Government began the phased transfer from ...
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An early Christmas present for Henry

You may well remember, back in the spring, we told you all about Henry and the super-lightweight crutches our Innovation ...
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Our Sensory Drums hit all the right notes!

Our Sensory Drums are wooden crafted with patterned sides that allow children to combine different touches and sounds. There's a ...
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Mayson Can Play With Toys He Likes

Our son Mayson is two years old. Mayson had a bleed on the brain and as a result had a stroke. ...
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Challenging Parent Carer Blame

Disabled children and their families are one of the most severely disadvantaged groups in the UK. A major research report ...
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How I overcame my disability to achieve a dream

I’m Paddy. I’m 25 and I’m from a small village in the countryside near Brighton. I was born with a ...
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1000 Families Study: Relationships And Wellbeing

Caitlin Williams is a Cerebra funded PhD student at the University of Warwick. Her first PhD study used data from ...
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1000 Families Study – Latest News

The aim of the 1000 Families Study is to explore the wellbeing of children with learning disability, siblings, caregivers, and ...
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Advocating For Disability Rights

Ketevan Khomeriki gives a fascinating insight into her work as a disability rights advocate in Georgia. She explains how being ...
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Positive Family Connections – Latest News

Positive Family Connections is a new online 6 week programme for families who have a child with additional developmental needs ...
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Look at our new selection of library books!

These new books are available to borrow from our library now. Here's the full list: C0425 - People an interactive ...
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‘Doodle the Poodle’s Big Day Out’ by Melissa Cassidy

A colourful picture book that young children will enjoy. Doodle the Poodle goes out for a walk to his local ...
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Elijah Explains How Cerebra Helped Him To Find Toys He Enjoys

Hi, my name is Elijah. I am 3 years old. I have Down syndrome and have an extra chromosome - ...
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Books For Mum And Toys For Thomas

"My son Thomas is 4 years old. He was diagnosed autistic around his 3rd birthday. Thomas also has sensory processing ...
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How a Claimant’s Solicitor and Court of Protection Deputies Work Together to Provide a Holistic Approach to Clients

At Pryers Solicitors, as medical negligence and personal injury specialists, we unfortunately see many clients who have suffered some form ...
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Book Review: ‘Employing Care Staff in Your Home’ by Cecily Lalloo

Amongst the scariest challenges of caring for your disabled child at home is employing people to help you.  Yes you ...
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What does anxiety look like?

Dr Hayley Crawford began the June CEDAR seminar by highlighting that autistic people and people with intellectual disabilities are at ...
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A response to the SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time.

This is our response to the SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time. This response is prepared on behalf ...
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How rehabilitation and support can help a child with an acquired brain injury to flourish and reach their potential

My team and I are both proud and privileged to act for the most amazing, brave and courageous clients - children ...
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Dr Caitlin Murray – The Importance Of Family Research

My name is Dr Caitlin Murray and I am a Research Fellow in CEDAR at the University of Warwick. I ...
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Dr Joanna Griffin – Involving Family Carers in Research

My name is Dr Joanna Griffin and I am a parent carer, Counselling Psychologist, and an Assistant Professor in CEDAR, ...
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Dr Paul Thompson – Applying Statistical Methodology To Real World Problems

My name is Dr Paul Thompson, and I am a Research Fellow in Applied Statistics in CEDAR at the University ...
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Dr Samantha Flynn – Research That Has Positive Impact For People With Learning Disabilities

My name is Dr Samantha Flynn and I am an Assistant Professor in CEDAR at the University of Warwick. I ...
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Cerebra and the University of Leeds FII (Fabricated or Induced Illness) Survey

Cerebra has become increasingly concerned over recent years with an apparent rise in reports from families with disabled children which ...
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Draft Mental Health Bill published: Here’s a Potential Health Warning

The Government published the long awaited Draft Mental Health Bill on 27 June 2022 which applies to England and Wales. ...
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The Health, Healthcare And Wellbeing Of Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

Tammy Rutter The dedication of Professor Mary McCarron and her team to inclusive research which brings about meaningful change for ...
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Cerebra Annual Conference

Wednesday 14th June 2023, 9.30 - 16:30 One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ This one-day conference will host talks ...
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New books for adults

New Books for Adults in our Library

We have a range of new books aimed at adults that you can now borrow from our postal library. L6929 ...
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New Books in our Library for Children

We have some new children's books available for you to borrow from our library: C0396 - Thriving with ADHD: workbook ...
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‘The Autistic Side of Love’ by Samuel Turner

We are so thrilled that Samuel Turner has added to his achievements by writing a book.  Samuel has volunteered for ...
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Superhero fundraiser completes epic 360-mile cycle challenge for Cerebra in just 3 days!

You will recall earlier in 2022 we introduced Swifty, from PCB Radio based in Worcester, who called us up to ...
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PVL and the link to Cerebral Palsy

PVL - what is it?  Periventricular Leukomalacia, commonly referred to as PVL, is a form of injury to the white ...
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Acquired Brain Injury and Litigation

Common causes of brain injury Sometimes a child sustains a brain injury at birth or because of a medical reason, ...
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Introducing Cerebra PhD Student Lauren Jenner

Lauren Jenner is a PhD student at the University of Surrey using novel methodologies to understand social abilities and autism ...
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School attendance in children with neurodevelopmental conditions one year after COVID-19

Emma Taylor Associate Professor Dr Vaso Totsika opened her CEDAR Seminar Series talk by explaining how, before COVID-19, rates of ...
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Giving You The Information Your Family Needs

"My daughter is nearly 12 years old and we suspect she may have autism. We have just completed documentation for ...
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Our response to the publication of The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England

In a sense, Josh MacAlister’s independent review of children’s social care was always going to disappoint. Billed as a “wide-ranging, ...
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Wales: update on the transition from the SEN to the ALN system

The Welsh Government has recently issued two written ministerial statements updating the phased transition from the special education needs (SEN) ...
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Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010: What teachers need to know and what schools need to do

Schools have a range of duties under the Equality Act 2010: to staff, as employees; to parents and others, where ...
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New report launched: Investing in early intervention

Too often children with learning disabilities and their families are unable to access the early years support and services they ...
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Loneliness and Parent Carer Mental Health

In addition to the Covid pandemic, there is another pandemic that has gained greater prominence lately; that of loneliness. It is ...
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A Parent Carer Perspective Of Loneliness

When our son was born back in 2006, we envisaged a similar parental journey to that of our two older ...
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Understanding atypical patterns of autism in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability

Dr Jo Moss, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey, opened the February CEDAR seminar by sharing a story ...
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Introducing Cerebra PhD Student Rory O’Sullivan

Rory O’Sullivan is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham. As part of The Cerebra Network he is leading ...
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So Many Books And Toys – It’s Amazing!

“Ezra has global development delay and is on the pathway to an Autism diagnosis. Ezra struggles with social, communication difficulties ...
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Our Toy Library Brings Fun Right To Your Door!

“Evan will be 5 in May and has been receiving toys on loan since 2018 when he was around 1 ...
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How Our Library Helped Joe

Joe's mum Sophie explains how our free book and toy library have improved her family's life. "Joe is 4, he's ...
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Something Super-Light and Super-Strong for Superstar, Henry!

Henry, from Midsomer Norton in Somerset is 9 and a ¼ although, as a massive Harry Potter fan, he will ...
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Emma, Joshua And The Challenges Of Epilepsy

Joshua had a stroke at birth and as a result suffered ‘devastating brain damage’. When we finally got home from ...
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Recommendations for Books on Autism in the Library

If I’m asked by parents which books do I think they should read to start with, I suggest one of ...
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Epilepsy Books in the Library

Books in the library on Epilepsy for parent carers Complex Childhood Epilepsy a Parents Handbook by Nina Solomon Published 2010 ...
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Introducing some of our Superhero runners

Get to know our runners and a bit more about why they chose to run for us Sam Hitchcock I’m ...
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Book Review: ‘Hydrocephalus: What I Wish I’d Known’ by Harry’s HAT

When you get a diagnosis, you can feel like you’re the only family going through it. How great to find ...
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Introducing Cerebra PhD Student Jessica Mingins

Jessica Mingins is a PhD student at Aston University, her Cerebra funded research is improving our understanding and assessment of ...
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Positive Family Connections – Take Part

We are inviting family carers of a child with a learning disability, autism, or both aged 8-13 years to take ...
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Lifestyle Interventions in Pregnancy

Most women thinking about having a baby know that they need to make lifestyle changes before and while they are ...
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The long road ahead for Cerebra Superhero fundraiser

On Friday 20th May 2022, PCB Radio DJ, Chris ‘Swifty’ Morgan will be cycling the whole of the A38 for ...
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The Be-Well Checklist

Today we are publishing the innovative Be-Well Checklist designed to help parents, carers and professionals improve the well-being of people ...
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Positive Family Connections

Joanna Griffin, parent carer, counselling psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick discusses the value of co-production and ...
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Playing with your child for research

Watch Me Play! involves the parent watching their child play for about 20 minutes a couple of times a week. ...
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Property ownership and Children – recognising the financial investment of others

Introduction The legal ownership of the 'Family Home' of a Child who has received a Personal Injury award can sometimes ...
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Caitlin Williams – 1000 Families Study

My name is Caitlin Williams and I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Warwick. My PhD research ...
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Transitioning from School to Further Education

Moving from a school setting into further education is a difficult decision for any young person. However, for people with ...
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Helping Lucian with sleepless nights and his sensory needs

7-year-old Lucian is a happy and bubbly young boy who gets on so well with others and loves being outdoors. ...
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Mediterranean diet or mindfulness during pregnancy reduces by one third the risk of a low birth weight baby

A clinical trial for pregnant women at high risk of a low birth weight baby demonstrates for the first time ...
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Happy 20th Birthday Cerebra!

“I have many different emotions when I let it sink in that we are celebrating Cerebra’s 20th birthday. No different ...
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Variety, Smiles And Fun With Our Toy Library

Sarah explains how our toy library has helped her daughter Betsy to have fun and variety in her life. “Betsy ...
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Assistive Technology – enhancing independence for children living with brain conditions

“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.” IBM Training Manual, 1991. ...
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Prematurity

For most mothers pregnancy is a safe and straightforward process but for 1 in 5 unexpected complications can occur and ...
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Family who needed help with the DLA.

Daniel Sutherland – Positive Family Connections

My name is Daniel Sutherland, and I am doing a PhD at the University of Warwick funded by Cerebra. My ...
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Cerebra will be delivering our Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop

We're delighted to announces that Cerebra will be delivering our Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop on Monday 13th December 2021. ...
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Educational Tribunal Appeals in Wales: Which website do I need – SENTW or ETW?

On 1 September 2021 the law about children with learning difficulties and disabilities living in Wales changed as the old special ...
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School And Mental Health – Survey

Our PhD student Lowri O'Donovan has put together a survey for parents of children with rare genetic conditions. Working with ...
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A Model For Early Years Family Intervention Supports

A model for Early Years family intervention supports for children with global developmental delay/ emerging learning disabilities in Wales: professional ...
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Sleeping, Playing and Learning

David is almost two years old and is a happy little boy who loves books, toy trains and going on ...
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Planning your Child’s Future: Transitioning from Child to Adult

Planning your Child’s Future: Transitioning from Child to Adult The days are long, but the years are short. Words that ...
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Watch Me Play!

Are you interested in taking part in a Watch Me Play! study? Watch Me Play! is a programme for parents ...
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Louise takes on Marathon Challenge for Cerebra

Louise Astill, a solicitor from CL Medilaw, a firm specialising in medical negligence and serious injuries, is gearing up to ...
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Back to Basics: Parent Child Relationships in Families with Children who have Typical and Atypical Development

Professor Carlo Schuengel opened his CEDAR seminar series talk by reflecting on the pandemic and what a special time it ...
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Teddy is Going Places with his Oxy-gem!

Teddy was born healthy and well, although he suffered with what we thought was terrible reflux. When he was a ...
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Cerebra awarded Association of Medical Research Charities membership

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) - Cerebra Membership The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is a membership organisation ...
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Family

Wales: Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services

The Welsh Government has issued a Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services (CoP) and accompanying supporting guidance ...
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Transition to Employment Toolkit for Autistic Young People

Ambitious about Autism have launched a new toolkit to support autistic young people moving into the workplace. The organisation explains ...
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Wales: Changes to the Transfer Timetable for Moving from the Special Educational System to the New Additional Learning Needs System

On 14 July 2021, Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language issued a written statement explaining that the ...
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England Publishes a New National Strategy for Autistic Children, Young People and Adults

On 21 July 2021 the government published a new national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their ...
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Extended Powers SEND Tribunal National Trial to Continue

On 20 July 2021, the Department for Education confirmed the extended powers given to the special educational needs and disability ...
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Institutionalising Parent-carer Blame

Disabled children and their families are one of the most severely disadvantaged groups in the UK. A major research report ...
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Welcome To Our Newest Recruit

We are delighted to welcome Ffion Parsons as the newest member of our team. Ffion, from Carmarthen, has joined us ...
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‘Day by Day’ by Joanna Griffin – Book Review

‘Day by Day: emotional wellbeing in parents of disabled children’ If you're struggling with the emotional turmoil of being the ...
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Can an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) help my child after a brain injury?

Can an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) help my child after a brain injury? If your child has a ...
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A Second Chance

We recently had the pleasure of being contacted by Joey, a 16-year-old from Northern Ireland whose life was turned upside ...
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Try Before You Buy With Our Sensory Toy Library

Our specialist postal library contains a wide range of books for both adults and children and a selection of toys ...
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Oxy-gem

Pobl Trust Fund Innovation Centre Materials

Pobl Trust is the registered charity of Pobl Group – a not-for-profit based in Newport which is aiming to make ...
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“My cheeks get red and my brain gets scared” – learning about anxiety in children with autism

Associate Professor, Dawn Adams, began her CEDAR Seminar Series talk by highlighting her research focus on autism and anxiety and ...
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Cerebra Network Launch a Success

The Cerebra Network recently held a virtual event to celebrate the launch of their new dynamic network of researchers. The ...
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Design to Change Competition Winners

Bolt Burdon Kemp have announced the winners of their Design the Change competition. The competition, which is now in its ...
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Cerebra Network Launch Event

The Cerebra Network will expand upon the work of the Cerebra Centre, which was led by Professor Chris Oliver and ...
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Early therapeutic intervention for acquired brain injury

Many parents feel frightened and overwhelmed when they learn that their baby has sustained an irreversible brain injury. They are ...
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Going the Extra Mile for Cerebra!

The London Landmarks Half Marathon takes place on 1st August and we caught up with one of our superhero runners, ...
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Charlie Is Flavour Of The Month

Charlie Nine year old Charlie from Surrey decided to put his baking skills to the test in order to help ...
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Emily Nicole

YouTube Sensation Becomes Cerebra Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that YouTube sensation, Emily Nicole Roberts has become a Cerebra Ambassador. Emily, 22 from South ...
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Sensory Pod Chairs Project Underway Thanks To Nationwide Donation

We would like to say a huge thanks to Nationwide and particularly their team at the Rotherham branch for their ...
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Disabled Facilities Grants – One Family’s Story

One mum tells us why her autistic son belongs at home and how a Disabled Facilities Grant made it possible. ...
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The Hidden Face of Autism

Wenyuan Liu Professor Mandy opened the seminar with some general thoughts about autism, particularly the history and changes in how ...
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Having to be your child’s voice when you don’t know what questions to ask

Enable Law take a look at having to be your child's voice when you don't know what questions to ask. ...
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Sleep Advice: Chronotherapy and Phased Advancement

Sarah got in touch with our Sleep Service at a point when she felt that her family had run out ...
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Classroom

Wales: Additional Learning Needs Code and Regulations Approved

The SEN/ALN forms passed a new milestone when the ALN Code and regulations were approved by the Senedd on 23 March. ...
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Lowri

Our Knowledge Transfer Project (Mental Health) Identified As Good Practice

Genetic Alliance UK has published the final report on the Cross Party Group on Rare, Genetic & Undiagnosed Conditions highlighting ...
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Law Students Investigate Social Needs Assessments

The Cerebra Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) project is innovative and helps families of children with brain conditions cope with ...
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A History of Controversies over the treatment of autism with behavioural therapies

Nikita Hayden Milana Aronov opened her CEDAR Seminar Series talk by highlighting how relatively under-explored autism is in the humanities. ...
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A unique set of wheels for 3-year-old Henry

A bike trailer created by our Innovation Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has given a young ...
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Preventing Pregnancy Complications #IWD21

At the University of Barcelona we meet two Elisenda’s whose work tries to identify deviations in foetal brain development as ...
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Championing Mental Health #IWD21

Research shows that children with rare genetic disorders often struggle with their mental health. Yet families have trouble finding helpful ...
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Cerebra Women Making A Difference #IWD21

As part of our International Women’s Day campaign we are catching up with some of the women researchers that are ...
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Emily Nicole

Growing up with CP – Becoming a Youtube Sensation!

Growing up, Emily never felt as though any of the people she saw in the media represented her and knew ...
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The Hoyle family

This Is Our Family

Earlier this year Sky Atlantic broadcast the documentary ‘This Is Our Family’ which took three years to film and followed ...
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LEaP Project Recognises Exceptional Contribution Of Students

The Caroline Gooding Memorial Lecture is an annual event in memory of Caroline Gooding’s pivotal role in conceptualising a rights-based ...
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Family

COVID-19 Guide for Carers and Family Supporting Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has produced a new guide to help family members and carers living with and ...
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Libby is going places with her new Walker!

We wanted to share some wonderful footage of Libby receiving a surprise gift from our Innovation Centre! At just 18 ...
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Learning at Home with our Library

Cerebra’s postal library service is still open during the lockdown. While the kids are at home and you are home ...
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Practical Tips for Effectively Accessing Public Services for your Disabled Child

Unfortunately many families struggle to access the education, social and health services for their children that they are legally entitled ...
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Public Health Wales looking for Two Patient and Public Involvement Members

Public Health Wales are looking for two Patient and Public Involvement members for a research project briefly outlined below: Public ...
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Clinical Criteria For Diagnosing Autism Inadequate For People With Genetic Conditions, Research Suggests

People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all ...
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Christmas Sleep Tips

During the Christmas break the change in routine and dark, colder nights can often make sleep difficult. It can be ...
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An Update On Judith And Rose’s Sleep Story

Earlier this year Judith got in touch to tell us how our Sleep Service had given her the advice and ...
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Our Fundraisers And Supporters Rise To The Challenge

There's no doubt that we would be unable to continue our vital work to help families discover a better life ...
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Legal

Update on the powers of a property and financial affairs Deputy

A recent case in the Court of Protection[i] has given property and financial affairs Deputies clarity about the extent of ...
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Our Research Helps Families To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

We know that sleep affects every single aspect of our waking lives – our mood, behaviour, physical and mental well-being, ...
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Barney’s Christmas-a-thon

Seven year old Barney is doing something amazing this Christmas – a Christmas-a-thon! What’s a Christmas-a-thon you ask? During December, ...
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Brain injury at birth guide for parents

Being a new parent involves a huge learning curve but when you are told something is wrong with your baby ...
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England: Updated Guidance for Opening of Special Schools

The guidance for the full opening of special schools and other specialist settings was updated on 20 November. The update ...
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Useful Resources from the Council for Disabled Children

Amongst the many useful resources parents of disabled children can find on the Council for Disabled Children’s (CDC) website we ...
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Wales: Update on the Additional Learning Needs System

The Welsh Government issued the following update below on 25 November: The Senedd yesterday approved the ‘Draft: Additional Learning Needs ...
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Our new look Oxygems are ready to roll!

Cerebra’s Oxygems, designed and built by our Innovation Centre, have made a big difference to the lives of children all ...
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A Fond Farewell To Anthea

We've said a fond farewell to one of Cerebra's longest serving members of staff – Anthea Wright who retired last ...
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Embracing Complexity Through Art And Science

Dr Sam Chawner from Cardiff University has teamed up with Phenotypica, an art and science initiative by scientist Ben Murray ...
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Mental Capacity – Trustee, Attorney, Appointee or Deputy?

If you're the parent or guardian of a child that is expected to lack capacity as an adult, it can ...
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Useful Children and Young People Mental Health Resources

Navigating the children and young people’s mental health system can be very daunting but the following resources could be very ...
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Mental Health Support For You And Your Family

Whether it’s being able to spot the signs of anxiety and pain in a child with complex needs or looking ...
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Books on Mental Health in our Library

Mental Health Library books for Adults A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by ...
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Improving Mental Health Support in Schools for Children With Rare Conditions

Lowri is our Knowledge Transfer Project Mental Health Research Associate. She explains about a visual map that was created following ...
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Classroom

England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

Since the start of the epidemic the Government has produced a significant amount of guidance for schools, social services and ...
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Wales: Consultation on the Delivery of Autism Services

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a code of practice dedicated to the delivery of autism services in ...
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England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

Since the start of the epidemic the Government has produced a significant amount of guidance for schools, social services and ...
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Classroom

England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

Since the start of the epidemic the Government has produced a significant amount of guidance for schools, social services and ...
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Letter writing

Wales: ALN Code Delayed

As part of the Welsh Government’s ongoing special educational needs reform which resulted in the passing of the Additional Learning ...
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Wales: School Transport Review Extended to 0-4 Year-Olds and Mileage Thresholds

Local authorities in Wales must make free travel arrangements for eligible children of compulsory school age, that is to say ...
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Trainers

Top 5 Tips to Help you Become a Savvy Stepper

We recently launched our new campaign where we're asking you to Step Up for Cerebra. As part of the challenge, ...
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Loneliness When Parenting a Child with Complex Needs

Mum Jessica Barker explains how her family experience led her to develop a friend finding app for parents and carers ...
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England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

Since the start of the epidemic the Government has produced a significant amount of guidance for schools, social services and ...
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Classroom

Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for Primary Schools

As schools prepare for children and young people to return in September, supporting and prioritising mental health and wellbeing will ...
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The Lessons We’ve Learned From Covid

Our Legal Rights Service provides families of children with brain conditions with help when facing difficulties accessing support services they ...
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Survey

Two Covid-19 Research Projects Looking For Families To Take Part

Two organisations are looking for your opinions about support during lockdown. The National Children’s Bureau are looking for families, including ...
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Keeping Children With Brain Conditions Safe

We are working on a special project to keep children safe as schools get set to re-open. Our Swansea based ...
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School transport, Cerebra help with families of children with brain conditions.

England: Additional Transport Guidance to Educational settings from the Autumn Term

The Government published additional guidance on 11 August regarding transport to schools and other educational settings which comes into force ...
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Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project Cerebra

England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

Since the start of the epidemic the Government has produced a significant amount of guidance for schools, social services and ...
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Family

Learning Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy – What Next?

Through years of representing inspirational children with brain injuries and working with their amazing families, I understand that in the ...
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Survey

Appeal To Parent Support Groups To Participate In Our Children’s Services Assessment Survey

Cerebra’s Legal Entitlement and Problem-solving Project (LEaP) is carrying out a research project with Professor Luke Clements, Cerebra Professor of ...
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Getting Back To Normal At Our Library

We are pleased to announce that our postal book library has reopened.  As usual, you can borrow two books at ...
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Unlawful restrictions on the rights of disabled children with autism to social care needs assessments

Autism is classed as a disability and all children with disabilities have a right to an assessment of their needs. ...
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Legal

41 Local Authorities are unlawfully discriminating against autistic children

According to a report published today by Disability Law Service, Leeds University, Cerebra and the BBC, at least 41 Councils ...
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Little boy looking anxious.

Child Mental Health: Resources To Help Young People

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused significant and sudden change to our daily lives. Statistics show that this has caused a ...
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Family

Autism: A Lack of Social Care Support

We recently published a post asking families in the Yorkshire area to get in contact if their child with autism ...
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Welsh Government Seeks Your Views On How Wales Should Develop Post-Covid

The Welsh Government has launched a national conversation with the people of Wales on how it “should support future post-Covid ...
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Ice-cream Delight For Carmela

Enjoying an ice cream on a hot summer day is something most of us take for granted. For six year ...
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Letter writing

Department for Education to reintroduce full Education, Health and Care Plan Support

In May, the Government implemented temporary law changes regarding Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) as a result of the ...
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Legal

SEN Tribunal in Wales issues directions on electronic submission of paperwork

The Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (SENTW) is continuing to hear cases during the coronavirus pandemic but in virtual ...
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Follow-up: Your experiences of Obtaining a Parent Carer Needs Assessment

Last month we published an article where our LEaP Project asked you for your personal experiences of obtaining a Parent ...
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Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project Cerebra

Our Legal Rights Service Helps Family With Parent Carer Needs Assessment

Elena got in touch with our Legal Rights Service after her local authority (LA) repeatedly refused to undertake a standalone ...
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Cerebra Funding for The Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

We are delighted to announce £829,000 of funding for the Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Tracy Elliott, Head of Research ...
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Autism and Lack of Social Care Support – Can You Help?

Our Legal Entitlements and Problem Solving Project (LEaP) is looking for a family in the Yorkshire area to be interviewed ...
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Bedtime Settling and Night Time Waking

Cathy and her family were all struggling with the impact of her son's inability to settle at bedtime and his ...
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Cerebra’s Innovation Centre supplies child friendly visors to schools

Lock down has meant that our Innovation Centre staff have been unable to work on their regular projects so they ...
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Update on Schools in England and Wales

The Government has removed plans for primary school children in England to return to school before the end of the ...
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Cerebra Family Research Group End Of Grant Report

The Cerebra Family Research Group has released its End of Grant Report outlining the focus of their work well as ...
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University of Leeds LEaP students and staff.

Delivering Legal Rights End of Grant Report

The School of Law at the University of Leeds has published its end of grant report summarising the achievements of ...
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Family

How a Brain Injury can Affect your Child’s Education

Laxmi Patel, Partner and Head of Education at Boyes Turner takes a look at how a brain injury can affect ...
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Guidance in England for Returning to School

The following information relates to England only. It does not apply to Wales. In England, the Prime Minister has announced ...
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Enna Thea and Iris

School Friends Hit the Road in Aid of Families and Carers

It was around five years ago when we first met Enna Thea and her mum, Catherine when they contacted our ...
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Open Letter To Supermarkets

We know that supermarkets are doing their best to keep the public safe during this really difficult time. But we’re ...
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Double Success For Deborah

Kaileigh, who is one of our Sleep Practitioners recently helped Deborah and her daughter Olivia who was experiencing anxiety at ...
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500 Face Visors for Care Homes

Our Innovation Centre team have been pulling out all the stops to help support frontline workers during the Coronavirus  outbreak. ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week – Kindness Matters

Samuel Turner is a young man with a passion for supporting Cerebra.  His achievements are all the more remarkable as ...
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Lowri on Mental Health Awareness Week

This week we celebrate Mental Health Awareness week, the theme of which this year, is Kindness. What is Kindness? Kindness ...
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Parent Carers Needs Assessments

Our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project has received a request from a parent explaining that her local authority has ...
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Family

‘Vulnerable’ Does Not Mean ‘at Risk of Harm’

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have heard people who are more likely to be ‘at risk’ by ...
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Guidance for Councils and Care Providers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Back in March, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) suspended all casework activity that demands information from, or ...
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Legal

Legal Team Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Supported by the Attorney General, the LawWorks awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law ...
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One Family’s Experience of a ‘Child in Need’ Assessment

In England and Wales, local authorities are under a duty to assess the social care needs of children who meet ...
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Children’s Services Duties ‘Relaxed’ in England but not in Wales

England A new set of regulations came into force in England on Friday 23 April which have controversially relaxed some ...
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Face Mask Update From CIC

"Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well and still coping with the lockdown! I will freely admit, it has ...
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Welsh Government Issues New Guidance

On 21 April the Welsh Government issued new guidance on how children’s services should operate during the Covid-19 outbreak. The ...
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Direct Payments and Prepaid Cards Success for LEaP Project

Sophie, our LEaP Project co-ordinator, explains how we helped families with disabled children in one particular English local authority. The ...
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Heroes

Do Something Fun and out of the Ordinary – Join the 2.6 Challenge!

Cerebra, like many charities across the country, have had to put a lot of fundraising plans on hold and with ...
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New Items Available from our BorrowBox Library

As we aren’t able to send books out at the moment, we have just added lots of new titles to ...
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Legal

Disabled Facilities Grant Ruling

In a judgment released on 2 April 2020, the High Court ruled that when processing an application for a disabled ...
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Cerebra funded research at the University of Birmingham

The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CCND) is headed by Professor Chris Oliver and is based in the School of ...
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Let’s get Artistic Together!

It’s a very difficult and uncertain time at the moment. The Coronavirus pandemic has effected all of us in some ...
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How our Sleep Service helps – Judith’s story

Our family “Our fifteen year old daughter, Rose, has an underdeveloped cerebellum. This affects her muscle coordination, which in turn ...
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Legal

Legal Handbook for Families Launched

Legal Action Group has published its 3rd edition of Disabled Children: A legal handbook and is currently offering a 20% ...
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Trainers

Change in Lock Down Exercise Guidance for People With Health Conditions

On 23 March 2020 the Prime Minister announced that all citizens were only allowed to leave where they were living ...
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Coronavirus protection

CIC Helps Create Protective Equipment for NHS Staff

Hi Cerebra family! I do hope you have all been coping well during lock down. I can tell you, in ...
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Legal

We Back Campaign for Coronavirus Act Review

The Coronavirus Act 2020 worryingly relieves local authorities in England and Wales of their duties to provide crucial care and ...
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Factsheet: Complaints, Public Bodies and Government Guidance

The law that parents of disabled children and their supporters may have to deal with can be very complicated. We ...
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Audiobooks

Sources of Free e-books and audiobooks

Cerebra’s digital library focuses on neurological conditions, but there are plenty of other ways to get free e-books and audiobooks ...
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Legal

Coronavirus Act: an Overview for England and Wales

By now you will probably be aware of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (The Act) and its potential impact on social ...
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Child reading an ebook.

Changes to our Library Service

Sadly, due to the current situation we have had to suspend the book and toy library for the time-being. We ...
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Lockdown Lowdown from CIC

Okay, so here I go with my first ever blog - and what a time to start! So, we all ...
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Getting school transport for your disabled child

In October 2019, Margaret contacted our LEaP Project to thank us for the information within our to School Transport Guide ...
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Cerebra and COVID-19

Despite the disruption caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic we would like to reassure you that Cerebra is still operational ...
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Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Signposting

Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64 has been replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). This means that if your ...
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Helping Layla get a good night’s sleep

Because of her condition, Layla is also unable to communicate so she can’t explain how she is feeling or tell ...
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An ‘Awesome and Wobbly’ time in aid of Cerebra

On Tuesday 3 March, Leigh Day organised ‘Awesome and Wobbly’ - an incredible evening of music and comedy, all in ...
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New campaign to recruit Everyday Superheroes

More than 500,000 children in the UK have a brain condition, such as autism, and fight challenges every day when ...
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New books in our library

We have received £1000 to spend on specialist books for our postal lending library. This was kindly donated to us ...
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Join our Project Advisory Group

Join our Project Advisory Group to help us improve mental health services for children with rare genetic developmental conditions. Background ...
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Great Feedback for our CIC Fish Tank

Our Innovation Centre (CIC) were extremely busy before Christmas getting some of their sensory fish tanks out to lucky families. ...
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New Mythbusters Available Now

We have a a new range of factsheets called mythbusters available to download now. These aim to dispel common misconceptions ...
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Lloyd Morgan of Rockadove and Ross Head from CIC

Rockadove Help us with Video Campaign

We are delighted to have been named the winners of the inaugural Third Sector prize which is a partnership between ...
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An Introduction to Sophie and Legal Entitlements

Sophie after running the Cardiff Half Marathon Hi- I’m Sophie and I’m the Legal Entitlements and Problem Solving (LEaP) Project ...
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Lisa on Becoming a Family Research Ambassador

Lisa is one of our Family Research Ambassadors. She explains why she got involved and what she does as part ...
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Books in the Library About Giving Birth to a Child with a Disability

General books L6316   Celebrating and Caring for your Baby with Special Needs: uplifting tips and advice to help you through ...
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Graeme and Angus

Born too soon: Claire’s Story

We were going home to enjoy Christmas. I couldn't have imagined for a second what was about to happen... Claire ...
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Implementation of the Welsh SEN/ALN Reform Postponed

Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, has issued a written statement postponing the roll out of the new special educational needs ...
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Legal Entitlements and Problem Solving Conference

We are holding a conference on "Legal Entitlements and Problem Solving for Disabled People, their Families and Carers". 19 November ...
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Local Government Ombudsman Report on SEND in England

In a new report released on 04 October and called Not going to plan? – Education, Health and Care plans ...
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Joshua’s Transition Part 4 – Direct Payments

This is part 4 in a series of articles that Emma has written for us. You can also read her ...
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School transport, Cerebra help with families of children with brain conditions.

Home to School Travel and Transport Guidance Consultation -England

Cerebra’s Legal Entitlement and Problem-solving (LEaP) Project, led by Luke Clements the Cerebra Professor of Law and Social Justice at ...
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Samuel Turner and his friend Angel

Wales International Film Festival

Samuel Turner is a young man with a passion – for supporting us and for making films. He is thrilled ...
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Bobath ruler CIC

Ruling the World!

Ross Head from our Innovation Centre tells us of the team’s latest design to help children ‘rule’ the world! Whilst ...
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Cerebra Research what we do.

What’s your Experience of Community Physical Participation?

Hello. My name is Karen Visser. I am a physiotherapist, PhD student and Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. You can ...
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School Transport for Nat

Our Legal Entitlements and Problem-solving (LEaP) Project helped Nat get transport to school and as a thank you he has ...
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Nappies

LEaP Project Helps Family to get a Continence Assessment at Home

Earlier this year, our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project supported a family who had been told that their son’s ...
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Avleen smiling at the camera.

Building a Better Bedtime Routine

My daughter Avleen was born prematurely at 28 weeks but is now five years old. She was diagnosed with Autism ...
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Harry with his dog.

Our Innovation Centre help Harry to throw a ball for his dog

Cerebra Innovation Centre, with help from ATiC – the University’s integrated research centre – developed the tennis ball shooter for ...
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New books in the library

Check out the new books we have in our library. If you are not already a member you can borrow ...
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Imogen helmet

A Helmet for Imogen

The new helmet being developed by CIC and UWTSD has been made to measure by using high tech equipment to ...
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bullying and mental health

School, bullying and mental health

School. Some of us fondly remember our days in school as ‘some of the best days of our lives’. School ...
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Accessing Public Services in Scotland Toolkit Workshop

Scots law provides powerful rights to education and support from other services, but this alone isn't enough. The law can ...
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Embracing Complexity, Cerebra the charity for families of children with brain conditions

The Embracing Complexity Coalition launches

We have joined leading UK Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Charities to Launch The ‘Embracing Complexity Coalition’ The Embracing Complexity Coalition ...
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Jigsaw, Cerebra the charity for families of children with brain conditions

SEND funding in England: the Government needs your views!

Last week the Department for Education (DfE) in England made a call for evidence about SEND funding. As many of ...
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The Cerebra Innovation Centre fish tank

CIC develop new sensory fish tank

CIC have developed a great new sensory fish tank. Fish are a great addition to a sensory experience, but are susceptible ...
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Mair Elliott, Cerebra the charity for families of children with brain conditions

The long-term effects of unreliable, inconsistent support in CAMHS

Unreliable and inconsistent support from CAMHS "When we discuss the high staff turnover, lack of reliable support, and other issues ...
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Specsavers and Imogen at the top of Pen y Fan

Specsavers donates almost £20,000

Staff at Specsavers opticians have helped donate nearly £20,000 to us, following a year of fundraising. 39 Specsavers stores across ...
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Joshua's 18th birthday

Joshua’s Transition: Part 3

Emma tells us about the challenges of transitioning from child to adult services. You can read part one here and part ...
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Cerebra Innovation Centre wins award.

We won! Innovation Centre success

The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC), a partnership between Cerebra and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), has won ...
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Mum changing a baby

Have you been told that your child is too young to have a continence assessment?

Has your local continence team told you that your child isn’t old enough to have a continence assessment? Our new ...
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Christine Bunting

Christine Bunting takes on her biggest challenge yet as she prepares to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp

Christine Bunting, a lawyer from specialist Court of Protection law firm Hyphen Law, is about to take on the biggest ...
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School transport, Cerebra help with families of children with brain conditions.

Amelie gets transport to school, with help from our LEaP Project

Karen, who lives in Surrey, contacted our LEaP Project in January for help with a school transport problem. Her daughter, ...
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St David Awards

Cerebra Innovation Centre shortlisted for a St David Award

The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC), a partnership between Cerebra and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), has been ...
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Joshua's Transition to Adulthood with help from Cerebra.

Joshua’s Transition: Part 2

Emma tells us about the challenges of transitioning from child to adult services. You can read part one here. It ...
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Sleep Advice Service Cerebra

Meet our new Sleep Practitioners

We're thrilled to introduce you to the two newest members of our sleep team, Carwyn Tywyn and Claire Cox. Carwyn ...
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Nappies

Has your child been refused a continence assessment at home?

Has your local continence team told you that they can only assess your child at a school/hospital, rather than at ...
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Hand shake

Designing a better future for children with brain conditions with help from South Wales Freemasons

  Our Innovation Centre and the work they do to help children take part in and enjoy life alongside their ...
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Oxy-gem

Samuel discovers freedom with his Oxy-gem

Samuel's mum Joceline recently contacted our Innovation Centre. As a member of a parent group on Facebook, she had seen ...
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Can you guess our most popular post from 2018?

We've crunched the numbers, we've checked them twice and now we can reveal our most popular posts from 2018. 5. ...
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Vanessa with Dylan, Ryan and Taran

Cerebra to benefit from Co-op Community Fund

Vanessa with Dylan, Ryan and Taran This year we have been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund. ...
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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Cerebra and Cardiff University collaborate to advance support available to families

Hello, I’m Lowri and I’m really happy to be joining Cerebra to work on an exciting and new Welsh Government ...
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Joshua's Transition to Adulthood with help from Cerebra.

Joshua’s Transition Part 1

Emma tells us about the period of transition that her son, 17 year-old Joshua is about to face and the ...
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Imogen draws our Christmas raffle winners

We held our Christmas raffle draw on Wednesday 19th December and had a very special guest do the honours. Seven ...
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Christmas elf

The twelve days of Christmas with our Innovation Centre

Christmas is a time for joy and for making dreams come true. At our Innovation Centre we believe that all children ...
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Nappies

Is your child getting unsuitable continence products?

  Have you been told that your child can’t have the type of continence product that she needs? Are you ...
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That dog has got a beard

That dog has got a beard!

We've got a great new children's book in our library that explores the consequences of being different. 'That dog has got ...
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Accessing Public Services Workshops

Are you interested in hosting a workshop to help families access services for their disabled children? We are taking bookings ...
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Specsavers and Imogen at the top of Pen y Fan

Making dreams come true this #GivingTuesday

#Giving Tuesday is on November 27th and this year we’re celebrating the amazing work our Innovation Centre do to help ...
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Owen swinging.

Soaring high

  Our Innovation Centre are proud to make products that help disabled children to enjoy and experience life alongside their ...
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CIC come up with clever 3D printed solution

The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC) were recently asked for help with a small project, which really emphasises the usefulness of ...
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library books

Book reviews

Our librarian Jan reviews two new books you can borrow from our postal lending library.   ‘There are Things I ...
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Joshua

An introduction to us

My name is Emma and I am married to Michael – it is our 23rd wedding anniversary today – and ...
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Child with brain condition on a adapted surfboard.

Cerebra surfboard goes global

The team at CIC designed the surfboard in partnership with Roger Cooper for children with limited mobility and brain conditions. It ...
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Alex rides the waves

The team at the Cerebra Innovation Centre are dedicated to designing and making bespoke products that enrich a child’s life, ...
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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Special Educational Needs reform in Wales

The special educational needs (SEN) reforms in Wales are now a little under a year away from their introduction. The ...
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Nappies

Our LEaP Project helps change the Welsh Government’s guidance on continence products

Have you been told that you can’t have more than 4 continence products a day, even if your child needs ...
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Improving the mental health of children with brain conditions

  We are launching a new project to help families of children with brain conditions access timely and appropriate mental ...
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Mother watching child sleep

What can I do if my child needs me to be there in order for them to sleep?

  For some children, falling asleep without an adult with them seems impossible. Perhaps your child is used to you ...
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Specsavers and Imogen at the top of Pen y Fan

Caldicot girl with cerebral palsy climbs South Wales’ highest peak

Six year old Imogen Ashwell-Lewis, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, reached the top of South Wales’ highest ...
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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Joint Statement on PenCRU by Cerebra and University of Exeter Medical School

The following joint statement concerns termination of funding from the charity Cerebra for the Academic Chair and PenCRU childhood disability ...
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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Support in the Early Years Survey

We are working with the Family Research Group at the University of Warwick, as well as with Mencap,  Ambitious about ...
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A child sleeping.

Get a good night’s sleep with help from our library

Join our librarian Jan (and teddy) as she talks through the different books and sensory equipment we have in our ...
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Partnership pioneers better support services

We have forged a partnership with Cardiff University to improve services for families of children with debilitating brain disorders. The ...
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Understanding and reducing sleep disorders in children with development delay

The Sleep Project at the Cerebra Centre for Neurological Disorders at Birmingham University is studying sleep in children with neurological conditions. ...
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Difficulty sleeping

Difficulty settling at night

One of our Sleep Practitioners recently helped a family who were struggling to get their daughter to bed, and to ...
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Difficulty sleeping

Object of comfort helps Poppy sleep

Mum Rachel contacted our Sleep Service to get some advice about daughter Poppy who was having a number of sleep ...
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My child just won’t go to sleep

This article takes a look at what you can do if your child just won't go to sleep. It's taken ...
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Cara smashes duathlon challenge

One of our Ambassadors, Cara Readle, recently completed a duathlon and raised over £500 for Cerebra! This was a particular ...
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Innovation Centre’s spinning pod a big hit with Curtis

Louise recently contacted our Innovation Centre after seeing a post on our Facebook page about the spinning pod chairs that ...
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Hand shake

Engage to Change

  We're delighted to welcome Kyle Davies to our team following his Engage to Change placement with us. We were ...
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We have a new Chair of Trustees

  We are pleased to announce that Sean Taggart will be joining the Board of Trustees on the 1st of ...
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Jonas enjoys sensory toys from our library

Jonas' parents recently contacted our postal lending library to borrow some sensory lights. Mum Jolanta and dad Andrej told us ...
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Summer reading ideas for the kids.

Summer Reading

Are you looking for ways to entertain the children this summer? Did you know that you can borrow children's books ...
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Handy tips for summer holiday sleep

During the summer holidays the change in routine and light, warmer nights can often make sleep difficult. It can be ...
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a boy and girl build a sandcastle

Travel insurance covering children with disabilities

  At this time of year, one of the questions coming in to our helpline is about travel insurance that ...
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Cara to take on duathlon challenge

Swansea born actress Cara Readle, famous for her role in ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’, will be taking on a ...
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Epilepsy and getting a better night’s sleep

Louise recently contacted our Sleep Service for some advice to help 9-year-old Jonah get a good night’s sleep. Jonah has ...
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Delivering legal rights through practical problem solving

In this article we explain our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project with the Centre for Law and Social Justice, the ...
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Disability related expenditure and pets care costs

  A survey has found that many disabled people are unable to afford to keep a pet dog or cat ...
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Boy with a female carer, smiling.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership success!

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) bid with the Institute ...
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Effective interventions for long term change

At the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Conditions, University of Birmingham, the aim is to identify the causes of the most pressing ...
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Our innovation team design the Boccia ramp of the future

The CIC team have been working hard to create a high tech Boccia Ramp. Boccia is a ball sport, similar to ...
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Ask, Listen, Do

Do you care for a child or young person with a learning disability, autism or both? Have you ever raised ...
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Innovation Centre help Livia gain independence

Mum Alanah recently approached our Innovation Centre with a challenge that would help maintain her daughter's independence while keeping the ...
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Six year-old Jake-Junior to run for Cerebra

When Jake -Junior cheered his dad from the side-lines as he completed the London Marathon, there was only one thing ...
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BorrowBox is here!

We are so pleased to offer a new service in our library.  You can now borrow ebooks and audiobooks from ...
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Arctic Ride Alaska!

This summer Cerebra Ambassador Gordon Stuart will attempt his latest epic charity motorbike challenge. He will have just 12 days ...
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Tiny hats for tiny babies

One of our dedicated fundraisers, Sam Elliott, has just knitted 39 baby hats for premature babies on the Neonatal Ward ...
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Independence for Myles with our Oxygem

Our creative team of designers at our Innovation Centre and our Oxygem recently helped Myles to become more independent. Myles' mum ...
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premature baby

Preventing neonatal brain injury and childhood disability

The main objective of the Cerebra Perinatal Research Centre at the University of Leeds is to make a difference in ...
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Parents, researchers and charities join forces to create new resource for parents of children with learning disabilities.

The University of Warwick, Mencap, Cerebra, and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation have teamed up with parents of children with learning ...
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Team Imogen at the Swansea triathlon

Team Imogen smash the Swansea triathlon

The 2018 UWTSD Swansea Triathlon has come and gone for another year, but for Team Imogen this has been an ...
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How to look after yourself

We know from research that parents of children with a learning disability can be twice as likely to experience high ...
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Autism and mental health – one family’s journey

"My daughter, Mair, is autistic with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. She was diagnosed with autism 6 years ago ...
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Working to improve children’s mental health

We are working on a joint funding bid with the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University for ...
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Samuel cheers buddy to marathon glory!

On Sunday 22nd April, American Dustin Erhardt ran the London Marathon for his buddy Samuel and to raise money us. ...
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Running, cycling and donuts!

The Cerebra Innovation Team are officially 5 weeks away from competing in the Swansea Triathlon 2018, with Captain Imogen to ...
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Understanding and Reducing Sleep Disorders in Children with Developmental Delay

Dr Caroline Richards and Professor Chris Oliver from the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders talk about the Sleep Project which ...
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Accessing Public Services Workshops for Professionals

Following on from the huge success of our Accessing Public Services Workshops, we are launching sessions specifically for professionals. The ...
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Captain Imogen and her brave triathlon crew!

The Cerebra Innovation Centre design team will be embarking on a triathlon adventure this year with their very own triathlon ...
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Improving the well-being of young children with learning disabilities: A Parent’s Guide

We're looking for people to take a look at a brand new booklet on improving the well-being of young children ...
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New Books on Autism in the Library

  We have had a lot of requests to borrow books explaining autism recently, so we have purchased some brand ...
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Countdown to Marathon Glory!

American Dustin Erhardt is making his final preparations for this year's London Marathon on 22nd April. Everyone at Cerebra will ...
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Delivering legal rights through practical problem-solving

In this article we take a look at our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project - why we started it, ...
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Fetal Medicine Barcelona – University of Barcelona

Why our research is important for families? We are a research group focused on Fetal Medicine. Our main goal over ...
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Ollie’s Story

We are extremely excited to have been named Specsavers' charity of the year for Wales this year. As part of ...
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Imogen’s Story

We are extremely excited to have been named Specsavers' charity of the year for Wales this year. As part of ...
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Ryan’s story

We are extremely excited to have been named Specsavers' charity of the year for Wales this year. As part of ...
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Specsavers Name Cerebra as their Charity of the Year for Wales

Specsavers has donated £10,000 to Cerebra to mark the start of a year-long fundraising partnership. The optician's 39 stores across ...
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Why Our Research is Important – Cerebra Family Research Group

Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) University of Warwick Cerebra Family Research Group “Strengthening families” Why our research ...
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Samuel is our Star Volunteer!

In 2017 we welcomed Samuel Turner to team Cerebra as a volunteer and Samuel, his family and friend Angel Jolly ...
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New Toys for Our Postal Lending Library

We recently received some funding from Children in Need to purchase some new toys for our Postal Lending Library. Check ...
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Dustin to Run London Marathon for Cerebra and his Buddy

We're very excited to welcome Dustin Erhardt on to team Cerebra for the London Marathon 2018! Dustin's story of how ...
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Nappies

Our LEaP project helps Rhiannon get the continence supplies she needs

Our LEaP Project helps Rhiannon get the continence supplies she needs and our template letter could help you to write ...
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Birmingham Experts Launch Pioneering Autism Research

Leading researchers from Birmingham are today (25th October 2017) launching a major, new UK study into autism and mental health ...
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Cerebra Research Support Network – Help us make a difference

We are looking for people with lived family experience of childhood brain conditions to join our Research Support Network. Can you ...
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Books on ADHD in the library

  Check out the books on ADHD that you can borrow from our postal lending library for free. For parents ...
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My Experience of Applied Behavioural Analysis

Razwana Mushtaq, whose 5 year old daughter has autism, discusses her experience of getting a diagnosis for her daughter, recent ...
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Support for Potocki-Lupski Syndrome

Mum Lisa, who's son Kyle has Potocki-Lupski Syndrome, tells us their story. "Kyle was born by natural birth on June ...
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The Arctic Rider Takes on New Alaska Challenge

When Cerebra Ambassador Gordon Stuart first started his Arctic Rider project, he couldn't have imagined the distances he would cover and the ...
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Team Cerebra at the Superhero Series!

On Saturday 19th August two very special Superheroes joined team Cerebra for the first ever Superhero Triathlon at Dorney Lake, ...
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Rhys and Anthony Take on Superhero Triathlon

When Rhys watched his sister take part in her first sports day, he wanted nothing more than to join in. ...
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Josh Nurse Becomes an Ambassador

Joshua Nurse from Pontiets, Carmarthenshire is celebrating his 16th birthday by becoming an Ambassador for us and drawing the winning tickets ...
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Disabled Facilities Grants

The school of law team at the University of Leeds Our student researchers at the School of Law, University of ...
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Social Care Guides – England and Wales

One of the results of devolution is that in a number of areas of the law England and Wales are ...
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SEN Reforms in England and Wales

In England, the special educational needs (SEN) reforms introduced in September 2014 continue to be rolled out. Although all SEN ...
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Innovation Centre Test New Surf Boards

Our Innovation Centre has been doing some pioneering work with surfing equipment for disabled children over the past couple of years ...
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Alex Completes 60 Mile Trek

We would like to say a huge well done to Alex Elsaesser who recently walked through the night to complete ...
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Anne and Brian Make Fantastic Donation

The story of one little boy inspired Anne Pearce and her husband Brian to donate an incredible £5,000 to Cerebra! ...
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Life online for young people with SEN

Dawn Cavanagh, whose teenage son has autism, considers the benefits and challenges of life online for young people with special ...
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New books in our library

In recent months the library has had less money to buy new books and it's been hard to choose which ...
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Poppy to Take on Second Triathlon Challenge

Rob and Poppy Last year, eleven year old Poppy Jones realised her dream of competing in the Cardiff Triathlon. This ...
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Improving early intervention for children with autism

Zarbanoo Rajput BA (Hons), mum to a 15 year old with autism and an active member of ABAAccess4all parental campaign ...
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1000 Families Study – Age Range Extended

Are you the mother, father, or caregiver of a child aged between 4 and 15 years, 11 months who has ...
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Sleep Walking to Success

On Saturday 6th May we held our second walk to the top of Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons to raise ...
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An End to Sleepless Nights

Our Sleep Service gives support to families when their child is having sleep difficulties. Sleep Practitioner Catherine Stone recently helped ...
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Help with night waking

Mum Tammy was struggling to cope with her daughter's night waking. Our Sleep Practitioner Claire Varey describes how she gave ...
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Cameron Gets Around on His New Scooot Seat

Louise French recently got in touch with us after she saw a Scooot Seat in action and knew it would ...
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Learning disabilities: Identifying and managing mental health problems

The role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is to improve outcomes for people using the ...
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Sleep and Head Banging

Head banging is just one of the issues that our Sleep Practitioners can help families with. It's a difficult behaviour ...
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Magical Christmas at Covent Garden

On 22nd December, we held our ‘Christmas at Covent Garden’ concert at St Paul's Church in London. Guests were treated ...
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Poppy’s Dream Comes True

Go Poppy! On 24th June Poppy’s dream finally came true – she completed the Cardiff triathlon in style! The weather ...
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baby ultrasound for research at Cerebra into brain conditions.

Dr Eduard Gratacós – Why health starts before birth

Our research team at the University of Barcelona looks at identifying deviations in foetal brain development as early as possible ...
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Chris Oliver – My Journey into Research: the Boy at the Pillar

Professor Chris Oliver explains his journey into research as well as the pioneering work of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental ...
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baby ultrasound for research at Cerebra into brain conditions.

Mr Nigel Simpson: My Journey into Research

For most mothers pregnancy is a safe and straightforward process but for 1 in 5 unexpected complications can occur and ...
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Tommy Lee wearing his helmet

Innovation Centre Create High tech horse riding helmet for young boy with unique head shape.

Tommy-Lee in action The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC), along with the help of BSI (British Standards Institution) have taken the c