Samuel and Angel In 2017 we welcomed Samuel Turner to team Cerebra as a volunteer and Samuel, his family and friend Angel Jolly have done us proud! They have held bake sales to raise both money and vital awareness to Cerebra and have even visited HQ so they could meet Cerebra staff. Always eager to spread the word about Cerebra, Samuel recently spoke about us in ...Read more →
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Razwana Mushtaq, whose 5 year old daughter has autism, discusses her experience of getting a diagnosis for her daughter, recent research on early intervention and what it is like running an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) programme, with the support of UK Young Autism Project (UKYAP) Background As parents we want our kids to be happy and independent. We need to support them in order ...Read more →
On 23 March 2020 the Prime Minister announced that all citizens were only allowed to leave where they were living for exercise once a day, which was repeated in guidance that the government published on 29 March 2020. This raised immediate concerns for supporters of people with medical conditions, mental health problems, learning difficulties and autism where more frequent exercise was required to maintain their ...Read more →
By now you will probably be aware of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (The Act) and its potential impact on social care and educational services in England and Wales. The purpose of this article is to highlight some key points and to provide sources of information to keep you up to date. This article focuses mainly on the parts of the Act relevant to parents of ...Read more →
Brody Laura is mother to 5 year old Brody who, despite having lots of health issues, has no definitive diagnosis. Laura writes about their journey as a family in her blog Brody, Me and GDD. In this blog post, Laura explains their journey as a family. "Our beautiful Brody entered the world just over 5 years ago. He passed all of his newborn tests and ...Read more →
What type of knit and natter? Our Knit and Natter will be virtual but you could hold a small Knit and Natter with your household or if the current coronavirus guidelines in your area (England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland) allow it you could host a socially distanced event. Do you have a few crafty colleagues you could get together with over video ...Read more →
We've been asking parents to share their experiences with obtaining an Autism diagnosis for their child and the effects that delay can have. In this article one family tell us their experiences. . "Our daughter never slept easily. Midwives, health visitors, GPs, all offered advice and we tried everything. Our health visitor finally advised me to have one night a week in a hotel to ...Read more →
Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, has issued a written statement postponing the roll out of the new special educational needs (SEN)/additional learning needs (ALN) system by a year. It was scheduled to be implemented from September of 2020 but will now take place from September 2021. So the current statementing system will continue until then when the introduction of Independent Education Plans (IDPs) begin to ...Read more →
Nigel Simpson For most mothers pregnancy is a safe and straightforward process but for 1 in 5 unexpected complications can occur and are a major cause of childhood disability. Our research team at the University of Leeds, headed by Mr Nigel Simpson, focuses on understanding the causes of these complications and aims to predict and stop them from happening. In this article Mr Simpson explains ...Read more →
The sledge proved so popular that we collaborated with our friends at Gordon Ellis & Co to launch our very first commercially available product. After a deep fall of snow overnight we have eventually managed to get her outdoors on the sledge and she loved every second of it, even asking if we could take her out on it every day. Sarah’s Mum Purchase the ...Read more →
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