For six-year-old Ryan Hooper and his family, getting a good night’s sleep was a constant struggle until they discovered Cerebra. Ryan has Down’s syndrome and the condition often causes poor or disturbed sleep, something that affected him and had a knock-on effect on the whole family. When his mum, Vanessa, heard a representative from Cerebra speak four years ago at a local Down’s syndrome support ...Read more →
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Dawn Cavanagh Dawn Cavanagh, whose teenage son has autism, considers the benefits and challenges of life online for young people with special educational needs (SEN) and discusses ways to teach young people with SEN to navigate the internet safely, while making the most of what the internet has to offer. Like it or not we are living in a digital age. Today, you can get ...Read more →
Membership of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Cerebra is actively pursuing membership of The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). Use of animals in research – Cerebra statement Cerebra endorses the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) position on the use of animals in research, as outlined in this statement. We support the principle of using animals in research, when no other alternatives ...Read more →
The group is studying the ways in which the developing brain may be injured, and how to prevent it happening with medicines which could be used in pregnancy. The group is also working with other research groups worldwide to predict other complications of pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure) and low birthweight, both of which are causes of brain injury in babies. To read ...Read more →
The CIC team works closely with the Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) at the university. This is an integrated research centre which puts user-centred design thinking and strategic innovation tools into practice with a strong emphasis in health and wellbeing. ATiC utilises a range of reality capture technologies such as 3D scanning, biomechanics and eye tracking, along with a range of advanced prototyping facilities, such ...Read more →
Imogen was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth. The condition severely limits movement in her lower body and her mum, Catherine, sought additional support to ensure her daughter had the best opportunity to develop, both physically and socially. She came across the Cerebra Innovation Centre in Swansea, which creates bespoke products for children with neurological conditions, and immediately got in touch. ‘The team at the ...Read more →
Samuel Turner is a young man with a passion for supporting Cerebra. His achievements are all the more remarkable as he is autistic, has learning difficulties and ADHD. Samuel’s been supporting us since 2017 by raising awareness and raising funds. He promotes the charity at film festivals, conferences, town centres and at local supermarkets. He’s also organised stalls at school Summer Fetes and Christmas Fairs. To ...Read more →
Dealing with public bodies and thinking about finances can be overwhelming so we have a series of guides and factsheets to help families of children with brain conditions with common problems they may be facing. Covering a range of legal, social and financial issues, these are useful tools in helping you understand your situation regarding your rights and entitlements. They offer comprehensive, up-to-date advice and ...Read more →
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