What is Positive Family Connections? Positive Family Connections is a new online 6 week programme for families who have a child with additional developmental needs (learning disability, autism, or both) aged between 8-13. The programme aims to enhance positive connections between family members. Our relationships with those closest to us are key for the wellbeing of the whole family and that is no different when ...Read more →
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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 →
The Family Research Group at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with Cerebra, is exploring the experiences of families who live with a child with a learning disability in the UK through the Cerebra 1000 Families Study. As far as we know, this is the largest ever longitudinal study of families of children with learning disability in the UK, and we would like to thank all families who ...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 →
In recent months the library has had less money to buy new books and it's been hard to choose which books to buy out of all the new publications and suggestions from library members. Here are our most recent new books. We've chosen ones on subjects we are asked for most frequently and we’ve received a few donated books too. Books L6700 Successful Social Stories ...Read more →
Walk, run, swim, hop, skip or jump your way to 10k steps a day throughout the month of May and help children living with a brain condition and their families to discover a better life together. The challenge starts on Sunday 1st May so please do register before then. It's absolutely free to take part and we'll even send you your very own Cerebra t-shirt! ...Read more →
Our specialist postal library contains a wide range of books for both adults and children and a selection of toys specially chosen for children with brain conditions. It's a great way to try out what sensory toys your child enjoys the most without buying what can be very expensive items. One mum, Annmarie, told us how our library has helped her son, Harrison: "Harrison is ...Read more →
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