Leading researchers from Birmingham are today (25th October 2017) launching a major, new UK study into autism and mental health problems – and are calling for autistic people and their families to get involved. The research is a collaboration between leading investigators at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham, Aston University, and leading UK autism research charity, Autistica. An estimated ...Read more →
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Legal Action Group has published its 3rd edition of Disabled Children: A legal handbook and is currently offering a 20% discount. Professor Luke Clements, who leads our LEaP Project and is the Cerebra Professor of Law & Social Justice at Leeds University, is co-author of the handbook. It is a great resource for families with disabled children who want information about the legal matters which ...Read more →
Join our librarian Jan (and teddy) as she talks through the different books and sensory equipment we have in our library that could help your child to sleep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QS4AsfKtvs Books on sleep L1676 – Treating Sleep Disorders: principle and practice of behaviour sleep medicine by M L Perlis L6107 – The New Baby and Toddler Sleep Programme by John Pearce L6315 & L6531 – Solving ...Read more →
We recently received some funding from Children in Need to purchase some new toys for our Postal Lending Library. Check out some of them in the video below. If you would like more information about our Postal Lending Library, please contact Jan on [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRB8vX--PdURead more →
What is the Cerebra ‘Count Me In’ Lottery? It’s a great opportunity to support Cerebra and the chance to win big! Each ticket costs £1.20 per week and 86p of that goes to the great work Cerebra do for children and families affected by brain conditions. It’s open to all residents of GB who are aged 16 or over. How do I play the Cerebra ...Read more →
At this time of year, one of the questions coming in to our helpline is about travel insurance that will cover children with pre-existing conditions. Many people have travel cover potentially included with a service they already use, such as car insurance, a membership subscription or a bank account, but they have looked in the small print and found that pre-existing conditions are excluded. Should ...Read more →
Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have heard people who are more likely to be ‘at risk’ by the pandemic being described by the Government as ‘vulnerable’. However, as the word has been applied to many different groups of people there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about who is deemed to be ‘vulnerable’ and what it actually means. Special Needs Jungle ...Read more →
Back in March, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) suspended all casework activity that demands information from, or action by, local authorities and care providers. The LGSCO has now issued guidance for councils and care providers regarding good administrative practice and handling complaints during the Coronavirus crisis. Michael King states that “all urgent and serious public concerns should still receive attention” and confirms ...Read more →
More than 500,000 children in the UK have a brain condition, such as autism, and fight challenges every day when it comes to learning, playing or experiencing the world around them. Through our research we offer solutions and advice to help these children and their families enjoy lives full of hope and discovery. Our Everyday Superheroes campaign hopes to raise £25,000 over the next year ...Read more →
We have joined leading UK Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Charities to Launch The ‘Embracing Complexity Coalition’ The Embracing Complexity Coalition launched on the 21st May at an event at the Houses of Parliament hosted by Dame Cheryl Gillan, MP, Chair of the APPG on Autism, Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care and the Chair of the Embracing Complexity Coalition, ...Read more →
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