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Research and Information Request Service

In a survey we carried out in 2016 (with 1937 respondents), less than 41% of parents receive written information when they get a diagnosis for their child. In addition many families felt that the lack of reliable, accessible and impartial information hampered their ability to make informed choices for their family. So as a parent or carer of a child with a brain condition you ...
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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 be beneficial for her son Cameron. She told us their story. Cameron was my third baby. He was born a healthy little boy, brother to Harris and Alfie, he made my family complete.  At 5 weeks old he became ill and was admitted to hospital where ...
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Rocking dinosaur designed by cerebra innovation centre

Holly’s Rocking Dinosaur!

Holly and her rocking dinosaur "We contacted the Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC) after realising the first birthday present we had bought for our daughter, when she was just a month old, was completely inappropriate. Holly loves rocking and we really wanted to get her a rocking animal for her first birthday and we found a dinosaur. The problem was that it was unlikely Holly would ...
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Isaac’s Story – A Little Houdini!

Claire, Isaac and the whole family Claire is mum to eight year-old Isaac. Here's her story: . "Isaac is 8 years old and the light of our lives. His big brother Josh and big sister Miriam adore him. He's non verbal, double incontinent, and doesn't really have any understanding of the world around him. He's very sensory. He puts everything in his mouth, loves water ...
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Top Ten – The most popular children’s books in the library

Find out which are the 10 most popular books for children in our postal lending library. C0031 & C0092 Hands are not for Hitting by Martine Agassi A board book suitable for young children C0077 My Brother is Different by Louise Gorrod A non-fiction book published by the National Autistic Society featuring illustrated characters, suitable for all age groups C0093 & C0233 Can I Tell ...
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Welsh SEN ALN Reforms

The Welsh Government has been working on reforming the special educational needs system in Wales since the summer of 2007 and is now in the process of bringing in new legislation. A Draft Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Bill was published last December followed by a draft Code of Practice on February 14. The Bill itself is currently under consultation until March 3 but ...
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Can’t find a riding helmet to fit your child?

We introduce the newest member of our Innovation Centre and would love to hear from you if your child would like to try horsey activities but you can't find a helmet to fit. New team member Maria Kemeys "Hi all, my name is Maria Kemeys. I am the newest member of the CIC team as their new Business Development Officer. I am a recent graduate ...
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Money Matters!

Household income for families with a disabled child has been shown to be around 13% lower than for those with non-disabled children. At the same time they incur higher rates of expenditure associated with disability (1). Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to manage your children’s finances. Here are some of the ways we can help: DLA ...
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Barcelona Team Complete Half Marathon

Five members of Fetal i+D team at the University of Barcelona took on the challenge of running the Barcelona Half Marathon on Sunday February 12th. The runners are all medical doctors and researchers from the team and work on a daily basis to diagnose and treat fetuses with neurodevelopmental risks. They all gladly offered to run as a way of getting more involved with their community and ...
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Happy 15th Birthday Cerebra!

We are celebrating our 15th birthday by publishing a special brochure celebrating some of our achievements and looking forward to an exciting future. Since the charity was founded in December 2001 we have helped thousands of children with brain conditions and their families through research, information and direct, on-going support. During the last eighteen months we have taken the opportunity of strengthening our mission, key ...
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