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  1. Problem-solving Toolkit from Cerebra

    Supporting disabled people and carers. Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with neurological conditions. Cerebra have launched a ‘Problem-solving’ toolkit, which aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the…
  2. Reflexology

    Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points found on the feet (and hands) correspond to specific organs, muscles, bones and systems in the body. By applying gentle pressure to congested areas in the feet, blockages can be released, thus restoring the flow of…
  3. Respite and Support

    Even the most capable parents and carers know that the best outcomes for their children or young people are achieved when families, agencies and the community work together. These pages are your essential resource for information about support that’s available for the whole family, including…
  4. School exclusion

    This can be a very upsetting, difficult and worrying time for you and your child. A parent's guide has been created (which can be viewed via the link below or via the "External links" on this page).  The guide explains: what you can do if you…
  5. School Trips

    School trips are meant to be a lot of fun and play their part in growing a child’s independence, however they can be a source of a lot of anxiety for both child and parents. To some parents it can seem that the school is under-estimating…
  6. School Uniform Funding and Policy

    School Uniform can be expensive if you have a child or young person with a disability or additional needs as you often need to have multiple sets – which can include jumpers, blazers, PE Kit or polo shirts etc. that display the school logo. Hampshire County…
  7. Seeing a Doctor

    The doctor you’ll see most often will be a General Practitioner (GP). They can help you with everyday illnesses and refer you to specialists for more complicated issues. GPs are trained to deal with a wide variety of health questions, illnesses and injuries. If you…
  8. Selective mutism

    Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as with classmates at school or to relatives they don't see very often. It usually starts during childhood and, left untreated, can persist into adulthood. A…
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