Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
Communication Matters (CM) is a UK-wide charity committed to supporting people of all ages who find talking difficult because they have little or no clear speech. This can be via paper based communication supports or computer based voice output, we call this AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Communication can be compromised across many conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties and Autism. We have an associate membership of around 400 people. Members come from across the UK and from all the various interests in AAC – personal experience, professional, commercial and research. Members receive copies of our Journal which is published 3 times a year, amongst other benefits. We hold a number of events: most notably our International AAC Conference held over 2.5 days at the University of Leeds each September, as well as UK-wide AAC Information Days (product demonstration days) and Study Days which focus on a particular topic of AAC. We also have many online resources and publications and an AAC Forum. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Leeds Mencap supports children and young people with a learning disability, their parents and carers, from across Leeds. We also support adults with learning disabilities. We provide support and opportunities in the following ways: Hawthorn specialist playroom: Through the playroom, very young children with additional needs are provided with specialist development support through play. The children can attend from age 0 – 3years old. They attend for one day a week from 9.30am – 2.15pm. Parents/carers stay on site and are supported by the Family Support Coordinator. The Coordinator facilitates parents/carers to provide informal support to each other and also provides information, advice and guidance. Contact Name: Celine Prior (Playroom leader) Kath Surtees (Family Support Coordinator) Telephone: 0113 235 1331 Family Support Service: We provide, advice, information and support for parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities. This is provided through groups and one to one work with individual families. Contact Name: Esme Winston Little (Family Services Manager) Telephone: 0113 235 1331 Fun in the holidays: We aim to support the whole family, particularly during the long summer holidays, but also during the shorter school breaks. We run holiday play schemes for children and young […]
Leeds Mencap, The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU
The Leeds Local Offer brings together information about all the services available in the city for children and young people aged 0-25 who have special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. This includes information about: · Education support · Health Services · Social Care support · Play and leisure activities · Getting ready for adult life · Education, Health and care plans We link to other websites so the information is as current as possible. If you need to talk to someone about your situation call the Leeds SEND information advice support service on 0113 378 5020. You can also drop in to any Leeds library or one stop centre for help to use the website and print off information.
Leeds Local Offer
Kidz Aware is not-for-profit charity/ social enterprise with 3 core values at our heart: Equality; Inspiring; Embracing. We exist to ensure that all children and adults with a disability have the opportunities to achieve their aspirations in life. We understand first-hand what it means to be a family caring for a disabled child: Gillian Archbold created Kidz Aware in 2006 after her experience of fundraising for medical treatment for her own disabled child, Sabrina. Despite successfully raising the funds required, Sabrina was not able to undergo the treatment and therefore Gillian gifted the money to other disabled children who were suitable for treatments that the NHS could not provide. It was through this experience that Gillian recognised the need for a charity that could support the families of disabled children/Adults and that’s what Kidz Aware has been doing ever since. Gillian and Sabrina still run Kidz Aware together. We believe that everyone can make a valuable contribution to society, but people with disabilities face greater challenges. We want all individuals with any kind of disability to have a voice and be part of a wider solution that supports disability at every level of society. We know what you’re going through […]
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