Our work falls into several areas:
Direct work with disabled children
This includes home learning (Portage) services for very young disabled children, specialist nurseries and crèches, integrated support within Children’s Centres, short breaks for disabled children, both community based and residential, playgrounds and play schemes.
Direct work with disabled young people
This includes specialist youth groups (including drama groups), short breaks for disabled young people, both community based and residential, transition support and our national Youth Inclusion Network.
Support for parents of disabled children and young people
This includes Parent Partnership Services, parent forums, training for parents (eg Makaton), key working and our London SEN Mediation Service.
Support for siblings of disabled children and young carers
This includes sibling groups, young carers' groups and the inclusion of siblings in KIDS playgrounds
Training, information and support for professionals and organisations
This work includes our Making it Personal project; the National Development Department's Centre of Excellence, Inclusion into Practice, Training and Consultancy and KIDS eLearning teams; the KIDS West Midlands Inclusion Development Service; our Publications and Guidance and Useful resources; and our work with our Partners.