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Families face “nightmare” wait for autism diagnosis

Nearly half of parents are waiting 18 months or more for their child to receive a formal diagnosis of autism, with some families having...

Epilepsy and families

Paul Keenleyside examines how epilepsy affects all those who live with it

Families with disabled children can’t afford heating and food

There has been a sharp rise in the number of families with disabled children going without heating and food over the last two years,...

Parent carers are improving health services

Parents of disabled children are helping to change health services for the better in their local area, at a time of massive change in...

Childcare costs hit parents

More than half of parents in the UK spend over 20 per cent of their monthly salary on childcare, with nearly a third of...

New website for siblings of kids with SEN

A new online service aims to provide information, advice and support to siblings of children with disabilities and SEN. YoungSibs, the brainchild of UK charity...

What do parents really think of SENCOs?

Hayley Goleniowska asks families what they really want from those charged with one of the most challenging jobs in school

Crisis of care

Lack of childcare for disabled children prevents parents returning to work, says Caroline Costello

Families of disabled children face isolation

Many parents of children with disabilities feel so isolated that they experience depression or even breakdown, says new research by Contact a Family. The charity’s...

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