Who you can help
Sense provides support to enable deafblind people to live as actively and independently as possible, to develop their skills and talents, grow in confidence and get the most out of life.
Sense helps children learn to communicate and explore the world around them.
5-year-old Curtis is deafblind. Curtis was left deafblind by a brain haemorrhage when he was born. Because of this he finds it difficult to learn about the world around him, and to communicate
Elliot came to Sense with profound hearing loss and very limited vision. He is deafblind but this doesn’t prevent him from communicating with his mum.
Laszlo has a condition called CHARGE which affects his sight and hearing. He came on a hugely enjoyable Sense holiday for deafblind children that gave him the opportunity to try new activities and experiences for himself.
Matthew was born prematurely and as a result he cannot see or hear very well.
2-year-old Teddie has a condition called ocular albinism, which gives him very limited vision.
19-year-old William has Angelman Syndrome, which means he is multi-sensory impaired.
Willow cannot process what she hears and sees around her. She loves coming to the Sense Twiglets group for deafblind children where she can play and learn through the sensory activities.
First published: Tuesday 29 May 2012
Updated: Monday 21 January 2013