Our free support helps disabled children access education, playgroups and holidays, so they have the same life experiences as everyone else.
Here at Sense, we do more than looking to understand what your child needs. We also want to see and celebrate all their fabulous qualities and unique strengths.
From dance or drumming classes to Sense Virtual Buddies, Sense has lots of opportunities for disabled children to try new things, learn skills and make friends.
We also have over 65 years of experience supporting children who are deafblind, multi-sensory impaired or have a vision or hearing impairment with another disability.
Sense services for disabled children
Lots of our services are open to children and young people with different disabilities and needs:
Go on a Sense Holiday
Make a new friend in London or Manchester
Getting the right support at school or college
If your child has a disability, your local authority must make sure their educational needs are met. They should also offer you advice and support.
Support for siblings and young carers
We also offer support to young carers and siblings of disabled children.
- Free activities, like games nights and book clubs.
- Groups where they can meet other young people in similar situations.
- One-to-one support and wellbeing sessions.
Extra support for children and young people
We offer extra support for young people with:
- Deafblindness, or
- Multi-sensory impairment, or
- A single sensory impairment (hearing or vision impairment), with another disability.
If this describes your child, get in touch with our team to find out how we can support you. Our package of support will depend on exactly what your child needs. Among the options we might be able to offer are:
- A dedicated support worker to advise you.
- Help with learning how to play and communicate with your child during their early years.
- Support during the education, health and care plan (EHCP) process and at hospital appointments.
- Supporting letters and reports to help you navigate school, hospital and social care systems.
- Access to our groups, events and activities; full of messy play, music and sensory exploration.
- Online parent wellbeing sessions, community group and newsletter.
Stories from young people we support
My daughter wasn’t just communicating, she was singing!
My son Kyllian moves to the beat of his own drum
Get in touch
We’re here to offer free, practical advice to any parents of children with complex disabilities, including deafblindness, including discussing a referral.