Support for disabled children and young people

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.

Our free support helps disabled children access education, playgroups and holidays, so they have the same life experiences as everyone else. 

From play sessions or drumming classes to Sense Virtual Buddies, Sense has lots of free opportunities for disabled children to try new things, learn skills and make friends. We want to see and celebrate all the fabulous qualities and unique strengths your child has.

We can also offer support from multi-sensory impairment (MSI) specialists to help with education, health and care planning.

“I think of the children and young people we support as little jigsaws and my job is to fit all the pieces together.”

Laura, a Sense MSI teacher

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. 

Rights for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

Support for siblings and young carers

Rosie holds up her Harry Potter paper plate design to the camera

We also offer support to young carers and siblings of disabled children. 

This includes:

  • 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.

Sense’s support for siblings and young carers.