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Description of activity
Small Steps was founded in 1998 to provide specialist help and support to parents with physically disabled children.
Small Steps works to two aims; facilitating the children in learning skills across all areas of their development and supporting the parents in their emotional journeys of having a disabled child.
At Small Steps we pride ourselves in providing a supportive environment for Parents. Parents are able to meet others sharing similar experiences, they develop strong friendships, and come to feel less isolated and alone. Small Steps also has a wealth of information available to parents and runs regular ‘parent workshops’ helping to both inform parents, giving them a platform for discussion and to socialise. At Small Steps, pre-school children work on all areas of their development, using the principles of conductive education. Children attending Small Steps sessions have cerebral palsy, other forms of motor impairment, syndromes or sensory impairment.
Small Steps is a free service and as a registered charity we do not receive any statutory funding. Small Steps is solely dependent on grants, donations and fundraising in order to operate.
Who can join?
Small Steps works with children if…
• they are under 5 years,
• they have a predominantly physical disability or a significant motor delay,
• they are not in a Special School full time,
• the child is likely to obtain benefit from the Conductive Education approach,
• the parents / carers commit to attend sessions and incorporate tasks into daily life with the child at home.
• they are not yet walking independently.
How can we join Small Steps?
No formal referral is necessary to join Small Steps.
When you are ready, just contact us.