Sense is a specialist service for children and young people with multi-sensory impairments. Sense aim to make sure that no one with complex communication needs is isolated, left out or unable to fulfill their potential.
Guide Dogs offers a range of services to children and young people with a vision impairment and their families:
SWAN UK is an initiative of the charity Genetic Alliance UK offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions.
The leading patient information, support and scientific research charity for Nystagmus in Europe. Provides support and information to families affected by the condition.
Information about Microanophthalmia, Anophthalmia, Coloboma and related conditions. MACS offer support and information to parents and professionals in the UK and around the world. Macs also give parents, families and children the opportunity to meet each other, support each other and learn from each other.
A UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children – no matter what their health condition. They also enable parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis.
Support Group for those affected by childhood cataracts. Organises trips and has an email group for advice and where members can chat.
Provide family support services, equipment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. Run the destination dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.
A guide dog, though not suitable for every young visually-impaired person, can offer significant and truly life-changing benefits to some. Guide dog ownership can open the door to safe, independent travel, whilst bringing with it many additional benefits, such as companionship, social inclusion and an increased sense of responsibility.