Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
Communication Matters (CM) is a UK-wide charity committed to supporting people of all ages who find talking difficult because they have little or no clear speech. This can be via paper based communication supports or computer based voice output, we call this AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Communication can be compromised across many conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties and Autism. We have an associate membership of around 400 people. Members come from across the UK and from all the various interests in AAC – personal experience, professional, commercial and research. Members receive copies of our Journal which is published 3 times a year, amongst other benefits. We hold a number of events: most notably our International AAC Conference held over 2.5 days at the University of Leeds each September, as well as UK-wide AAC Information Days (product demonstration days) and Study Days which focus on a particular topic of AAC. We also have many online resources and publications and an AAC Forum. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Sheffield Parent Carer Forum is an independent local charity run by and for parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We connect almost 2,000 families from across Sheffield to provide mutual support, share information and influence policy and practice. We support families by: Providing an information and signposting service Organising information events and training sessions for parents Organising social events where families can meet each other Gathering parents’ views and representing them at strategic meetings Providing training to raise awareness of the issues faced by our families It’s free to join – you can join via our website (www.sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/become-a-member/) or call us on 0300 321 4721 to request a membership form.
St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ
Sheffield Parent Carer Forum
The Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBaH) is a local registered charity helping those affected by Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and other related conditions.
57 Burton Street Foundation Sheffield S6 2HH
Sheffield Association Spins Bifida and hydrocephalus (SHASBaH)
The Eden Dora Trust for children with Encephalitis was formed specifically to offer support to children and their families affected by Encephalitis and childhood Acquired Brain Injuries through support, information, education and research. We support children in hospital with Encephalitis and families after hospital discharge, advice on re-integration to school, different forms of rehabilitation, along with working on an Acquired Brain Injury schools award and much much more including raising awareness and funding research into the causes, diagnoses & treatments of Encephalitis/A.B.I; We hold study days & fund training workshops for families, teachers and health care professionals involved with the ongoing care and rehabilitation of children affected by Acquired brain injury and this life changing illness. Helping children and their families feel less isolated, different, misunderstood and alone. The Eden Dora Trust works with the help of their extensive advisory panel and is the only charity in the UK dedicated solely to children who suffer from Encephalitis, that anyone can get, at any time. Our Mission SPEAK: Support – for those affected by Encephalitis to find out about what help is available and how they can access it. Provision – of funding to support further research into the causes, symptoms and potential cures for Encephalitis Education – funding essential training for those […]