Whizz-Kidz has over 24 years of working with young disabled people and we are proud of our strong community spirit which gives families strength, but we also know that life can be very tough for parents of disabled children. Often families don’t get the support that they need and this can be isolating and stressful.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms put in place from September 2014, are a major step change for how young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families are supported. The Department of Education has had a leading role in supporting the trial and implementation of the SEND reforms and as part of this process, gave a grant to Whizz-Kidz to help set up our Parents Network.
- Find out more about the SEND reforms.
- Check out some information we have picked out about navigating the new SEND system.
Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson said: ‘Engagement with children, young people and their families is at the heart of our SEND reforms – and it’s great that it is also the principle behind Whizz-Kidz’s Parents Network. The fantastic platform will be very useful in helping families share experiences, discuss ideas and develop relationships.’
Whizz-Kidz launched a Parents Network, at the end of September 2014, giving us an opportunity to help families of disabled children in a way that has never been offered before. Our Parents Network is the first national group created especially for families of wheelchair users and includes a co-branded online forum with Mumsnet.
It's good to talk!
Share your experiences, advice and tips with other parents on our online forum (in partnership with Mumsnet).