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12 new instructional short films

The Family Fund has created 12 new instructional short films to help parents and carers of disabled children  use their iPads safely and to their full potential. Lasting around two minutes each, the films cover topics like setting up devices, managing parental controls and online safety. There are also three dedicated films for families with disabled children addressing how to customise accessibility features to meet touch, vision and hearing needs.

Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB) 2020 – 2022

Are you 13-16? Want to make a difference and help deaf young people across the UK? Apply to become a member of our Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB) 2020 – 2022! The next YAB will be made up of 19 young people from across the UK and offers an exciting opportunity for young people to meet other deaf young people, learn new skills and make a difference. Each Board takes part in 6 weekends away and picks a campaign that is really important to them! Not sure about something or just want more information? You can e-mail

Council for Disabled Children’s specialist ‘Expert Parent’ module!

Do you have a child with complex health needs and a life limiting/threatening condition at transition age? Sign up for the Council for Disabled Children’s specialist ‘Expert Parent’ module, written and delivered by experienced parent carers, to learn about: Your family’s rights, Moving into adult healthcare services, Increasing your confidence with health professionals. Contact Anna Gill to get involved:

An invitation to attend the Learning Disability Partnership Board

This meeting is for people with learning disabilities, carers and service providers to come together to discuss and explore matters of concern. Please feel free to share this invitation with someone you feel may be interested.

When: Wednesday 16 October 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Doors open from 10.00am)

Where: Derby West Indian Community Association Centre, Carrington Street, Derby, DE1 2ND.

Confirm your attendance at or phone 01332 643472.

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