“Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if family and friends are unable to help. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also experiencing post-natal depression,illness,disability, isolation or multiple birth.”
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“Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children,young people and their families in Wales. We are a membership body, and our members are drawn from the voluntary, statutory and professional sectors. We work with and for our members to promote their interests and meet their needs. Together we:
- Contribute to making implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child a reality in Wales
- Fight for sustainable quality services and fair shares for all children and young people
- Ensure special attention and treatment for children in need and those who are marginalised
- Ensure children and young people have a voice
Children in Wales carries out a number of activities in order to meet these aims. These include:
- Organising conferences and seminars
- Providing Training
- Supporting and developing strong networks
- Producing and disseminating information
- Representing and consulting with members
The NAS is a leading UK charity for people on the Autistism Spectrum, including Aspergers and their families.
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Your Local Family Centres….
Carmarthenshire Family Centres have a lot to offer families with pre-school children. They facilitate a range of activities including parent & toddler sessions, parent & baby sessions, various courses of interest, to just let parents chat with one another over a cuppa whilst their children play. For further information and a timetable of activities please phone the Carmarthenshire Family Information Service on 01267 246555 or visit www.fis.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Airport awareness of Autism
To help your journey Manchester Airport have created terminal specific travel booklets for parents and carers with children on the Autistic Spectrum.
Families First Carmarthenshire
Families First seeks to improve outcomes for families with children and young people aged 0-25. The programme has a clear emphasis on early intervention for families. The programme has four main Outcomes, helping families to:
- gain, and progress within, employment
- achieve their potential
- be healthy and enjoy well-being
- be confident, nurturing resilient and safe
Carmarthenshire Families First programme is for families that need some extra help or support as long as:
- they live in Carmarthenshire and
- they have a child under the age of 18 (or 25 if the young person has additional needs)
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An informative website that’s worth visiting for up-to-date news
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Family Rights Group’s goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community.The Charity was established in 1974, by a group of lawyers, social workers and academics who were concerned about how families were treated when social services were involved with their children.
Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and by directly supporting children and their carers.
“Does your child have additional support needs but they don’t meet social services criteria?
Would they like to attend their local after school club, play scheme or similar activity, but are unable due to those needs? If the answer is yes to both the above then Carmarthenshire Children’s Inclusion Scheme (CCIS) may be able to help!! CCIS is able to offer funding for children not eligible…”
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