This three part guide has been developed to give up to date information on how to spot the signs of anxiety and anxiety disorders and what can be done. Part one describes the common signs of anxiety and specific anxiety disorders. Part two describes the ways professionals assess anxiety in children with intellectual disability, and Part three gives guidance on helping your child reduce feelings of anxiety and gives some examples of specific disorders associated with anxiety.
Highly Commended in Special Award-Children in the 2016 BMA Patient Information Awards,
First published 2015. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.
This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children in England who want to know how to get help for their child’s social care needs. It principally deals with the responsibilities of the local authorities to provide social care for disabled children, as well as support for the parents/carers of those children.
First published 2012. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.
Welcome to our section containing Cerebra’s guides for parents.
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Mother and daughter studying together
The process of moving into adulthood should be an exciting and positive experience, but we know that it can be a very challenging time for disabled children and their families.
These families need the right level of support to continue during the transition from children’s services to adult services
Cerebra recently organised a series of successful seminars, delivered by the author of our Parent Guide on Transition to Adulthood, Camilla Parker, in order to help parents navigate the process.
At our most recent seminar in Bournemouth on 11 June, Camilla provided detailed information about the obligations of public authorities and encouraged delegates to contribute to the discussion and share their experiences of the transition process. Some of the issues discussed at the seminar included:
- how to ‘project manage’ the transition process
- key duties of public authorities
- decision-making and confidentiality issues
- ‘checklists’ to help prepare for transition in terms of education, social care and health.
We had some very positive feedback, with parents telling us how much they valued the opportunity to hear about other parents’ experiences and that they left the seminar feeling better equipped to deal with the transition process. To find out about Cerebra’s future seminars, conferences and other events, please have a look at our ‘What’s On’ section.
If you’d like some more information about the transition process, please have a look at our Parent Guide on Transition to Adulthood. The guide aims to help parents manage the transition from children’s services to adult services by providing an overview of the responsibilities of local authorities and NHS bodies, with a focus on education, social care, health and housing. The guide identifies the steps which should be taken by the various organisations at different stages of the process and includes checklists for parents, along with a downloadable table which sets out the key stages.
Our Guides are regularly reviewed and will be updated to reflect changes in the law – we’re always interested to hear your views about our publications and how you think they could be improved, so if you have any comments about the Guide, please get in touch with us.