Edward

The story of Edward & his Mum

My son was diagnosed in March 2012 with a rare chromosome disorder which affects both his cognitive & physical development. I started Little Stars in September 2012 shortly after his first birthday. During this time I believe we have both gained a lot from attending the weekly sessions in a number of different ways.  From the very first day I attended I was shown how to position & manoeuvre him correctly to encourage and teach him the natural ways to transition himself which has helped immensely as he couldn't sit unsupported when we started and now is starting to cruise along the furniture. In addition to this the weekly sessions have helped my son socialise with his peers in group activities which is not always possible in mainstream groups.

I believe we have both gained a lot from attending the weekly sessions in a number of different ways.

For me as a parent of a child with additional needs the opportunity to meet other parents/ carers regularly in a similar situation has been invaluable, as not only are the other families going through similar situations, but can often offer advice on something they have experienced as well. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable and extremely kind and, in addition to this, they arrange for other experts to attend the groups from our physio, to sign along sessions and a dentist who can advise on oral care for disabled children.

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