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5 September 2017, 16:35 | Updated: 20 September 2017, 12:12
Amaze provides information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities, such as Down’s Syndrome or Autism.
Amaze provides information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, such as Down’s Syndrome or Autism.
Many parent carers feel exhausted, isolated and simply overwhelmed by the challenges they face on a daily basis. But Amaze helps carers share their experiences, build their confidence, and create peer networks to support each other.
This life-changing charity provides face to face support via casework, information events, training courses and support groups to 700 families every year and many more benefit from its telephone helpline, publications and online resources.
One parent carer started attending the parent carers group at Moulsecoomb School after her eldest son was diagnosed with Autism. She said:
“There are days at home when we really struggle and it helps to know that if I ever doubt myself, there is a wonderful group of parents I can share my thoughts with and who willingly provide non-judgemental opinions and valuable support. […] But above all else, it helps just knowing you are not alone in this journey.”
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to help Amaze , who will be working in partnership with six other parent carer support groups, to reach and support the most isolated and disadvantaged families in Brighton & Hove. These groups will deliver creative and fun activities for disabled children and young people, social activities for families, and peer support and information to parent carers.
Nicky - Fundraising Manager at Amaze . Jo - Volunteer at Amaze.