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Speech and language development

Ask the expert | JonGilmartin

Hi there! My name is Jon and I’m a Speech and Language Therapist from I CAN, the children’s communication charity. I’m happy to answer questions about any aspect of speech, language and communication development that you might have. Maybe you want some information about what to expect next from your child’s communication skills or would like some advice about finding the right support for your chi...

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Judy Fryd founded Mencap 70 years ago

Judy Fryd reached out to other parents back in 1946. In honour of her we launch FamilyHub

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Finding Siblings!

Siblings | bmuggers

I regularly check the Mencap website for events and general updates and couldn’t believe it when I saw the new FamilyHub page - I have been waiting for something like this for a long time! My brother, J, is severely autistic and completely non-verbal. He is now 19 and I am nearly 21. He is my absolute world and the inspiration for everything that I do. Despite this, having J as a brother isn’t alw...

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Welcome to FamilyHub

We're all here because we care about learning disability. Our FamilyHub guidelines explain what its all about

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Dementia in older DS people

Parents of adults with a learning disability | OlderMum

Has anyone had any experience with an older person with DS, Dementia. We are having a hard time looking after him as we don’t want him ever ever to go in a home,he is 56 years old and much loved. Non verbal, doubly incontinent, uses wheelchair. Anyone else with this sort of problem?...

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