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Kent Children and Families Information Service

Kent Children and Families Information Service (CFIS) provides, free, confidential, impartial information and advice to parents, carers and members of the public. We can help you with childcare, early education, parenting, family life and issues that affect young people. We have a team of experienced…
Telephone:
03000 41 23 23
E-mail:
kentcfis@kent.gov.uk
Website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../childcare-and-pre-school
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages

Kent Deaf Children's Society

Kent Deaf Children's Society (KDCS) is a self funded, not for profit, volunteer-run organisation supporting deaf children, their families and friends in Kent. Holiday activities, signing workshops, Youth Group for 12-18 yr olds, soft play sessions, seasonal and adhoc events.
Telephone:
07557 334347
E-mail:
office@kdcs.org
Website:
Kent Deaf Children's Society
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10
Disablities:
Hearing impaired

Kent Friendz - support for people with learning disabilites

Tailored practical support for people with learning disabilities to lead independent lives and their families. The service also offers transport to leisure activities of your choice.
Telephone:
01732 838183
E-mail:
chris.kentfriendz@hotmail.co.uk
Website:
www.kentfriendz.org.uk/
Disablities:
Learning difficulty

Kent Parent Carer Forum

Kent Parent Carer Forum is for Parents/Carers of children with SEN and Disabilities, to unite parent carers, listen to their views and then help to influence change.
Telephone:
01233 469 241
E-mail:
info@kpcf.co.uk
Website:
Kent Parent Carer Forum
Age Range:
11-18, 19-25, 0-5, 6-10
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group

Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group (KWDSG) is affiliated to the Down Syndrome Association (DSA). The Downs Syndrome Association provide information and guidance on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome. They also have a helpline and can help those affected by Down's Syndrome with: specialist…
Telephone:
07740 348908
E-mail:
info@kentwideds.org

Kent Young Carers

A project to support all young carers aged 5-18 across Kent with information, advice, signposting, social activities and individual support.
Telephone:
0300 111 1110
E-mail:
info@kentyoungcarers.org.uk
Website:
www.kentyoungcarers.org.uk

Medway Autism Group (MAGIC)

Medway Autism Group and Information Centre (MAGIC) is an independent Medway-based charitable organisation providing a range of activities and events to support families living with autism, Asperger's and other learning difficulties.
Telephone:
01634 570706
Website:
medway-magic.org

My voice

My Voice is a project for 16-25 year olds with autism. It's funded by the Department of Health, and it's all about connecting you with other young adults with autism and helping you to have a say in your local communities.
Telephone:
0208 8155444
E-mail:
myvoice@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk
Website:
www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/.../my voice.

National Autistic Society

The UK's largest provider of specialist autism services.  In Kent they provide:  residential homes, respite & short breaks, daytime hubs, one-to-one support as well as their nationwide services:  helpline, carers support, diagnosis centre and Autism Services Directory
Telephone:
Helpline - 0808 800 4104
E-mail:
nas@nas.org.uk
Website:
www.autism.org.uk

The Parents Consortium Family Advice Service

Information and advice about services for disabled children and their families.
Telephone:
01322 668501
E-mail:
admin@wearebeams.org.uk
Website:
We Are Beams
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

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