Being a parent or carer brings many joys and wonderful experiences as you watch your child try new things, develop their skills and become more independent. These moments can be particularly poignant for a parent or carer when their child has needed extra support to achieve some of the milestones.
Supporting a child or young person with additional needs is not always easy, so having the opportunity to discuss different experiences with others can help. Being able to ask questions and seek advice from other parents or carers who understand can be key to supporting each other.
Below are some of the local support groups and sessions parents or carers can access if and when they may feel the need to do so.