NEW – Guide to help YOU on your journey through disability/additional needs

CYPSP have launched a new regional guide for parents on their journey through disability at the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings on Monday 22 May 2023.

This resource is a product from the recommendations of the ‘Our Journey Through Disability’ Report and highlights the ongoing partnership work with parents, parent groups, children and young people and statutory, voluntary and community agencies.


This resource is by parents for parents and its development has been parent led from the onset and addresses the whole life journey for parents of children with disability and additional needs.  Launched alongside this document, is the ‘All About ME’ booklet co-designed by Barnardo’s PosAbility Young Peoples’ Group.

This is a live resource which will be updated as new resources emerge.

Officially launching the Guide, we would like to thank Robbie Butler, MLA along with Oscar and BAFTA winner James Martin and his father Ivan who added some star quality to the launch with warm, witty endorsements and more importantly, encouraging progress on inclusion in Northern Ireland.  Finally a huge thank you to the parents and young people and Chris Scott from Education Authority who presented on the day – you were all amazing.

We encourage you to share this resource widely to enable us to reach as many parents as possible.

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