The Family Support Programme, funded by the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman seeks to provide a range of therapeutic support and intervention to help families who have children with special needs. The Family Support Programme aims to ensure that children with special needs are not discriminated against and have access to appropriate services which minimise the limitations of their conditions, giving them the opportunity to lead as normal lives as possible.
The Family Support Programme is delivered by a registered social worker, Suzanne Seagraves, acting in the role of Family Support Worker. Services and programmes include:
- An initial meeting/assessment to determine what support is needed
- Co-ordination and liaison between parents, schools and other professionals
- Support in managing a child’s social, health and educational needs
- Advocacy for children with special needs and their families
- Behavioural management support within the home and/or school
- Parenting support – emotional and practical
- Social clubs to promote social inclusion, help build confidence, learn new skills and form friendships
- Therapeutic groups and/or individual sessions with children
- To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, where possible
- Respite care
To find out more and join the programme, get in contact with us.