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Resource: Supporting your Visually Impaired child with Complex Disabilities during Lockdown

These resources offer advice, support and recommended additional information for families looking after a VI child with additional needs during lockdown.

During this webinar, we discussed the challenges that parents/families are experiencing as a result of lockdown – ranging from the impact of a child’s loss of routine, losing a support network, parent carers having to take on full time caring roles, and to families who have lost a lot of respite and face to face support because of Covid-19. A recording of the webinar, and a document of additional resources can be found at the bottom of this post.

The expert panel who feature in these resources includes:

  • Pete Lock, Habilitation and Implementation Lead at Guide Dogs with extensive background in working with SEN children and young people.
  • Rebecca Liddiard Head of Specialist Support Service at Sense
  • Mary Bairstow Low Vision Optometrist and SEN parent
  • Qualified teachers of students with multi-sensory impairments
  • LOOK mentors.

School for so many of these vulnerable children was a safe haven where their needs were met and they could thrive outside of the family unit. This situation is putting so much pressure on these families now. We hope you find some practical help within these resources.

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