The impact of an ataxia diagnosis

Amy made a GP appointment for Darcy, then seven – she was concerned that something significant had changed with the way she walked.  At around the same time, teachers at school, dancing and swimming lessons had mentioned issues with her balance and mobility.

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Jacks story

Jack was a regular visitor to Acorns Children’s Hospice for 16 years.  His parents, Sharon and Dale, remember how those visits enabled their family to carry on through the toughest of times.

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A world without barriers

Early diagnosis means that more deaf children get the help and support they need, sooner.  But 35 years ago, the experience that Ruth had with her newborn son, Michael, was very different.

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Investing in childhood

The NCB’s campaign for Government investment in the next generation recently reached a breakthrough point, with new support announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

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