WHISH - Whitby Hidden Impairments Support & Help

WHISH - Whitby Hidden Impairments Support & Help

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Children with impairments and disabilities , e.g. autism , epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and 30 other impairments. They often have difficulties accessing " normal " of educational & recreational activities. Many have communication difficulties and a limited social life.

WHISH provides activities and opportunities for the children to develop physical and emotional skills, learn and have fun together.

Parents of children with HIs are often isolated, we provide opportunities for them to meet with other parents who understand their situation, and they support each other.

Activities

Activities for children, families and teenagers; multi-sensory room; information & support; training e.g.1st aid, sign language; parent/carer support groups; outings.

Current opportunities

To join the Board of Trustees and guide the charity