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Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency


DESSA Empowering Parents Programme


The  DESSA Empowering Parents Programme is a 6 week programme (2.5 hours per week) for the parents of young children with disabilities.

"Empowering Parents" will:

- Show tou new ways of thinking about your childs disability, which will help you to see new possibilities and ways of doing things

- tell you about your child's rights and how to achieve them

- explain who can help you to get what you need from piblic services and your local community

- help you to build your confidence and keep your spirits up!


Programme Topics:

- Disability and Inclusion

- Legislation and Policy

- Inclusion in Education

- Advocacy Skills and Strategies

- Meeting Parents Emotional Needs