I am thinking about starting up a new Mum-to-mum group for families of children with additional support needs under 18 months.
The main purpose of the group would be to offer parent/carers and their children the opportunity to meet other families, make friends, share experiences and have fun! The groups will also offer parents/carers information, advice and workshops. Initially these will be virtual but the intention would be for them to roll out into communities in the future.
As a mum of a child with Downs syndrome I remember how isolating and confusing those early months can be and the roller coaster of emotions that occurred on a daily if not hourly basis!
The format I am considering is that there would be regular group that would meet and each session a “topic” could be discussed or considered. I would like to have specialists “drop” in and provide information and compile a list of resources that may be useful for you and your family.
If you think this is something you would be interested in could you please let me know, and if it is something you feel would be beneficial I will set it up in the next couple of weeks.
Please let me know and if you have any other suggestions do not hesitate to get in touch.