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Here are the resources we found for disability for young people:
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Disability in Sport
Disability shouldn't be a barrier to taking part in sport. Paralympian Ade Adepitan talks about how there's a whole array of different sports that people with disabilities can take part in – probably more than most people would realise! Getting involved in sport helped Ade with communication, building confidence, meeting people and getting healthy. He recommends everyone with a disability find a sport that they’re passionate about and go for it!
Being Disabled in School – Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard recalls stories about her school life as a disabled young person. Before she was diagnosed with a muscle and nerve disorder, adults told her that she was dreamy, useless and a weakling, instead of being supported and helping her find answers to her pain and deafness. She also talks about the difficulties she had to overcome with bullying and isolation.
Overcoming Challenges if You’re Deaf
Fletch and Jessica join Childline to discuss what challenges deaf or hard of hearing people come up against in everyday life, and how to overcome them. This includes hurdles in education like not having problem lessons to learn sign language, bullying and how to increase deaf awareness and, how to overcome hurdles and have the future that you want.
The Truth about Growing Up Disabled – Dylan Alcott
Dylan Alcott wasn’t always a Paralympic champion. He grew up disabled, but it might not be what you think. In this engaging and funny talk, Dylan talks about what it’s really like to grow up with a disability and how to make disability more mainstream to make other young people feel better about being disabled.
Zumos What is Zumos?
How can I deal with my Disability?
Knowing where to turn and what resources and support are available to you will show you that you are not alone. This, along with understanding what constitutes a disability and what to do next, is empowering.
I am being Bullied because I have a Disability
Bullies prey on people who they think are weaker than themselves, and are therefore less likely to defend themselves. They may consider you to be more vulnerable if you have a disability. Being a victim of bullying can make you feel scared and can sap your confidence. You may be afraid to speak out, but help is available to you. This message from Zumos describes how you can get the help you need to stop you being bullied because you have a disability.
Living with a Disability
If you have a disability, you might have challenges that other young people don’t. That doesn’t mean you can’t do well in school, or play sport, or have sex. Knowing your rights can help you deal with challenges such as discrimination. It’s also good to know how to get any support you might need. On this page you will find information on your rights, sports and sex.
Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. Here you will find advice on money and benefits, legal matters, health and wellbeing, how to go about getting a carers assessment and carers breaks.
YoungSibs is for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. YoungSibs is aimed at young people in the UK aged between 6 and 17.