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I am running my first full marathon for West Scotland Deaf Children's Society because I want to help support young deaf people

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  • Event: Edinburgh Marathon Festival Full Marathon 2016, 29 May 2016

West Scotland Deaf Children's Society

It helps and supports families with deaf children. It provides specially trained support workers - mothers of deaf children - to help families. It organises social events through the year including summer sports days and Christmas Parties to allow families to get together and support each other.

Charity Registration No. SC012285

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I have been working with young people through my work as a childminder and work with young people with a variety of special needs. Through my work I have begun to understand how difficult it can be for young deaf people to have the required support that they need. 

The West of Scotland Deaf Children's Society offer help and support for families with deaf children in the West of Scotland, covering twelve local authorities: Argyll & Bute, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, and Glasgow.

They can help you cope with initial diagnosis, help you understand terminology and the professionals you will deal with e.g. the Audiologists, the Consultants.

They can help you understand what level of support your child is entitled to in Education whether that be nursery, primary, secondary or further education - main stream schooling or specialist hearing impairment units.

They can help you understand what benefits you may be entitled to for your child.

Please help donate to this wonderful charity and provide a great start in life to a young deaf person.

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