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Henri
Henri Member Posts: 8 Listener
I have a 12 year old daughter with CP at mainstream school in Somerset and we’d like to connect with other families with similar issues and age children. Is there a gathering of CP kids adults or families anywhere - like a conference?  How have other people made CP friends? It would be nice just to mix with other differently abled families (tired of that word dis-abled!). Thoughts gratefully received. 

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Henri and welcome to the community.

    A quick search found a range of possibilities in Somerset, but not sure if they are quite what you are looking for. I would suggest contacting your local Contact A Family. https://www.contact.org.uk They usually know what groups and activities are available locally.

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,175 Scope online community team
    Hi @Henri
    Good to meet you. There is a group http://www.cerebralpalsyplus.org.uk/ in your area. You could also try https://www.cpteensuk.org/


    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Henri
    Henri Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you Richard and Geoark. Frustratingly the Bristol charity is for Bristol residents (though they said we could come to events) and teen CP looks perfect but only for 13 and over. But we’ll make the most of both. Thank you. I wish there were National or regional annual gatherings or  weekends where we could all meet up and share our experiences. 

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