Refer to the following Outreach Service depending upon the primary need;
A visually clear short film outlining the medical facts behind Achondroplasia.
Meet 13 year old George and his 10 year old sister Carys. Learn what life is like for them both living with Achondroplasia (sometimes referred to as restricted growth or dwarfism).
Each student should be considered on an individually, however the Dwarf Sports Association recommend the following sports are approached with caution and further advice should be sought;
About one in 25,000 people are born with achondroplasia.
Regular exercise can make a big difference to the lifestyle and wellbeing of a person who has a dwarf condition. It helps to keep body weight under control, which is paramount in working towards a healthy lifestyle. Keeping weight off and regular exercise can prevent and delay the need for invasive surgery to stabilise back and joint problems.
Below is a list of events which their athletes compete in at either national and Paralympics level or just as a means of exercise
Athletics, Swimming, Badminton, Powerlifting, Table Tennis, Boccia, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Cycling
Other sports enjoyed and organised by the DSA regions are: Shooting, Skiing, Archery, Fencing, Ten Pin Bowling, Snow Boarding, Climbing, Outward bound weekends, Canoeing and Sailing.
Idealfit offers clothes that can be tailor made to fit.
Their website offers a range of ideas and explains their service very well.
This company makes tailoredclothes for adults and children- some great photos to illustrate the products.
Newbridge Outreach Service provides support to pupils with a range of learning, medical and physical difficulties.
Support is provided by
Request for support should come from the school the pupil is attending or another Agency involved.
Age range of pupils they support: 4- 19 yrs
Students they support:
Range of support offered:
Address: S.E.R.C, Newbridge School, 258 Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG38XS