Redbridge SERC

Cerebra - support for children who have Neurological conditions

Resource type: External Resources  —  Date posted: September 22nd, 2012   Number of views: 1420


This charity provides help and support that include;

  • access to grants/ financial support
  • access to a holiday home
  • sleep support
  • custom made equipment

They support children who have the following conditions;

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental disorders like global developmental delay, dyspraxia and learning disabilities.
  • Seizure disorders such as Epilepsy, west syndrome, lennox gastaut syndrome and dravet syndrome.
  • ADHD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury like head injury and shaken baby syndrome.
  • Acquired Brain Injury due to infections like encephalitis and meningitis, stroke, brain tumours, hypoxic event or haemorrhage.
  • Down syndrome and other Chromosomal/Genetic conditions  - Some examples being Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) and 18 (Edward syndrome), Fragile X, Angelman syndrome, Prader-willi syndrome, Cornelia de Lange, Rett syndrome, Williams syndrome and chromosome deletion disorders.
  • Brain Malformation/Abnormality like Agenesis of the corpus callosum, Dandy Walker syndrome, Arnold Chiari malformation, lissencephaly, microcephaly and macrocephaly.
  • Degeneration of the brain – Cerebral atrophy and Periventricular Leukomalacia for example. 
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Conditions caused in utero such as Foetal alcohol syndrome or as the result of some sort of toxin.

http://www.cerebra.org.uk/English/aboutus/Pages/WhoWeHelp.aspx