LEISURE

Leisure
Leisure
Leisure

Just because your child is visually impaired, it shouldn’t mean that they are unable to access mainstream activities and hobbies.

Recreation is very important to your child’s life and finding something that they can access and enjoy shouldn’t be difficult. Speaking with club leaders about how things can be adapted so that your child can enjoy them is a good starting point. We have drafted some template letters that you can use to inform club teachers about your child and their specific needs.

The Tennis Foundation has also written this guide for coaches, that could be helpful for you to use to write your own guide for any sport or club your child may attend.

Don’t be afraid to ask the question, many of these club leaders would have previous experience of working with children with disabilities.  It is a great way to raise awareness and promote inclusivity, demonstrating to your child that they can do anything they want!

If you are keen on finding an activity which caters specifically for visually impaired children, then there are lots of organisations around within the sports, arts, music and leisure sector.

If you are a parent or have parental responsibility for a child who is visually impaired, you can access direct payments to help your child access certain activities and hobbies. You can find out more about direct payments on our benefits page.

Just because your child is visually impaired, it shouldn’t mean that they are unable to access mainstream activities and hobbies.

Recreation is very important to your child’s life and finding something that they can access and enjoy shouldn’t be difficult.  Speaking with club leaders about how things can be adapted so that your child can enjoy them is a good starting point. We have drafted some template letters that you can use to inform club teachers about your child and their specific needs.

The Tennis Foundation has also written this guide for coaches, that could be helpful for you to use to write your own guide for any sport or club your child may attend.

Don’t be afraid to ask the question, many of these club leaders would have previous experience of working with children with disabilities.  It is a great way to raise awareness and promote inclusivity, demonstrating to your child that they can do anything they want!

If you are keen on finding an activity which caters specifically for visually impaired children, then there are lots of organisations around within the sports, arts, music and leisure sector.

If you are a parent or have parental responsibility for a child who is visually impaired, you can access direct payments to help your child access certain activities and hobbies. You can find out more about direct payments on our benefits page.

SPORTS

Football, cricket and more…
Get your child active!

MUSIC

Covering lessons and therapy, find out about all things musical.

DRAMA & DANCE

Information on accessible groups for your budding performers.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Advice and tips on how to make arts and crafts accessible for your child.

READING

The best ways for your child to access their favourite stories.

TRAVEL & DAYS OUT

Hints and tips to make days out and travel in the UK and abroad accessible and enjoyable.

SPORTS

Football, cricket and more…
Get your child active!

MUSIC

Covering lessons and therapy, find out about all things musical.

DRAMA & DANCE

Information on accessible groups for your budding performers.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Advice and tips on how to make arts and crafts accessible for your child.

READING

The best ways for your child to access their favourite stories.

TRAVEL & DAYS OUT

Hints and tips to make days out and travel in the UK and abroad accessible and enjoyable.

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