Exclusion, ignorance and disrespect mean that many disabled children are allowed little control over their own lives.
We are working to ensure that all disabled children – including those who communicate without speech – have someone to listen to their needs, understand them, speak up on their behalf and ensure they are heard.
And we campaign for the government and society to recognise that all disabled children have a right to be heard and do not suffer injustice in silence.
DAP works as a professional partner with local authorities, supporting disabled children who have complex communication needs and impairments.
The Children's Society has a 25-year history of providing children and family services in the Tees Valley area.