We run special school sessions, drop-in family sessions, coupling respite with peer support for parents and siblings, and pre-school, respite and youth clubs. We are open to the public in Edinburgh every Sunday to come and play.
We promote challenge and adventure for our children and young people. None of what we do at The Yard contains risk for its own sake, but we are there to promote physical development and social communication, and to give children a vibrant experience and sense of achievement. There are few places where children with visual impairments can experience building and lighting fires, and cooking their own food, or build dens, ropes bridges or simple spaces to enjoy their own time. Everyone who uses The Yard is safe to learn and explore through taking controlled risks.
The Yard is as much about emotional as practical support for families. Besides offering informal respite, meeting other parents who face similar challenges gives them the chance to build a network of support and understanding that helps ease the difficulties they often face. The Yard provides care, support, and opportunities for fun and friendship for disabled children and young people. We encourage families to let go, promoting challenge, personal growth and supported independence for their children.
We promote inclusive play to help disabled children and young people develop their full potential, confidence, self-esteem and life skills. Our success is largely due to our talented team of trained and experienced specialist playworkers who inspire, guide and support the children who come to play. They are also a source of advice and support for the whole family.
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