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Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

Minecraft: what parents need to know

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

boosting daughter's self-esteem

Advice for parents on helping your child cope with peer pressure from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

Boys on mobile phones

If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.


Get your free guide to help boost your child’s body image and confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Get a free booklet to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image