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  • Talk to a Cerebral Palsy Information Officer
    Hi I'm Richard. I live with Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Quadriplegia) and I use a wheelchair. I am passionate about equal rights for people with impairments to access education and the workplace.

    Ask me questions about being a parent with CP, maintaining wellbeing, sport and anything related to Cerebral Palsy.

    RSS Feed 36 discussions 212 replies Most recent: Sensation in hemiplegic hand by Stayce May 3
  • Ask a Scope Navigate Parent adviser
    Navigate provides one-to-one online and telephone support to parents who have a child going through diagnosis, or whose child has received a diagnosis of a disability, or acquired an impairment within the last 12 months. Navigate advisers will work with parents for six weeks, giving emotional and practical support, as parents start their journey as a parent of a disabled child. Welcome to our advisors Sara, Kate, Emma, Matt, Beverley, Felicity, Tom and Jenna.
    RSS Feed 4 discussions 25 replies Most recent: Welcome to Navigate - our new Parent Advisers by Adrian_Scope October 2019
  • Ask an assistive technologist
    Hello everyone, Scope's Head of Assistive Solutions and Regional Assistive Solutionist Andy and Ryan are here to help you with all your Assistive Technology questions.
    RSS Feed 98 discussions 368 replies Most recent: Reading image-based PDFs on iPhone (Visually-impaired) by Chloe_Scope February 25
  • Ask a chronic pain adviser
    Hello I'm Claire - I am a mum to 3 young adults and we have hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a genetic condition which affects the connective tissue. My first major back surgery, aged 21, left me with permanent nerve damage and chronic pain. I was forced to stop nursing due to my health so I started writing about living with chronic pain. Blogging along with a spinal cord stimulator & meds, helps me cope and I'd like to support you too. Ask me anything related to living with chronic pain.
    RSS Feed 115 discussions 1.1K replies Most recent: Chronic back pain by Larry May 29
  • Ask a disabled student adviser
    University can be a scary thought for the majority of students and disabled students can prepare for the realities of higher education if they are given realistic information. Ask our disabled student adviser your questions today.
    RSS Feed 57 discussions 250 replies Most recent: benefits and moving and Studying at University by Chloe_Scope May 13
  • Ask an employment adviser
    Support to Work offers advice to disabled people applying for jobs. This is a digital employment service supported with telephone or Skype. Find more information at https://www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork/ You can ask our employment advisers questions about anything from pre-employment, finding work to employment issues once you are in work. Welcome to our employment advisers Donisha, Pia, Ren, Isaac, Mwila and David
    RSS Feed 334 discussions 1.6K replies Most recent: Furlough by mikehughescq May 28
  • Ask a sex and relationships expert
    Hi, I'm Gill. I'm a personal, social and health education therapist at a specialist college near Birmingham for young people with complex disabilities. In my role there I deliver sex and relationship education sessions as well as 1:1 support. Ask me a question about anything related to body changes, staying safe, what resources are out there or anything else.
    RSS Feed 128 discussions 767 replies Most recent: I want a sexual relationship but am fearful by Ails May 30
  • Ask a speech and language adviser
    Hello everyone, my name is Nicola. I am a children’s speech and language therapist, and deal with a range of issues from simple lisps to complex needs. I am head of The Owl Centre, which provides multidisciplinary therapy services for children across 19 counties in England and South Wales. If you need information and support on speech and language development, social communication issues, or behavioural difficulties, just ask me a question and I’d be very happy to help.
  • Archived
    Question and answer sessions with guest advisers on a wide range of subjects.
    RSS Feed 75 discussions 624 replies Most recent: Cancer by william_66 April 14
  • Ask an Autism and Aspergers adviser [CLOSED]
    Hello we are Sparkle Sheffield - we are a charity who support children and young people with autism as well as their families. Ask us anything related to living with autism, diagnosis, education, siblings and family life with autism.
    RSS Feed 132 discussions 937 replies Most recent: My 18 year old Aspergers brother by Chloe_Scope March 23
  • Ask a sleep expert [CLOSED]
    Hi everyone, we are Sleep Practitioners for Scope, here on the online community for two weeks between 10am and 11am starting Monday 16th Jan to help answer all your questions about sleep. Does your child have problems with settling, night wakings, early waking? Any sleep problems please just ask! Maxine and Angie
    RSS Feed 40 discussions 98 replies Most recent: Pain by Mol January 2017
  • Ask an Occupational Therapist [CLOSED]
    Jean Merrilees is an Independent Occupational Therapist, registered with the HCPC. She previously worked for Scope’s Information Service for 25 years, so has a wealth of experience in answering disability related queries. She welcomes questions about how to overcome barriers that hinder disabled people being able to do the things they need or want to do. Jean is only able to check for posts once a week so apologises in advance if there is a delay in responding.
    RSS Feed 4 discussions -12 replies
  • Ask a benefits adviser [CLOSED]
    RSS Feed 547 discussions 3.1K replies Most recent: Cancer by william_66 April 14
  • Ask a mental health adviser [CLOSED]
    Hello, I'm Mick I am 49 years old and was in the Royal Air Force for 15 years I returned to train as a Nurse in 2008. Since then, I have worked in Community Rehabilitation, Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment, Older Adults Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injuries Rehab, and Adults with Learning Disabilities for Priory Group. I have also experienced Mental Health problems in the past and can empathise and pass on knowledge to others to help them. Ask me questions about Mental Health.
    RSS Feed 42 discussions 481 replies Most recent: Being discharged by Chloe_Scope March 26
  • Ask a parenting adviser [CLOSED]
    I'm Kelly - blogger, Virtual Assistant and home educating mother of two. My six-year old daughter is autistic and goes to a special school, my 11-year old son is home educated. We have plenty of experience of autism, sensory processing issues, anxiety, mental health issues, home educating, EHCP process, autism diagnosis process, child care (I used to be an Early Years manager) and all the parenting things in between! Ask me anything you need to know about special needs and parenting now!
    RSS Feed 60 discussions 294 replies Most recent: Wanting the age to adopt a child to be 18 or 19 by Adrian_Scope May 2019