Being a child or a young person isn't always easy. They are constantly having to learn new skills such as looking after themselves independently, learning new subjects in school, and navigating the world of social interaction; all of which can bring their own challenges.
We hope you will find something to help you and your child on their journey to adulthood within these pages.
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework describes health and disability. It offers a holistic strengths-based model for describing what people CAN do. The F-words: Fitness, Function, Friends, Fun, Family and Future are embedded into this framework. Families and youth have identified the F-words as a lay-friendly, easy-to-understand way of using ICF concepts.
To share the F-words, and educate the public about what youth with disabilities CAN do, a group of young adults with disabilities created the F-words Video for Youth.