Parents Zone

The Parents Zone contains lots of useful resources, activities and links that will give you the tools to teach new life skills such as toileting, dressing and even organising their school bag!

Helping You To Help Your Child

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.

KIDS Child Development Timeline

Not all children develop at the same rate and the following information provides general guidance only.  Do not be concerned if your child is not meeting all the milestones for their age range;  it is perfectly normal for one area to develop quicker than another.  If however your child is not meeting any of the milestones for their age range or the age range below it is worth having a discussion with your Health Visitor for further advice.


If you would like a downloadable version of the timeline click here.

Ready Steady Questionnaires

The following questionnaires are designed to enable you to check your child's progress at particular stages of development.  

The Ready Steady Nursery questionnaire is designed to be used with 2½ to 3½ year old children to see if they have all the skills necessary to participate in nursery. 

The Ready Steady School questionnaire is designed to be used with 3½ to 5 year old children to see if they have all the skills necessary to participate in school.

Do not worry if your child or has not yet developed the necessary milestones as the questionnaire will provide you with ideas and activities to help achieve these skills and further resources are available throughout KIDS.

Sensory Questionnaires

Sensory Development

Everybody's sensory systems develop at different rates, and some people are more sensitive to certain sensory information than others.  This is perfectly normal and we only become concerned about how a person processes sensory information when it starts to interfere with their ability to take part in everyday activities.  We have devised some questionnaires that will provide you with advice and guidance about how to help support your child to cope with everyday sensory experiences:

These questionnaires are suitable for children aged 2-18, and you will be asked to input your child's date of birth to ensure you are directed to the right age range.  If your child is aged between 12 and 18 they may wish to complete the questionnaire by themselves.

Click here for Downloadable Version

The F-words: Fitness, Function, Friends, Fun, Family and Future

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.