COVID-19 support and guidance
The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing. We have gathered a list of resources about COVID-19 to share with caregivers, children & young people and education, health and social care practitioners to navigate the dynamic situation of the COVID-19 response, and the many impacts that it will have. We hope that they are helpful and we will continue to add new resources as they become available.
A range of free digital COVID-19 educational resources for children: download Axel Scheffler’s book here and a copy of Lydia Monk’s book can be downloaded here (Information about how these resources were created is found here)
Share your story and contribute to voices of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak here: voices
LSHTM’s free online course for anyone who is interested to learn about what we know about COVID-19, and how we should respond to the outbreak: free online course
A course that introduces COVID-19, created for teenagers and young adults, is at: free online course for 14-16 year olds
Presentation from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability: making the response disability-inclusive
Paper on what we can learn from a disability inclusive response
Improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities
Ubuntu’s aim is to help improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities, and their families. We are a nonprofit research and educational hub based in the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
As part of our work, we collaborate closely with three caregiver groups: GTKCP (Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy), ABaANA and Juntos. This collaboration, together with families that are part of the caregiver groups, group facilitators, and local, regional and international researchers, makes up Ubuntu. We deliver programmes which allow carers to participate in facilitated sessions that aim to :
- Promote the wellbeing of children with developmental disabilities and their families
- Increase their understanding of child development, health, education and their rights
- Help them build on existing skills, and learn new ones
- Increase mutual support
- Bring them in contact with community services and resources
And if you’re wondering why we’re called Ubuntu, Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu (Zulu) term which can be translated as “humanity towards others”, and is often used to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. This principle is at the very core of our values.
Read more about who we are, what we do and why it matters
reports & journals
for families & carers
My career as a researcher has always been focused on the reflection on motherhood…read more
My name is Suzana, mother of 11-year-old Ana Julia (my companion for all hours)…read more
At the first sessions I felt like a mere spectator. I was only there to “learn”…read more