Our Resources

Our research helps us to develop programmes and other resources which are proven to improve the inclusion and quality of life of children with developmental disabilities, as well as the wellbeing of their families, through caregiver groups. We also provide materials which are designed to support carers and those who work with them.

Participation in Ubuntu, ABaANA and Juntos programmes has been shown to increase:

  • Confidence and knowledge in caring for children with disabilities
  • Access to peer and social support
  • Inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Self-sufficiency and independence
  • Frequency of positive carer-child interactions

Developed as a group programme that empowers families, Ubuntu (version 2 of ‘getting to know cerebral palsy) places emphasis on a participatory approach to learning at community level. Ubuntu focusses on children with developmental disabilities, aged approximately 2-7. Please contact us on the form at the base of this web page if you wish to translate version 2: Ubuntu – working together with families and children with developmental disabilities. Materials are available in English and include: 

 

  • A facilitator manual
  • Images and display materials

The ABAaNA Early Intervention Programme was developed in response to a recognised need to support families of very young children (0 to 2 years) with an evolving developmental disability (e.g. following birth asphyxia). It was developed from both the original GTKCP and the Juntos programmes, and focuses on supporting children and their families in the first 1000 days of life. ABAaNA material is available in English and Chiurwanda and include:

 

  • A facilitator manual
  • Images and display materials

Juntos was developed for children with congenital zika syndrome and their families in Latin America. Children with cerebral palsy and their families have also attended these groups. It combines content from Ubuntu and ABAaNA, and is a ten-session programme. An innovative psychosocial component is included. Juntos materials are available in Portuguese, Spanish and English and include:

 

  • A facilitator manual
  • Images and display materials
  • Videos

We develop new modules that can be included as part of Ubuntu, ABAaNA and Juntos, or used as stand alone facilitated sessions with caregiver groups.

Integral to developing the modules are participatory workshops (that include parents of children with disabilities, community workers, health workers, disabled persons organsations, non-government organsiations, researcher and educationalists), interviews with children, caregivers and health care workers, scoping literature reviews and piloting and receiving feedback on the materials.

Togetherness and Belonging’ is designed to begin to tackle stigma and discrimination at home and in the community.

Our Research

Review our reports, journal articles, conference poster presentations and other materials that have been generated by our research.

For carers

Learn more about Ubuntu, ABaANA and Juntos.

Parent handouts

Learn more about Ubuntu, ABaANA and Juntos.

Animations

View animations on child development and developmental disability

Videos

Videos from our parent groups

GET IN TOUCH: for more information on our research or facilitator programmes, please get in touch via the contact form.