We were founded in the 1970s by families of disabled children, who recognised that even if their child's conditions were different, they shared a common experience - of being a family with a disabled child. They understood how important it is to support each other.
A lot has changed since then but some things haven't changed nearly enough. The challenges families face today - battling attitudes and inadequate services, trying to stay in work and stay together, or just trying to get a decent night's sleep - would be all too familiar to our founders.
Today everything we do is about improving the lives of families with disabled children. We achieve this by working directly with parents and carers, and we are driven by what they tell us is important. We are proud of the way we work - in partnership, with knowledge and with great warmth.
Our vision is that families with disabled children feel valued and are strong, confident and able to make the decisions that are right for them.