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If your child has been diagnosed with hemiplegia, you will want to
support them but may be unsure how to go about it.
We have a wealth of advice and support on our site, but
here are the key topics you'll need to know about as a parent of a
If your child has hemiplegia, you may be entitled to certain benefits and financial
support to help with the extra cost of day to day living. This
includes Disability Living Allowance, the main benefit for disabled
Most children and young people with hemiplegia attend mainstream
schools, with or without some extra support.
Visit our education and learning pages
to find out what support your child might receive in nursery,
school and college if they need it.
Aside from common treatments for
hemiplegia, we have advice about health services that your
child might receive throughout their life as they grow up.
Disabled children and adults may be entitled to practical
support from the local authority - commonly called social care - to help
with day-to-day living.
Visit our work and
childcare section to find out your rights to good quality
childcare and what adjustments you can expect providers to make for
your child. The section includes information about free childcare
schemes and help paying for childcare.
We hear from parents who tell us about how their child's
hemiplegia can affect other members of the family. We also know
that other relatives and friends appreciate advice on supporting
the parents of a disabled children.
Visit our family life section, which
includes advice on supporting siblings of a disabled
child and advice for grandparents - which
might also be useful for friends and other relatives supporting
parents of a child with hemiplegia..
We also have advice on supporting your child as they grow up and start to form
adult relationships. This includes tips on building friendships
and developing self-esteem.
Many parents tell us that meeting other families is a great
source of support and friendship. You can find out about joining a parent
support group or meet other parents on our closed
Remember, you can contact our free helpline to speak to one of our
parent advisers about any aspect of caring for a disabled