PAN supports 27 families throughout Derbyshire and provide information all in one place so they dont have to search for it themselves.
Every member of the committee and all of the group leaders are parents of a child with an additional need. They all give their time voluntarily. The driving force behind all this is that they feel no parent should be lost in the maze of diagnosis.
Its hard enough coping just day to day with an additional needs child, people dont realise how hard it is just to do the grocery shopping never mind dealing with appointments, physios, speech therapists and trying to get the right support for your child at school.
The goal for PAN is to be able to support families and provide information all in one place so they dont have to search for it themselves. They would like PAN to provide various types of workshops for parents, sibling support, a family mentor scheme and so much more. Who knows what the future might hold !!