Early brain injuries may affect several areas in the brain and result in a combination of different disabilities. This is called multiple disabilities which is a generic term even though the variation of disabilities is very individual. For example it can be a combination of movement disabilities, learning challenges, developmental disorders and visual- or hearing impairment. Sometimes autism, epilepsy, attention disorders or perceptual problems, scoliosis, sleeping problems and pain also includes in the multiple disabilities.

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Every child has its own combination of abilities, prerequisites and specific challenges. It is very important to have an extra responsiveness to everyone’s individual needs and to get to know the child to be able to frame the best combination of support.

In most cases people with multiple disabilities use alternative ways to communicate – the so called AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

Stories

Here we share some interviews, stories and other interesting stuff for families with special experiences.

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10 February, 2019

“The best thing with air rifle shooting is that you feel like a hunter!”

Next up in our series about leisure activities, Johanna tells us about her son Otto's air rifle shooting. A perfect…

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8 February, 2019

"The best thing about functional alpine skiing is that we can do it together, the whole family!"

In Stockholm we find a ski-loving family. During a ski holiday they discovered sitski and biski - to the daughter…

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28 December, 2018

Grown up siblings share their stories

Growing up with a sibling with a disability is often something that affects a person in many different ways and…

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