Borders Additional Needs Group

Borders Additional Needs Group or 'BANG', is for Families of children with special needs , including Autism/ LD. We are an OSCR registered charity dedicated to supporting families, young people based in the Scottish Borders.

Borders Additional Needs Group was founded in May 2003, by parents to establish a parent-run support group that would allow children, families and parent carers with additional, rare or complex needs to meet support each other. It has grown over the years and became incorporated in 2019 to SCIO.

BANG provide dedicated ASN youth Programmes, social activities, Parent Carer Walks Summer respite camps and sensory film screening , it has a directory of information accessible to all its members containing information on benefits, funding and holidays as well as information specific to various conditions. BANG has strong links with local and national stakeholders and represents the needs of this sector, working in formal partnerships with Youth Borders, Live Borders, Scottish Autism and Meeting of Minds.

BANG ensures our community of families have access to the right support, information and advice to help them manage the changes that are involved in raising an additional needs child. We are also committed to providing support to siblings and caregivers by providing them with training and peer support.

Families deserve to be empowered and to feel engaged in their child's journey and BANG aims to support the best possible outcomes for all families in the Scottish Borders who are raising a child with additional needs.

Borders Additional Needs Group or 'BANG', is for Families of children with special needs , including Autism/ LD. We are an OSCR registered charity dedicated to supporting families, young people based in the Scottish Borders.

Borders Additional Needs Group was founded in May 2003, by parents to establish a parent-run support group that would allow children, families and parent carers with additional, rare or complex needs to meet support each other. It has grown over the years and became incorporated in 2019 to SCIO.

BANG provide dedicated ASN youth Programmes, social activities, Parent Carer Walks Summer respite camps and sensory film screening , it has a directory of information accessible to all its members containing information on benefits, funding and holidays as well as information specific to various conditions. BANG has strong links with local and national stakeholders and represents the needs of this sector, working in formal partnerships with Youth Borders, Live Borders, Scottish Autism and Meeting of Minds.

BANG ensures our community of families have access to the right support, information and advice to help them manage the changes that are involved in raising an additional needs child. We are also committed to providing support to siblings and caregivers by providing them with training and peer support.

Families deserve to be empowered and to feel engaged in their child's journey and BANG aims to support the best possible outcomes for all families in the Scottish Borders who are raising a child with additional needs.

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