Holistic developmental therapy for children with complex additional needs – UK


Transforming lives through developmental therapy



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1 year

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

bibic delivers holistic developmental therapy for children and young adults (6 months – 25 years) with a vast range of disabilities and additional needs. Through early intervention and support, bibic helps them overcome their challenges, increases engagement in education enabling young people to reach their full potential, contribute in their community and live happy lives.

These individuals often have multiple conditions, needs and difficulties, one concealing another or with overlapping symptoms, in many cases causing mental health difficulties. bibic offers a holistic approach and delivers a blend of sensory, cognitive, emotional, developmental and physical exercises and strategies that support their specific and often complex needs.

bibic supports the whole family as well as the child/young adult; reducing stress at home, social isolation, sibling neglect and risk of family breakdown. They experience reduced isolation through improved integration and acceptance in their community and greater ability to form and maintain positive social relationships with peers at school. bibic’s work is proven to benefit the wider community through reduced classroom disruption and improved community cohesion through better social relationships, integration and acceptance.

Each assessment package for a child costs £2,085 and families are asked to contribute £600 towards this cost. However, bibic operates a ‘fee waiver’ fund for families unable to afford this. The package includes a two day therapeutic assessment and the development of an individual development plan. This is followed by six-months of key worker support with clear reports on progress and attendance at school or Educational Health and Care Plan meetings as required. Following this period, families can continue to contact the team for ongoing help if necessary. ALMT funding will go towards the assessment costs of 12-18 of the most disadvantaged children and young people who are eligible for the ‘fee waiver’.

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