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About Empathy for Special Children

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Empathy is driven by its Vision and Mission and built upon core values, principles and policies which guide all who work and volunteer for the organisation to deliver the best possible service and bring about real change, to real lives. 

Our Vision

A resilient, truly inclusive Neuro-diverse society. Where all are enabled to achieve their potential with the acceptance, timely support and opportunity they need to be recognized and celebrated for who they are.

Our Mission

To champion Neurodiversity in the wider population and be the foundation of an inclusive community; A family that nurtures and empowers all with the support and opportunity they need to feel safe, accepted and valued. Enabling those with a Hidden Difference, and all those that care for them, with the skills, confidence and resilience live their best lives, lifelong.

Who are we?

Empathy for Special Children is a registered charity, working across Shropshire to improve the lives and reduce social isolation of those growing up and living with Neuro-diversity and  Hidden Disabilities.   

Foundations of Success 

Formed in 2010 by three like minded parents, who recognized that different isn't wrong, it is simply different, that the challenges were specific and needed specific support, that those challenges were not isolated to just those experiencing difference and that those who face the challenges are best placed to understand and bring about change. 


We are proud to still be user led. 

What Do We Provide?

We are a professional organisation, run by a small and dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Who are committed to providing the support and opportunity needed to ensure that the young Neurodiverse, and all those living with the impact of a hidden difference are enabled and empowered with the support and equal opportunity to enjoy and embrace life, lifelong.  

Changing Lives

Year on year, month on month we grow, we change, we adapt. We bring fun, friendship and laughter to special lives whilst ensuring that no one living with Neurodiversity or the impact of a hidden disability need ever feel alone.

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