“Parents and children with SEND often feel extremely isolated, alone and excluded. I am proud to be a member of Spectrum Cambridge because they are parent led, passionate and focused about supporting SEND. They support the whole family of children with SEND, inclusion for all, by supporting children to be themselves without judgement which improves social development, well being and mental health. All the people involved in the charity are inspirational and dedicated. As a member of the charity I believe Spectrum offers support which is otherwise not available. It is so important for families to have access to the support spectrum offers. We have been given opportunities for inclusion in actives, trips and lots of new experiences which we would not have had access to. Since joining, my son has grown in confidence, improved his well-being and self-esteem all being supported by spectrum without judgement. Most importantly he’s made good friends. The support offered is exceptional and I have to say I would be lost without it. There is a real community spirit and everyone involved always goes above and beyond to help and to support each other on a personal level. Often parents and children with special education needs are isolated within their own community and receive little support. I believe that Spectrum Cambridge fills this gap which many families encounter. It is so important for children and parents to feel they have somewhere and someone to turn too when they need it. Also, in my experience, the best advice you can obtain is from people that have first hand experience. Everyone is supportive in this way. I believe that Spectrum really is the only place where families are included, supported, treated as equals and not judged in anyway.”