Dorchester Opportunity Group

Dorchester Opportunity Group

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Dorchester Opportunity Group

Dorchester Opportunity Group helps young children with a wide range of disabilities and special needs, including those who are vulnerable through poverty, domestic violence, ethnic origin, parent disability and drug abuse. We also provide a programme of support for their families. We have been working with children and their families for fifteen years and have seen the numbers of children with special educational needs grow and the severity of need increase. Early intervention strategies are widely recognised as being critical to maximise the learning and social development of vulnerable young children. Individual help, with learning programmes planned to meet their needs, in a safe, stimulating environment provided by highly qualified, committed staff, all give the message that the children and their families are important.

We accept all children who are referred to the group, and provide transport if needed to ensure access to our facilities and activities. We work closely with parents and value the contribution they make. There are many opportunities for them to contribute to the planning of the development of the group so we know what they identify as their needs.

Founded 1994

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