Cochlear Implanted Children's Support Group

We are an independent, voluntary group run by parents whose deaf children have cochlear implants, offering contact, information and events for families whose children already have implants and for those who are considering cochlear implantation for their child.

We offer first-hand experience of the difference that cochlear implantation can make to the lives of deaf children and their families. We can help with issues that surround life with an implanted child to provide a vital part of the pre and post implantation process – support for parents by parents.

Membership is free, and we provide quarterly newsletters, events and activity weekends for families whose deaf children either already have or are being assessed for cochlear implants.

When is it on?

Session information
Any time by phone or email.

Who to contact

Contact name
Vicky Gilbertson
Contact position
Northern Region Coordinator
07854 543846

Charity number 1097619

Where to go

PO Box 28843
SW13 0WY

Other details

Cost description
Free service for families who have a deaf child.
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
Membership is free. All events are sponsored to some degree. There is a Family Support Scheme to provide funding to enable CICS Group families who are unemployed or have special circumstances to attend events.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Families who have a deaf child who uses a cochlear implant and families who are considering cochlear implantation for their child.

Professionals, researchers and students who are interested in learning about the perspectives of families whose children use cochlear implants.


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