There are a few support schemes in place to financially support families of children with disabilities.
Most children with disabilities will be awarded DLA. The rate you receive is based on level of support needed for everyday tasks and rate of mobility.
When your child turns 16, you will receive a letter stating that your DLA is stopping, and you need to apply for PIP. If you do not do this, then funding will be stopped with very little warning.
To find out more about disability living allowance payments, personal independence payments, child tax credit, carers allowance and council tax reduction follow this link.
You may be eligible for carers allowance if you care for someone for more than 35 hours per week.
There are also charities out there who may be able to support with grants for a specific project. Follow this link to access the family fund, where you can request support for electronics, garden improvements, sensory toys etc.
You may also be eligible for free prescriptions. All children under 18 should receive prescriptions for free and there can also be other benefits for children. Have a chat with your pharmacist and see what they offer.