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Ruby’s Fund Portage service works with families with children with additional needs to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves, in which they can learn together, play together, participate and be included in their community in their own right.

The aim of Portage is to support the development of young children’s play, communication and relationships in day to day life.

Portage supports parents and practitioners to use a Small Step approach to learning, breaking down long term goals into achievable targets that are practical, immediate and relevant.

Through playing and learning together, families and children are supported to generalise skills participating and working towards full inclusion in their community.

Portage practice is supporting and enabling for parents, offering practical strategies, signposting and joint problem solving.

Portage practitioners aim to empower parents to make informed choices about their child’s development whilst supporting them to feel confident in their own abilities.

The Portage can do approach celebrates diversity and emphasises that all children are able to learn.

By building on abilities and strengths rather than focusing on difficulties, Portage supports families in looking forward, with small step targets planned to celebrate success.