CDC was founded in 1974 in response to recommendations in the Dame Eileen Younghusband Committee report, "Living with Handicap". This report highlighted the lack of coordination between services supporting disabled children and the need for a national forum to discuss policy issues concerning disabled children.
CDC has delivered on its role as a national forum ever since. We've kept our keeping our focus on turning policy into practice while changing our goals to reflect the changing lives of disabled children.
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