PARENTS of disabled children have set up a group to make sure they get the vital services they need.
And the newly- formed Kirklees Parent and Carers' Forum wants other parents to join them.
Members have organised two open meetings to hear about parents' issues and the worries they have about support services and how they can be improved.
Meetings will be held in Dewsbury and Huddersfield to make sure parents across Kirklees have had the chance to meet Forum members.
Interpreters are available at both meetings.
The first meeting will be from 9.45am to 11.45am next Thursday at SureStart in St Matthew's Resource Centre on Cemetery Road, Scout Hill, Dewsbury.
A creche will be available, but places must be booked by phoning 07709 376542.
The second meeting will be at Mount Pleasant Junior, Infants and Nursery School on Lockwood Road, Lockwood, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Monday, September 29.
Forum chairman Angie McCormack said: "Our overall aim is to ensure that all carers and special children are fully recognised, respected, represented and appropriately supported.
"It is vital that those who provide health, education, social and leisure services listen to what we have to say.
"This is the chance for parents and carers of disabled children to meet the parents who will be representing their views," she added.
"We want to know what people want to change and we also need to know how best to keep them informed about the work the forum is doing."
She said: "We would urge as many parent carers as possible to attend the meetings. We have tried to make it as easy as possible for them to do so.
"We have even made arrangements for childcare and travelling costs to be reimbursed."
Phone the forum on 07709 376542.