Free support workshops for disabled children and their parents will be taking place in the West Midlands thanks to a grant of nearly £187,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
Contact a Family, which has its headquarters in Hackney, London, will run the learning events in areas where there is a lack of support services for families affected by disability and in areas where those in need do not use the available services.
As well as the West Midlands, the North West and the London Boroughs of Ealing, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Merton and Wandsworth will be targeted over the next five years using the £186,950 fund.
Some 3,000 people across the three areas will learn new skills to help them overcome communication or behavioural problems and lack of confidence.
Parents and children aged between five and 16 can take part in social, educational and recreational activities to learn skills such as how to eat healthily, cookery, swimming, music and football.
Special training in using Makaton, a communication technique based on gestures, pictures and symbols for people who struggle with speech, will also be on offer.
Fundraising manager Jon Anscomb said: "Contact a Family is delighted to be receiving support from the Big Lottery Fund's Family Learning programme.
"This grant is extremely valuable, as it will enable us to provide over 60 special learning events for families with disabled children across the UK during the next five years.
"Families with disabled children face many challenges and barriers to learning opportunities. This range of events will give parents, carers and their disabled children and young people really positive opportunities to learn informally alongside each other."
He said the group had chosen to invest the cash in areas where Contact a Family has experienced staff and well-developed networks of families with disabled children.
"If this programme of events proves to be as successful as we expect, we would explore ways that we might be able to roll out the events to other areas," he said.
Sanjay Dighe, Big Lottery Fund's England chair, said: "Every parent wants the best for their child but those caring for youngsters with disabilities face a greater challenge than most.
"I am so pleased that Lottery money can help this charity in opening up learning opportunities for families in need of support across the country."
Information about the events will be publicised in newsletters distributed by Contact a Family to thousands of families in each region, via family and disability networks, and on www.cafamily.org.uk.