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How Cerebra’s Accessing Public Services Toolkit Works

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Cerebra tell us about the launch of their new Scottish Accessing Public Services Toolkit which will take place at our Kidz to Adultz Scotland event. About Cerebra We’re the charity that works with families who include children with brain conditions. We listen to them; we learn from them, we work with them. We carry out research, […]

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A Life with Autism by Rebekah Gillian

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This week we have a guest feature by Rebekah Gillian, a blogger who writes about her experiences with autism as well as her interests and hobbies. We asked Rebekah some questions below for her to be able to give us more of an insight to what her life is like with autism. At what age […]


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3 Ways Colouring In Can Help Children

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Colour Therapy can be an effective method of helping people with a wide range of health issues. It can help to improve physical, mental and emotional problems, relaxing a person. Certain colours can help children sleep, think, and concentrate. When I think about colouring, I often refer back to my childhood. A time when colouring […]


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Why Motor Neurone Disease Doesn’t Stop Jason

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This Story of the Month to Jason Liversidge. Jason has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) but doesn’t let anything stop him from accomplishing new challenges. When you’re diagnosed with MND, you become aware of the many affects the disease can have on your body. It affects the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Some people can […]

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How to Use Art Therapy as a Coping Mechanism


This guest blog is by Patrick Samuel, an artist with Asperger’s Syndrome, who discusses Art Therapy. As a child I was hyperactive, and I think my mom recognized that early on. It was her who showed me how peaceful and rewarding drawing and painting could be. We did a lot of arts and crafts sessions […]

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Makaton Deliver Excellent Training for Communicating with Sign Language

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During Monday 17 July and Tuesday 18 July, Nicola – a Regional Tutor for Makaton Training delivered a 2-day course to help key professionals learn more about sign language. The course took place in EG Training’s office at Redbank House. Communication is one of the most valuable skills we have in life and Makaton Training aims to train […]

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6 Somna Products That Could Benefit You

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We were pleased to welcome Jan from Sensory Kraft to our premises on Wednesday 19 July. Jan’s background involves marketing in a multi-sensory environment so we were very much looking forward to hearing about how Somna products benefit people, in particular those with sensory needs. Information about Somna Somna are a Swedish company who develop and […]

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Disabled Living are Celebrating! Would You Like to Help Us?

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Disabled Living has been awarded £58,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project From Donkeys to Innovators that celebrates its rich and unique 120 year history. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the charity’s history from its establishment as an organisation teaching children to be […]

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How This Year’s Bluedot Festival Inspired and Entertained

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Chris shares his experience at Bluedot festival. It’s that time of year again – festival season. Sun, rain, mud, huge crowds – what could be more exciting for a wheelchair user? Doesn’t immediately spring to mind as your best bet – acres of bumpy, tufty grass between car park and arena, maybe rain, sinking up to […]


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