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Playtime for Children with Disabilities

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This post has been written by Special Kids all about the senses that children with disabilities develop during playtime. When you think about childhood, you probably think about the nostalgic memories of days spent playing with dolls, building blocks, and jigsaw puzzles. A magical time where your imagination was able to run riot while you […]

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The Vision System and the Helping Handle Gadgets by Remap

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Ian is an avid football supporter but is very visually impaired due to mitochondrial dysfunction. This means his sight is only good for short range and large, high-contrast, images. Although he visits Anfield to watch Liverpool play, he is unable to see the play. He simply listens to the radio commentary and soaks up the […]

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Remap Volunteers Design and Make Bespoke Equipment for Individuals

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Remap is a charity that helps disabled people achieve greater independence and quality of life. It has a network of skilled volunteers who design and make bespoke equipment for individuals and provide this free of charge. So in any situation where you can’t find the right gadget, contact Remap! Here are a couple of examples […]

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The Amazing Aiden Visited Kidz to Adultz South with His Parents

aiden with his mum and dad at kidz to adultz exhibition

This post reflects on feedback from Keith and Fleur Mitchell when they were asked about their visit to Kidz to Adultz South. Our son Aiden is 4 years old and has cerebral palsy. Aiden is cheeky, bright, funny and full of energy; he knows exactly how to wrap people round his little finger. Aiden has […]

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My Journey with Autism from a Teenager to an Adult

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This blog post is written by a young woman named Aspling who shares her journey of life on the autism spectrum.  Let’s be honest here, when you think of autism you generally think about children, with adults being an afterthought. And in terms of support this is the same. There’s so much support for children, […]

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Angela’s Accessibility Training at Manchester Airport with TryB4UFly

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This post has been written by Angela Christian, one of our Occupational Therapists at Disabled Living. Angela took part in some training by Graham Race on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at Manchester Airport with TryB4UFly. Function Specialist, Ashley Horsfall and Customer Experience, Susan Dean were also present from Manchester Airport. Manchester airport tour Manchester Airport contract […]

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SeatPlan Help You To Find Accessible Theatres in the UK

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This post has been written by Laura Kressly. Commercial theatre isn’t known for being access friendly, but this is finally starting to change due to a shift in attitudes. Unfortunately, theatre buildings struggle to keep up. Many buildings in London’s West End are old, including most of the theatres. They date to Victorian times or, […]

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Why the Great Manchester Run Inspired Us

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On Sunday 20th May 2018, Manchester joined together once again for the Great Manchester Run organised by Simply Health. This year’s running event saw 30,000 people run through the city on Manchester. When applying, participants had the choice of running 10K or a half marathon. Spectators cheered, including family and friends of the runners along […]

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Stories Wanted. Were You Involved with the Tan Y Bryn Residential and Holiday Home in Abergele, North Wales Between 1950 – 1982?

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On Saturday 9 June from 11.00am – 3.00pm at Gwyrch Castle, Abergele the public is invited to an afternoon of fascinating free heritage exploring the links between North Wales and the 120 year old charity Disabled Living, formerly the Cripples Help Society. From the late 1940s until the early 1980s, the Manchester based charity ran […]

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