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Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum

assorted coloured chalks on wood surface

This post has been written by one of our contributors, Brenda Kimble. Autism is a neurological disorder that is evident at birth and the causes for this condition are presently unknown. Symptoms include social dysfunction, compulsive and repetitive behaviour, sensory sensitivity and lack of verbal communication. Conventional treatment typically involves behaviour modification, which alters negative […]

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Access Audit Training at the Foreign Office

cetotaph war memorial and Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This post has been written by Chris Cammis, Disabled Living’s Disability Trainer & Advisor. He shares his experience of delivering Access Audit training at the Foreign Office. This is Chris signing in to tell you about my latest exploit – the Foreign Office, no less! We’d been contacted months ago to create a course on […]

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6 Fun Activities to Help You Bond with Your Autistic Child

mother and autistic son playing with colouring chalks at home

Brenda Kimble is a writer and stay-at-home mother of two daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is also a strong advocate for those with special needs and writes to give a voice to the often unheard. She shares some fun activities […]

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So What Was Chris Doing at Coronation Street?

group of tour guides on training day with chris

This post has been written by Chris Cammis, Disabled Living’s Disability Awareness Trainer. He talks about why he had a lovely day out at MediaCityUK. I had been invited by Simon Lord of Continuum Entertainment to deliver Disability Awareness Training to a group of their Tour Guides. Simon is the General Manager of their Manchester […]

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Cerebra Innovation Centre Wins Prestigious St David Award

winners of the award holding the trophy

This post has been written by Cerebra. The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC), a partnership between Carmarthen based charity Cerebra and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), has won a prestigious award for Innovation, Science and Technology Award at the annual St David Awards ceremony organised by Welsh Government. CIC is a team of […]

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Providing Freedom and Independence this Summer

woman in wheelchair with her hands in the air outside

This post has been written by Katie O’Thy, Digital Marketing Assistant at Pro Rider Mobility, who are listed in our Supplier Directory. If you or a family member have a disability which means having to use a mobility scooter then you will know how difficult it can be to get out and about during the cold, […]

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The Trekinetic Wheelchair by Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs

woman in wheelchair with 2 dogs on the beach

This post has been written by Michelle Katz from Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs who are listed in our Supplier Directory. Viv and I are partners in Beyond The Boundary Wheelchairs. We are also sisters and counsellors, and we both chose our profession so we could ‘make a difference’ and help people live their lives in […]

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Never Wrestle a Pig!

mucky pig in a farm

This post has been written by Deborah Bell, Enablement Team Manager at Disabled Living. George Bernard Shaw: “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” This quote makes me chuckle but it’s so true. I used to feel like I was wrestling with a […]

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