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July, 2017

Motor Neurone Disease Doesn’t Stop Jason

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This month we would like to dedicate our Inspirational 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 […]


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Top 10 Tips for Running Your Exhibition

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The Kidz team at Disabled Living are always busy planning for our next exhibition. We organise 5  Kidz to Adultz exhibitions in different locations through the UK each year. These are some of the largest FREE  UK events dedicated to children and young adults and those who support them. For us, providing information for those […]

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How to Use Art Therapy as a Coping Mechanism

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This guest blog is by Patrick Samuel, an artist with Asperger’s Syndrome.  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 together. There was a […]

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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. Please visit Disabled Living to view the full post.

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Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?

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The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still cannot use the toilet properly.” It states that fifty years ago the average age for toilet training was 15 months.  […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Kidz to Adultz South

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On Thursday 8 June, we were delighted to welcome 2,992 visitors through the doors of our Kidz to Adultz South event at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading. These comprised parents and carers with a noticeably larger number of children and a distinctly larger number of first time visitors. Once again we attracted a large number […]

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Disabled Living’s Dementia Tea Dance Celebrating Our History of 120 Years

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On Tuesday 4th July, Disabled Living hosted our very own 1940’s Dementia Tea Dance in coordination with Health Information Week. The aim of this event was to kick-start our celebrations for providing 120 years of service. The event was for people with dementia and their carers to enjoy an afternoon filled with music by The Daisies. […]

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