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September, 2017

Greta McMillan Exhibits Artwork at Porty Art Wall

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At Disabled Living we aim to bring you a new inspirational story each month. Our first ever Inspirational Story of the Month was about an 83-year-old woman who completed the Great North Run in 2015, posted two years ago. Since then, we’ve shared a range of posts covering children’s autism stories, a Fashion Week red […]

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Theraposture to Demonstrate Why It’s the Considered Choice for Care Cots at Kidz to Adultz North

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Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable care cots and beds for disabled children and young adults, will be showcasing its caring and ethical approach at Kidz to Adultz North. 16th November: Kidz to Adultz North, Stand B13, 9.30am – 4.30pm EventCity, Barton Dock, Road Manchester M17 8AS. Since 1981, Theraposture has provided quality power-assistive beds, chairs and […]

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Teapot Trust’s First Experience at Kidz to Adultz Scotland

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Teapot Trust is a UK charity providing a nationwide art therapy and creative interventions programme for chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. Our work aims to build resilience in children with chronic illnesses by encouraging them to express emotions, mentally overcome the challenges linked to their condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Participating in […]

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Top Tips for Children’s Continence Problems

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Do you worry about your child’s continence? Are you a professional involved in supporting children who have continence problems? Are there concerns about: Wetting, or dribbling, day or night? Pooing in their pants? Constipation? Do they appear to avoid using the toilet? Are you struggling with toilet training? Are you unsure whether your child is […]

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Things You Might Not Know About Queen Alexandra College

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Queen Alexandra College (QAC) are exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz North in November on stand V24. This guest blog explains what QAC do and how they might be able to help you. Queen Alexandra College is a National College for People with Disabilities based in Birmingham providing education, training and routes to independent living and employment. This […]

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How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

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Davina, Children’s Continence Advisor at Disabled Living, gives advice on how to encourage your children to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and wellbeing.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will […]

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Understanding Parenting with a Disability

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Thank you to Chris, our Disability Trainer and Advisor for writing this post about understanding parenting with a disability. I’m a wheelchair user who can’t walk at all and have been since I was 7-years-old when I caught polio. But very early on in adulthood I knew I wanted kids. I hadn’t thought it all […]

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