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Why Are Public Toilets a Challenge for Children and Young People with Autism?

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Davina has written this blog for #AutismHour. Toilet training a child with autism is often difficult. Autism is a spectrum condition that affects social communication, social interaction and imagination. There are often sensory issues as well. These impact on many areas of learning and life for the child and their family. Communication difficulties may mean […]

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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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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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The Importance of Disseminating Information to Your Service Users

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This blog is written by Jayne Watson, one of our Occupational Therapists. Disabled Living host 5 of the largest exhibitions for kids and adults with disabilities. The exhibitions are a great way of finding information on equipment relevant for the individual to remain as independent as possible throughout the different stages of their lives. Not only do […]

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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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