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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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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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Alpaca Therapy, Autism, and Bees on Countryfile

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The Working Animals Compilation episode of Countryfile aired on our screens on Sunday 25 June 2017 on BBC One. This episode focused on how animals can help people with autism and other behavioural issues. Throughout 2017 Disabled Living are celebrating 120 years of delivering services. We will be celebrating our heritage, raising our profile and developing our […]

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7 Equipment Essentials for Disabled Children

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As Child Safety Week runs from 5th – 11th June we wanted to share some equipment essentials for disabled children with you. It is an annual campaign which aims to ‘secure a safer environment for children of all ages.’ The campaign is led by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) who seek to reduce the […]

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Let’s Spread Awareness for International Children’s Day

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Today is International Children’s Day, a day which is used to spread awareness for the importance of children’s welfare and wellbeing as well as celebrating their childhood. This awareness day is separate from Universal Children’s Day and International Missing Children’s Day. As the organiser of our events, Disabled Living continues  to show that we are […]

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Inspirational Story of the Month with Gerry Yeung

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For May, we are honoured to focus our Inspirational Story of the Month to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE. He has been the president of Disabled Living for the last ten years. Please visit Disabled Living’s blog to view the full post.

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