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Continuing to support children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs. 

Disabled Living has an enviable reputation of organising the very prestigious Kidz to Adultz event since 2001 and now hold five of the largest FREE UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support and work with them.

With 165+ exhibitors, this free event promises to be a ‘one stop shop’ offering visitors the opportunity to view the most up to date equipment and products including assistive technology. In addition, visitors will have access to information on services, benefits and support organisations including information on alternative funding streams for equipment, respite and much more.

Carmel Hourigan, senior manager with the support of The Kidz Team at Disabled Living, has overseen the development of the show now in its eighteenth year! Carmel said:

We are absolutely delighted to have TripleC joining us at this year’s event. TripleC will be hosting a series of fun, practical workshops using the creative arts, dance and drama to encourage the use of the imagination and self-advocacy. Visitors are encouraged to participate and we are sure their workshops will be fun, exciting and enjoyable for all.

A full programme of free CPD seminars will take place alongside the exhibition

At this year’s show there is also a particular focus on the process to follow when booking a flight abroad, adopting practical approaches to improve sleep patterns, challenging behaviour and supporting families in the home and more.  For professionals, CPD certificates of attendance will be available to collect on the day.

The Kidz to Adultz Exhibition reflects the real issues that 800,000+ under-25s with disabilities and their carers are experiencing in day-to-day life in the UK, which is why these events have grown consistently year-on-year. Carmel said:

Bringing up a child with a disability can be a challenging and sometimes an overwhelming experience, whether it is knowing how to handle a particular condition or finding the money for a piece of equipment to improve their quality of life – which is particularly pertinent in an age where technology is advancing so much.  A lot of our visitors do come back year-after-year and often bring new faces along with them which has helped seen the show grow steadily every year.

Children are welcome to come along, try out the equipment and products, join in the fun and features and participate in the activities taking place throughout the day.

Kidz to Adultz North will be held at EventCity Manchester on Thursday 8th November 2018 9.30am -4.30pm FREE ENTRY / FREE PARKING

For more information contact Joanne Mulligan via email: or by telephone: 0161 214 4590.

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