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Rolls-Royce Derby Light It Blue for Autism East Midlands in support of Autism Awareness Week 2017

Across the globe thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light it blue” in support of people living with autism. In celebration of this week Autism East Midlands have created an additional range of Autism-friendly events and educational activities that have taken place all week, and will continue ... Read More »

Care provider campaigns in support of World Autism Awareness Week

Chesterfield-based residential care provider, Heathcotes Group, is taking part in World Autism Awareness Week to help improve the lives of people with this complex and often misunderstood developmental disorder. The campaign taking place between 27 March and 2 April is to spread awareness and encourage fundraising for autism, a lifelong disorder that is characterised by impairment in social interaction, communication and ... Read More »

British Special Olympics: Jennifer Lee and Meg McFarlane

Filmed by: Pablo Martínez Dorado The story of Jennifer Lee and Meg McFarlane. Both are figure skaters at the British Special Olympics delegation and are competing in the 2017 games. Both girls parents were told that their daughters had little chance of walking, but now they are top figure skaters both competing to win medals for Special Olympics Great Britain. ... Read More »

Everyday’s a school day for Barrhead care home residents

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage in a range of activities ... Read More »

Go-Ahead sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter

Go-Ahead has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for passengers with sight loss. The bus operator has pledged its support for the Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments to improve bus travel. RNIB has worked with Go-Ahead’s regional bus operators holding local Swap with Me events. During the ... Read More »

Harry Hall hi-viz finds a new role helping Gartmore Riding School

A BHS-approved riding school near Walsall is using Harry Hall hi-viz KIT to help teach riders with visual impairments and other disabilities. Gartmore Riding School has worked with Birmingham’s Priestley Smith School for the visually impaired for four years. When they came across Harry Hall’s Safety First range — some of which has integrated lights as well as hiviz and ... Read More »

The Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Weekend Returns

The Brotherwood ‘WAV Weekend’ Event will be returning this April Bank Holiday Weekend, giving you the opportunity to explore and drive the UK’s leading range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in one place. The Event Details:  Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017 Venue: Haynes International Motor Museum, Somerset Explore the UK’s leading range of WAVs See the launch of the ... Read More »

Twin sisters skate to Special Olympics success for the US

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain GRAZ, March 21, 2017 – As a child, Sharita Taylor, now 26, was diagnosed with autism and had little chance of walking normally, let alone find success in sport. However, instead of giving up and with the support of her family, she and twin sister Shaye discovered a passion when they were ... Read More »

Are you going to Naidex? PosAbility Magazine’s must see speakers

Naidex 2017 is fast approaching, and this years event is tipped to be epic!  Naidex is Europe’s biggest and most far-reaching trade, professional and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. Taking place on 28-30 March at the Birmingham NEC, Naidex is completely free to attend. Featuring 250 diverse suppliers, 150 ... Read More »

Lewis Reed at Naidex 2017

On stand K55 at Naidex, Lewis Reed will be showcasing several examples from its extensive range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, the VW Caravelle Exec, the SEAT Alhambra and the VW Caddy Maxi Exec. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class provides unprecedented levels of sophistication, safety and performance with its abundance of style and comfort and standard features including privacy ... Read More »

Vulnerable people facing online barriers

One in five people with disabilities still lack internet access Older consumers are less likely to shop around or switch But consumers getting good value for money from their communications Older people, and those with disabilities or low incomes, are still using communications services less than others, Ofcom has found. However, the gap is narrowing as these groups make greater ... Read More »

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers to join Paralympic programme

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers with the belief and desire to join their world leading Paralympic programme, as they turn their focus to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. The team are looking to build on the success they achieved in Rio 2016, where they sat top of the medal table with three gold and two bronze medals. Whether you are ... Read More »