Events

Naidex Is Just Around the Corner - Have You Registered?

Naidex

The countdown for Naidex has well and truly begun! Europe’s largest disability and independent living event is set to transform Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th & 26th April for a monumental 44th edition.

Over the past two years, this mighty event has been completely turned on its head by its new organisers who have cultivated it to new, unrecognisable heights. With a floor plan double the size of last year, the introduction of brand new interactive features, and even more unmissable seminars, product launches and live demos, there are more opportunities than ever for delegates to get involved and test the products that are shaping the future of disability.

FestABLE caters for specialist educators

FestABLE

FestABLE is the first national festival in the country that is dedicated entirely to specialist learning takes place on June 2, hosted by National Star College.

FestABLE sees professionals, parents and young people coming together to discuss some of the major problems young people with disabilities and learning difficulties have to deal with.

National Star College in Gloucestershire - which recently gained outstanding ratings in all sections of both Ofsted and Care Quality Commission categories – is hosting the event.

National Autistic Society awards

awards

Together Trust shortlisted for two National Autistic Society awards

The Together Trust is delighted to have been shortlisted for Outstanding Health Service and Most Inspirational Social Care Professional for the National Autistic Society’s autism professional’s awards. 

The National Autistic Society awards are a significant acknowledgement of outstanding autism practice. The Trust’s Sleep Tight Trafford team have been shortlisted for the Outstanding Health Services award and residential home manager, Carmel Perry, has been shortlisted for the Most Inspirational Social Care Professional award. To get through to the final for two awards is an incredible achievement for the Sleep Tight team and Carmel, but also for the Trust as a whole.  

East Anglian coding competition set to reduce skills gap and drive social mobility

East Anglian coding competition set to reduce skills gap and drive social mobility

FXP Festival, a STEM initiative based on a computer and mobile game design and development competition, is now open to entries from secondary schools and colleges across East Anglia. The initiative, which is linked to the computer science curriculum, uses computer games to increase interest and uptake of STEM subjects, build young people’s digital skills and provide an insight into what careers in the technology, creative digital and related industries might offer. 

Kidz to Adultz Middle

Kidz to Adultz Middle

Thursday, 15th March 2018    9.30am — 4.30pm

Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

FREE ENTRY - FREE PARKING – FULLY ACCESSIBLE – CHILDREN WELCOME

One of the largest FREE UK events supporting children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and all the professionals who support them. 

Kidz to Adultz MiddleThe Kidz to Adultz Middle Team at Disabled Living are delighted and extremely proud to bring this annual event back to the very prestigious Ricoh Arena n Coventry. 

The Education Show 2018 Highlights Creativity, Wellbeing and Innovation

The Education Show 2018

Creativity, wellbeing and literacy take centre stage at The Education Show 2018, with education experts joined by leading Special Educational needs expert Lorraine Peterson OBE and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcy Bussell.

The UK’s leading education resources event brings the classroom to life over three days from 15 to 17 March 2018 at the Birmingham NEC.  The 2018 show celebrates the mix of practicality, fun and creativity that teachers bring to their roles to inspire their pupils, while supporting the knowledge and commitment of schools.

The greatest eduction show on earth? You Bett!

The greatest eduction show on earth? You Bett!

The world’s leading education show returned to ExCeL London in January - The Bett show attracted 35,000 people from the worldwide education community. And with a huge range of new secondary education aids on display, plus a number of speaker sessions and workshops dedicated to best practice and innovation in SEN education, it was a must-attend event for all in the world of special educational needs.
More than 700 exhibitors displayed their solutions to the challenges facing the education sector – not least those aimed at enhancing the educational experience of those with SEN.

Learning to Take on the Challenge - do you dare?

Action4Youth

Action4Youth, an energetic youth charity that provides positive, often transformational experiences and activities, works to enable young people of all abilities and disabilities to learn to challenge themselves - learning what they can achieve rather than what they can’t.

 

Confidence, self-belief and people skills are not traits that come naturally to young people with learning disabilities and Special Educational Needs (SEN), so it’s easy to see how they can become self-conscious, isolated and afraid to try new things. One youth charity is working with SEN students, taking them out of their comfort zone and opening their eyes to the possibilities and opportunities that life has to offer.

 

Back Care Awareness Week Back Pain in Education

pupil with school bag

 

The annual Back Care Awareness Week, run by BackCare, the UK’s leading charity for those impacted by back or neck pain, is to take place between 2 and 6 October.  The theme this year is Back Pain in Education.  

Back pain is one of the top common causes of absence from work throughout the country.   It costs the UK economy around £15 billion every year as over four million working days are lost as a result of the condition.  Furthermore, about 80% of the UK population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.

BackCare decided it was important to run a campaign targeted at children and young people as many of the back and neck pain problems experienced by adults are due to them not looking after their backs during childhood and teenage years.