Author Archives: David

Eye gaze – the possibilities…

After two years of assessments, we were ‘made up’ when Jacob was finally approved by the Kent Childrens CAT (Communications Assistive Technology) team. Over the course of two years, he had to prove he had the ability to recognise symbols … Continue reading

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The Firefly GoTo – a Fantastic new multi-use chair for disabled children

Introducing the ‘Firefly GoTo’ A new lightweight, portable seating solution designed by Leckey for children requiring additional postural support and stability. This new chair has been designed to be extremely portable and can be used in shopping trolleys, in dining … Continue reading

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Tips for travelling with a disabled child

Click the link below to see a nice article published on Yahoo with some tips for travelling. If you have anything to add, please do so! http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/travel

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Petition to provide toilet facilities on all motorways

I just signed the petition “Motorway Service Station Operators: Provide toilets for all disabled people” on Change.org. It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

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Airport parking – free Meet & Greet upgrade

Purple Parking are now offering an upgrade to all Blue Badge holders to their Meet and Greet service when possible and for no extra cost. Purple Parking say “Many of our disabled or reduced mobility customers use our services to … Continue reading

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Germany – have you considered as a holiday destination?

I had the pleasure to take part in an open discussion with the German National Tourist Office on the 26th February. The discussion looked to establish requirements for promoting accessibility travel – a concept called Barrier Free Travel. Representatives from … Continue reading

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Try b4u Fly

I’ve just been made aware of this fantastic service offered by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People. It’s called ‘Try b4u Fly’ and has been specially created to reduce the anxieties and stress for children and young people with … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth, Safer Swallow Workshop 12th February in Margate, Kent

A workshop for parents and carers looking after children and adults with special needs. Tuesday 12th February 2013, 9.30 – 15.00 Green Banks MASH, Westfield Road, Garlinge,Margate, Kent CT9 5PA How do we swallow? Safe swallow The importance of good … Continue reading

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Virgin offers disabled kids an easy way to fly

I was invited to speak at the recent World Travel market in London and join a debate to discuss whether the travel industry is doing enough for disabled passengers. During my day I was told about a recent purchase by … Continue reading

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Discount code for adapted toys

We have bought a great looking adapted toy for Jacob (who has cerebral palsy) from Excitim Assistive Technology. They have a nice range of toys available through the website Dream-Racer.com and have offered and-me.org.uk members a 15% discount. When you … Continue reading

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