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Autism Expo in London opens its doors to inspire and inform families and professionals

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Families, carers, friends and educators of children and adults affected by autism are warmly invited to join Dr Anna Kennedy OBE and a host of experts at the AKO Autism Expo at Brunel University in West London on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Organised by Anna Kennedy Online, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of autism, the event aims to give like-minded people the chance to share stories, talk to professionals in specialist clinics and to find out more about autism and its related conditions. Options Autism, part of Outcomes First Group, which runs a national network of award-winning Department for Education registered special schools and therapeutic care homes, is proud to be a joint sponsor of the event.

Naidex - 26th & 27th March at Birmingham's NEC

Naidex - 26th & 27th March at Birmingham's NEC

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be partnering with Naidex, Europe’s largest event for the disability and independent living sector! 

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the show will take place on the 26th & 27th March at Birmingham’s NEC, and we’d love for you to join us at the show by grabbing your FREE ticket here!

Get ready to see the latest in assistive technology, mobility products, accessible traveling, living aids and more!

You’ll also get the opportunity to hear over 250 seminars covering a wide variety of topics such as employability, mental health, fashion and rehabilitation amongst others.

Leonard Cheshire disability fundraising for inclusive sport as world celebrates opening of Paralympic games

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• British multi-medal hope Kadeena Cox face of new campaign

• Popular existing Leonard Cheshire Disability sports programmes to reach more disabled people

 

With the 2016 Paralympic Games opening on Wednesday, Leonard Cheshire Disability today shares details of the fundraising work it is undertaking to enable greater inclusive sport and exercise opportunities for the thousands of people we support across the UK.

World record holding sprinter and cyclist Kadeena Cox is the face of a new campaign that has a fundraising target of £54,000.

Kadeena, an inspiring and determined individual who lives with multiple sclerosis, is looking to become the first British Paralympian to medal in two different events since 1988.

It’s a record! Blind Veterans UK announces highest figures for beneficiary recruitment in charity’s 101-year history

A record number of 875 new blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women in the UK are set to receive support from national military charity Blind Veterans UK, according to new figures released today.

In Blind Veterans UK’s 101-year history, the charity saw more veterans than ever before come forward for its free specialist services and support in the 2015/16 financial year, thanks to the charity’s No One Alone campaign and a number of high profile events throughout the year.