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

Man looking at heart shaped clock at Autism Expo

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.

Future Healthcare visitors to see latest products and services

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Future Healthcare is the UK’s only exhibition and conference showcasing healthcare products and services to a global audience. Taking place at Olympia London from 18-19 March 2019, Future Healthcare gathers more than 4,000 buyers from 65 countries for two days of education, networking and cross border purchasing. The event is organised​ in association with UKIHMA – a strategic partner of Healthcare UK, a UK government trade promotion organisation jointly funded by the Department for International Trade, the Department of Health and NHS England.   

Event Director, Dawn Barclay-Ross said: “Gathering thousands of buyers from around the world, Future Healthcare 2019 is a fantastic springboard for suppliers to find new business on the international stage.”

Will Mellor encourages disabled people to be more active as Together We Will campaign hits London

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Will Mellor is bringing the Together We Will campaign to London – a nationwide initiative dedicated to encouraging and supporting disabled people, along with their friends and families, to become more active.

The Together We Will campaign looks to address the low number of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or exercise as highlighted in the most recent Sport England Active People Survey. 

Revitalise receives world first accessible German beach chair

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Charity Revitalise receives world first World’s first accessible German beach chair donated to disabled people’s charity by Lower Saxony with the German National Tourist Office 

The world’s first and only accessible strandkorb – a traditional German covered beach chair – was presented to the disabled people’s charity Revitalise by Lower Saxony, Germany, in co-operation with the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) at a ceremony in London yesterday. The unique, accessible strandkorb, which enables a wheelchair user to sit in comfort, sheltered from the elements, in the company of non-disabled friends and/or carers, was created by Lower Saxony to promote its commitment to fully accessible tourism in Germany. 

Autism Flash Mob trio gives London a shocker during Big Dance week 2016

Spitalfields, London  3rd July 2016, Anna Kennedy OBE, and her charity Anna Kennedy online with her Charity Champions Mala Thapar and Jo Wiggins Anand worked diligently to showcase a vibrant series of amazing FlashmobsWith Big Dance week kicking off in London over the weekend, it was an opportunity to showcase the Anna Kennedy Online Charity and to raise Autism Awareness with a difference!

Matthew Barnett is running the 2016 London Marathon for his sister Sophie

Sophie was 16 when she was suddenly taken ill in December of 2011. A blood clot had developed on her spinal cord leaving her paralysed from the waist down. She was diagnosed with Cobb Syndrome and told that she would never be able to use her legs again.

This young girl, who had always been sporty and active, was about to have her world turned upside down. Suddenly Sophie was a permanent wheelchair user. She spent over 6 months in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre learning to come to terms with her disability and learning to get about by wheelchair. She was given a manual wheelchair that gave her independence in the home.  However, Sophie was reliant on her friends or family for getting outdoors.

10 accessible date ideas in London

It can't have escaped your notice — this Sunday is Valentine's Day!
The romantic folk at Leonard Cheshire Disability got to thinking about the best accessible date ideas in London.

So, here are our ten accessible date recommendations for this weekend.

Available online here: www.leonardcheshire.org/what-we-do/latest-news/news-and-blogs/10-accessible-date-ideas-london-valentines-weekend

1. The London Eye