PREVIEW: Disabled Living’s Kidz to Adultz


Disabled Living has been organising the Kidz to Adultz events since 2001, and now holds five events across the UK each year.

Next month, the organisation will be hosting the annual midlands event in Coventry at the Ricoh Area to offer advice and information on mobility and living with a disability for children and young adults in the region.

Over its years in organising the popular events, Disabled Living has earned reputation for hosting the prestigious Kidz to Adultz event since 2001. It now holds five of the largest free UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support and work with them.

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Each event attracts between 100 and 180 exhibitors which have been described by Disabled Living as being one stop shops for the most up to date advice and information on mobility issues.

It lists funding, seating, beds, communication, sensory, transition, education, housing, employment, accessible vehicles, transport, style, sports and leisure as the vast variety of topics covered by the event and its seminar for attendees

In giving a synopsis of the event on its website, the organisers encourage attendees to boost CPD portfolios with seminars which take place alongside the exhibition. Disabled Living gives attendees the chance to gain credits by learning more about the wide range of issues up for discussion – all of which aim to be relevant for families and carers of children with disabilities and special needs.

On a first come, first served basis, entry is free and speakers are on hand throughout the day to answer any questions guests may have. For professionals, CPD certificates of attendance will be available to collect on the day.

Organisers are also keen to invite children to come along, to try out the equipment and products, join in the fun and features and participate in the sporting activity sessions taking place throughout the day.

The synopsis also details how key buyers from across the sector attend the event, including care home owners and managers, healthcare professionals, OTs, physios, carers, teachers, mobility equipment suppliers, social workers, therapists and others.

Jeane Freeman, minister for social security, commented on the importance of the event.

She said: “The Kidz to Adultz event does an important job in bringing together disabled children and young adults, their parents and carers, and other professionals to share the latest information on the support available, alongside a programme of professional development.”

Held on March 4, the Kidz to Adultz annual midlands event will be hosted in Coventry at the Ricoh Area.

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