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* MOST IMPORTANT THING * Reinstate Paralympic Sailing

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Feb 2. 0 Replies

** MOST IMPORTANT THING TODAY ** Please Please sign this petition to save #Paralympic #Sailing…Continue

Tags: Paralympic, Sailing, Reinstate, THING, MOST

NAIDEX National 2015 (Birmingham, UK - mobility & disability Independent Living Equipment Expo.)

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Jan 28. 0 Replies

Attend Naidex National at Birmingham NEC from 28th April - 30th April 2015 for independent living aids, mobility products and occupational therapist seminars.http://www.naidex.co.uk/Continue

Tags: Independent, disability, Living, Equipment, Expo.)

Man in wheelchair thrown out of a cinema because his ventilator was too noisy

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Jan 16. 0 Replies

A man confined to a wheelchair says he was thrown out of Britain's largest cinema chain because his life-saving ventilator was making too much noise.item__content-block--image"">Richard Bridger Credit: SWNSRichard Bridger was kicked out by staff…Continue

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Making the most of the New Year, Celebrations (post via DHorizons)

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Dec 31, 2014. 0 Replies

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Help Millions of Patients Just Like You By Joining Our Team Fundraising Campaign

Started by John "JC" Colyer in Uncategorized. Last reply by John "JC" Colyer Dec 30, 2014. 2 Replies

ANNOUNCING OUR ANNUAL BENS FRIENDS FUNDRAISER!!All of our patient communities are banding together to raise funds by creating their own fundraising pages and engaging their friends, family, and community to support Ben's Friends. The money will help…Continue

What is Disability?

Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.

People with a disability come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, sex and cultures - just as we all do. The only thing that separates a person with a disability is that, for one reason or another, they are unable to do certain things in the same way as the mainstream of society. They may require some form of adaptation or alteration to assist them to overcome the effect of their disability.

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* MOST IMPORTANT THING * Reinstate Paralympic Sailing

** MOST IMPORTANT THING TODAY ** Please Please sign this petition to save #Paralympic #Sailing…See More
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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - November 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on November 27, 2014 at 12:08am 0 Comments

Just the Stats:

Communities: 38

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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

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