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26 & 27
March 2019

NEC
Birmingham

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Public Theatre 2

Please Note: Below timetable speakers are for the 2018 show

Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

Marie Jalkanen speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Marie Jalkanen

Seminar Title: Sit to be healthy!

You will learn how sitting affects us physiologically and what problems are connected to traditional sitting. You will learn how we can make our sitting environment smarter to avoid sitting disorders and that the way we can sit and be healthy!

Amanda Farrell & Tim Nash speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Amanda Farrell & Tim Nash

Seminar Title: Sleep, behaviours and sensory issues. How adaptable safe environments can help

The seminar will look at how adaptable safe & sensory environments can support individuals to manage their own behaviours, improve sleep, & work on sensory processing issues. The seminar will use case studies to demonstrate how adapted environments can help families & professionals to address these issues.

Lynne Bradey speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Lynne Bradey

Seminar Title: P I Trusts – what you need to know

Personal injury trust, Special Needs Trust, Bare Trust, Discretionary Trust – a lot of titles and a lot of confusion.  How does a PI Trust work in practice, where will the money be and how can it pay for things? We give you the insight needed to make an informed and suitable choice of Trust for you in the long-term. Do you need a Professional Trustee or Deputy? Jargon explained here!

Peter Lyne speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Peter Lyne

Seminar Title: More Than The Treatment

Identifying and addressing ways to improve self-esteem, wellbeing, social inclusion and equality of disabled people are key factors which must always be considered. All too often disabled people (and individuals with long-term health conditions) are met by ‘barriers’ within their daily lifestyles which prevent them from enjoying as equal as possible opportunities and experiences as ‘non-disabled’ people take for granted. Discussions which have been held with senior personnel from the medical profession during the last 12 years have emphasised the importance of paying considerable attention to improving lifestyles, self-esteem and wellbeing of disabled people to help them to come to terms with their disabilities or long-term health conditions. ‘MORE THAN THE TREATMENT’ intends to identify and promote ways to improve lifestyles of disabled people by considering the ‘social model’ more than the ‘medical model’.

Carrie-Ann Lightley & Nirav Shah speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Carrie-Ann Lightley & Nirav Shah

Seminar Title: Meet the accessible tourism experts

Meet Carrie-Ann and Nirav, two of the driving forces behind Tourism for All, working to make accessible travel better. Learn about their work and travels – from local day trips to wheelchair abseiling! Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to know about accessible travel, and let the experts help you do away with your fears of touring the world.

Shane Booth speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 14.45 - 15.15

Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15

Speaker Name: Shane Booth

Seminar Title: The Importance of Recovery, in All Its Forms

Following a traumatic brain injury 9 years ago Shane was left with a range of disabilities Including significant dysarthria making his speech difficult to understand but also impacting on his confidence about communicating. In his seminar he will talk about how recovery comes in many different forms, from traditional therapy to personal goals.

Fabio Cacioli speaking in Public Theatre 2 at 15.30 - 16.00

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: Fabio Cacioli

Seminar Title: Travelability, sustainable tourism in Tuscany

Travelabilty offers to tourists with special needs the chance to live the dream of a holiday in Tuscany. Thanks to its widespread network present on all the territory, made by actors working in the field of tourism and assistance to the person, Travelability is capable of offering custom-made stays for the travelers who have special needs and it gives the chance to experience exclusive tours in all Tuscany, in the museums of Florence, in addition to tourist packages outside traditional tourism flows. One of the leading partners of Travelability is Handysuperabile, a non-profit voluntary association, which is specialized in the evaluation and certification of accessibility in tourist sites. The aim of the contribution is to describe the activity performed for the creation of the network, of the brand, of the model and of future projects for a service of general interest, with a strong social impact.

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