Coventry’s Ricoh Arena hosted Kidz to Adultz in the Middle – one of the largest, free UK events dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families and the professionals who work with them in the Midlands.
On Thursday 10th March, over 120 exhibitors assembled in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall to offer advice, support and information on mobility, communication, equipment and technology, education, toys and learning aids, transport, beds and seating, sports and leisure apparatus and much more.
The event was free to attend and featured a host of educational and practical seminars, for parents, guardians, carers and professionals, on topics such as parental experiences, transition, communication, education, behaviour, sleep issues, moving and handling and well as legal and personal matters.
Kidz to Adultz in the Middle is organised by Disabled Living, a national charity that offers information and services to support independent living for disabled children, adults, older people, their families and professionals who support them.
Carmel Hourigan, senior manager at Disabled Living says: ‘Kidz to Adultz in the Middle is a great opportunity for children and young adults, as well as their families, carers and professionals, from the Midlands and further afield to come together to find out more about the products and services available to them. We had some fantastic companies from the Coventry region, and from around the UK, exhibiting and a great line up of speakers so all attendees left learning something new.
“Visitors had the opportunity to take part in our wheelchair basketball and dance activities as well as a find the butterfly competition and a performance from the National Star College. There was also a free prize draw for all attendees with prizes from The National Trust, The Tamworth Snowdome and many other local attractions”