Step-by-step guide to living with disabilities e-book
We’ve created this e-book series following our realisation that the most inspiring and practical way to communicate advice and information is through the voices and stories of the people whose lives have been touched by disability.
Each edition contains a new chapter covering a broad range of topics including independent living, assistive technology, supported living, enablement, and many more that we hope you will find useful and informative. The voices and experiences that you read in the chapters have been compiled by our staff from a series of face-to-face interviews and telephone conversations.
Chapter 1: Supporting your child to maintain skills for independent living
Kate Simpson, mum to Tess, shares her top tops for supporting your child to carry forward skills they have learnt at college or school into their future.
Chapter 2: How mobility and travel training can enhance people’s lives
Independent travel tips from our staff on how mobility and travel training can lead to greater independence and positive life experience.
Chapter 3: Tips for shopping and cooking skills to help young people live more independently
Alice Pennington, who completed our ‘I Can Do It’ course shares the top tips that she took away from the course which help her to live more independently.
Chapter 4: Conquering digital accessibility for disabled people
Our volunteer Tom takes us through his top tips for accessing and using technology that can help make life that bit easier.
Chapter 5: Art Making – the positive impact of creative art projects
Staff from our Arts & Crafts Centre share the benefits of making art and how to support people with a range of disabilities to be creative.