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February 2019

Nominations Open for the National Diversity Awards!

February 25 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James Mt,
Liverpool, L1 7AZ

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black-tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion; thus embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture. The concept…

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March 2019

‘Her Abilities’ open for nominations

March 8 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm
Austria

Nominations for Her Abilities, the first global award celebrating the achievements of women with disabilities, will be open for nominations from 8th March till 21st June 2019. Her Abilities, a Light for the World initiative, is inspired and driven forward by Ethiopian disability activist Yetnebersh Nigussie – 2018 Spirit of Helen Keller Awardee and 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureate. https://youtu.be/S9NqBMPZfM8 “The main message of this award is: focus on our 99 abilities, not our one disability!” says Nigussie. An independent…

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AKO Autism Expo 2019

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge
Middlesex, UB8 3PN United Kingdom

Anna Kennedy Online are a charity dedicated to raising the awareness of autism. They created the AKO Autism Expo as they wanted to support and inform as many families and carers as they could. It’s a time to meet like-minded people, share stories, talk to an expert in one of their clinics and to find out more about Autism and it’s related conditions. They chose Brunel University for a very specific reason, and you’ll discover that as soon as you…

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Naidex Exhibition 2019

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 27 @ 5:00 pm
Naidex, NEC, North Ave, Marston Green
Birmingham, B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Able Magazine is proud to be official media partners with Naidex 2019! Naidex is Europe's most established trade, professional and public event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. This esteemed event returns for an unprecedented 45th year, and will propel the industry into the future of inclusion, accessibility, empowerment and efficiency. Showcasing 300 cutting-edge exhibitors, live demos, 1-2-1 advice, world-class CPD accredited seminars and unparalleled networking opportunities, Naidex is a hub of…

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ATEC 2019 Conference

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle,
Coventry, CV2 2ST United Kingdom

Aimed at disability professionals and technologists involved in post 16 education and the work place, ATEC is an annual conference that showcases excellence in assistive technology that removes barriers to learning and work.  

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Rehacare & Orthopaedic China 2019

March 31 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
Poly World Trade Centre, F/4, 406, Tower B, Xing Gang Dong Road,
Guangzhou, Haizhu District No.1000 China
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Able Magazine is at Rehacare & Orthopaedic China 2019! We are now official media partners of the largest trade fair of prosthetics & orthotics, assistive products and rehabilitation equipment! R&OC, short for 'Rehacare & Orthopedic China (Guangzhou) has been one of the most famous gathering places in the Asia-Pacific region for the past eight years. The event is for those who thrive on the business of innovations and frontier technologies in the rehabilitation industry. Organised by China International Centre for…

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April 2019

AR/VR Applications in the Brain Injury Care Pathway

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Madingley Hall,, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley
Cambridge, CB23 8AQ United Kingdom

Augmented and Virtual Reality applications are increasingly proposed for the prevention and treatment of brain injuries. At a time when technology is rapidly evolving, this event will bring together leading clinical experts to define areas of unmet needs and potential applications of the technology. It will also provide an opportunity for commercial providers and clinical teams to showcase their technologies and on-going applications. The event will be supported by members of patient advisory groups as well as key personnel from grant…

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WheelPower Inter-Spinal Unit Games

April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 11 @ 10:00 pm
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road
Stoke Mandeville, HP21 9PP United Kingdom

The Inter Spinal Unit Games form an essential part of many hospital patient’s rehabilitation.4The Games are held annually at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and 100 patients and 60 support staff from fourteen Spinal Injury Centres and Specialist Units across the United Kingdom, together with coaches and officials, attend the Games. Patients receive coaching and demonstrations from current leading wheelchair sports athletes and coaches in a variety of sports which include archery, cue sports, rugby, athletics, fencing, basketball, powerlifting, boccia, swimming, shooting…

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Business Disability Forum’s Annual Conference

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

Within business, who is leading the way regarding disability? What does this look like? How is it being done? Generously sponsored by HSBC UK. Within business, who is leading the way regarding disability? What does this look like? How is it being done? In a world where Brexit is looming, now more than ever before, we need to hear from business leaders who continue to lead the way within their organisations and have made a real impact in the lives of…

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May 2019

MS Society Annual Lecture

May 1
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl
London, NW1 4LE

On Wednesday 1 st May, we will be holding our Annual Stop MS appeal lecture. Taking place at the Royal College of Physicians, we will hear from Richard Reynolds, Professor of Cellular Neurobiology at Imperial College and Scientific Director of the MS Society Tissue Bank. Professor Richard Reynolds will present his lecture: ‘Drug developments for progressive MS: How close are we to success? The lecture will be followed by a panel session with our eminent Stop MS Scientific Ambassadors. This…

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Autism’s Got Talent 2019

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Mermaid Theatre, Puddle Dock
London, EC4V 3DB United Kingdom

Leading Autism Campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE, in association with Pineapple Performing Arts, is hosting her Annual smash hit production Autism’s Got Talent – on 4th May 2019 at The Mermaid Theatre, London as part of her ongoing campaign to support children and adults with autism. Since 2012 the creation of ‘Autism’s Got Talent’, has received high media attention. This star-studded spectacular event will showcase amazingly talented performances by adults and children with autism. The performers, which will consist of singers,…

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What Girls Are Made Of

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - May 15 @ 9:30 pm
Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square
Dundee, DD1 1PB United Kingdom

It’s 1992. In a small town in Fife, a girl is desperate to get out into the world. An ad in the local paper declares: Band Seeks Singer. Grunge has gone global, indie kids are inheriting the earth, and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rock star lifestyle as the singer in a hot new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t. Based on her meticulously detailed teenage diaries, this…

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My Left Right Foot – The Musical

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - May 25 @ 9:30 pm
Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square
Dundee, DD1 1PB United Kingdom

The local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan; create a gripping show starring ‘the disabled’. What could be better than Oscar-winning My Left Foot? The only snag is they can’t find any disabled actors – but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! In the world of amateur theatre, winning the one-act festival isn’t a matter of life and death – it’s much more important. Throw in a few love triangles and…

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June 2019

Ladies of all Nations International Presents: Beautiful Survivors

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Universal Peace Federation House, 43 Lancaster Gate
London, W2 3NA United Kingdom

Theme: I Have My Power Back This is purely dedicated to unstoppable,  unique individuals, disabled and beautiful survivors. 'Beautiful Survivors' is an initiative dedicated to recognising people who have been victims of circumstances beyond their control but still emerge as winners. Those who have faced various challenges in their lives. These extraordinary people are survivors, resilient, fighters, champions, changemakers and community activists. These are people who have distinguished themselves from challenges in their lives so that they can contribute to different…

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Brotherwood WAV Weekend

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford
Yeovil, BA22 7LH United Kingdom

Behind the scenes at Brotherwood their development team are hard at work as they continue to develop innovative and unique new vehicle conversions based on client feedback. They have lots of exciting new products in the pipeline for 2019, which they can't wait to show you! Keep an eye on their website for more details on upcoming products - and save the date in your diary for the 2019 Brotherwood WAV Weekend - which promises to be their biggest yet,…

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ERSA Employability Awards 2019

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Regents Park, 27 Sussex Pl, Marylebone
London, NW1 4RG United Kingdom

Celebrating the achievements of organisations and individuals working in partnership to help jobseekers in their journey towards, into and progression in work. The ERSA Employability Awards 2019, now in their seventh year, aims to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the employment support sector. Nominations are encouraged from those involved in the journey to work including jobseekers, employment advisers, employers and organisations involved in employment support. ERSA welcomes nominations from across the employment spectrum including local authorities, housing associations,…

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Remap Awards 2019

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Remap, NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints St,
London, N1 9RL United Kingdom
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Able Magazine is official media partners of the Remap Awards 2019, where we will be awarding the ‘Able Magazine Award’ at this year's event. Remap is a national charity that works through local groups of skilled volunteers. We help disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs. This tailor-made equipment helps people to carry out essential daily tasks without having to ask for help, or helps them take part in leisure…

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The Big Event 2019

June 28 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Big Event, NEC, North Ave, Marston Green
Birmingham, B40 1NT United Kingdom
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This year The Big Event is taking place at an exciting new venue, the NEC, Birmingham. Come along to our flagship event to see the UK's largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. It's free to attend, with free parking and everyone's welcome! Visiting The Big Event The Big Event brings together everything available on the Motability Scheme to make joining the Scheme as easy as…

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July 2019

Kidz to Adultz Wales & West

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kidz to Adultz Wales and the West, Thornbury Leisure Centre
Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS35 3JB United Kingdom
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Able Magazine is proud to be media partners with this year’s Kidz to Adultz Events 2019! Welcome to the ‘Kidz to Adultz’ events organised by Disabled Living. Disabled Living has an enviable reputation of organising the very prestigious Kidz to Adultz event since 2001 and now hold five of the largest FREE UK exhibitions totally 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…

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One Big Day Exeter Event

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
One Big Day Exeter Event, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary
Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ United Kingdom

One Big Day at Westpoint, Exeter provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. There will be a huge range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), scooters and powered wheelchairs on display and what's more, admission is free! Visiting One Big Day Exeter One Big Day Exeter brings together everything available on the Motability Scheme to make joining the Scheme as easy as possible. It's free to attend and…

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August 2019

One Big Day Yorkshire Event

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
One Big Day Yorkshire Event, Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground
Harrogate, Yorkshire HG2 8NZ United Kingdom

One Big Day at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability. There is a huge range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs on display and what's more, admission is free! Visiting One Big Day Harrogate One Big Day Harrogate brings together everything available on the Motability Scheme to make joining the Scheme as easy as possible. It's free to attend and a…

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Superhero Tri 2019 (powered by npower)

August 17
Dorney Lake, Off Court Lane,
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6QP United Kingdom

There are three unique challenges to choose from and three very different ways to take part. You can fly solo, unite with family and friends for our team relays, or tow your Superhero around the entire course in our world first Sidekick Tris. Read on to choose your challenge and get booking! Find out more here: http://superheroseries.co.uk/superhero-tri

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Mersea Festival 2019

August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 8:00 am
Essex Outdoors Mersea, Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea
Colchester, CO5 8SX United Kingdom

Starting in 1981 – Britain’s ‘Year of the Disabled’ – the Mersea Island Festival has been an annual event each August at Essex Outdoors Mersea (East Mersea Youth Camp). The Festival aims to bring together young people and adults with or without a physical or learning disability to take part in a wide variety of activities that challenge and stimulate, helping to build the confidence and feelings of self worth in participants. At the same time they are fun and…

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September 2019

One Big Day Peterborough Event

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
One Big Day Peterborough Event, East of England Arena and Events Centre, Oundle Rd, Alwalton
Peterborough, PE2 6XE United Kingdom

One Big Day at the East of England Arena provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability. There is a huge range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs on display and what's more, admission is free! Visiting One Big Day Peterborough One Big Day Peterborough brings together everything available on the Motability Scheme to make joining the Scheme as easy as possible. It's free to attend and a…

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Rehacare International 2019

September 18 @ 10:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm
Rehacare, Messe Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61
Düsseldorf, 40474 Germany
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Able Magazine is at REHACARE, Düsseldorf this September! REHACARE is the leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care. With over 30 years of expertise and wide-ranging experience of the market, this fair is an ideal platform for anyone with disabilities, care requirements or chronic conditions as well as for the elderly. The quality and diversity of REHACARE are reflected in numerous "focal parks", info events, industry representatives, service providers, paying authorities and non-profit exhibitors. Over 900 national and…

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