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The Kidz are back.

Kidz in the Middle returns to Coventry on Thursday, March 11th. The annual event focusing on products and equipment for children with disabilities, is the first of three national events in 2010.

After the success of last year's inaugural event, Kidz in the Middle returns to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, on March 11th from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The stadium and exhibition complex is home to Coventry City Football Club, and is a very accessible venue with all major facilities, including the main hall, on the ground floor. r Last year's event established a show in the Midlands to complement Kidz up North and Kidz South. Disabled Living was aware of the need to make the Kidz Events more accessible. The aim is that Kidz in the Middle at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry will offer f those in the Midlands, Nottingham, Leicestershire, Mid Wales and East Anglia an opportunity to attend the Kidz Events without the inconvenience of travelling too far. r Many companies that exhibit have chosen the Kidz events to launch new equipment and products, making each a worthwhile exhibition to visit. As well as products, company representatives are also available on stands, making it a fantastic opportunity to pick the brains of these experts in their fields.

This year will see the floor space double to 4000 square metres, using all of the main exhibition hall, thanks to the feedback from both visitors and exhibitors at last year's show. To s T upport Government agenda investing in equipment and wheelchair services, short breaks and palliative care for children with disabilities, there will be a new area dedicated solely to leisure activities, with a sports arena where children can participate in inclusive activities.

Alongside the exhibition, Disabled Living will also be holding the very popular half day Paediatric Moving and Handling conference. This is designed to provide delegates with the essential update they require to ensure safe and best practice. The half day session, combined with the opportunity to view the latest moving and handling equipment in themain exhibition, provides delegates with a comprehensive CPD update. The conference will be run twice during the day, and will be presented by Elizabeth H h Hallows,allows Chartered ed Physiotherapist MCSP LPC (Back Care Management). There will also be speakers presenting free seminar sessions, who can provide information on best practice, new research and practical advice. In addition there will be a series of free seminars and leisure centre staff. f These sessions will provide a range of strategies and resources to include disabled children in sports activities. For professional visitors, certificates of attendance will be available to support continued professional development. Children and parents are also welcome to attend these seminars.

The information gathered at the Kidz events can ultimately improve the lives of children with disabilities, their parents, families and carers. It is therefore well worth a visit.

Kidz in the Middle takes place on Thursday, March 11th at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. For more information visit www.kidzinthemiddle.co.uk. To order your free visitor tickets call 0161 214 5959 or email carmel.hourigan@disabledliving.co.uk
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 5, 2010
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