REHACARE is a leading international trade fair for rehabilitation and care and is attended by health professionals from all over the world.
Welcome to Experia, the home of Sensory Equipment
Many autistic travellers find air travel a difficult experience due to the airport environment. Large crowds, noise, invasive security checks and disruption to familiar routine, can all make travelling abroad difficult for many individuals with ASD and their families. Despite clear guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Authority in December 2016 on how UK airports should support people with hidden disabilities, new research recently conducted by Experia has uncovered that little has improved for those travellers with these disabilities, in particular autism.
The Government recently announced it was giving schools in England an extra £1.3bn over the next two years, on top of its earlier promise in March, but Experia and parents are questioning if this is enough, and whether the Government should be doing more.
Developed by Experia, the Sensory Cart has a number of features designed to help those suffering with dementia to relax; the cart also helps de-escalate stressful and upsetting situations experienced by those suffering with different forms of the disease.
Offering a number of benefits to the user, the Cart houses a built-in DVD player and screen, which can help those using the Cart to reminisce through visual distraction, such as enjoying a film of their choice; and, because it is portable, this means the Sensory Cart can be used within different environments, such as nursing homes, health centres, hospitals and hospices.
...and will be launching something new and exciting!
REHACARE is the leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care. Held 4th - 7th October, Experia is proud to be exhibiting at the event in Düsseldorf, Germany, on what is Rehacare's 40th year!
About the charity
The UK Autism charity was founded by Anna Kennedy OBE. Anna has two children - one has autism, the other Asperger's Syndrome. For years she has campaigned to help them and other youngsters with those conditions and that has even included opening her own school. Anna, who is from Hillingdon, has received an OBE from the Queen and has been awarded other various honours for her work, including the ‘Best Humanitarian Award 2016’.
About Milo Browne – an inspirational little boy
Five year old Milo Browne, from North Shields, suffers from a condition so rare that doctors have named it after the youngster.
Milo, the son of Laura Davidson and Stephen Browne, and little brother to Felix and Mia, suffers from delayed physical and mental development. He is unable to sit on his own without being fully supported, has no head control, suffers from uncoordinated movements, and is unable to hold his body weight.
His parents have been told that Milo will never have the ability to sit unaided, crawl, walk, and may never even talk.
Middlesbrough FC and sensory specialists Experia have boosted the club’s sensory offering with a range of new specialist products at the club’s Riverside Stadium, to enable fans with a range of learning difficulties to enjoy football matches in a specially-designed safe environment.
Multisensory equipment: not just for special education settings
Autism affects about one in 100 children, with an estimated 71% of children with autism now attending a mainstream school, so it is more important than ever to help students on the autistic spectrum get the support they need to thrive in a mainstream school setting. Continue reading
For making live sport accessible to those with sensory difficulties, The Shippey Campaign is our featured CHARITY OF THE MONTH.
Large sporting events can often result in sensory overload for fans with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to a 2014 NAS survey, 43% of individuals, families and carers affected by autism cite sensory difficulties as the reason for their non-participation in sport.
This abstract statistic became a challenging reality for parents Peter Shippey and Kate Shippey when their eldest child developed a love of football.