We recently attending a Kidz to Adultz Exhibition to share what we do with various professionals and families. One group that we met were REMAP, who are a charity that helps people with disabilities, of all ages to live more independent lives.
As The Movement Centre supports children with movement disabilities reach their full potential, we though it was important to share some information about REMAP with the families that use our services.
Their network of skilled volunteers design and custom-make equipment free of charge, so we would urge you to contact them if you would like more information.
Read below about one of their case studies.
Five-year-old Emma couldn’t wait to start big school with all her friends from nursery. She was looking forward to learning lots of new things and eating lunch in the great big school canteen.
There was a problem though; her powerchair was too tall to fit underneath the school desks! And if Emma sat with her friends at lunchtime, she would be too far away from the table to reach her lunch. The company that makes Emma’s special powerchair doesn’t make a portable table to go with it. Her chair is also under warranty, so it can’t be changed in any way.
Fortunately, Emma’s parents approached Remap for help. Remap is a UK charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives by designing and making customised equipment free of charge.
One of Remap’s volunteers custom-made a table just for Emma. It is large enough for messy play, and narrow enough that she can still reach her powerchair controls. It’s even decorated in her favourite colour! The new table attaches to Emma’s chair with Velcro which means her teacher can put it on and take it off easily and the chair’s warranty isn’t affected.
For more examples of Remap’s work, take a look at their website. You can contact the national office if you’d like further information.
Emma is delighted with her new table and is enjoying going to school with all her new friends. Would custom-made equipment make life easier for your child?
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