The annual Chill Out
Each October, the group meet up as part of Ataxia UK’s Annual Conference. This is where you’ll find specialist information suited to your age range, such as entering employment and further education, mental wellbeing and advice on how to manage your ataxia. It’s a good way to meet people in a similar situation to you, make Friends and learn. In 2019 the ‘Chill Out’ was based on relationships and intimacy with a disability. We were joined by Emily Yates from the Enhance the UK who spoke to the group, and members said it was their best conference yet!
You may have heard of Naidex before. It’s a huge event placed at the NEC in Birmingham, dedicated to the independent living and healthcare industries. You’ll find the latest inventions in mobility, care, assistive technology, moving & handling, accessible design, inclusive sports, travel and more. Over the past few years, Ataxia UK has held a stall at Naidex with the help of some 16-30’s members. This has given people the chance to explain what ataxia is in their own words, from their own experience. It is a way of raising awareness of ataxia and a fun day out too.