Do you support or instruct people with disabilities to go hill walking, climbing or mountaineering?
The BMC Disability Symposium 2015 returns to the Lake District on 28-29 November to give people skills and support to introduce people with disabilities to adventurous activities.
Speakers include GB Paraclimbing Team member John Churcher, who in July climbed the Eiger via the West Flank Route as part of a team including three climbers with disabilities; Emmerdale actor Andy Walker, who was left paralysed from the neck down in 2006 following a diving accident but has gone on to lead an active life and carve a career as a motivational speaker; and keynote speaker Trish Thompson, a Trustee at the Calvert Trust with wide experience of working with people disabilities
Workshops ranging from organising expeditions for people with disabilities, technical sessions and legal considerations, to disability specific sessions. The symposium is suitable both for experienced practitioners who want to keep up to date with current developments and share best practice, as well as those with little or no experience of working with people with disabilities that recognise it as an important area for their continued professional development.
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