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Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury

Kamila & Rachael at the CBIT training day

Kamila and I had the pleasure of joining the Child Brain Injury Trust team on a one-day interactive workshop hosted by Bolt Burden and Kemp solicitors. This was an informative day exploring the issues facing children, young people and their families, following childhood acquired brain injury.

We covered some very interesting facts which took us by surprise, for example, “one in 30 children will have an acquired brain injury by the age of 17” and “ABI is three times more common than Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and other Learning Difficulties”.


During the afternoon we took part in active participation tasks which enabled us to really understand what certain demands feel like for a child with an acquired brain injury. Yes, at one stage I had yellow latex rubber gloves on and blackout glasses whilst trying to rummage through a pencil case picking out specific items – hard work!

The Child Brain Injury Trust is truly a wonderful charity available to all families who have been affected by childhood acquired brain injury. They can provide support both in the child's home or school. The Trust helps children and families come to terms with what has happened and help to fill the gaps in services and build bridges to access existing services.

They have a full library of “on demand” E-learning presentations which are available without charge to families and professionals from Education and Youth Offending.

Rachael Cordell, Snap Recruiter

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Charlene Hughes - Associate Solicitor

We are delighted that Charlene has offered to provide a series of articles for the Snap Newsletter starting next month.

As an associate solicitor in Boyes Turner’s highly respected Court of Protection team, Charlene helps severely brain-injured clients manage their property and financial affairs. Working closely with the lawyers who are running the client’s compensation claim, Charlene is skilled in providing practical advice and support to her client and their family, often in relation to the difficult, sensitive or personal matters that arise in the aftermath of a severe injury, both during and after the claim.

Find out more by visiting Charlene's Profile and check next month's newsletter for her first article.

>> Boyes Turner

London Fashion Week

8-year-old double amputee cartwheels down the catwalk!

A year ago, Daisy Demetre was promised by her dad that she would be “the most inspiring double amputee that ever lived”.

As she literally cartwheeled down the runway at London Fashion Week, even he couldn’t believe everything that had happened in the previous 12 months.

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Love Island's Niall Aslam joins the walk!

Niall Aslam

Spectrum Night Walks is the National Autistic Society’s biggest walking fundraising event of the year.

Take to the streets and tell the world about autism with hundreds of other passionate walkers!

The NAS will be announcing who's coming to some of their other Spectrum Night Walks cities very soon.

>> Sign Up Here

Headway LogoHeadway - Brain Injury Identity Card

A simple solution to a tricky conversation

Brain Injury Identity Card

The Headway Brain Injury Identity Card is designed to help police officers and staff more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.

The card can also provide brain injury survivors with added confidence in everyday social scenarios. Each card is personalised, helping the cardholder to explain the effects of their brain injury and request any support they may need.

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This video by brain injury charity Headway - the brain injury association highlights the difficulties faced by many brain injury survivors in every day life.

To Celebrate Barbie's 60th Birthday

Mattel release a range of Barbies with disabilities

Barbie has changed a lot down the years. But now, for the first time, a range of Barbies with disabilities are going to be released.

To celebrate Barbie's 60th birthday, its makers, Mattel, are releasing a wheelchair Barbie and a Barbie with a prosthetic leg.

They say they've made the changes because of customer demand. Mattel worked with Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old US disability activist who was born without a left forearm, to create the doll with the prosthetic limb,

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Thank you Gary Lineker for bringing Turkey’s superstar amputee footballer Barış Telliour to our attention #EqualGame

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