The Supported Needs and Disability Office will be hosting a Disability Fair. The Disability Fair will take place at the Covered Muga, Bayside Sports Complex on Friday 1st December 2023 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
This Fair is an opportunity for members of the public to learn about the services that are available locally from both HM Government of Gibraltar and Non-Governmental Organisations. It is a chance for those working within the field to showcase what they have to offer. It is, also, therefore the perfect opportunity for persons with disabilities and their families to increase their support networks and to share experiences.
The Disability Fair will be composed of three distinct aspects, namely:
1. Charity / Private Professionals Stalls Some charities and private professionals will be setting up a stall to inform the community what services they provide and how they can help those with supported needs and disability.
2. HM Government of Gibraltar Stalls Various government departments will be present on the day to showcase what they have to offer those with supported needs and disability.
3. Speakers There will be a stage with keynote speakers who have different messages about disability. All talks are linked to the hearing loop and a BSL Interpreter will be present. Please find the itinerary below:
15:30 Minister Santos Opening of Talks
15:40 Sunil Chandiramani Life with Kidney Disease
15:50 Freddy Ballester Organ Donation
16:00 Alexandra Perera Living with Cerebral Palsy
16:10 Kirstie Goodchild Taking Inspiration from Social Prescribing
16:20 Maryanne Nacimiento and Yvonne Bosano Clubhouse works!
16:30 Marie Fox Artful Remedy
16:40 Kerensa Palao An Exploration into Music Therapy
16:50 Ana Lepe Emotional Regulation in Children
17:00 Nadine Martinez Living with a Hidden Disability
17:10 Melisa Bosano How coaching can help
17:20 Dominic Francis Living with Chronic Kidney Disease
17:30 Monica Bassett Life as a carer
17:40 Kyranne Lia My Colitis and I
17:50 Charles Fa Living with a stoma
18:00 Peter Sardena Life Moving Forward with Mobility
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