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DEMAND - Design and Manufacture for Disability, UK
Demand is a UK charity who's engineering and design experts facilitate the manufacture and refurbishment of equipment for people with disabilities. They operate from two sites in the UK, Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire, and Brockholes in Yorkshire, where a team of 20 staff modify, refurbish, design and manufacture equipment that makes the daily life of people with disabilities easier. Since 2008, DEMAND has helped over 10,000 people to live enjoyable and fulfilling life.
Web address: www.demand.org.uk
Landline Hertfordshire: 01923 681800
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Landline Yorkshire: 01484 666261
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Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA
Through their ocean conservation policy initiatives, the Menterey Bay Aquarium works to inspire action for conservation of the oceans, striving to empower individuals, influence policy and contribute to the protection of the oceans for future generations. Their success is measured by the tangible conservation outcomes they achieve on behalf of the Aquarium, through new laws, policies and other types of government action.
Web address: www.montereybayaquarium.org
Landline: (831) 648-4800
Underwater Explorers Program and Day of Discovery
In 2002, a joint initiative between NIADD (National Instructors Association of Divers withDisabilities), Oceanic and Monterey Bay Aquarium, enabled children, abled and disabled alike, to experience the wonders of the sea in the first "Day of Discovery for Kids with Exceptional Challenges". This inaugural program has since evolved into the Monterey Bay Aquarium Underwters Program for kids ages between 8 and 13. State-of-the-art equipment to outfit all children for a surface scuba experience in the Great Tide Pool. The Underwater Explorers Program has since served over 30,00 children, including hundreds with a range of physical and mental disabilities. See Monterey Bay Aquarium for sample pictures of the Aquarium.
Web address: www.specialkidsscuba.org
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California, USA
Current Research Studies
This link takes you to the VA Palo Alto Heaith Care System web page. This page lists current research studies which cover a diverse range of subject areas from strategies for activity and wellness after spinal cord injury, to rowing for bone health, to reducing incontinence with pacemaker technology.
Web address: www.paloalto.va.gov/sci_rescurrent.asp
The Back Up Trust, UK
The Back Up Trist is driven by the needs of people with spinal cord injury. Through challenge and fun, they open up possibilities to develop, achieve and get the mostout of life. Individuality is respected, and diversity embraced. The Back Up Trust, "A world where people with spinal cord injury can realise their full potential."
Web address: www.backuptrust.org.uk
Landline: 020 8875 1805
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapy Directory, UK