Transition and Beyond comes to Wigan Borough

Transition and Beyond comes to Wigan Borough

Discover the world of support out there for anyone who has a learning disability or autism at Transition and Beyond.

The popular event returns this year at Robin Park Sports Centre in Wigan later this month with more than 80 organisations on hand to talk about what support and services they offer.

The free event is aimed at those who are looking for opportunities for anyone with learning disabilities or autism and there will be more than 80 organisations from across Wigan Borough on hand to talk to about the range of support available.

Transition and Beyond has been organised with the help of families who have already had help from such groups on issues such as careers advice, health and fitness, assistive technology, respite, housing options, volunteering opportunities and educational and training support.

Among the new exhibitors this year will be iRoam who are using technology to help break down barriers for people with autism to access leisure facilities across the borough. They will have demonstrations of their innovative work to test out at the event.

Wigan Warriors are backing the event and between 1pm and 3pm the Super League and World Club Challenge trophies will be at the venue for anyone to get a selfie with the silverware.

The Mayor of Wigan Ron Conway, who will open the event, said: "The Transition and Beyond is a fantastic event which has proved extremely popular in previous years so I am thrilled to be able to play a part in it. The event is a fantastic way of showing how our Deal for Adult Social Care is making a difference and instead of focusing on someone's disabilities looking at their abilities and what interests and passions they can pursue."

The event takes place on Thursday April 27th from 1pm to 6pm with free parking available for all attendees.

Posted on Thursday 20th April 2017

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