Regional Wheelchair Skills Summer Programme

The Regional Occupational Therapy Wheelchair Training Programme for Northern Ireland in partnership with Go – Kids – Go, The Mae Murray Foundation and Disability Sport NI will be offering free Wheelchair skills, sports and leisure opportunities in July & August 2019.

These opportunities are open to children under 18 years old who use either a self – propelling or powered wheelchair.

Click on the posters below for more details.

Please register before the event by: Telephone: 028 95043121 or Email:



Disabled Children and Young Persons Participation Project – Newsletter 2018

The latest copy of the DCYPPP Newsletter is now available.

Click here to download a copy.

The project facilitates the involvement of children and young people with a wide range of learning, physical, sensory and medical conditions to be involved in high level strategic planning enabling them to have their say in service developments that impact on their lives.   

For more details on DCYPPP please contact Eugene Mone at or call 02837414541



Eurochild Conference 2018

Two young people, along with their Team Leader from Barnardo’s Disabled Children and Young People’s Participation Project will be delivering a workshop at the next Eurochild Conference ‘‘Building a better Europe with children: All aboard!’’ 29-31 October, Opatija, Croatia.   

The Eurochild Conference in Opatija will be hosted by Society “Our Children” Opatija, and will bring positive examples of how public decision-makers at local, national and European levels are respecting the right of children to participate in decisions affecting them.

The Eurochild conference will bring together practitioners, researchers, civil society actors, policy and decision makers along with children and young people themselves to contribute to improving children’s participation in public decision making.  For more information download attached Conference background paper below.

Eurochild 2018 Conference Background Paper



Practical Introduction to flying for children with ASD

The Belfast International Airport is providing a practical introduction to flying for children on the autism spectrum. Charlotte Olsen, a mother herself, is the author of the ‘Suzie Books’ collection, written to assist parents of children on the autistic spectrum in explaining new concepts and experiences to their children.

The latest book, ‘Suzie Goes on an Aeroplane’, is being offered by Belfast International Airport, free of charge, to help support parents who will be flying from the airport with children on the autism spectrum.


Click here to download the Belfast International Airport Support Guide for Children with Autism  

Or click on this link:

Click here to download the Guide for Travellers with Autism, Parents and Carers of Children with Autism 


Contact Us

To request further information, please contact the Belfast International Airport by email at:

If you wish to receive an Autism Awareness Pack please include your full postal address to the email address above.