Diffability Podcast

Diffability: the podcast helping break down barriers for families with disabled children

Welcome Diffability Listeners!

Get Cycling CIC are very proud sponsors of the Diffability podcast, hosted by Paul & Michael Atwal-Brice.

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Paul and Michael raise two sets of twins, their eldest of which have autism and epilepsy. In Diffability, they talk about their lives and the challenges they face, about products that make their lives with the boys easier, and they speak to special guests. Whether your child’s Diffability is anxiety, mental health, ASD, ADHD or any other kind of diagnosis, this podcast is here to show you that you’re not alone in your calling to raise your child with a Diffability.

'Diffability is vitally important for parents and carers of children who have additional needs or are disabled. With help and advice directly from families who are living and breathing so many different and diverse conditions, to professionals from a host of different charities and organisations who help and support families directly.

We discuss the highs and lows of parenting children with a variety of needs. As parents to children who are disabled, we know full well how difficult times can be, and equally how great times can be

After all, we’re all in this together!’ - Michael Atwal-Brice

S2 E1: Anxiety in Children

Paul and Michael speak to Penny, the Assistant Clinical Director at Kids Inspire, who provide mental health and trauma recovery support for children, young people, and their families.

S2 E2: Cerebral Palsy.

This episode focuses on raising children with Cerebral Palsy, and Amanda and Pilar, from Action Cerebral Palsy, highlight how they help raise awareness of the issues faced by children and young people living with this lifelong motor disability.

S2 E3: Deafness in Children

Emma is a Teacher of the Deaf from the National Deaf Children Society, and shares with Paul and Michael her insights and tips on raising a Deaf child.

ALL SEASONS & EPISODES

Above is a snapshot selection of season 2 of this informative podcast, but Michael and Paul cover a wide range of topics and feature special guests to help others understand more about children’s ‘diffabilities'.

Each episode focuses on an individual 'diffabilty' that can affect children and their families and is a wellspring of advice and resources. They feature tips from expert guests, signpost to organisations that aid those dealing with these conditions, and recommend places they can turn to for assistance.

Topics covered in season 2 include: anxiety in children, Cerebral Palsy, deafness in children, dyslexia, Spina Bifida, and Downs Syndrome.

All of us at Get Cycling are thrilled to be recognised for our efforts in making cycling accessible to everyone, by supporting such an incredible online podcast series. As an inclusive cycle provider, we stock all kinds of cycles, including specialist, inclusive, and adaptable cycles, and deliver them nationwide.

Joanne Mahon, CEO at Get Cycling says “Get Cycling is so proud to play a small part in helping the Diffability podcast spread its important message to families across the world. The work they are doing ties in so well with our core mission to make everyday activities, like cycling, as accessible as possible, to everyone.”

Jack Allen, Head of Content for Dadsnet added “We feel like this is such an important podcast for our community, and wider afield – every day families are being given diagnoses that will rock their world, and this podcast helps let them know that they aren’t alone on their journey, from tips and advice from experts on various conditions to resources and places to turn for support. At Dadsnet we are very proud to be able to make this podcast and help families of all shapes and sizes feel less alone.”

This is something we are incredibly proud of – highlighting the work we do and the need for the spotlight to be on a community we are involved with. The struggles of families with children with disabilities are so often overlooked and we were so happy to be able to help celebrate and champion all the hard work they do.

Whether your child’s Diffability is anxiety, mental health, ASD, ADHD, or any other kind of diagnosis, this podcast aims to help parents feel less alone.

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