The Wilberforce Living&Learning Zone at Wilberforce House in Huntington has an exciting programme of courses and experiences for people with disabilities, including sight loss and learning disabilities, for the four months from the beginning of September until the end of the year.

In addition, there’s a major conference for vision professionals – ‘Vision in the future‘ – organised by Wilberforce at the National Railway Museum in York on 16 October

Thumbnail images of some of the pictures to be auctioned

Examples of some of the art to be auctioned on 11 October

– and a fundraising charity auction at York St. John University with some exciting art from local artists and some with disabilities including sight loss, on 11 October.

There are three new six week courses in the Living&Learning Zone: sweets and treats beginning on 9 September; seasonal baking beginning on 15 September; tactile textiles beginning on 18 September.

Animals are back

Cuddly bunnies are popular at the Sam's Safari sessions

Cuddly bunnies are popular at the Sam’s Safari sessions

The animals are back with Sam’s Safari, for four weeks beginning on 9 September, providing an hour’s socialising with mammals, frogs and birds at each session.

Drop-in cafe for those with sight loss

The popular drop-in ‘VI Cafe‘, providing the opportunity for adults with sight loss to socialise and, if required, obtain advice from Wilberforce’s qualified rehabilitation officers, is on the third Wednesday of each month, the next being on 17 September.

Sensory room sessions

The sensory room has proved very popular with both adults and children and there is a frequent schedule of sessions from 2 September.

There are sessions for children on 4 September and 31 October. For adults the sessions are on 2, 11 and 29 September; 7 and 20 October; 10 and 27 November.

Fun with the parachute during an active sensory session

Fun with the parachute during an active sensory session

The unique ‘active’ sensory room sessions, providing the opportunity for adults with severe disabilities to take part in games and exercise, are on 4, 15 and 30 September, 15 and 31 October and 11 and 26 November.