FA & I: Celebrating 25 years together
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My powerchair
Foot surgery
Using a catheter
My diabetes
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Ataxia UK Coventry and Warwickshire Support Group
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Last updated: July 2017

Ataxia UK Coventry and Warwickshire Support Group

There are so many awesome people who have it out there who have done or are doing awesome things and from them I have learned so much. I feel truly privileged to be part of the support group network that's out there - be it online support groups on Facebook etc, local Ataxia UK support groups or national conferences. I love this part of having FA so much I set up my own local support group when I was 27 and I can't tell you how much I enjoy it!

The group now has over 30 members. We meet every two months or so, have pub lunches and go on theatre nights. It's such a lovely group. For news on group events and to download previous newsletters etc visit http://ataxiacoventry.co.uk/. The group is also on Facebook - search for “Ataxia UK Coventry”.

This website has been around sinse 1998, and although it's changed a lot over the years it's always been about me and my disability. Over the years I have used many different hosts and website design packages. For the past ten years or so I have used 1&1 as my host and I have always been very happy with it. I have always wanted to learn how to build a website from scratch using Adobe Dreamweaver, so about three years ago I got in touch with Polar Solutions and arranged for a trainer to come out to my home to teach me at my own pace. So I now design this website using Adobe Dreamweaver and the skills I learned on that course.