AID Association for the Independence of Disabled People
The Association for the Independence of Disabled People has been launched to actively promote the needs of severely disabled people by initially creating an Annual National Disabled Day to provide a focus for the needs of the ever-increasing number of disabled people who still, all too often, have difficulties in accessing even the most basic facilities in the course of their lives, particularly where severe disability is concerned.
The Association has plans to introduce further objectives but its initial activity will be the establishment of a National ‘Disabled Day’ in the calendar.
‘Disabled Day’ is the idea of the Association’s Founder, The Honourable Mrs Ruth Adorian, who has fought a gallant battle against Motor Neurone Disease for the past six years and is determined to continue the battle and to see ‘Disabled Day’ on every calendar.
Latest News from AID
AID will be holding their second Charity Film Show at the Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th October 2016. During the interval, Sir Chris Bonington will launch the Flying Wurlitzer organ. The Charity Film Show will raise funds for a clinical drug trial to benefit people with motor neurone disease.
AID are excited to publicise the commencement of a pre-clinical study of a drug used for diabetes in the hope that it could be used in the treatment of motor neurone disease (MND). The drug liraglutide, used for Type 2 diabetes, is already showing promise in tests with patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and it is hoped it may also prove effective with MND.
AID are delighted to announce that Baroness Ruth Henig, CBE, has agreed to become a Patron of AID and feel sure that her widespread experience will prove invaluable.