Category: Special Need Events

Excitim at Kidz-up-North

The Kidz-up-North exhibition takes place this year on November 20th at EventCity, Manchester and Excitim will be there on stand B7.

If you have never been before then perhaps you should pop along. Kidz-up-North is one of the largest exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and the professionals who work with them. It’s free entry and free parking.


Last year we decided to get involved and exhibited there for the first time. It was was manic, we were rushed off our feet, from doors open at 9:30 until 4:30 when the show closed.

Excitim at Kidz-up-North

This year we are planning to take along our:

A big hit last year were simple colour changing pyramid lights – they were so popular we ran out before lunch. This year we will take a lot more with us to avoid any disappointments.

Prize Draw

The prize draw was very popular. Lots of people signed-up for a chance to win Monty the Dog and a switch. Everyone couldn’t help but smile when they heard his party piece – he sang ‘Jingle Bells’ – perfect; after all it was nearly Christmas. Martin Robinson from Shaw was the lucky winner.

This years prize draw will be a Toy-Fi Teddy. Watch this video to learn more. I think you will be amazed when you see what he does.

Free Tickets

Contact us if you would like us to send you a FREE ticket. Then make a bee-line to visit Excitim at Kidz-up-North on stand B7 to check out special needs toys.

Angelman Syndrome Conference

Assert-Angelman-SyndromeAngelman Syndrome Support Education and Research Trust or, Assert for short, is a UK based volunteer group supporting individuals with Angelman Syndrome. The majority of trustees are parents or relatives of children or adults with the condition.

The group aims to raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome through a variety of means including their website, publishing research into the condition and their annual conference. Many parents and even professionals may never have heard of Angelman Syndrome due to the fact that it is rare. The condition is caused by irregularities that can occur in Chromosome 15.

I can count myself as one of those who had never heard of Angelman Syndrome until Rachel Martin, Chair of the Trustees, asked me if we would exhibit at Assert’s annual conference on August 30th in Coventry. And, as the condition is quite unknown I thought it would be good to find out more. I watched the video on the Assert website and Wiki is a good read.

It gave me an insight into the condition and set me thinking about what we should take to the exhibition. Then I thought it would be good to introduce myself to the very active AngelmanUK Facebook Group and ask the parents and professionals what we should take along. I got some great feedback and ideas and may parents emphasised the need for tough chew resistant toys.

Little People Airplane switch adapted toy
Little People Airplane switch adapted toy

We’ll be taking The Little People Airplane, School Bus and Tow and Pull Tractor with us as well as the Despicable Me Minions Dave and Stuart and lots of others as well.

Despicable Me Minions Dave and Stuart switch adapted toys
Despicable Me Minions Dave and Stuart





The conference takes place from August 29th – 31st at the Coventry Hilton but the exhibition is on Saturday, August 30th. Get in touch with Assert through the contact page on the website for more information.

Kidz up North Exhibition–Nov 22nd, 2013





Excitim are exhibiting at Kidz-up-North (stand B7) this year – only 20 days to go. On show we’ll have our most popular switch adapted toys, sensory toys, switch accessible music and camera systems as well as switches and iPad accessories.

Free entry to the exhibition and ample parking. Come and chat with us – it’ll be a great day