Ouch! disability talk show #87: Planning holidays, and military rehab
• Can going on holiday ever become just too much trouble? Liz and Rob read your Facebook and Twitter responses. Plus, Alexa, mother to two children with the genetic condition Fragile X who rely on routine and experience sensory overload, and Martyn, a powerchair user with a serious case of wanderlust, talk about their complex and lengthy holiday prep.
• Ex-trumpet player Clarence Adoo is paralysed from the shoulders down and is a member of the UK Paraorchestra, an 18-strong disabled music ensemble. He chats about learning to master the electronic head-operated wind instrument invented just for him. And founder Charles Hazlewood, the conductor, joins by phone to explain how this unique orchestra came about.
• Tony Garrett speaks to injured soldier-turned-athlete Derek Derenalagi. And Rob and Liz find out more about how the military and the Paralympic movement are working together to help disabled ex soldiers reach their sporting potential.
• The Beathovens are a Wirrel-based rock band made up of people with autism. We end the show with Me, Myself and I, their song about life on the autistic spectrum.
Links to people and information featured in the latest podcast from Ouch!
Latest Team GB Paralympics news - BPA website
Battleback: MOD sports initiative helping injured service men and women through rehab and beyond
Jimmy Carr: 'I thought my Paralympics joke was totally acceptable' (The Guardian)