The annual Family Weekend is the most important event of the A-T Society's year. We warmly encourage you and your family to come along. The Family Weekend is open to children/adults who have A-T (or a variant of A-T) their family, carers and friends, whether from the UK and Ireland or from other countries. Professionals with an interest in A-T are also welcome.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with other families from all over the UK and abroad. Talking to other people in a similar situation is helpful and being able to discuss ideas and just chat informally is invaluable.
We hold this event at various venues around the country. We use a fully accessible hotel with accessible bedrooms and wet rooms. We try to be near good rail, road and airport links. The A-T Society will always try to subsidise the cost of attending the event as we want to encourage everyone to attend.
Parents and carers can listen to speakers on various subjects, for example,the latest research and clinical trials into A-T, a question and answer session with the specialist doctors, therapy advice and practical issues such as benefits and education. We provide full entertainment and supervision for the children during the day and organise an outing for them. We usually have an evening meal where everyone can get together and chat informally.