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New In: Kids Easy Dressing School Uniform Autism Friendly @ Marks & Spencer

Well done Marks and Spencer, they certainly listen to their customers needs and cater to them. They have just released a new range of school uniform that has been designed with the help of the National Autistic Society. The Easy Dressing School Uniform Range is designed to help children get dressed easily either by themselves…

Special Needs Swings From £65 Delivered

My local play park has had a swing seat for children with Special Needs fitted and I am over the moon about it. I firmly believe in the inclusion of all children when it comes to most things, especially where fun is concerned. Why is it so hard to find affordable Swing Sets and other…

Asda Store To Start 'Quiet Hour' For Autistic/Disabled Shoppers

We are delighted to share this news with you, as it's certainly a massive step in the right direction when it comes to recognising the special needs of people with Autism and other disabilities. Asda Living Store Manager Simon Lea, is introducing a 'quiet hour' in his store in the Manchester Fort shopping centre. This…

*Heads Up* Special Needs Clothing Range Increasing To Age 16 @ Marks And Spencer

In February, we told you about the Special Needs Clothing Range at Marks and Spencer. We were delighted to share this with you guys, and over the moon that a big retailer like M&S had listened to the needs of it's customers. The range includes larger versions of bodysuits, sleep suits and vests and prices…

Marks & Spencer Launch Special Needs Clothing Range For Kids

Edit 17/02/16: The Specialist Bodysuits & Sleepwear range is now back in stock at M&S. Marks and Spencer, well there's a company that listens to their customers. They're introducing a new range which includes large bodysuits, sleep suits and vests with poppers which have been designed for older children that need to wear nappies. The…

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Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

Autism Friendly Film Screenings are becoming much more common, with the four main cinema chains all participating with screenings every month. These screenings have a number of differences to regular cinema screenings that are designed to make the experience more enjoyable for families with children on the autistic spectrum. There will be low lighting kept on…

How To Create A Sensory Play Space - On A Limited Budget

All children can benefit from sensory play but if you have a child with autism, then a sensory room or playspace could make a real difference to the way your child develops and engages with the world. The purpose of a sensory room is to create a safe, calming environment in which a child can…

School Chef Revolutionises Mealtimes For Children With Autism

There was a brilliant article in yesterday's Observer about a school for children with autism, and how the arrival of a new chef has helped to revolutionise school meal times. Jay Rayner writes: "This is not merely another story of a school meals service revolutionised by the arrival of a trained chef, determined to prepare…

FREE Fast Track Airport Security For Children With Autism @ Manchester Airport

  Did you know that if you are travelling from Manchester Airport and any of your children have Autism, they can get "fast-tracked" through security? What a great example to set to all of the other UK airports. I hope the rest follow suit, after all a busy airport can be a stressful experience for…

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings For July

The Autism Friendly Screenings being shown at all the main cinema chains are attracting huge interest, and seem to be growing in popularity all the time. The variety and frequency of the screenings are getting better as they are being supported, which can only be a good thing for families affected by autism. We will…

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings For June

  The Autism Friendly Screenings being shown at all the main cinema chains are attracting huge interest, and seem to be growing in popularity all the time. The variety and frequency of the screenings are getting better as they are being supported, which can only be a good thing for families affected by autism. We…

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings May 2015

The Autism Friendly Screenings being shown at all the main cinema chains are attracting huge interest, and seem to be growing in popularity all the time. The variety and frequency of the screenings are getting better as they are being supported, which can only be a good thing for families affected by autism. We will…

Toys R Us Autism Friendly Shopping Event Is Back!

The Toys R Us Autism Friendly Shopping Event is back, and the next one is scheduled for 29 March 2015.  The times of the events in England and Wales are 9am to 11am, Scotland 8am to 10am, and Northern Ireland is 11am to 1pm*. After these times, the stores will be open to the public. (Please…

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings April 2015

The Autism Friendly Screenings being shown at all the main cinema chains are attracting huge interest, and seem to be growing in popularity all the time. The variety and frequency of the screenings are getting better as they are being supported, which can only be a good thing for families affected by autism. We will…

Autism Friendly Screenings of The National Theatre's Treasure Island @ Odeon & Vue Cinemas

We've previously told you about the monthly Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings done by the main 4 cinema chains. As part of the preparations for National Autism Awareness Week (from 27th March) there will extra screenings at selected Odeon and Vue cinemas of The National Theatre's production of Treasure Island. Screenings of live shows by The…