Thursday 15 March 2018

The benefits of a few autism friendly thoughts

Autistic boy at a playgym

Going out with my kids is usually a little challenging, but we are getting better at it.  It's not so long along that the idea of going out on my own with our three kids meant I'd stay inside instead.  After all the kids are fine in the house and it's only later they struggle after being in all day.

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  1. Yes, as the saying goes, every little helps :) x

  2. Every little definitely helps... though I've found that our localish cinemas do have autism friendly viewings, they're usually movies aimed at little ones and not something Max would enjoy. However we're getting there, so it's a step in the right direction for sure! <3 #TheMMLinky

  3. Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey! Hopefully momentum will gather and eventually 'autism friendly' will be almost the norm! #TheMMLinky

  4. It would be lovely if all activities were equally inclusive, but we are quite far from that place yet, so I totally agree it makes for a much more relaxed experience for all of the family when attending these type of sessions! We've been along to a few relaxed theatre performances and really enjoyed them.
    (I have to say I'm not a fan of calling things 'autism friendly' because it feels a little exclusive of those people (like my daughter) who need the same sort of adjustments but who don't have an autism diagnosis. I know they usually mean 'neurodiversity friendly' or 'sensory friendly' but I wish they'd just say that instead, or something like 'relaxed performance' when it comes to the cinema, as I always feel a little awkward, as if we don't fit there either.)
    Thank you so much for joining #accesslinky !


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