We have lots of events running throughout the year. Please take a look at the following for more details below
Also, don't forget to take a look at our advertised courses too - potentially for professionals, those with Autism, for carers or those just with an interest. Take a look here
News from Dogs for Good - www.dogsforgood.org
In partnership with The National Autistic Society and the University of Lincoln, Dogs for Good completed a three year research project investigating why dogs affect children with autism and the impact on the family as a whole. The research found that owning a pet dog reduced stress in parents of children with autism.
Family Dog workshop places available
Our workshops are designed to provide parents of children with autism with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a dog to benefit the whole family.
Workshops are held around the country and use a combination of practical demonstrations with our workshop dogs, discussions, hands on learning and course handouts.
No venues local to you? Whilst we do add new venues occasionally, we are limited with resources and funding so cannot provide a venue that is local to everyone. Please register your interest in future workshops and when we publish our new workshop schedule for 2019 we will notify you by email.
Free computer courses in your local library setup in a relaxed and friendly environment, with approachable and patient tutors, to teach you a range of skills to help with independent life.
These are starting in February at the following venues:
Monday - Winterbourne Library
Tuesday - Downend Library
Wednesday - Emersons Green Library
Wednesday - Bradley Stoke Library
Please take a look at the flyer and if you would like to book or have any questions please contact Susannah Griffiths: 0117 9092 272, firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into your preferred venue and speak to a librarian.
The show Disney's 'The Lion King' will be touring to the Bristol Hippodrome and we are hosting a 'Relaxed Performance' on Tuesday 19th November at 5pm.
While all guests are welcome to any performance, the Relaxed Performance may be something that people with autism and their friends/families/carers would like to be aware of. For anyone who would like more information about the Relaxed Performance, as well as the opportunity to book: click here
Anyone who just wants to buy tickets can click here, for a more direct experience.
Pier launches quiet hour for guests with sensory issues
A top tourist attraction is improving its accessibility to all by introducing a monthly ‘quiet hour’ for people with autism and other sensory issues. The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare will open one hour earlier than usual on the first Sunday in every month, starting on Sunday 2 June. Instead of opening at 10am, the Grand Pier will open at 9am, and the usual background music will be
switched off. There will be no tannoy announcements and, where possible, lighting will be reduced on the amusements and attractions.
Please see flier for additional details