“Proudly Autism Friendly”
The Be Ready Employer Hub team loved seeing this article on the BBC News site about the “My Small World” toy shop in Bath – who proudly promote that they are autism friendly.
As the video in the article shows, they use very simple ways to take the anxiety away for parents and children: from turning down the lights or playing your favourite music, to letting the children play, make noise or even have a meltdown when they have a sensory overload! This has been developed by employee Romilly, who is autistic: “I wish places like this had been around 17 years ago when I was a child.”
With simple adjustments, any business can become disability-friendly. To learn more about how to do this, book a place on our free online Disability Awareness training workshops.
Video produced by Alex Howick. External news article – all publishing rights and copyright remain with the original publisher and author.