Our guidance document aimed at helping retail and hospitality businesses become more welcoming and accessible to autistic individuals and their families, has now launched.
Following a public consultation with autistic individuals and their families across Scotland, the document highlights the five most common challenges that some autistic individuals can face when visiting retail outlets and businesses. This free document details the top five suggestions, of some simple adjustments that retailers and businesses can make, to create a more welcoming and accessible environment.
We launched our ‘My Five’ guidance document in partnership with Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre, who have supported us with a number of autism–friendly initiatives throughout our year-long partnership, including the installation of a quiet room and the hosting of quiet hours.
As well as our downloadable guidance document, we have also created an A3 poster that highlights what this public consultation found. In the future, we hope to roll this campaign out further to include other sectors such as sporting venues and workplace environments.
If your business would like to get involved with ‘My Five’ and receive our free guidance document in full, get in touch with our team today through the following methods - you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us on 01259 222022.
We can also provide tailored support and/or guidance on how you can make your business environment more welcoming and accessible, if you'd like to receive this please get in touch through the above methods.
If you would like to make a donation to Scottish Autism for the guidance and support you receive through ‘My Five’, we would be very grateful and you can do so below. All your generous donations allow us to continue to provide and grow our range of support services to reach and support more autistic people and their families in Scotland. Find out more about why we need your help.
Anne Ledgerwood, General Manager of St. Enoch Centre speaks about their involvement with our 'My Five' campaign and how easy it is for other businesses to get involved.
'My Five' info overview poster: