A lot of our clients enjoy the beautiful game – football. However, for many people with Autism (even without it, in truth), football matches can be rather intimidating places to attend.
The loud noises from the crowd and the sheer number of fans there can make people with Autism feel uncomfortable, even if they enjoy watching football. Also, there are many parents who have children with Autism, who’d love to go to a match but might find it hard because they’re scared of going.
Notts County have been innovative though. They’ve designed and created an Autism friendly room for people to watch matches in. It’s a new and bold step for a football club to take – so far the only other club to do this is Sunderland – but it’s one which we fully approve of.
Making places Autism friendly is a win-win situation for people with the condition. Now there is a safe place that people with Autism can go to and enjoy the game.
Well done Notts County!