Glasgow Well On Track to Becoming the Most Autism Friendly City on Planet Earth

167

Welcome to a different kind of city! Glasgow is in the process of becoming “autism-friendly,” and as the first of its kind, plans are moving forward quickly, says the Glasgow city council.

Glasgow Autism Friendly City

Authorities from the business sector, as well as many organizations within the city’s autism network, are working together to transform Glasgow into a city that is all-inclusive and family-friendly.

Glasgow is featured as one of the top cities in the U.K., attracting a whopping 55 million tourists every year for leisure, shopping, and work.

About 1 percent of Glasgow’s population is made up of individuals with autism.

The plan has 5 major objectives:

  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Information
  • Staff Training
  • Physical Environment
  • Promote Understanding

The above objectives are designed and focused on raising awareness of autism and of the many challenges it presents to individuals on a day-to-day basis.

The council is also leading a workshop on the 24th of April with the aim of “deepening understanding of how autism can impact a visit to the city centre, and the benefits of improving accessibility.”

‘These proposals have a basic aim: simple changes that can allow autistic people and their families or caregivers to have the most enjoyable day they can in Glasgow city centre.’

‘We look forward to working with our project partners and making Glasgow the first place in the U.K. to adjust its entire city centre to be an autism-friendly location.”

Autism Network advisor Lynsey Stewart says, “We are delighted to be supporting the initiative to make Glasgow an autism-friendly city.

‘We believe this worthwhile project will make a real difference in enabling those on the autism spectrum to confidently access community infrastructure like shopping centres, tourist attractions, and public transport.”

Summary
Glasgow becoming Autism Friendly City
Article Name
Glasgow becoming Autism Friendly City
Description
Glasgow seems well on track to becoming the most Autism Friendly City on Planet Earth
Author
Publisher Name
AutisMag
Publisher Logo
Comments
Loading...
SUBSCRIBE TO AUTISMAG!
Never miss a story on Autism or ADHD.
  We will not share your details with any 3rd party.
FREE
Issue of AUTISMAG
The #1 Autism Parenting Magazine
Someone you know has Autism?
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
Thankfully, you have AutisMag!
GET
ISSUE
The #1 Autism Parenting Magazine trusted by more than 22,000 Parents and Educators across 133 countries! Get your FREE Issue Now!
2016 (C) All rights reserved.
FREE
Thanks! Are you Ready?
Thanks for your interest! Click the button below to download our latest Issue # 33 of AUTISMAG. I bet you will Love this one :-)
GET YOUR OWN BUZZIES
WE HELPED JOSH
Get the EXACT Tools & Strategies that has helped THOUSANDS of kids like Josh overcome challenges with Autism Spectrum.
ACCESS FREE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED!
Josh is a 7 year old with Non Verbal Autism. He now goes to a regular school in Brooklyn and has 2 good friends .
Thanks! Are you Ready?
Hi,
I am Ash Bernard, an Autism Coach and the Founder of AutisMag. I have just sent you an email with the course content along with a download link to your first resource.
Make sure you check your Spam folder as well.
Till then, Cheers to your success :-)
Ash
FREE DOWNLOAD
Download this 35 Page Detailed PDF Guide that contains:
2018 (C) All rights reserved.
GET THIS FREE GUIDE
  • Things to keep in mind while Teaching
  • 11 HIGHLY Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Free Teaching Resources
  • 121 PECS Cards