I have come up with an idea for a project and was wondering if anyone could help/give feedback.
What do people think of autism friendly places/activities?
The idea is an app specifically for the UK that has all the different places/activities that are autism friendly on a map. It would include a suggestions post where people could add a place they thought was appropriate.
Any comments would be great
I would love this. Only yesterday I was searching the web for autistic friendly supermarket slots and cinema times. I found no supermarkets in the area and the only cinema slot was a slot for a little kids movie. I would love to go to autistic friendly places, I'm done with trying to squeeze myself into the nt world. I don't want to do it anymore but I still want to live. Truly, this would be a godsend to me. I only got my diagnosis at the end of October but already I'm seeking out places. So far, I've found a nature reserve, just up the road from me, that has a lovely cafe and shop as well and they sell vegan food, standard, but vegan, and I'd love to find more places. Having the places in an ap would be really helpful as well because already I had forgotten about the nature reserve until now! I think I'll go to the nature reserve tomorrow. I could do with the peace and quite. Let me know if I can be of any help. It's a great idea.
I like the idea but please do not forget about those of us who do not use a 'smart' phone or a tablet.
This is a great idea and we should all be provided with options. In fact my biggest gripe at the moment is not being able to go for a relaxing coffee with my partner. The coffee shops now insist on ramping the 'background' music up, clattering every bit of crockery around in site and as a result everyone attending feels the need to shout over the noise when having a conversation. Long gone are the days of going to a quiet coffee shop and settling into a book over a cup of coffee.
Have you got a local Buddhist Centre or retreat? They often have a quiet cafe in peaceful surroundings where anyone is welcome .. You aren’t obliged to be Buddhist or feel you have to join in but they are restful and don’t have distracting music.
I like the idea too. I don’t have access to the autism friendly cinemas or supermarkets either ( or any other adult autism support) it would be useful to have access to information in one place. I sometimes think it would be good to have a community forum app too so didn’t have to go onto the web to get here.