Neurodiversity and autism-friendly days out in the West Midlands
At the AoC Trust in Dudley, we understand that the summer is often a chance to relax, spend time with family and friends, and explore. But for some, the busy summer period can be triggering, with lots of people, noise, and heat – a bit of a sensory overload.
But did you know that there are a lot of companies in the West Midlands offering quieter times and spaces for those who are neuro-diverse, including people with autism?
As a West Midlands-based business, we’re happy to share some of the considerate companies in the local area that you or your loved ones can visit. We believe that everyone has the right to join in with the fun and beauty the Midlands has to offer.
And even if it’s simply day-to-day tasks like shopping, there are places and times that offer a quieter and more sensory-conscious environment.
Connexions Dudley also has a comprehensive list of places, clubs, and activities for those with different disabilities here. Some of them include Crystal Leisure Centre, Sycamore Adventure, and drama/dance groups in the area.
|Entertainer Toy Shop
|The first hour after opening every Saturday will be quieter at The Entertainer. Please check days/times before visiting.
|The first hour after opening every Saturday will be quieter at Home Bargains. Please check days/times before visiting.
|Tuesday between 6 pm and 8 pm. Please check days/times before visiting.
|M & S
|M & S have a sensory Sunday, where their first trading hour is quieter. Please check days/times before visiting.
|From 9–10 am every Wednesday and Saturday, Tesco has a quiet hour in all stores. They also reduce the lighting in large stores.
https://www.tesco.com/zones/invisibledisability Please check days/times before visiting.