We are delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary charity of a new autism sensory experience, which launched in the UK on 26 January. Developed by Training 2 Care, the Autism Reality Experience is an immersive experience which can help people to understand more about the sensory difficulties faced by autistic people.
A hands-on training course, the experience can particularly help those working with individuals on the autism spectrum to understand more about acute sensitivities to light, sound and other things in the everyday environment that can overload those in their care. It is available UK-wide via a mobile simulator unit and Training 2 Care will offer structured training sessions to organisations whose staff work directly or indirectly with autistic people. This includes care and nursing homes, day centres, hospitals, hospices, local authorities, prisons, universities and the retail sector.
Alastair Graham, Director of Fundraising and Commercial Development at The National Autistic Society, said:
Interactive, simulated experiences can really help to increase understanding of autism and empathy with autistic people who can struggle to cope in the day-to-day environment that others take for granted.
"We're very pleased that Training 2 Care has chosen to donate ten per cent of the income from its Autism Reality Experience to help us in our work to support autistic people and their families through our helpline, website and other services."
For more information about the Autism Reality Experience, call Training 2 Care on 01376 573 999.