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How can we make gigs more autism-friendly?

A new service has been launched to support young autistic people and those with learning disabilities to attend live music events.

Gig Buddies will match volunteers with young people who need some additional support when accessing gigs, maybe due to anxieties over using public transport or being in large crowds.

One of our Twitter followers has said that she would really welcome knowing in advance what the sensory environment will be like at a gig - for example will there be smoke machines, strobe lighting etc.

What do you think venues could do to make their live music experience more autism-friendly, and do you have any examples of good practice in your area?

Thanks,

Chris

 

Edited on February 23, 2017 - 9:07am