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Training for Glasgow autism champions from city venues to take place

Training for Glasgow autism champions from city venues to take place

 

As part of Glasgow City Council’s Autism Aware Glasgow programme, a series of training days for staff from participating venues in the city will begin on 31 May.

 

The purpose of such training – a key objective of Autism Aware Glasgow’s plans to deliver the best possible experience of the city for people with autism – is to develop greater awareness and allow staff to be more confident in their approach to individual situations.

 

This intensive training will be carried out by Autism Network Scotland and Tanya Tennant Autism Training & Consultancy, and will take place at Glasgow City Council’s Training Academy at 40 George Street, with subsequent sessions on 27 June and 25 July.

 

Participating venues can nominate between one and four ‘Autism Champions’ for these sessions, which all have the same content and therefore staff need only attend one session.

 

A number of organisations in Glasgow, including museums and galleries, transport hubs, business organisations, shopping centres, the Hotel Association, arts venues, and the TOA, have already taken part in similar training as part of Autism Aware Glasgow.

 

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow is making huge strides towards being a truly autism-friendly city.  These training sessions will allow all sorts of organisations across Glasgow to play their part in making the city as welcoming and inclusive as possible – and make a real, positive and daily difference to the lives of many people.”

 

Organisations wishing to take part in these sessions should contact dana.brady@glasgow.gov.uk.

 

Glasgow city centre alone attracts around 55million visits every year, and with just over 1% of the UK’s population being effected by autism, this training can help to ensure people with autism, and their families, can fully enjoy a visit to the city.

 

For more information on participating venues in the Autism Aware Glasgow programme, please go to: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/22411/Autism-Awareness-Venues.