The best autism-friendly days out in Yorkshire for summer 2020

Are you worried about the summer holidays or does six weeks feel like it’ll be a breeze after four months of lockdown/shielding/restricted movement? There’s no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has kiboshed most events this summer and SEN-specific activities have been particularly hit hard. However, if you live in West Yorkshire, I’ve scoured the internet to find the autism-friendly activities …

21 of the best family walks in Yorkshire under two miles

I’ve been on a mission for the last three months. A mission to find some new family-friendly walks. For us, that means they need to be two miles or under, ideally with no roads or safety hazards. That way, we’re out in the fresh air for a couple of hours – ideally with a picnic or hot chocolate en route …

Autism Family Travel Q&A with Steph Curtis

Steph lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two daughters, Tamsin, age 14, and Sasha, age 12. Sasha was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 and her particular type of autism is known as Pathological Demand Avoidance. She blogs at Steph’s Two Girls   When and where did you last go on holiday? Our last holiday as a family …

Autism Family Travel Q&A with Gemma Bryan

Gemma lives with her husband, John, and two children: Billy, age 11, and Isla, almost nine, who has an autism diagnosis. She blogs at Isla’s Voice Our Journey With Autism   When and where did you last go on holiday? Our last holiday was in October half term although we do have weekends away in between. It was our second holiday …

Autism Family Travel Q&A with Jade Page

Jade Page lives in Keynsham, near Bristol, with her husband and two boys, age four and six, who are both autistic. She shares information and resources related to autism on her blog The Autism Page   When and where did you last go on holiday? Our last holiday was the biggest one. Last summer we went to America to stay with …

Autism Family Travel Q&A with Miriam Gwynne

Miriam Gwynne blogs at Faith Mummy. She lives in Glasgow with her husband (ASD, depression, and neurofibromatosis type 1), and 11 year old twins: Naomi (ASD, anxiety, eating disorder, selective mute) Isaac (ASD, non verbal, learning disability, epilepsy, brain tumour, visually impaired)   When and where did you last go on holiday? Last November to Wemyss Bay on the West coast …

Autism family travel Q&A with Kate Blackledge

Welcome to the first instalment of our new Q&A mini-series as part of World Autism Awareness Week. Over the next few days, we’ll delve into the travelling habits of SEND families and answer the question: How do other people do it?   First up is Kate Blackledge who microblogs on Facebook and Instagram as The Passable Parent.   Kate lives in …

10 unusual ideas for autism-friendly days out in 2020

Are you bored of doing the same activities every weekend? Do you wish you could do different activities in supportive environments? Would you like your New Year’s Resolution to be to try new things? Me too, so you’ve come to the right place. To start off the new decade, I’ve put together 10 unusual ideas for autism-friendly days out in …