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WEEKS OF ACTION: AUTISM BEDFORDSHIRE

15 March 2017

Improving access to football for people with Autism

This week is the Level Playing Field's weeks of action, and we're using the opportunity to highlight some of the initiatives that we've been operating to help improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities. 

Back in December, we welcomed a group of people with autism to Kenilworth Road to watch our match against Carlisle Utd from an executive box. The box was used as a 'sensory room', providing shelter from much of the noise that, while very exciting, can be upsetting for people with the condition. 

All too often, people with less visible disabilities can be subject to inappropriate behaviour, prejudice or abuse as a result of their disability. The Club are committed to helping improve awareness of these issues, and with the help of it's partners such as Autism Bedfordshire - the Supporters Charity of the year - we're making a big difference.

Take a moment to watch our interview with Lainey Miller, chairman of the board of trustees for Autism Bedfordshire, and find out more about the charity and some small steps everyone can take to help improve the experience of people with Autism at Kenilworth Road. 

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