Parents have repeatedly told us of their difficulties accessing facilities in Exeter City Centre when a member of their family has a hidden impairment such as ASD or ADHD. Based on real experience, we’ve gathered together ideas and strategies that would make the expedition to Exeter less likely to be an adverse experience, and more like to be successful and enjoyable.
Both parents and their sons and daughters have money to spend. A welcoming and comfortable experience makes it almost certain that they will return to the store, restaurant, or other facility, not least because people on the autistic spectrum often find change difficult, and feel more comfortable in places they are familiar with.
Meeting the needs of these customers is a win-win strategy – everyone enjoys their time in Exeter City Centre more, and the businesses increase their profits by attracting these customers to come back to their store, restaurant or service again and again.
We need to know which businesses are keen to welcome people with developmental disabilities, so we can pass on the word to families in Exeter. We can also provide ideas and support. Please get in touch by emailing Trish at:
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