Mak­ing the first autism-friendly town in the UK

Pi­o­neer­ing project aims to trans­form peo­ple’s lives

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means that some peo­ple feel they can’t go out at all.

“Paulette is help­ing us to make Ayles­bury more ac­ces­si­ble for autis­tic peo­ple by in­creas­ing un­der­stand­ing of autism among busi­nesses and ser­vices in the town.

“A lit­tle un­der­stand­ing and small changes to work­ing prac­tices could trans­form the lives of autis­tic peo­ple, al­low­ing them to go to shops, hair­dressers and pubs work in the way others take for granted.

“A num­ber of dif­fer­ent busi­nesses are al­ready in­volved but we want to work with even more and help them be­come autism friendly too.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, go www.autism­bucks.org or email Autism­Bucks@ buckscc.gov.uk.

Si­mon Stiel, 29, from Great Mis­senden, and autism com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment worker Paulette Hunn

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