July 2017

Glasgow - Cosgrove Care Summer Programme

There's something going on every day at the Walton Community Centre in Giffnock this summer!

Please note that the Art Classes are already full.

Timetable for Summer 2017 (169.3 KB)


Dimensions autism friendly screenings

We work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase cinemas to screen films in a sensory friendly environment for people of all ages to enjoy the cinema. 

Cineworld host an autism friendly cinema screening on the first Sunday of every month at 11am.

Cineworld’s next autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 2nd July at 11am.


Showcase host an autism friendly cinema screening on the second Sunday of the month at 10am.

Showcase’s next autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 9th July at 10am.


ODEON host an autism friendly cinema screening every month at 10:15am. At a select number of cinemas, ODEON are trialling screenings for older audiences.

ODEON’s next autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 23rd July at 10:15am.

ODEON’s next autism friendly films for older audiences at 9 cinemas is Spiderman: Homecoming on Monday 24th July at 6pm.

Extra summer screenings at ODEON

During the school holidays, ODEON are putting on some extra autism friendly cinema screenings.

See Cars 3 on Monday 31st July at 10:15am, at participating cinemas

See Captain Underpants on Monday 7th August at 10:15am, at participating cinemas

See The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature on Monday 14th August at 10:15am, at participating cinemas

See Despicable Me 3 on Monday 21st August at 10:15am, at participating cinemas


Vue host an autism friendly cinema screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10:15am, from £1.99.

Vue’s next autism friendly film screening is Smurfs: The Lost Village on Sunday 30th July at 10:15am.

Find out more


London - Norwood FREE Information sessions

This academic year Norwood is providing a wide range of FREE transition sessions at venues across London. Topics include:

PIP forms
Planning for financial security
Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship
Decision-making and mental capacity
Education, health and care plans (EHCP)
Developing outcomes in EHCPs
The Care Act 2014 and rights to social care support
Moving out of the family home
Assistive technology

This month's sessions are:

10th July 1pm-3pm at JCoSS Moving out of the family home

13th July 2pm-4pm at JCoSS Assistive Technology

For more information download this leaflet:  Norwood Info Sessions 2016-2017 (334.0 KB)  or contact 020 8809 8809 or email info@norwood.org.uk . Pre-booking is essential.





Leeds - Hidden Talents Employment Fair

This event is for autistic job seekers in the Leeds area looking at what employment opportunities are out there.

It is also for employers who want to know about the benefits of hiring autistic employees.

This year’s event follows on from the first ever Hidden Talents fair, which was held last year. That event attracted over 250 visitors and had nearly 20 stalls. This year will follow a similar format but will have a couple of new features.

The link below takes you to the website which tells you about the event. The information on it will be updated as we get nearer to the event.


Date: Monday 10th July 2017

Start Time: 2:00 PM

End Time: 5:00 PM


Manchester - The Friendship Circle

Smartphone Photography Course

Wednesday 12th July 7:00 pm 

3 The Firs Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 2TN 

Visit www.friendship-circle.co.uk for more information.


London - Autism-friendly performance of Oliver Twist

Autism-friendly performances can be a fantastic way for people on the autism spectrum to enjoy a live theatre show. These shows will have had adjustments made in the form of reduction to sound levels, some changes to lighting and loud sound effects and strobe lighting taken out. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and there will be some designated chill-out areas available. The theatre staff and cast will also have received some training so they have some understanding of autism.

The shows which are listed as 'Relaxed performances' will also include audience members who have other disabilities.

Park Open Air Theatre, London

Wednesday 26 July, 10.00am

Tickets: Free

In partnership with Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, discover the original story of Victorian London's most famous child with Oliver Twist, created for everyone aged six and over. Adapted by Anya Reiss and of course, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, this free autism-friendly performance will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

For tickets and more information visit www.autism.org.uk



Manchester - The Friendship Circle

Old Trafford Tour

Sunday 30th July 30 at 10:00 

3 The Firs Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 2TN

Visit www.friendship-circle.co.uk for more information.



Saturday 29 July 2017
Doors: 10:30am
Starts: 12:00pm

Tickets go on Sale 12th May.

A concert suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted.

Presented by conductor Grant Llewellyn and musician Andy Pidcock, the first ever Relaxed Prom is a fun and interactive musical experience in a welcoming environment, with plenty of opportunities for participation.

During the concert there is a relaxed attitude to movement and noise in the auditorium. (There are over 80 musicians in the orchestra alone, so it will be loud!) You can move about, dance, sing or just listen. ‘Chill-out’ spaces outside the auditorium are available.

Produced in collaboration with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Albert Hall Education & Outreach, the Relaxed Prom also features picture communication systems projected onto large screens, as well as audio description and British Sign Language interpretation.

Programme to include music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini and Johann Strauss II, as well as Pharrell Williams’s ‘Happy’ and the ‘Doctor Who’ theme.

Andy Pidcock presenter/musician

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn conductor/presenter

There will be no interval

Find out more


Check back soon for more great events across the UK!

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