Tayto Park Autism

Tayto Park Autism

As a proud supporter and charity partner of Autism Ireland, Tayto Park is delighted to announce that on Saturday 14th April, €2 from each entry will be donated to Autism Ireland as part of ‘Autism Awareness Day’.

To support and raise awareness for Autism Ireland, the team at Tayto Park will be creating an autism friendly environment in the park from 9am -12pm on April 14th with the intention of allowing families of children with autism to enjoy the facilities.

Small changes at Tayto Park will include no music being played throughout the park, no hand dryers will be turned on and queues for the attractions will be kept to a minimum during this time. For families who require some peace and quiet, Tayto Park will also provide a quiet room on site which will be silent and peaceful on the day.

Guests will be greeted by Tayto Park staff dressed in Autism Ireland branded t-shirts and will have collections throughout the day to raise much needed funds for the charity.

In preparation for this special day, Tayto Park staff have been taking part in annual Autism Awareness training with Autism Ireland. The Autism Ireland team will also be at Tayto Park on the 14th April to assist with all activities throughout the day as well as answering any questions or queries the public might have.

To help parents that are attending on the day, Tayto Park have worked with Autism Ireland to create a social story (a visual guide describing the various social interactions, situations, behaviours and skills that they may encounter on the day) which will detail all attractions open on the day and help children with autism to prepare for the social situation.

Further information is available here: http://www.taytopark.ie/uploads/events/detail/Social_Story_April_2018.pdf

Samantha Judge, CEO of Irish Autism Action said, “Autism Ireland is delighted to collaborate with Tayto Park once again in bringing an autism friendly experience to the park on April 14th. These events are vitally important to create a more inclusive setting and environment for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy a fun day out together. “

Details:

9am – 12pm – from 12pm onwards, there may be longer queues which may affect the customer experience.

Please note:  Zipline Extreme & Tayto Twister Slide will not be open on the day

For more details check out – http://www.taytopark.ie/events/autism-awareness-day-april-14th

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