The Old Post Office Art & Therapy Centre

We have been given ‘The Autism Friendly Award’

We have been given ‘The Autism Friendly Award’

We are delighted to have been given ‘The Autism Friendly Award’ which we are proud of in the Centre here because not only are we offering a Counselling and Movement Therapy service for those on the Autism Spectrum but we run specific Art & Photography classes too and we would love to hear from autistic people and their families in the community about any other activities or events they would appreciate and enjoy having us run here.

Autism is a lifelong disability that affects how people communicate and experience the world. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Many people will have learning disabilities, mental health issues and other conditions too. All people on the spectrum can learn, develop and find ways to enjoy their life without such deep stress about feeling different and experiencing how others do not understand them.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining any of our groups, if you are seeking therapy or if you just want to have some time in a quiet space to chill, to write or to read, maybe enjoy a coffee with a friend !

Dear Karen:

Iam pleased to inform you that The Old Post Office Art and Therapy Centre has received the Autism Friendly Award.

Having reviewed the application and your website I thought that it was good mainly because:

  • You have a flexible approach to the people who take part in your sessions as demonstrated by the approach to the autistic woman who took part in your talk on dementia.
  • You adjust the environment of your gallery through lowering your lighting and if necessary keeping noise levels down.
  • You understand the need for having some things the same in a room as a useful foundation for people on the spectrum.
  • You provide a clear statement for your Expressive Painting for adults with additional needs and parents/carers that you are autism friendly. On that note I like that you use a captioned video as part of the information for your Expressive Painting for adults with additional needs and parents/carers. (…)

Leo Capella
Autism Access Specialist
www.autism.org.uk