Autism Friendly City Centre
Glasgow welcomes millions of visitors each year to work, stay, visit and shop. Data recorded on footfall counters located at key strategic points along the Style Mile indicate that in 2016 alone over 55 million people visited the city centre.
An autism friendly city centre provides an opportunity for the Council and the business community to promote the city centre as an inclusive, family friendly location whilst helping create a city where there is fairness, diversity and equality for all. Today, Autism affects 1 in 100 people in the UK.
Currently, 16 organisations, including shopping centre/transport hubs/ major events, have signed up to our project which we will see officially launched in April 2018.
The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) which is run by Glasgow City Council provides Autism awareness training opportunities for Glasgow City Council staff, other agencies, parents, carers and stakeholders.
Autism Network Scotland also provides a hub of resources and useful information.