What have we been up to of late I hear you asking, well we have been busy fundraising, planning and deciding on menus. Menus is the tough one, how do we please everybody, we must get this right, sensory sensitivity plays a huge part in public places and can often be the cause of meltdowns, our research has shown that families avoid such places to minimise stress to their loved one, we can never change Autism but we can at least try and do something to help.
A place families can come for a meal without sensory overload and enjoy family time together, family time is something that can often be lacking, this is why it is vital we get this right.
So our plans are to have a versatile diverse menu, a place when you can phone or book online the meal you would like at a time that suits and when you arrive your meal is ready, no long waiting times. A menu that you can choose from and mix and match on sectional plates, a place where you can relax in a sensory room if it’s all a little overwhelming and a place families feel accepted, no staring, no ignorant comments. No words of advice such as ‘ that child needs a damn good smack’! Yes I had that one on more than one occasion it’s just as well I’m a civilised human being and didn’t respond by giving them a damn good slap!
Our passion is Autism, we live it we embrace it and we are looking forward to extending our ‘ASD family’ and making new friendships. To be there with a knowing smile and a helping hand. We know the struggles you face and the despair you feel sometimes, we have been there. We are still there! But knowing your not alone can go along way.
Every person on the spectrum is as unique as they are amazing.
So with that in mind we are busy beavering away building ‘the dream’
Oh and we are putting our glad rags on and dolling ourselves up as The Courier Newspaper has heard our story and is running an exclusive. the Courier Believes in AuTasty and that is amazing. X