This beautiful weather has meant more outdoor visits, so enabling us to continue with our travelogue of places to visit around the South Yorkshire area that are disability friendly.
While the mainly girls trip went to Wentworth, the boys went exploring at Monk Bretton Priory and for those not at Social Eyes the Green Team went out delivering Easter eggs and Easter activity packs.
The Priory of Monk Bretton was founded in the year 1154 and belonged, as with St Johns, to the mighty, French order of Cluny, whose members followed the Rule of St Benedict, from the 6th Century. Barnsley MBC’s Museums Education Officer has put together a multi-media education program to help schoolchildren learn more about the priory. There are information panels, edited by English Heritage, on site for daytime visitors.
As some of you know I have the privilege of helping with an open-age football league for adults with learning difficulties and autism called the SYACL and with a disability service provision in Rotherham called Social Eyes.
This week ahead is World Autism Awareness Week so I’ll be running 7k cycling 7k and walking 7k for Social Eyes.
The 7 represents the fact that 1 in 100 folk in the UK has some form of autism – 700,000 people.
A busy end to the week at both hubs with outdoor tidying and painting up at Harding followed by a visit to Wentworth Garden Centre. A quick visit to Keepmoat Stadium and more deliveries to homebound friends.
This coming week it is World Autism Awareness Week, 29th March – 4th April, and we will be featuring activities during the week.
The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly tough for many autistic people and their families. Services have closed and many people have been left stranded. The ever-changing guidelines and restrictions can be confusing to understand and extremely difficult to implement for autistic people with high support needs.