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Club Doncaster staff become autism aware

2 April 2020

Club Doncaster staff have been completing training with Autism Plus to become more autism aware.

Following the introduction of the highly important quiet rooms at the Keepmoat Stadium during the 2018/19 season, Club Doncaster and Doncaster Rovers have been working with Thorne-based charity Autism Plus to continue to make strides to ensure those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis can feel comfortable while attending a football or rugby match.

The work began at the start of the season with an autism-friendly guide to the stadium which can be viewed here.

Since then, Club Doncaster has identified rooms in each stand to act as a designated quiet room should a supporter need to access one and a small number of ear defenders have been made available to borrow by the grounds staff.

Staff from across Club Doncaster including Rovers, Dons, Belles, Rovers Academy, The Foundation and the Club Doncaster Sports College have completed training with Autism Plus to better understand what challenges someone with a diagnosis might face when coming to the stadium and how to better support those that need it.

The club has continued to make plans for the future and is working on recommendations from Autism Plus to indroduce sensory packs. 

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