Autism Anglia is working with the NHS to provide an ‘autism friendly’ space for Covid-19 vaccinations in Colchester, Essex for 5-12 year olds.

The event is being held in Colchester, Essex on Saturday 21st May 2022, 10.30am - 3pm.

The event will be supported by the experienced team at Autism Anglia and will offer an autism friendly environment to help autistic individuals, their families and carers feel as comfortable as possible. 

They are working with the NHS to make adjustments to reduce stress and sensory input. Staff from the charity’s Advocacy Team will be available for support and reassurance throughout the day.

The service is available to ages five to twelve residing in North East Essex. Spaces will need to be booked in advance, this is to ensure more time is given to individuals that need it and there will be less need to queue.

Other adjustments offered on the day for those with autism or co-morbid conditions will include:

  • Tailored communication methods
  • Visual aids/social story
  • Reduced environmental stimuli  
  • NHS staff wearing plain clothes
  • Relaxed appointments

Click here to book your appointment

Information about the exact location will be given out once you have booked your place.

For further information please call 01206 577678 or email [email protected]