Here at The Shippey Campaign, we often talk about UNDERSTANDING Autism when it comes to raising awareness. That is the hardest part and the part that is incredibly lacking when it comes to talking about Autism. Before our eldest child was born it was just a word to us. We had heard it before, but … More Do you UNDERSTAND Autism?
Having three sons with Autism, we knew from day one that life would have its challenges for us as a family. And it does. Society is gradually becoming more and more aware of Autism and what it means, but we still have a massive lack in understanding. When we talk about understanding, we talk about … More It’s Autistic Pride Day
As many of you know, we have been in communication with Wembley Stadium since 2015. We were thrilled when we quickly received a wonderfully positive response from their (now former) ‘Head of Wembley Guest Services’ Matt Lynch. Having maintained contact with personnel at Wembley since then…we are now thrilled to read this quote today (1st … More Wembley Makes A Commitment!
As the festive season approaches, we like to take stock as to how over the past year our charity has progressed and how our idea/concept for Sensory Viewing Rooms in sporting stadia is gathering momentum. After nearly 4 years of progression since we started, we are absolutely bowled over. We are creating a domino effect! … More More and more coming on board!
Well, what a week! We travelled to Scotland on Monday to start the sensory viewing room ball rolling at Celtic Park…and on Friday, we end the week with a sensory viewing room at Anfield! We visited Liverpool FC in February 2016 where we were met with very enthusiastic staff…and this year we returned to perform … More Liverpool FC Is Next!
We are delighted to be able to share the wonderful news with you that Celtic FC Foundation are making plans to develop a sensory viewing room at Celtic Park! We met with Donna-Marie Henry and Conor O’ Boyle from Celtic FC Foundation yesterday to have a look at the space and give ideas as to … More Calling All Celtic FC Fans! A Sensory Viewing Room Is On It’s Way!
We are delighted to have supported Crystal Palace who applied for the sensory room grant through our partnership with The Premier League, BT and Lords Taverners! The Eagles have provided two rooms; a room on ground level and a viewing room which is also used as a TV broadcasting suit. It has been an absolute … More Caring Crystal Palace Cranks Up Accessibility!
We are delighted to share this video from Arsenal with you all! If any of our followers and supporters get a chance to use the room or even pay a visit to it, you’ll not be disappointed!
It is with great pleasure and pride that we can announce that after working with Arsenal, they have come out tops and have created an amazing sensory viewing facility! Having met Alun Francis at the CAFE conference in October 2015 and then meeting Luke Howard at the Beyond Sport Summit in October 2016, our explaination … More Awesome Arsenal Accepts Autism!
At Sunderland AFC, our first match of the season kicks off tomorrow evening, where we welcome Derby County, and again, we will be hosting more supporters in the Nathan Shippey Sensory Room! It’s always an exciting time to meet new families who benefit from the rooms that we are encouraging clubs to provide. I am … More A Great Season Ahead For Fans With Sensory Difficulties