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New online guide published for visitors with autism

5 January 2017

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A new online guide has been published designed specifically for visitors to Parliament who are on the autistic spectrum.

Advice is now available in a number of short stories to ensure that visitors with autism are well prepared for what they will see, do and hear during their time at Westminster.

Whether visitors are coming to take a tour, listen to a debate or sit in on a committee meeting, this step by step guide aims to reassure and encourage visitors and their companions to explore and enjoy Parliament by explaining how the building functions.

This online guide was compiled following extensive research, collaboration and consultation with stakeholders including The National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism, and aims to support visitors who wish to discover more about how Parliament works and the many services offered.

Parliament is open to everyone and there are many ways to visit from taking a tour, visiting as part of a school group or coming into meet your MP. Ticketed tours are available on Saturdays throughout the year and most weekdays when the Houses are not sitting.