Martin Shaw wrote:good luck with the fundraising
The92ForAutism wrote:Martin Shaw wrote:good luck with the fundraising
Thanks Martin, I had a big speech prepared but the forum doesn’t allow me to post it ..
Basically Anne Matthews & Mansfield have donated to me a Stags Voucher for me to raffle off for a Stags fan to win 2 match day tickets.
If fans want to enter then that’s great as I will raise for money for the 3 organisations.
Follow the steps to enter the competition as mentioned by clicking on my Twitter link above.
Thanks for your support.
The92ForAutism wrote:Wow .. thank you Iliketrains so much for your support and thank you for that post as it is an insight into how you cope in the everyday world and at football, including your coping strategies.
Can I ask how the autism diagnosis came about? as you mentioned it wasn’t until later in life.
I think there is 5 clubs that I know of that have a sensory room, which out of 92 clubs shows as you mentioned that a lot of clubs are not aware of how to help providing an area of support in their stadiums to assist people on the spectrum.
Sunderland, who I support have one for the last couple of seasons and they have allowed me access for when I visit for my fundraising event which is good of them & it is something that I am going to take advantage of in the future to take my 9 year old autistic son to a game in the sensory room.
Thank you again for your support, I will be posting updates on the donation page plus my Facebook & Twitter
Dan wrote:Notts County have got a proper sensory room, it's one of the executive boxes that they turned into it as it's soundproof & all closed in.
As stated. The sensory room at Mansfield, whilst a step in the right direction still doesn't satisfy the duties and responsibilities to people of all ages with autism and it doesn't fulfill the criteria required in order to comply fully with the Equality Act 2010 for autistic football fans.
sw19stag wrote:Why do you like trains?
They must be your worst nightmare.
The One wrote:Hands up . Who read all that
Iliketrains wrote:The One wrote:Hands up . Who read all that
It's there for information purposes on an autism thread so obviously relevant. Whether you read it or not is ultimately of no consequence to me as clearly you aren't interested in autism and thus won't take anything positive from what i've posted or what Ian is doing re: his fundraising and awareness drive.
At the risk of me hijacking this thread with hefty posts and perhaps alienating people and thus hindering Ians cause, i will sign off by thanking all you open minded Stags fans out there who have read this thread and not judged and by encouraging everyone to keep an eye on Ians progress and donate.
I shall have my donation in on Thursday when i get paid next Ian. Only a few days of skintness to go for me! I wanted to wait as i wanted to give a bit more than just a random couple of quid. I'll visit the gofundme page on Thursday and make my donation.
I see you are starting your mammoth trek from Vale Park which ironically has to be my favourite away day as the place is massive for a league 2 ground. No need to be pre booking empty seats there. There are thousands of them!
Finally Ian i'm not sure if you will be keeping a record of what each club gives you to raffle off but i would be very interested to hear of any that don't donate anything at all. If any. I'm currently in the middle of writing a book (you'd never have guessed ) about my experiences of being a football fan with autism over the years and donating 10% of any sales to the National Autistic Society. If there ARE any sales that is. I'm trying to knock it out for Christmas so that there is viable literary alternative to Rylans life story
This kind of information would help me with my research but i will leave that totally up to you whether you want to come back on after the challenge and let us know how it went and which clubs were most / least helpful.
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