The recently launched Autism packs have been well received with Exeter City supporters.
The club teamed up with the Junior Grecians and the Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association, who have kindly sponsored the packs to help make the matchday experience more enjoyable and comfortable for young supporters with Autism.
Mum Donna Holmes, who was one of the first to make use of the new packs had the following to say in an email to the club:
"I just wanted to say thank you very much for the autism pack on behalf of my son Riley. We thought it was brilliant and that the wording on the lanyard was really appropriate to the condition of autism.
"We are looking forward to bringing Riley to the next match at St James Park with his ear defenders and bag which he loves.
"Many thanks once again for recognising the difficulties associated with the autistic spectrum and for helping our son enjoy his match day experience a bit more."
This feedback was typical of the response the Autism packs have received so far, with supporters leaving positive messages on Twitter.
The world will be an easier place for our children with acceptance & awareness with gestures like this. So lucky to have such an amazing supportive football team ,caring staff and a genuinely supportive captain who all go above and beyond for our younger generation.@jaketaylor25 pic.twitter.com/SGFvlGo5jX— Katie Beedell (@KBeedell) October 28, 2019
I am so proud to support this football club. Another incredible initiative https://t.co/webVNsgmom— Elliot🇦🇹 (@ElliotECFC) October 17, 2019
Proud to support Exeter looking towards the future and helping people enjoy football to the max!— Exeter City Polls (@ExeterCityPolls) October 17, 2019
The packs are for supporters who have Autism or a condition on the Autism Spectrum and aim to help make their matchday experience more enjoyable and comfortable.
The items will come complete with an Exeter City draw string bag and includes the following:
- Autism Awareness ID Card with lanyard, which can be shown to matchday staff and stewards for when asking for assistance when visiting St James Park.
- An easy to follow stadium guide.
- Noise-cancelling Ear Defenders (if required).
- Fidget spinner.
Click here to find out more about the Autism packs.