Life in public with an autistic child
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'If he has a meltdown, people are just so quick to judge'

The National Autistic Society has told 5 live that many crowded venues could still do more to help people with autism.

There are signs that things are changing - Sunderland AFC has become the first Premier League club to install a sensory room, and the Cheshire Oaks shopping centre is about to launch an autism-friendly evening.

Liverpool is hoping to become the first autism-friendly city.

5 live's Jim Taylor went to the city's John Lennon Airport to meet Jen Smales (pictured), whose son Oliver is autistic, and Yvonne Crowhurst from the charity Autism Together.

This clip is originally from 5 live Daily on Thursday 4 February 2014.

  • 04 Feb 2016
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