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Windsor Castle receives an Autism Friendly Award for the second time

Release date: Monday, 2 April 2018

Windsor Castle has been awarded with an Autism Friendly Award from the National Autistic Society for the second time, in recognition of the Castle's commitment to making its facilities as accessible as possible for visitors on the autism spectrum. The Castle was one of the first cultural heritage sites in the UK to receive the award when it was launched in 2016.

The Castle has been recognised for its provision of advance visitor information on the Royal Collection Trust website, including maps and photographs to guide visitors around the Castle as well as information on quieter times to visit, easy access through visitor routes and support for visitors during queuing and security. Accessibility training and the high level of disability awareness among front line staff at the Castle has also been commended.

In December 2017, a theatrical performance for families with children on the autism spectrum was held at the Castle for the first time. Families enjoyed a short relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty in the magnificent Waterloo Chamber once the Castle had closed to visitors for the day.

Information on Windsor Castle for visitors with autism is available here.