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Our Work With Playstival

We at AsIAm can’t wait for Playstival in three days time. Having worked with them since January we’re very excited to see our collaboration come to life!

Here is All You Need to Know About The Weekend

It will take place from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th, 9-6 both days in Airfield Estate, Dundrum. The festival will be two days of hands-on play and discovery, food, and music. The fun will feature imaginative play universes, a family sports day, science shows and Lego model building. For the more expressive children there will be  children’s creative writing and dance lessons and face-painting. The full range of activities is available in our accessible map below!

 

To ensure neurodiverse children and parents get the most out of their festival experience, AsIAm is collaborating with Playstival. Members of the AsIAm Community can get €1 off their tickets for limited time by using the code here. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The following provisions will be available on the recommendation of AsIAm:

Firstly, assistance dogs are welcome onsite, so there’s no need to leave your handy four legged companions at home. AsIAm has also ensured on-site staff receive training for autism friendly service. This includes our accessibility guide; required reading for anyone hoping to make an event autism friendly! There will be a separate entry and queuing system, so let Playstival entry staff know you have registered for support! Signage regarding neurodiversity will be available throughout the site to help. Make sure you stop to take a look at the education posters available across the festival!

AsIAm will also provide a dedicated sensory friendly chill out zone in Airfield House and this low-lit calm space will be open to anyone who would like to take time out from the busy festival atmosphere. The AsIAm team will also be on hand to chat about all things Autism.

Everyone registering for support will get a coloured wristband as seen below.

Additionally, Airfield Estate is wheelchair accessible. Blue badge parking is available but are limited parking spaces onsite. We note, however, for Wheelchair users, that many of Playstival’s activities will be ran in grass fields.

**Please note: Registration is necessary so we can facilitate your needs the best we can. To avail of this support you will need to pre-register at hello@playstival.ie

For more information about supports available check here.

 

by - 7 August, 2019

Last updated by - August 7, 2019

in Accessibility, Arts and Culture, Family Life, Sensory Processing, Supports

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