Marymead Autism Centre is grateful for the businesses in the Canberra community who have embraced inclusive practices and have agreed to hold Access Days. They provide opportunities for guests on the Autism Spectrum, along with their families and friends, to enjoy entry to activities outside of the regular opening hours. The aim is to develop resilience in the children and to promote integration for both the families and the businesses.
Depending on the activity, some modifications will be made to accommodate people on the Autism spectrum. To assist the community in building their
capacity to accommodate people on the Autism spectrum, the Marymead Autism Centre also provides training to staff on 'Understanding the Autism
The current businesses who are part of the Access Day program are:
- Flip Out (1st Sunday of the month)
- Bloc Haus (2nd Sunday of the month)
- Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing (4th Sunday of the month)
- Dendy Cinemas (once a month on a Saturday)
- Questacon (Sunday 8 September)
- Dickson Aquatic Centre
- HOYTS (Woden)
- Limelight Cinema (Tuggeranong)
- National Gallery of Australia (last Sunday of the month)
- National Zoo and Aquarium
- Quizzic Alley
- Revolution CD
- Royal Australian Mint (Saturday 11 January)
- The Athletes Foot
If you are a business and would like to be a part of this initiative, please contact us.
Access Days are currently funded with assistance from NDIS through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) and from a grant
from the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund:
Marymead Autism Centre was the recipient of the Commendation Award for “Innovation in Design to Create Inclusion of People with Disability” at
the ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards for our Access Days program on Thursday 6 December 2018.