I help run a parents support group for parents of children with autism and Asperger's and as part of that we had a representative from the Council come who is responsible for the leisure strategy in [town] and we were very keen to put forward our views as parents that there is very little in terms of special educational needs leisure facilities. There’s no holiday clubs for children with special needs, there is nothing like that. A lot of the pools in [town] have split changing rooms and no family changing rooms which means that once Tyler becomes eight, he needs to go into a changing room on his own. That is just not possible. He just won’t do it. He will get distracted. It won’t be that he can’t do it it will be that be that he will in there and he will wander round and he will think oh showers great fun and stand in the shower. It just won’t happen.
So we have put all those issues to her and she is considering those as part of the strategy. So we raised a number of other issues, you know there should be holiday clubs for special needs children, there should be trampolining if we want it. And Tyler loved that. And it is such a shame that he can’t do that any more. They need to accommodate the growing number of children with special educational needs in [town] so we put that forward as our views.