A Visual Story for People with Autism

Published: 10th January 2020

At The Customs House we are proud to bring fantastic arts experiences to people in the North East.

In November we were pleased to share a visual story for visitors who might be helped to have an even better pantomime experience at our pantomime ‘Snow White’. And now we want to share a visual story about visiting a theatre performance. Click the link to load the resource Seeing a show at The Customs House theatre

What is a Visual Story?

Visual stories can be helpful for people with autism. They share information in a way that is easy to understand. They can be used to help prepare someone for a new experience. Sophia Ainsworth prepared this social story to help you feel prepared for your visit. We hope this helps even more people to enjoy their visit to The Customs House.

“Social stories can open up more opportunities for autistic people. They are a great way to help remove anxieties associated with new places. We use social stories as part of our holiday preparation pack at Spectrum Holidays and know how helpful they can be.” Sophia Ainsworth

We are sure visitors will join us in thanking Sophia Ainsworth. Her time and expertise will make a positive difference to families coming to The Customs House. We also wish her every success in her business Spectrum Holidays. fun sensory holidays for families all across the spectrum.