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June 2018 Newsletter


Hi all,

We have an array of events coming up. These are open to all.

  • Tailor Ed Coffee Morning and
  • Autism Friendly Play Sessions
  • Autism Friendly Quiet Hour at Hard Rock Café

Events specifically for Tailor Ed Families:

  • Ride a Bike Workshop
  • Tailor Ed Family Day

Tailor Ed Coffee Morning

This month our coffee morning theme will focus on leisure opportunities for families raising children with autism. We will be discussing Tailor Ed social events as well as taking through events in Edinburgh and the Lothians during the summer months and beyond.

Join us on the 21st of June from 10am to 12pm at The Well Café, Nicholson Square.

This event is free but is ticketed. To book please go to the Eventbrite link. We hope to see you there.



Autism Friendly Play Session

Our regular autism friendly play session at Time Twisters will run on Wednesday June 27th from 4pm-6pm. Time Twisters is at Unit 5, Catalyst Park, 2B Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ.

These sessions are held to create a less busy play session for children and families who may find it difficult to access mainstream provisions.

These sessions are closed to the general public but siblings and friends are welcome to attend. A member of Tailor Ed staff will be present at these sessions.

These sessions cost £5.25 per child (adults enter for free). For families who want to attend but need help with the cost, we have a small budget available for this. Please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk for a form.


Quiet Hour dining at the Hard Rock Café


On Sunday the 17th of June the Hard Rock Café will open for a Quiet Hour from 11am until 12.


Numbers are limited so it won’t get too busy and the restaurant is closed to the general public for this time.  Music will be quieter, there will be space for children to move around and an area to relax in if required.  You are able to pre-order food (and drinks) to avoid waiting.

Families are also welcome to bring their own food, cutlery etc. if that will help their child enjoy the experience.

Space is limited so booking is essential. A £5 deposit is required at the time of booking.

Tel. 0131 260 3000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


Ride a Bike Workshop (advance booking required)

We are pleased to let you know that we are running our workshop for parents who want to teach their child to ride a bike. This will be run by our Project Workers Kate and Pete and will consist of two sessions:

The first session is just for parents/carers and will be held on Thursday 14th of June at our office from 10am-12pm or at night on the 14th of June at 6:30pm. Our office is at 27 Maritime Lane, EH6 6SD. At this first session we will go through the practicalities of teaching your child to ride a bike and how to decide if your child is ready, as well as watching some videos of the basic exercises we will be using.

The second session is for parents/carers and their children to practice riding a bike. This session will be on Saturday the 16th of June between 10am-2pm at the Edinburgh Academy Junior School grounds in Cannonmills (free parking will be available). Kate and Pete will be on hand to help you teach your child and practice the various exercises.

Places on this workshop must be booked by using this link and are only open to those with a Tailor Ed referral: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailor-ed-ride-a-bike-workshop-tickets-45514942418

or you can book by calling on 0131 624 8970. More details will be provided at the first session.


Tailor Ed Family Day!

We hope to see you at this year’s fun family day. Last year’s event was a great success and all of the children really enjoyed it.

We are really looking forward to it and it would be great to see you there. This will be on Sunday 24th of June from 1pm until 4 pm and will be held at Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 6NE.

We’ll have a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor games for the children, snacks, sensory table, indoor crafts, toys and more. This website will give you directions to the church wither by car, on foot or on the bus: https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-Broughton_St_Mary_Church-Scotland-efsite_4cc40d3f80624688e31d342f-402

Please RSVP as soon as you can so we have an idea of numbers for catering and crafts. Please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk to confirm or contact your Project Worker.



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