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September 2018 Newsletter


Hi all. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

  • Tailor Ed Coffee Morning
  • Autism Friendly Play Session

Events specifically for Tailor Ed Families:

  • Tailor Ed Family Ceilidh

Tailor Ed Coffee Morning

Join us on the 20th of September at 10am at The Well Café for an informal coffee morning for parents and carers who are raising children with autism. You do not need to have a referral to Tailor Ed to attend.

This month we will be hearing from a representative from the charity VOCAL about services that families could access. VOCAL supports and empowers unpaid parents/carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian through individual support, information, training and access to services.

Our coffee mornings are a great opportunity to meet and chat to other parents/carers from Edinburgh and some Tailor Ed staff.

This event is free but is ticketed. To book please go to the Eventbrite link. We hope to see you there. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailor-ed-coffee-morning-tickets-49426861072


Autism Friendly Play Session

Our regular autism friendly play session at Time Twisters will run on Wednesday September 26th 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.


Autism Friendly Community Cinema

 We are delighted to be teaming up with Leith Community Cinema to put on an autism friendly screening of Walt Disney’s Coco on the 8th of September from 10:30am-12pm at Pilrig St Paul’s Church 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh EH6 5AH.

The hall will be well-lit with a mixture of natural and artificial light throughout. There is a range of seating for you to choose from chairs, beanbags and cushions. There will be space in the room to get up during the film. Half way through the film there will be a short break for everyone. There is also a quiet room provided that will give your child a chance to relax away from the screening if required. Snacks are available free of charge but feel free to bring your own.

This event is free but ticketed. Rating U, suitable for ages 3+, running time 90 mins with a break during the film.

For tickets please contact Fran contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk

Tailor Ed Family Ceilidh

We’d like to invite all Tailor Ed families to our first every ceilidh at 2:30pm to 4:30pm on the 8th of September 2018. We are working with the wonderful Caroline from Ceilidh kids to put on an autism friendly family ceilidh.

The team will be producing videos of each dance in advance and the steps will be broken down to be more manageable. We will be serving refreshments during the event.


We hope you can join us. This event is free but ticketed so please book in using this Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailor-ed-family-ceilidh-tickets-48327988314 or email Fran at contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk

Fundraise for Tailor Ed!

Fundraising is the life blood of many local charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors.

There are still lots of challenge events that you could sign up to this autumn/winter to help raise money to support Tailor Ed.

Check out our calendar of events here:


Can you let us know if you’re taking part by emailing Fran at fundraising@tailoredfoundation.co.uk

Best wishes from all at Tailor Ed

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