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Support Services


Our support services are designed to offer more informal support to Tailor Ed families and the wider autism community by providing more inclusive social and play opportunities.

Families of children with autism can feel socially isolated and can struggle to access services that can accommodate both the parents’ need for social inclusion and the needs of children with autism.

We provide as many social opportunities as possible for families to meet other parents on our coffee mornings and evenings, through our Dads’ Group and through events such as Mums’ Nights.

For families we provide autism friendly play sessions at a soft play centre within Edinburgh and autism friendly dining sessions in partnership with the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh.

To make them more accessible, our events are organised by taking into account the feedback we receive from families, therefore we vary event times and venues.  Our up-coming events are advertised both on our social media as well as in our latest newsletter.


Coffee mornings and evenings

These are a great opportunity to catch up with Tailor Ed staff and to meet new parents in an informal setting.






Download leaflet here TAILOR ED COFFEE MORNINGS


Autism friendly soft play sessions

The venue will be closed to the general public, but siblings are welcome to attend. A member of Tailor Ed staff will be present at these sessions. For details and upcoming sessions, please check our newsletter. We have a small budget to help those families who would like to attend these autism friendly play sessions but who need assistance to cover the entrance fee. Complete the form below and return it to us and we will be in touch.


Download application for assistance with costs here Time twisters assistance with cost








Autism Friendly Dining Sessions

On one Sunday each month, 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 which is redeemable against your meal.

Tel. 0131 260 3000 to find out when the next session is being held (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


Dads’ group

Currently we have a group running just for Dads which is informal gathering, usually in a pub and a chance for dads meet up with other dads who have a child referred to Tailor Ed. Hosted by one of our male project workers this offers dads a chance to relax and the opportunity to build an informal support network. It is important to us that dads feel included in the support received from Tailor Ed.

If you would like to be added to the poll, or to be added to our Dad’s mailing list then please contact Pete at pete@tailoredfoundation.co.uk






Download leaflet here TAILOR ED DADS GROUP


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