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Burton Albion match dedicated to autism awareness

27 March 2023

Cheltenham Town's home match against Burton Albion this Saturday will be dedicated to raising awareness for supporters with autism.

It will be National Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, 2 April, so to help spread awareness and celebrate our disabled supporters, our Sky Bet League One fixture against Burton will have measures in place to support autistic fans in attendance at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium. 

Further information of additional services will also be released during the week as well.

As stated by the National Autistic Society, many autistic people experience difficulties with processing sensory information, which can make situations such as football matches difficult.

This season, Club Ambassador Noah Millington has been working alongside our supporter liason team to explore the matchday experience for children with special needs. Noah attends Alderman Knight School, a mixed special school, and he has been using his experiences at the club to share with his fellow pupils and teachers at the school through assemblies and notice boards.  

A number of Alderman Knight pupils, as well as students from the National Star College will also be in attendance at the match, and we'd like to give them a big welcome ahead of their trip to Cheltenham.

The club would like to thank the Cheltenham Town SLO team for their support, and we'd like to remind fans they have an information hut in the main car park where they can provide disability assistance to supporters.

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