As part of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, we spoke to Bears' spinner Danny Briggs about how the new sensory rooms at Edgbaston are helping his young autistic son come and watch him play.
Two new sensory spaces – in the South and RES Wyatt stands – were opened ahead of last season as part of our Edgbaston for Everyone inclusivity pledge.
Briggs’ young son Stan is one of the children who’ve enjoyed spending time in the sensory rooms.
The eight-year-old is diagnosed autistic with a PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) profile. It means he struggles with routine and everyday expectations that other children and families take for granted.
Without the sensory rooms Stan would struggle to watch his daddy play for the Bears.