CYD? aims to take a progressive and proactive approach to neurodiversity & sensory sensitivities, which may cause people to feel overwhelmed at events.
We appreciate that, at times, CYD? events will have high levels of sensory input particularly with regards to noise. Due to the nature of the event it is not possible for us to reduce the volume of our classes and performances but we hope that providing sensory expectations will help visitors to prepare accordingly. Use of sensory aids such as ear defenders are always welcome.
The busiest times at each event will be during the Masterclasses, College Performance & Competition, please see the times below:-
9.30am – 10.10am, 10.20am – 11.00am, 11.10am – 11.50pm, 12.30pm – 1.10pm, 1.20pm – 2.00pm, 2.10pm – 2.50pm.
College Performance Time:- 12pm
Competition & Awards Time:- 3.20pm – 5:00pm
We also acknowledge that those with autism and other neurodiverse conditions may feel more comfortable attending a CYD? event with a clear routine for the day and a knowledge of venue they are attending in advance. To help with this forward planning we have collated below accessibility information for each of our venues including pictures of the inside and outside. We have also included a blank timetable for you to personalise your event day and include notes of any rest breaks, sensory support etc you may need.
Download a blank Timetable/Schedule HERE
Our events are taking place on the following dates:-
- 2nd April – Glasgow – The SEC Glasgow
- 30th April – Norwich – UAE, Sportspark
- 7th May – Newcastle – Sport Central, University of Northumbria
- 21st May – Worcester – University of Worcester Arena
- 28th May – Masterclass Games – The ACC Liverpool
- 11th June – Sheffield – EIS Sheffield
- 25th June – Nottingham – David Ross Sports Village Nottingham
- 14th & 15th October – The CYD? Super Convention – ECL & ACC Liverpool
- 12th November – Northern Ireland Dance Experience – Eikon Belfast
– Masterclass Games
This page was made in collaboration with Katie at Not Alone Mentoring. For more information on the work she is doing to support students and teachers with autism and ADHD in arts education please visit her website – www.notalonementoring.com
For more information please email us
Please click HERE for our disability Policy