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The Rose Hotel
Co. Kerry

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The Rose Hotel advances towards 'Autism Friendly Hotel' status
Steps have included substantial team training and the introduction of dedicated autism friendly dining times
 Mon 13th March 2023

Pictured: Susan Kelly, Nadine Walsh Barbosa, Mark Sullivan, Adam Harris (CEO AsIAm), Lisa Curran (Autism Friendly Tralee), Donald Walsh, Jennifer Dee.

The Rose Hotel is proud to have been recognised for the outstanding contribution it has made so far on its journey towards becoming an Autism Friendly hotel by AsIAm, Ireland's National Autism Charity & Autism Friendly Tralee.

On Tuesday 28th February, Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm, and Lisa Curran of Autism Friendly Tralee presented an award to The Rose Hotel in recognition of the outstanding contribution made already in becoming an Autism Friendly Hotel.

Speaking at the award recognition presentation Jennifer Dee, Duty Manager at The Rose Hotel commented:

“We are delighted to have received this award of recognition on our journey in becoming an Autism Friendly Hotel. The team here have worked very hard in completing the steps so far and are already working on the next phase. It is an honour for us to be part of this fantastic initiative and would encourage more businesses to get involved”.

The hotel has already completed the following steps on its journey to becoming an autism-friendly hotel:

  • Over 40 staff members including front line staff, managers & supervisors have completed a 40-minute online training course.
  • A Social Story has been developed to help guests prepare for a visit to the hotel.
  • Created a sensory-specific activity for our guests which is the availability of a relaxation sensory box.
  • Dedicated specific Autism friendly dining time every Tuesday in the Park Restaurant, between 3 and 5pm

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