Easy Dressing School Uniforms - autism-friendly - Polo shirts from £5.00, Joggers from £7.00 @ M&S
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Easy Dressing School Uniforms - autism-friendly - Polo shirts from £5.00, Joggers from £7.00 @ M&S

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Found 2nd Aug 2016
New autism-friendly range launched from the 1st August at Marks & Spencer.

Good to see the bigger retailers consider the need for more autism friendly clothing.

70% of autistic children attend regular schools, so there's the need for suitable school uniforms. M&S consulted with professionals working with autistic children, to help create clothing with hidden Velcro fixtures and easy wash fabrics.

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I can't see autism friendly in the description on the website. Does anybody know if these have labels at the neck, as per norm. A lot of autistic children, and the one that I know, will not tolerate clothes labels. good price though

I think it is implied by saying that they have been made in collaboration with NAS (National Autism Society).

Personally, whilst I applaud the sentiment, I don't see that much difference with their normal range. The polo shirts still have buttons, for example... unless they are there for show and you can velcro them underneath

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bixbixbix

I can't see autism friendly in the description on the website. Does … I can't see autism friendly in the description on the website. Does anybody know if these have labels at the neck, as per norm. A lot of autistic children, and the one that I know, will not tolerate clothes labels. good price though



'In collaboration with the National Autistic Society, M&S has created a range of easy-on school uniform to make dressing for school quicker and more comfortable for both parents and children. Shop the range below as well as some of our other great schoolwear products.'

^^ at the top of M&S page

It doesn't specify about labels unfortunately.

zyany

I think it is implied by saying that they have been made in collaboration … I think it is implied by saying that they have been made in collaboration with NAS (National Autism Society). Personally, whilst I applaud the sentiment, I don't see that much difference with their normal range. The polo shirts still have buttons, for example... unless they are there for show and you can velcro them underneath




I think they're there for show, and it's Velcro underneath.

I'm sure I saw a detailed article in the news about this range and how it looks like the standard clothing it's got hidden tricks like 'secret' Velcro and buttons on the top. I'll see if I can find the article.

bixbixbix

I can't see autism friendly in the description on the website. Does … I can't see autism friendly in the description on the website. Does anybody know if these have labels at the neck, as per norm. A lot of autistic children, and the one that I know, will not tolerate clothes labels. good price though



Some of the pictures show sticky labels, instead of fabric ones...

sickly sweet

I think they're there for show, and it's Velcro underneath. I'm sure I … I think they're there for show, and it's Velcro underneath. I'm sure I saw a detailed article in the news about this range and how it looks like the standard clothing it's got hidden tricks like 'secret' Velcro and buttons on the top. I'll see if I can find the article.




I hope you are right. It would be great. I really mourned the long sleeve blouses when they stopped doing velcro for the neck button, for older girls.
From the product description, and zooming in on the pics

Style

Product Shape: Polo shirts
Fit: Regular fit
Fastening: Front button
Sleeve length: Short sleeve
Plan A Cotton

I can't find the article but this has more details

http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/news/2016-07-21-marks-and-spencer.aspx

It states that labels was one of the target changes so it looks promising

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It may just be a listing error. The range has just launched.

See this news article which specifies Velcro .

Judging by this, a limited selection is online, as this news article mentions items not listed online.


EDIT: sickly sweet beat me to it
Edited by: "msmyth" 2nd Aug 2016

zyany

I hope you are right. It would be great. I really mourned the long sleeve … I hope you are right. It would be great. I really mourned the long sleeve blouses when they stopped doing velcro for the neck button, for older girls. From the product description, and zooming in on the picsStyleProduct Shape: Polo shirtsFit: Regular fitFastening: Front buttonSleeve length: Short sleevePlan A Cotton




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zyany

I hope you are right. It would be great. I really mourned the long sleeve … I hope you are right. It would be great. I really mourned the long sleeve blouses when they stopped doing velcro for the neck button, for older girls. From the product description, and zooming in on the picsStyleProduct Shape: Polo shirtsFit: Regular fitFastening: Front buttonSleeve length: Short sleevePlan A Cotton



It looks like it's just what you're looking for

Try having a look on the for sale/for trade forum on here and see if anyone is selling m&s gift vouchers. They usually sell for 80% - 85% of their value so you could save bit of money with very little effort. Do all the usual checks, follow the rules, look at feedback and be safe etc, but it's a simple way to save some pounds.

msmyth

It may just be a listing error. The range has just launched. See this … It may just be a listing error. The range has just launched. See this news article which specifies Velcro .Judging by this, a limited selection is online, as this news article mentions items not listed online. EDIT: sickly sweet beat me to it




I remember reading about the range a few weeks ago and thinking what an excellent idea. Sometimes it's simple changes like labels inside pockets rather than on the waistband and these minor changes can make a huge difference!

I like that the range looks like the standard uniform with the buttons sewn on, even though it's just for show.

They've really thought it through.

I had read about this other range and about the M&S range for older children but mostly baby grows.

Good to see the high street joining in.

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Wish these where out when the 20% off school uniform was still going!

Heat added op.
I don't know any children with autism, but I hope these are helpful for the parents and kids with autism. Great idea and kudos to m and s for developing this range. I hope it's the same price and also put in the sale, just as the other kid stuff is.

Trouble is, easy-on also means easy-off…

Speaking of labels..... Autism! Am I right?? 70% of us have it to a greater or lesser degree. And most of us don't need special clothes... Amiright??

Stubrak

Trouble is, easy-on also means easy-off…



If a child with autism wants to take it off, you want it to be easy off! Trust me, I went through a phase of "hulking" my clothes off as a child - because when you want it off, it's like it's on fire, and you panic

ultra2extreme

Speaking of labels..... Autism! Am I right?? 70% of us have it to a … Speaking of labels..... Autism! Am I right?? 70% of us have it to a greater or lesser degree. And most of us don't need special clothes... Amiright??



No. I hope you're joking. Getting that diagnosis, or "label" turned my life around, it gave me an explanation, a course of action and an understanding that I desperately needed. I'm proud now of who I am, don't cheapen that for others.

Fascinating, I would have never imagined autistic children would be upset by back pockets and labels in trousers. I've learned something today!

Cool though I'd say most infants struggle with buttons also

Where are the seamless socks? Looks like we will wearing our socks inside out again this year.

ultra2extreme

Speaking of labels..... Autism! Am I right?? 70% . And most of us don't … Speaking of labels..... Autism! Am I right?? 70% . And most of us don't need special clothes... Amiright??



No...no....no. Sounds kind of hateful mate.

No more than 1% "of us have it to a greater or lesser degree."
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