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Edinburgh Fringe Society to offer sensory kits for audiences with autism

The Fringe Society's sensory backpacks include a fidget toy, stress relievers, ear defenders and a list of relaxed performances
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People with autism going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are being offered free kits filled with items to help them relax in stressful or intense situations.

The sensory backpacks feature a fidget toy, earplugs, a water bottle, stress relievers and ear defenders, as well as a list of relaxed performances at the fringe.

They are being offered by the Fringe Society as a way of helping to make the fringe as enjoyable and stress-free as possible for people on the autism spectrum.

The backpacks are available in two sizes, for children and adults, and are can be borrowed free of charge from the main Fringe Shop on the Royal Mile, as well as a number of other locations across the city.

They are being made available on a first come, first served basis throughout August.