West Lothian 'autistic prom' offers kids unable to attend school special experience

A West Lothian charity is offering children with additional needs the chance to attend their own high school prom.

Taking place at Mercure Hotel in Livingston on July 5, children who may have missed out on the special event, will be able to attend a prom of their own.

Diversified are organising the event named 'Under the Sea Autistic Prom' and is aiming it at children who have either struggled to attend school, were home-schooled, or may have struggled at a typical prom.

Writing on social media ahead of the event, Diversified said: "Our second event coming up is our autistic prom.

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"Our Under The Sea Autistic Prom is the first of its kind for autistic young people who have struggled to attend school.

"Whether your young person has had challenges to attend school, have been home-educated, or have missed out on their school prom for other reasons, our autistic prom gives them the opportunity to be with like-minded peers who just get it.

"Wear whatever you're comfortable in, walk the red carpet, enjoy some tasty food and join us for an evening to remember!"

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Tickets cost £20 each and those attending have to be over the age of 16 with the minimum age requirement being 18. You can find out more here.