That’s according to a Facebook survey by autism campaigner Anna Kennedy.

Families said that the rejection made their child feel upset and isolated.

Despite the clubs excluding them, more than 70 per cent of parents said their child has a special talent or hobby.

Kennedy, 57, from London, organised the survey. Her sons Angelo, 24, and Patrick, 27, have autism.

She said the survey was a response to “many parents” telling her that clubs had turned them away because of their child’s autism.

Clubs ‘should look at reasonable adjustments’

Kennedy wrote an email to Autism Eye. She said that clubs “should look at what reasonable adjustments or accommodations they should make for potential and actual members and guests”. Click here to read the article by Autism Eye