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Understanding disability

Supported by National Autistic Society

Step 1
Identify the need

What would you do?

Explore our personal reactions and judgements towards situations and how more understanding, care and respect can go a long way.

15 mins
Indoors

Equality ball

Step into the shoes of somebody with different abilities in a game of volleyball like no other.


30 mins
Indoors / Outdoors

How do you see the world?

Try to draw your partner’s thoughts and learn about how people with sensory differences see the world.

30 mins
Indoors

Overwhelming art

Create colourful collages to show how it feels for someone to be overwhelmed and think about what we can all do to help.

30 mins
Indoors

Spot the difference

Find the ‘overwhelming’ differences in these pictures and think about how such small changes could have a big impact.

30 mins
Indoors

 

Unspoken rules

Can you work out the rules of a new game as you play it? Think about how society’s unspoken rules can hold people back.

10 mins
Indoors / Outdoors

 

Step 2
Plan action

 

How autism friendly are you?      

Assess your meeting place, then plan to make it even better.

 

35 mins
Indoors

Write a letter, make a difference 

Write to your MP to shine a light on challenges disabled people face in your community.   

                       

30 mins
Indoors

 

Meet the local supporters            

Arrange to visit a local disability service and get their perspective on what needs to change.

 

1 hour
Indoors/Outdoors

 

The autism friendly charter         

Share your understanding with the community and tell them how to support autistic people.                   

30 mins
Indoors

 

Plan a befriending day                 

Plan an inclusive and welcoming day to show your community that your group is open to everyone.      

1 hour 30 mins
Indoors

 

Journey for autism-friendly change

Work together to plan all the parts of the journey towards a more autism-friendly community. Which barriers will you change?

30 mins
Indoors

 

Upcoming resources

 

Step 3
Take action

Launching
early 2020

Step 4
Learn and make more change

Launching
mid 2020

Step 5
Tell the world

Launching
mid 2020

Themes

Protecting our environment

 
 

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Ending homelessness

 
 
 

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Supporting refugees and displaced children

 

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Better mental health for all

 
 

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Kindness in every community

 

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