As part of Autism Awareness Month, Walsall College students held a one-day event at its Wisemore Campus to spread awareness of the autism spectrum.
Students had the opportunity to collect a free copy of ‘Autism – Another Perspective’, a book containing a series of comic strips that shows how people on the spectrum think and feel in a range of social situations.
Inspired by their own experiences, the book was written and designed by HND Graphic Design student David Parkins and Sophie Ward (BTEC Art and Design)
Autism West Midlands were also at the event and offered information and advice about their befriending and advice services in Walsall.
Designed by Level 2 Child Care students, free autism awareness badges were also on offer and visitors had the chance to meet other students who have experiences with autism.
Helen Griffiths, Student Experience officer at Walsall College commented, “The students did a tremendous job in organising the event, which turned out to be a fantastic success.
It was an ideal opportunity for student to learn more about those on the spectrum and to break down misconceptions about a condition that is often misunderstood. We hope to organise more events such as this in future.”
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