Supporting people to understand autism
Beth has always been an inspirational speaker, and now she wants to use her skills to support others to understand autism. As part of her person centred plan, Beth would like to earn a paid role using her presenting skills.
Surrey Choices colleague, Janet Creighton, supported to Beth create a two hour presentation around autism. The presentation included different topics such as; What is it like to have autism? Transition into adulthood, Employment and autism and much more.
The presentation is for colleagues and people they support, both inside and outside of Surrey Choices, to know how they can understand and better support someone with autism. Beth also teamed up with Mike Leat from Communication People, to join in and create some training leaflets as part of a wider team.
The outcome so far is that the presentation is being presented to colleagues across different social care settings. Janet is delighted with the progress and how this project is having a positive impact on Beth.
“Beth is really excited to be delivering the training program herself. She has really enjoyed being part of a wider team to support others in the understanding of autism.”
Beth’s mother was also proud she was working on one of her goals
“My daughter Beth is fulfilling her goal to be an advocate for other autistic adults living with autism, especially if they do not feel they have the confidence to use their voices.”
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