As young people with autism we are reclaiming the word normal for World Autism Awareness Month. We want to remind people that everyone’s normal is different and that those quirks and idiosyncrasies that everyone has are what makes them who they are. And that is the same for people with autism.
We can't do this alone, which is why we invited you to join us for our first ever Youth Lecture on 27th March 2017 .
At the lecture, Youth Patrons:
- Presented the findings of our joint research with the Institute of Education about young people with autism's experiences of mental health and wellbeing.
- Shared our stories of what 'normal' means to us
- Presented the resources we've developed to support young people with autism to tell people around them what 'normal' looks like to them.
- Offered you opportunities to ask questions of our expert panel
Visual instructions for the event
Visual instructions - download here.
Don't worry if you couldn't make the event, find recordings of each section at the links below.