As we reach the half way point of World Autism Month (April) we have been reflecting on all of the wonderful events that we had the opportunity to be involved in on World Autism Day (2/3rd April). We had a very busy few days during this time but really enjoyed getting to know other organisations, speaking to the public and getting involved in the different activities.
We were in the Kirkgate shopping centre until 3pm each day of the week commencing 3rd April. We were raising awareness and asking for people to have their say and give feedback for the local autism strategy by filling out a questionnaire.
We were busy in Leeds during the Bigger and Better event too! You can learn more about this amazing event on the official website here. We had the opportunity to meet lots of new people and have a chance to listen to some fascinating people.
For World Autism Awareness Week, Shipley members and staff worked together to produce a giant jigsaw. The group were inspired as the jigsaw is sometimes used as a symbol for autism. The idea was to represent all of the members who attend Shipley within the jigsaw and celebrate their strengths and talents in this special week. The project turned out better than we could have expected with some outstanding pieces and some really moving designs. Thank you to all the staff and members who got on board with the project and made it a true celebration of all the members at Shipley. It looks great, come and see for yourself!
Thank you to everybody who came out to see us, we look forward to next year’s World Autism Day.