World Autism Awareness Week aimed to raise awareness about autism as well as make a difference to the lives of autistic people. There were night walks in both London and Manchester, as well as pop-up shops show casing work from autistic artists appearing across the country. Find out more about World Autism Awareness Week here.
Here at Leeds Beckett, since October 2014 our Disability Assessment Centre has been working in partnership with The National Autistic Society (NAS), to enhance our service provision and establish a network of autism champions across our University. This project offered us an opportunity to work with specialists on Autism Spectrum Conditions, including colleagues from the NAS, autistic students and their parents, and academic staff. We are the first university to work with The National Autistic Society’s Employment Training and Consultancy Service in this way. Already improvements have been made including marketing and literature, interactions with customers, the physical environment, and processes and procedures.
Please see our web page highlighting a list of research outputs by Leeds Beckett academic staff who are actively in research across this subject area, plus resources held by the Library.
There is more information about the support available from the Library on the Library website