The team at the National Autistic Society support our project. Howard Childs helped organise a group of young people to take part and featured in our Fixers film. Julie Tripp also appears in our resource.
Hampshire Constabulary The police force support our Fix. PC Darrel Cox agreed to appear in our Fixers film trying to identify which of a group of young people had autism. Inspector Huw Griffiths, the mental health lead for Hampshire Constabulary, also appeared in the video. He discussed the introduction of an autism action card and app.
I delivered a presentation and showed my Fixers film to students at Brooklands College in Surrey.
A lot of the young people who were in the audience are interested in pursuing a career in the police force, so I was able to offer them guidance on how to communicate effectively with someone on the autistic spectrum.
I even had a student, who has grown up with a friend who has autism, approach me afterwards to thank me personally for my campaign.
The rest of the feedback I received was equally positive. You can read some of the comments below.
Henry: 'This was very informative and it has given me a greater understanding of those with autism and Asperger’s.'
Cameron: 'The presentation was very good and as I want to join the police it really opened my eyes to some of the situations I might run into.'
Zac: 'I have high-functioning autism and your talk was really interesting. Thank you.'
Alex: 'The presentation was very clear, informative and helped me understand more about autism and how I can identify it.'
Fixer Simon Lowe presents his campaign to students.