Share Community

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We're working with adults with learning disabilities and autism to help them to build skills, self-esteem, and confidence so that they can live independently, make choices, and take part in their community. We need funding for a self advocacy programme using drama to explore everyday situations.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (264894)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
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    Helping

Location

  • "They give me encouragement and hope. I like the people."

    — Student at Share in recent survey

  • "They give me encouragement and hope. I like the people."

    — Student at Share in recent survey

Situation

People with learning disabilities and autism struggle to get their voices and views heard . They may need help to develop communication skills, and they may need to learn how to use technology that enables communication. For some people, imagining a situation is impossible. Autistic people often find it difficult to read other people and so can get very anxious in social situations. But more people want to live independently, and they want the chance to work. This project makes learning fun.

Solution

We'll use drama and ICT to support people's learning about how to manage everyday situations, eg travelling independently, going shopping, being in a crowd, making choices, expressing feelings, getting a job, and moving into your own home. In our pilot, iPads and specialist apps opened up exciting and creative opportunities for communication. Each participant will get their own iPad. Drama gives people the chance to try out and practise different approaches. We'll video their achievements.