Autism Awareness Training Success for WAVE Group
During Autism Awareness Week, the Wakefield Autism Voice for Everyone (WAVE), our support group for autistic peers in West Yorkshire, facilitated 2 Autism Awareness Training sessions for staff and management at the local Argos Distribution Centre, with great success.
22 people who attended the training provided the following feedback:
|1. The delivery of the session:||17||5||0||0||0|
|2. The content of the session:||19||3||0||0||0|
|3. The structure of the session:||18||4||0||0||0|
|4. The pace of the session:||15||7||0||0||0|
|5. Their previous knowledge of autism:||1||3||1||8||9|
|6. Their knowledge of autism after the session:||6||13||3||0||0|
Participants commented that:
“The session was very, very educational. I went from not knowing anything about it to knowing quite a lot.”
“The information provided was very insightful.”
“It was good to understand other people’s thinking and get a good understanding and awareness of problems.”
People with autism often end up isolated in their communities as their needs are not understood and not supported. Increasing awareness can mean more safe places for people with autism to go, and more opportunities to have a full, enriched life within the parameters of their individual needs.
We’re hoping that, now that Argos have lead the way, other organisations which offer community services are encouraged to get training in autism awareness and help Wakefield become a supportive and inclusive town.