Picture That! Workshops with young people with Autism
Posted 21 February 2012
A group of amazing young people with Autism and Aspergers explore the theme of self-identity through our photographic workshops in Bromley.
We have just completed our Picture That!, four-day workshop (14-17 February 2012) in Bromley, working with young people with Autism and Aspergers. We had one aim - to create a fun space where they could learn new photographic skills whilst building their self confidence during their half term break. The participants, aged between 12 and 15, explored the theme of self-identity and children’s rights through a variety of activities.
We would like to thank all of our participants for their incredible imaginations, our fantastic volunteers for their time and involvement and the very helpful staff at Hawes Down Centre, where the set of workshops were hosted.
“I really enjoyed doing the Bromley workshop, and learned a lot about myself in the process. I had never worked with children on the autistic spectrum before, so it was a challenge, but one that was well rewarded by interacting with the kids, seeing how much they got out of it, how well they worked together and what great photographs they were taking by the end of the week. Just the lovely goodbye they all gave me on the last day made it all so worthwhile, and I left on a real high! This is the first time I’ve worked with Photovoice, and it was a very valuable, rewarding experience, that I won’t forget.”
Millie Burton, PhotoVoice volunteer
Due to the success of the workshop alongside the positive feedback from the young people, their parents and volunteers, we are already planning another set of workshops during the Easter break - so watch this space!