Living with Aspergers: Law Group
A project specifically for law students to get involved in research, gaining insight into disabled rights, the Equality act, and the law when dealing with accessible formats for people with learning difficulties. This will require a certain level of commitment, however there will be further opportunities going forward for those that clearly have a passion for involvement.
You will take on some casework given to you by the organisation and then attend drop in sessions held at the Student's Union to help you work on the cases. It's an amazing opportunity to work on actual cases and to help make a difference with them.
level of Commitment: Once a week during term time, not including exam period
Easy Read Scheme: This scheme gives volunteers the opportunity to design and create Easy Read documents for people and organisations which will enable people with learning disabilities to understand and retain the information given in lengthy documents, and also allow companies to communitcate lengthy documents to a wider audience. Volunteers will have access to all of the resources required to translate documents as well as receiving ongoing support from the Living with Disability team.
Befriending Scheme - Volunteers: Looking for patient and enthusiastic volunteers who will be asked to befriend students who have learning disabilities or mental health difficulties and will run social sessions from 4pm-6pm on a fortnightly basis. The first half hour of which will focus on supporting the students with any questions that they may have regarding university.
The rest of the session will consist of a social activity planned by the volunteers (e.g. Pizza, board games, arts and crafts, bowling, etc.) The focus of it is to have fun and give the students the ability to meet and socialise with other students in the same position.
The befriending scheme is set to start in September 2020 but training will be taking place beforehand - i.e. during the summer.
Befriending Scheme - Students: This scheme offers students who have learning disabilities or mental health difficulties the opportunity to meet and socialise with other students in the same postition. The sessions will be run by volunteers from 4pm-6pm on a fortnightly basis. The first half hour will focus on any questions or advice you may need regarding university. The rest of the session will consist of a social activity planned by the volunteers. It is a great opportunity to have fun and interact with other students.
For more information on any of the schemes included in the Living With Aspergers project please contact Jade@livingwithaspergers.co.uk
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