Hidden Abilities/Living with Aspergers
A project for all students to get involved in research, raising awareness, gaining insight into the world of Asperger’s and creating accessible formats for people with learning difficulties.
Level of Commitment: Once a week during term time, not including exam period. All activities will be based remotely.
Befriending Project (Email Pal)
Level of commitment: 2 hours a week during term time, not including exam period
If you are a student with limited time and requires flexibility, then we have the project for you!
Each week you will be required to email your paired email pal (a child with a social communication difficulties) We do require a minimum of 2 emails a week to ensure communication flows, however we understand this may not be possible due to different response times.
You will use a hidden abilities email address to communicate with your email pal.
Opportunities throughout the year will arise where you can meet your email pal in person.
As you are dealing with children you will need to have an enhanced DBS check which you can apply for through Cardiff volunteering https://www.cardiffstudents.com/jobs-skills/volunteering/volunteers/dbs/#resources
Often children with learning difficulties struggle in social situations. Your commitment will enable these children to socialise and create friendships in the comfort of their own homes.
If you would like further information, then please contact Jade@hiddenabilities.co.uk
Aspergers talks - Event Planning
Level of commitment: 2 hours a week, working from home except for attending the monthly event. Not including exam period
Looking for enthusiastic and organised volunteers who will be willing to volunteer their time to help organise and promote our Hidden Abilities events. Our events will be held on a monthly basis either in person or virtually depending on circumstances.
Our monthly event will be open to all Cardiff University students and personnel and will aim to promote awareness and understanding of Aspergers syndrome and other related conditions.
Volunteers will help organise and promote the informative talks. In addition, volunteers will also have the opportunity to be a part of the talks if they want to.
Volunteers will be able to gain invaluable experience working with people with Aspergers and developing their organisational skills.
We will also have one off project’s that volunteers can get involved in such as creating content for our social media pages. These one-off projects will be advertised on our volunteering Facebook page @HiddenAbilitiesStudentProject
No prior experience of neurodiversity needed.
For more information, please contact Jade@hiddenabilities.co.uk
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