Many of our young people struggle with a variety of learning difficulties such as autism, or autism spectrum disorder. They may find social situations difficult, they may have repetitive behaviors, may struggle with communication but all have strengths and differences to be celebrated.
At Green Corridor, we have adopted a holistic approach; looking at the individual needs of the young person, their family and their community.
With this is mind, we were delighted that some of our young people have stepped back from their horticulture studies, to create some of their own artwork for submission to the ‘Stand Out For Artism’ 2017 Competition, run by Holly Clarke from Stand Out for Autism.
A panel of judges reviewed all the submissions and four of our young people won prizes for their amazing art and photographic entries.
Harune Akther was judged the winner with his drawing under the ‘How I see the World’ category, Stephen Jackson was the winner in the ‘Open’ Category, Adam Stevens was the runner up and Adam Elliott also a runner-up in the ‘Special Interest’ Category.
Our CEO accompanied our young people and their families at the award ceremony at a pop-up gallery on Saturday December 2nd in Maidenhead in conjunction with ‘Art on the Street’. Our entrants were able to talk to other artists and to be there for the official unveiling of the 2018 ‘Autism and Me’ Calendar featuring their winning artwork.
What our learners said:
“Interesting but an amazing experience all the same. I would happily do this activity again”
“It is amazing what you can do with one standard pencil and a bit of paper. Runner up isn’t bad, I am looking forward to doing this again”