Connecting young people with autism to inspire change using online platforms to kickstart off line actions

Dami Benbow

Ambitious about Autism

Dami Benbow is the participation coordinator at the charity Ambitious about Autism. Dami has been working on the myVoice project since the beginning of 2015 which is about engaging young people with autism. Before working at Ambitious Dami was a volunteer youth worker at Lewisham Council, he also has experience working in Westminster and has a keen interest in politics and social justice. As well as being a youth worker for young people with autism Dami was also diagnosed with autism himself at the age of 14.

Abstract

This paper considers the effectiveness of connecting young people with autism through online platforms to kick start change in local communities and enabling them to make a more successful transition to adulthood. The paper... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

As far as we are aware there is no conflict of interest. The project is run on partnership with the following organisations: British Youth Council Youthnet London Borough of Barnet London Borough of Islington London Borough... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Dami Benbow (Ambitious about Autism)
  2. Dami Benbow (Ambitious about Autism)

Topic Area

Topics: Practice

Session

S16 » Symposia: History, culture, self-advocacy, empowerment (16:20 - Saturday, 17th September, Sidlaw Auditorium)