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‘What I thought about my London Autism Exhibition Experience’ by Sian Hutchings

Written on 21st Jun 2016 by Alex Lowery

Today we have a written blog post by Sian Hutchings. Sian is 22 years old, has autism and does Public Speaking on the subject of autism. She is also interested in Photography. You can view her Facebook Like page here. She has written about her experiences with Photography in the article below.  Enjoy!

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I manged to win an art competition through my light painting photography which I did at my local college in Lincoln Lincolnshire which is where I live and I submitted it too Ambitious about Autism back in April 2016 because I currently volunteer as a content creator for Ambitious about Autism which means I run blogs online etc. which my work was displayed in CHI & Partners Marketing Agency Company based In London.
I thought it was a brilliant experience it gave me more confidence and self-esteem boost, that I am not alone out there and there are others who are on the Autistic Spectrum who produce artwork to the extent like with my artwork, It gave me a chance to meet other people with autism when I was there and they were also very pleased with their artwork.
It gave me a chance to take photos with my camera when I was there .I felt like I was paparazzi at the time snapping away when taking photos and I felt famous. My family were very pleased with my success to see my artwork on display, even my mum cried at the time because she was so happy for me, so we decided to have a group family photo by my work.
I’ve recently completed a Level 2 photography course at Lincoln College in June 2016 which I’m very proud of and I’m awaiting for my final overall grade.
I would absolutely recommend to any further student with Autism and/or Asperger’s who have taken a photography course like me to find these types of opportunities in the community as it gave me a chance to get my work in an exhibition to showcase to the public with other young people with Autism, as it helped me a lot and I can add this to my cv as it looks excellent, when you apply for future volunteer, full and part time jobs when you leave college.

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  • Autism Cymru
  • Chester University
  • Glyndwr University
  • National Autistic Society
  • St John's Ambulance
  • Welsh Government

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