This is improving and with organisations like NEAS who work with such passion and empathy to improve the lives of those on the spectrum, things look hopeful. Meeting the ‘gang’ which the young group eventually named ‘Autism Activists’ was quite frankly awesome, and activists they were right from the get-go. They were charged with opinion, facts, knowledge and assertiveness about who they are and what they want to say.
The young activists decided they wanted the exhibition the be ‘protest style’ with their bold messages shouting to be heard using a mix of typography and illustration. Over the weeks we met at Thought Foundation, which became a couple of hours ‘creative calm’, a chance to sit quietly, reflect, create and escape the chaos of the outside world.