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Become an access champion

Use all you’ve learned and pledge to take actions to create a more autism-friendly world.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Pens or pencils
  • Flipchart paper

Before you begin

  • Remind yourself of everything people have everything done for their project: how did they identify the need, plan action, and take action?
  • If you have resources people made, or photos and videos of them taking action, bring them to show everyone.
  • Write the Questions to ask on six pieces of paper and display them around your meeting space.

Remember, remember

  1. The person leading the activity should help everyone remember the main details about their project so far. They should use any resources, photos, or videos to help jog people’s memories.
  2. Everyone should move around the room, visiting each of the six pieces of paper. They should think about each question, chat with their friends, then jot down their ideas.
  1. Everyone should share their ideas.

Choose your actions

  1. Everyone should work together to make a list of all the actions they could take to make the world more autism-friendly.
  2. Each person should choose three things from the list. They should plan how they’ll put them into practice.
  3. Everyone should write their three actions down on a piece of paper and keep them somewhere safe.
  1. After a few weeks, the person leading the activity should check in with how people are doing. Do they need any support to do their actions? Do they want to add any more actions?
  2. After three months, everyone should reflect on how their actions went. What could they do next?

This activity helps contribute towards some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more about the SDGs, and how Scouts across the world are getting involved.

Reflection

This activity was all about helping your community and being a citizen. What have people learned about autism so far? How have people used what they’ve learned to make a change? Did people’s actions help anyone else, as well as autistic people? How did it feel to step up as a citizen and help the community? What else could people to do make their communities more autism-friendly or accessible?  

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.