I have worked with Derbyshire Autism Services for the last three years in a variety of capacities including professional training, speaking at events and the development of and participation in the employment network which supports autistic people into meaningful employment.
One project I have been particularly excited to contribute to has been supporting Kenzi in creating original content based upon his originally composed poem ‘I’m just me’. This project included creating the original footage of Kenzi performing his poem which was then edited into a video to be broadcast in schools around Derby City and Derbyshire for World Autism Day. In addition, there were resources created to support peer autism awareness and acceptance amongst children and young people in schools.
The accompanying worksheet that was developed for schools is available via this link.
Kenzi has also recently published his first book, which is available for sale online here.