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College to Wear Pink and Purple During Autism Awareness Event

Sussex Coast College Hastings will once again be raising awareness of autism during a whole day of workshops, motivational speakers and stalls on Friday 21st April.

After the success of last year’s event, the college will be hosting an event to celebrate autism awareness month. From 10am until 4pm, students and staff will wear pink and purple and welcome visitors to the Station Plaza campus to celebrate autism and learn more about this invisible disability.

The atrium will be set up with a number of craft stalls selling hand-made jewellery, host different organisations stands, and have an exhibition of art work in the pop gallery, showing a number of student success stories and progression.

A number of guest speakers will be giving talks throughout the day to help students, parents and visitors get a better understanding of autism. Special guest Dr Elizabeth Shea, a clinical psychologist for the Birmingham Food Refusal Service, will be hosting a workshop on autism and eating disorders.

Autism Sussex, the Youth Employability Service, Spectrum, Rachel Lowden, and the fully trained team from the college, will be on hand throughout the day to offer advice and guidance on autism at college and in the workplace.

The college is very passionate about providing specialist support for students with additional learning needs and currently holds the Autism Accreditation status from the National Autistic Society for the Supported Education Provision.

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