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Film course helps children with autism

Film course helps children with autism
19th September 2011

A filmmaking course at a school in Meopham, Gravesend has helped children with autism to express their creativity.

Pupils at the National Autistic Society's Helen Allison School worked in teams to write storylines, operate cameras, edit footage and act parts in their own two-minute films, which were shown to parents and teachers.

Diana Buckley, a performing arts teacher at the school, said the project has helped students to become more confident and creative.

"We now desperately need more funding to enable this project to continue," she added.

"It is so vital that children and young people with autism are given the same educational opportunities in life as others, but this will only be possible if we can raise funds to take this forward."

It follows news that Autism Sussex has launched a new resource centre offering advice and resources for adults with the condition, including courses in photography, yoga and languages.

Find out about Barchester's support for adults and children with a wide range of Autistic spectrum conditions