£3,975 for young people with autism to explore society’s perceptions of disability.
The Plaza Community Cinema works to meet the needs of young people on the autism spectrum and those with physical disabilities through Autism friendly film screenings and arts activities.
‘Perceptions of Disability’ was designed by young people and studied attitudes to disability from two different viewpoints – the medical model and the social model and whether the rise of participation in sport has led to improved attitudes towards disabled people and their contribution to society.
The young people worked with creative practitioners to develop a series of conversations, written words and images that reflected their identity as individuals for a documentary film screened at the Plaza. This project gave young people a voice through filmmaking, artwork and creative writing, as well as showcasing their talents and abilities.