As women around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, here at The AWE Project we find we have many reasons to celebrate
For two years we have been raising awareness through our social media presence our website and at local events across Wales . We have connected with many strong and inspirational women and I would like to wish each and every one a Happy International Women’s Day.
Once our founder began to connect with other Autistic women and also parents and carers of Autistic girl’s she soon came to realise that so much more is needed .For over a year she has been planning, networking with individuals and organisations and attending participation events and all this from a spare corner in her bedroom. Our network members have met all sorts of people from all sectors of society .We have met with members of Welsh Government and public sector officials but more importantly we have met with other women who understand the barriers we have to overcome.
Our network has grown substantially over the last few months and offers of help have been flooding in .We are spread across Wales and it has become clear that we need to be able to meet and all work together in partnership to improve the quality of life for not only Autistic women’s and girls but all Neurodivergent individuals across Wales. As we currently run with no funds this seemed out of reach .
We are really pleased to announce that following the offer of an affordable office space by the kind people at Creatasmile, this week we will begin moving in to our new office. Creatasmile has the space and the facilities for us to be able to develop workshops presentations and to further develop the support we are able to provide. As soon as we are settled in we will be sending out invitations to all our network to attend an official launch event .Over the next few months myself and other members of the team will be working with advisors and consultants to create good strong solid foundations and to help us achieve our goals.
We have a busy year planned .We are just putting the final touches to a programme of talks and workshops. These will be able to be booked either singular or as a six week course and will be initially launched across Conwy ,Denbighshire and Flintshire but we hope to eventually spread further afield
Further details of “The Triad of Empowerment “will be announced on 2nd April which is World Autism Day. Then on April 30th we will be attending our first event this year at the North East Wales Diversity Festival.
I think it’s going to be a very exciting year
A big Thank You and Much Love to all the ladies who have supported our project this year .We could not of achieved all we have without your ongoing support .