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A student who has autism is launching a children’s book inspired by his late mum

Fri 5th Apr 2019

by Nottingham College

A Nottingham College student who has autism is launching his own children’s book about a group of brave cats, during World Autism Awareness Week (1 – 7 April). The week aims to draw attention to the 700,000 people living with autism in the UK – both to educate those unaware of the condition, and to help make the world friendlier to those who are affected by it.

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“I find patience very difficult, and so waiting for other people to finish their parts of the project was the hardest bit of it for me. I am very excited about the launch and I’m happy it is finally here.”

Ben Robson

Ben Robson at Nottingham College

“Ben has always been creative but it used to take him a lot of effort to venture out of his comfort zone. Since starting the Art and Design course at Nottingham College he’s come on leaps and bounds. Sitting with others who share his passion for creativity has really helped with his confidence and to try new things. Also the gentle and welcoming approach from his tutors has been great. Ben has a universal curiosity, and now he drags me out to art galleries!”

Karsten Klups

“I have known Ben since he first attended the College. He is highly motivated, very imaginative and has become increasingly skilful using design software.”

Tim Maroney, Supported Learning Lecturer at Nottingham College

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