Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

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Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

Posted: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:57

Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

On Monday 19 April 2021, students in the Vocational Bubble at Sense College Loughborough will be holding a Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day.

Hidden Disabilities can include learning difficulties, visual impairment, autism, hearing impairment, mental health, and other disabilities that are not immediately obvious. Living with a hidden disability can make life more challenging for people so, in 2016, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower was launched.

Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard can discreetly show the people around you that you might need additional support, help or a little more time.

Many students in the Vocational Bubble at Sense College Loughborough have a hidden disability, so it was important to them to raise awareness of the scheme. On Monday 19 April, students and staff will be able to purchase sunflower cupcakes, and sunflower lanyards will be available for students who would like one. The students have worked together to decorate the College reception with sunflower decorations, and have created posters about the awareness day which have been displayed around the building.

The students have also been researching hidden disabilities to put together an informative PowerPoint presentation, the link to which can be found below.

A big well done to all of the students who have worked together to organise the Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day!

Tags: Autism, Awareness Day, Fundraising, Hidden Disabilities, Sunflower, Vocational Bubble, Vocational Pathway