Tag: stigma

Women and Autism

The Equality Team has been working with our students to raise awareness of World Autism Awareness Week. In this second blog, Chantelle Wright shares her own story. Despite the increasing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders throughout society and…

They’re not just a puzzle piece – Autism Awareness Week

By Isabella Chandler What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism is defined as a spectrum disorder affecting individuals’ ability to communicate and interact with the world around them; frequently being characterised by several different challenges such as those…

Let’s talk about disability and mental health

As a disabled student here at the University of Gloucestershire, I felt it was important that there was an opportunity for staff, students and the local community to have easy access to information about disability and mental health….

Don’t Judge a Disability by its VisAbility.

Hi! My name is Helena and I am a Diversity and Equality intern here at the University of Gloucestershire. Today is International day of people with disabilities and this year’s theme is invisible disabilities, a subject close to my heart.  In 2015 aged 17,…