Youth Voice blogs

These articles are from our ATLAS, CYA and Young Mayor blogs.

Blog: Autism and GCSEs exams

Published: 10 May 2024

Tallulah, former Young Mayor in Surrey, shares some of her tips for managing the exam season as an autistic young person!

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Coping with Christmas a Young Mayor Christmas blog

Published: 22 Dec 2023

As an autistic person, I can find Christmas an overwhelming time for many reasons, and I thought that for those who are facing similar struggles with the festive period, this would be a useful guide!

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CYA - What we did in October

Published: 22 Dec 2023

Welcome to our October monthly blog for CYA. This will be a space to share a monthly summary of the projects, consultations and participation work you do in CYA.

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ATLAS - What we did in October

Published: 22 Dec 2023

What have ATLAS done in October. find out with our monthly summary. Find out about any projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work that has been going on.

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CYA - What we did in September

Published: 11 Oct 2023

Welcome to the first monthly blog for CYA. This will be a space to share a monthly summary of the projects, consultations and participation work you do in CYA.

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ATLAS - What we did in August

Published: 19 Sep 2023

What have ATLAS done in August. find out with our monthly summary. Find out about any projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work that has been going on.

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ATLAS - What we did in July

Published: 6 Sep 2023

What have ATLAS done in July. find out with our monthly summary. Find out about any projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work that has been going on.

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ATLAS - What we did in June

Published: 7 Aug 2023

What have ATLAS done in June. find out with our monthly summary. Find out about any projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work that has been going on.

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Entrapta was the autistic representation I didn’t know I needed - an ATLAS blog post

Published: 12 Jul 2023

For those who don't know She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was based on the original She-Ra: Princesses of Power that was made in 1985 which was a spin-of of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series. The character I will be talking about is Entrapta who is autistic which has been confirmed by crew members.

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ATLAS - What have I learnt working with ATLAS?

Published: 7 Jul 2023

As one of the apprentices who help to facilitate ATLAS, I have had the opportunity to broaden my knowledge on inclusion and the importance of this. I have noticed that I think a lot more about accessibility and ways to include others since I have seen how grateful people are when you do try and put in the effort.

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ATLAS - What we did in May

Published: 20 Jun 2023

What have ATLAS done in May. find out with our monthly summary. Find out about any projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work that has been going on.

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ATLAS - What we did in April

Published: 23 May 2023

What have ATLAS done in April. find out with our monthly summary. Find out about any projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work that has been going on.

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ATLAS - What we did in March

Published: 28 Apr 2023

As ATLAS you are getting involved in more and more projects, consultations, conferences, and participation work, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of all the amazing things you do! Here we will publish a monthly summary blog on everything ATLAS has been involved in in the past month.

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My Meltdowns and Shutdowns - An ATLAS blog post

Published: 28 Mar 2023

An ATLAS member talks about their meltdowns and shutdowns, how they have changed recently and how they manage overwhelming situations.

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Autism Acceptance

Published: 23 Mar 2023

Hannah Mudd, an ATLAS Autism member, shares their personal experience of being autistic and working in a library. Please note this blog was originally published in July 2022.

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Sensory differences - an ATLAS blog post

Published: 23 Mar 2023

One of our ATLAS members has shared their experience of having sensory issues.

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The History of Mobility Aids

Published: 8 Mar 2023

One of our ATLAS members looks back at the history of mobility aids and how they have developed over the years.

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New Young Mayor

Published: 7 Mar 2023

I'm Tallulah and I'm the Youth Mayor of Surrey for 2022 to 23. I'm 16 years old and I'm currently in my first year of college studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and I'm going down the musical theatre route. After college I hope to go to drama school (Italia Conti is my dream one) to get a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. After this I hope to go into the West End and hopefully become an actress in TV and film.

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Young Mayor manifesto

Published: 16 Feb 2023

My name is Tallulah and I'm Surrey's Young Mayor for 2022 to 2023.

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Learning disabilities - an ATLAS blog post

Published: 14 Feb 2023

One of our ATLAS members has shared their experience of having a learning difficulty.

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