Below is some of the feedback we have collected, but there is a lot over the years to sift through, so we will make more of an effort to upload as we go along!
When asked what they would take away from the day many of the pupils wrote things like the following:
“I learnt that everyone should be accepted and everyone has a different perspective.”
“I learnt that it’s OK to be different and not to judge people by their behaviour.”
“I learnt to think about the strengths in other people and don’t judge them just because I’m different to them.”
Metropolitan Police personnel attended Chloe’s Autism, mental illness, and neuro-diversity: Why we are all weird, but nobody is ill short course at New Scotland Yard.
Police personnel left feedback like the following:
“Chloe – thank you for sharing so much of yourself in the training. It added value and your experiences are a good example to people who have a genuine interest in safeguarding people.”
“Fantastic interactive delivery . Well done and thank you!”
“Chloe was clearly VERY passionate about her subject and that came across to the audience through not only her enthusiasm but, also her ability to demonstrate her learning and knowledge with constructive answers to questions posed from the audience. Also, I thought the use of Sli:do was an excellent idea. Much better than writing answers on a white board; made this part of the lecture more fluid, worked quickly, allowed some of the quieter/shy members of the audience to give answers that perhaps they may not have done if they had to verbalise them in front of an audience?”
A mix of teachers, parents, and autistic people attended Chloe’s three week short course Autism, mental illness, and neuro-diversity: Why we are all weird, but nobody is ill.
One particular piece of feedback was particularly lovely to receive. Replying to “Any comments you would like to leave for Chloe?”, a parent and her teenage daughter wrote:
“Your story – really hit close to home (such similarities). Loved the course -content and Chloe presenting were both amazing. [Daughters name] found the week two and week three content very emotional. [Daughters name] would love to access how to be autistic training and the safe stimming.”
Porchlight (homeless Charitable Organisation), attended Chloe’s three week short course Autism, mental illness, and neuro-diversity: Why we are all weird, but nobody is ill, and was attended by staff, volunteers, and service users.
“I genuinely think the course is fascinating and Chloe is a fantastic teacher. I am very impressed by how inclusive her style is and how her enthusiasm for the topic comes over. This feeling [is] definitely shared by others.”