My WAY Profile - Emily Banks
I'm Emily Banks, I'm 18, I have mild aspergers syndrome and I come from Devizes.
I have been a member of Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) for two years and I represent young people's views from the Wiltshire Youth Disabled Group (WYDG). At both of these forums we discuss the needs of disabled young people - like access to places, discrimination, crime and safety, and look at how we can make life better for them.
The reason I joined WAY is to create a better image of disabled young people and improve access to services and places.
I am interested in animals, my favourite are dolphins! I'm a member of the Girl Guides and I attend North Star College. My favourite colours are pink and blue.
In my spare time i work at Dominos Pizza, I like to go bike riding, go on facebook, play games on the Wii, go to Southbroom Centre Youth Club. I am a qualified young firstaider and im a Corporal for my St John's Ambulance division.
I once met Princess Anne in Buckingham Palace when I received an Award.
When I get older and complete college i want to be a support worker for people with disabilities like learning difficulties.
MY BIG AMBITION: TO SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
Date Posted: Friday 12 April 13
Author: Emily Banks