All times London/UK. All events via Zoom.
Many of our events are open for you and your friends and colleagues to attend.
Since our formally constituting as a community interest company (CIC) in September 2020, we have been working on several online initiatives, chiefly with Scottish Autism and Derby City Council. We are now in a growth strategy phase and eager to expand with a training programmes for Dialogue Facilitators and co-production of an experiential learning dialogue programme. We are inviting certified coaches to join in our EMCC event on November 19th. Finally, we are looking forward to seeing you in-person once more, whilst continuing to strengthen our online initiatives.
Annual Conference of the International Academy of Professional Dialogue. 25th – 29th October 2021. We are presenting a case study , on Monday 25th Oct. Places remain, which can be booked at www.aofpd.org. The case study, which will be published by the Academy’s own press, is formed from our work in Derbyshire this year. You can read the fuller version here.
EMCC Knowledge Exchange Event – Coaching and Neurodiversity – A Generative Dialogue. November 19th.
There is a lot of interest in neurodiversity and inclusion across work places and education. We are pleased to have been invited by EMCC Gayle Hudson to host this event for both EMCC members and non-member-coaches. There’s an increasing interest in how coaching can contribute to individuals being empowered to be themselves and organisations being more inclusive of diverse thinking.
Info and registration here.
Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Annual Conference October 21st – Dialogica presented a poster and report, which received the second highest most viewings overall. Learn about our presentation here.
A new Mindfulness Community Programme for Scottish Autism has begun in parallel to our existing Mindful Autism Support Group, to help create a mindfulness community of autistic people and their supporters. If you are in Scotland, these programmes can both be joined via this page.
This year saw the start of Jonny Drury’s Nothing (& Everything) Dialogues on alternate Saturdays. Rooted in the ancient traditions of non-duality and responding to ‘the emptiness from which all thought and language arises’, these bi-monthly, Saturday sessions are an opportunity to ‘experience nothingness’ or ‘the ineffable essence of just this’ via modes of sharing, asking, thinking and overall, being. All welcome. More info and joining link here.
Next year 2021-22 – We eagerly await news of further funding being granted to AT-Autism and Scottish Autism to enable the continuation of their Autism Coaching & Counselling Services ‘Affinity‘, which we have spent the last year working with. The latest analysis of the first year is showing that it was very successful and went beyond expectations in meeting the immediate and longer-term needs of autistic people across Scotland.
Scottish Autism have invited us to speak at their annual conference in May 2022… info and booking here.
Conference of the International Academy of Professional Dialogue. (2020)
Online. Mon 26th Oct – Fri 1st Nov 2020. We are presenting a ‘Brief Encounter’ dialogue workshop on Weds 28th. www.aofpd.org as well as acting as room hosts throughout the week.
Community Autism Dialogues Series 2020-21. Friday 25th September 3pm-5pm. Monthly. Community Membership required. Details.
‘Dialogue Without Words’ – silent meditation (then every week). Every Friday from 11th September 5pm-5.30pm. Basic membership required. Details.
Fri Aug 14th. Values, ethics and research, a participatory organising meeting for all our 2020 participants.
June 5th – August 7th 2020.
Every Friday, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Global Autism Dialogue Series.
For anyone in the world. Join any session.
Read more here.
Friday May 29th 2020. 4pm – 5.30pm
‘The Future for Professional Dialogue in Autism‘
– Online Presentation & Discussion
Jonny Drury FRSA & Jackie Elliott (EMCC Senior Coach)
Previous events are recorded on our archived site www.autismdialogue.org
where you can watch videos and listen to podcasts about our work since 2017 including documents from two national conferences. We will be updating this site accordingly when time allows.
Dialogica is the first organisation in the world to apply Professional Dialogue socio-therapeutically and specifically to the field of autism. According to the New Economics Foundation, connecting with others is the most effective way of staying healthy (2020) and research shows that autistic people are four times more likely to be lonely than non-autistic people and are more likely to experience social anxiety (NAS). We are pleased to announce support from both NHS/CCG and the Royal Society of Arts in the form of a grant to support our ongoing work and in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Read more about our sponsors.
New Economics Foundation (2020). Five Ways to Wellbeing at a time of Social Distancing. https://neweconomics.org/2020/03/five-ways-to-wellbeing-at-a-time-of-social-distancing