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Autism Community Dialogues 2022 – Autism Needs Dialogue!
(all 3pm – 5.30pm, UK time)
*Places are free but we wish you to commit to attending all four sessions. Please learn about our approach before you decide by reading the material on this page. If you have any questions at all, please email us and we’ll be happy to help. All material to enable an enjoyable and satisfying event will be sent to you in advance via email. Signing up and further group communication is via Eventbrite email.
- All welcome, both autistic and non-autistic (eg. family, workers)
- (ONLINE: ZOOM)
- In-person, full day event in Sheffield, UK. Oct 8th (Quaker Meeting House)
Experienced facilitators support autistic people, their families and support networks to share thinking, stories and experiences in a safe and confidential setting. Based on participant feedback, this type of structured, social group communication is shown to reduce anxiety, instil a greater sense of well-being and improve social cohesion all-round.
The Autism Dialogue Approach® is a safe, structured approach to learning together in a group.
By using a set of easy-to-learn practices in a safe and confidential group, people get to know themselves more, each other and much about autism and life. It can be very enjoyable, rich and even life-affirming.
“Absolutely transformational in accepting my diagnosis (20 years later!)”— participant 2021
“Listening to autistic people telling their stories in their own way has been a revelation. My mind has been opened”— participant 2021
Autism Community Dialogue 2022 Launch
This event has ended.
A presentation, demonstration and taster session.
Come to find out more about this year’s online Community Autism Dialogue Series – a unique approach to learning from each other in facilitated conversation, open to all.
You do not have to attend this presentation event to join one of our programmes and you can decide the best dates:
Group A: May 6th & 20th. June 3rd & 17th
Group B: August 5th & 19th. Sep 2nd & 16th
(all 3pm – 5.30pm, UK time)
Autism Dialogue Unmasked
Sat 26th Feb. 3pm-5.30pm.
An opportunity to share your thinking and experiences in a generative dialogue, engaging and listening with others about autism, masking, authenticity and the related differences and commonalities between us. Places are very limited (20) and our dialogues always fill up quickly.
15 Feb 2022
We’ve just been awarded a grant from National Lottery Community Fund that will enable us to run a major programme this year.
After our recent surveys, we told the Community Fund that people want help with: Feeling less isolated / Connection with other autistic people / A sense of community / A safe supportive environment / Share information and resources / Increase knowledge and understanding of autism / To feel supported and to support others / To apply better understanding when supporting autistic people.
So we’ll be running two programmes for this year with 25 people in each. It’s likely they’ll be fortnightly 2.5hr sessions and start in April. We’ll also be having a large in-person Dialogue Day at the end! Watch this space for more news and how you can book. Sign up to our newsletter.
What is Autism Dialogue?
Experienced facilitators support autistic people, their families and support networks to share thinking, stories and experiences in a safe and confidential setting. There is benefit from this type of social connection and group communication and it is shown to reduce anxiety, instil a greater sense of well-being and improve social cohesion all-round.* (*Based on participant feedback). More info here.