What do we do?
Autangel is run by autistic people for autistic people, and we work together to strengthen autistic community.
• We’re creating a strong, safe social network for autistic people
• We offer training to showcase our unique autistic perspectives
AutAngel is a space where you can feel at home. There are more autistic people than is often assumed, but being autistic in a neurotypical world can still feel lonely. We’re proud of our quirkiness and passion, and our ability to cut through the crap. We also know the importance and power of feeling accepted, and that’s where the AutAngel community comes in. Whether you join us on Zoom for a group, or for some gardening, there’s no need to feel like the odd one out: this is autistic space.
Self-knowledge is powerful
Identifying as autistic sets you on a journey of self-discovery. This is exciting, and it can also be can be bewildering. We’ve been there too. This is something we share as a community, and we’re learning from one another. Our ten-week programme, Exploring Being Autistic, provides a peer-supported learning environment for adults who identify as autistic (either diagnosed or self-identified), and those who are still undecided. Our book, Being Autistic, shares the journeys of nine autistic adults – from the discovery of their difference to self-acceptance and empowerment.
AutAngel news and updates
New weekly LGBTQ+ support group
In addition to our monthly LGBTQ+ support group, we’re starting a new weekly online group, to be held on Sunday afternoons from 5-6pm. If you’re an autistic adult who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community, and you’d like to learn more, or are interested in joining us, please contact us for more information. You don’t need to live in or around Reading to join this group.
Being Autistic – book review
Exploring Being Autistic – an article
Until last year, Exploring Being Autistic was run as an in-person 10 week programme for people (often newly) identifying or diagnosed as autistic. Over this past year, we’ve needed to rethink how we do things, so the programme has moved to an online space for the first time. Importantly, Exploring Being Autistic is an autistic-led programme. You can read/hear feedback from previous participants here.