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Our groups are welcoming spaces where you can meet other autistic adults in a supportive, autism-positive setting. We run a variety of groups depending on the resources we have available and the interests of our members. We currently run weekly mixed and women’s peer support groups, a craft group and we have an allotment (though currently no group operating there). We are also launching a new LGBTQ+ group at the end of June 2020. All our groups currently meet online on Zoom.
After initially joining AutAngel you can decide which groups you’d like to attend. Currently all the groups are drop in groups, so you can come as often or as infrequently as you like. Most of our members participate in our “Exploring Being Autistic” programme, which does require the commitment to come to 10 sessions, and also means that participants get to know others in the programme, and in AutAngel, quite well.
Mixed peer support group – this currently runs weekly on Zoom at 7 – 8 pm on Thursdays. Open to all members of AutAngel.
Women’s peer support group – currently runs weekly on Zoom at 7 – 8 pm on Tuesdays. Open to all women in the AutAngel community.
Craft group – currently runs weekly on Zoom at 11 am – 12.30 pm on Tuesdays.
Allotment group – a weekly group, currently running with social distancing in place. Individual members of the group are also welcome to visit the allotment and do a spot of gardening, harvesting and watering!
LGBTQ+ support group – a safe space for members who are LGBTQ+
This ten week programme offers autistic adults the opportunity to explore how autism affects them, together with a group of peers. An important element of the programme is the chance for participants to share their responses to knowing or discovering they are autistic with peers, and have the space and support offered to process these responses.
We are busy planning our first online Exploring Being Autistic programme. It will be facilitated by Caroline Hearst. This programme is funded by the Lottery Community Fund, so free to join, however we do accept donations from participants so we can expand our work. You can sign up to be on the list to join.
We are delighted that the research paper about our Exploring Being Autistic programme has been published and can be found online here. It was led Dr Laura Crane, Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE).
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