Autism Dialogue is a service and a hub that supports and encourages a universal attitudinal shift for widest acceptance of autism and empowerment of autistic people. We provide safe, fully participatory Professional Dialogue spaces for the whole autism community, for maximum knowledge and experience transfer, as well as dissemination of knowledge through presentations & workshops. Our aim is to become an international network to improve quality of life for all autistic people and improve cohesion of professional, research and support networks.
Latest news (June 2018): A national care provider has made an immediate change at one of their units, now focussing on a new autistic patient’s needs by asking them what exactly they want from the service, instead of a ruling by an external team. An outcome after attending a recent Autism Dialogue. This is a trial, which we hope is succesful and expanded upon.
Click here to read about our 2018 series, now underway.
Autism is a phenomenon which raises far-reaching questions into the nature of self, science, health, politics, cultures and society, with a wide range of often competing debates, theories and ideologies. Autism Dialogue, utilising radical methods of talking and thinking together in a truly participatory environment, provides the opportunity for a better common and more dynamic understanding of Autism. Participants from all backgrounds and experiences will be empowered by new thinking, leading to increased self-knowledge, greater professional and community cohesion, a more inclusive and enriched society and perhaps most importantly, an improved autistic life-experience.
“Barefoot, dancing a round dance around a fire to the beat of Native American drums, in the moon of the croaking frogs – with a smile on his face, as if he was now a part of something he had long wished for. He had seen how being part of a different language means paying attention to reality in different ways.”
– Dan Moonhawk Alford writing about a memory of David Bohm (our inspiration for Autism Dialogue) at a meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, 1993.