Autism Dialogue Network Programme 2018. #AD18
The dates for our 2018 Sheffield Autism Dialogue programme are:
Autistic and non-autistic delegates – May 18th / June 15th / July 20th
Autistic delegates only – Aug 10th / Sep 21st / Oct 12th
Conference & public dialogue: Dec 14th. All welcome. Booking opens in late July.
More info on attendance below.
We are proud to be the host of this unique participatory autism series, bringing together autistic people and people who’s life, work or research is connected to autism.
The aims of the project are to bring together people from different backgrounds for dialogue method and to form a national network. A conference will take place at the end of the project to consolidate networks and discuss plans for the future.
There’s a total of only 25 seats for each of the six sessions and depending on how things look after the first three sessions, some more places may be opened up for the second three sessions (autistic people only).
Each dialogue session will be held in Sheffield, UK and run from 1pm to 5pm. We understand this is a fairly long session, which is why we have a comfortable, autism-friendly room and with refreshments available for the break (3pm – 3.15pm). Sessions are generally found to be enjoyable and engaging. This series has delegates coming from a wide range of interesting backgrounds and places, not usually found together.
The sessions will be fully guided and the standard layout is chairs in a circle with up to twenty-five other adults. AD18 FAQ here.
We’re backed by a number of organisations including PARC and the Academy of Professional Dialogue, we have joined forces with Sheffield Autism Research Lab and Sheffield Autistic Society and forged links with Sheffield Hallam Autism Research Partnership and Sheffield Autism Partnership Board
Autism is a phenomenon which raises far-reaching questions into the nature of self, identity, science, health, politics, cultures and society, with a wide range of often competing debates, theories and ideologies. Autism Dialogue will provide the opportunity for a better and more dynamic understanding of autism.
Participants from all backgrounds and experiences will be able to explore individual and collective consciousness. We support emerging autistic sub-cultures, stronger autistic identity, greater self-knowledge and a more enriched society.
- The only difference between the two series’ is if you are autistic or not.
- Autistic people are encouraged to attend all six sessions.
- Attendance at all three or all six group sessions is a preferred requisite, due to the deepening nature of dialogue over several sessions.
>> Autistic people can still sign up here or use the form below to be placed on the reserve list for the sessions on Aug 10th / Sep 21st / Oct 12th <<<
More general information about Autism Dialogue here..