Autism Dialogue 2020

Welcome to our third annual community programme!

Autism Dialogue is a facilitated and safe conversation, creating a flowing of meaning-making together. It can reduce anxiety, improve well-being and increase understanding and learning for all attenders. 

WE BRING ALL MEMBERS OF THE AUTISM COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN DIALOGUE, FOR SAFE COLLECTIVE UNDERSTANDING, GENERATING NEW KNOWLEDGE, LASTING CHANGE AND POSITIVE ACTION TOGETHER.  READ SOME OF OUR OUTCOMES HERE.
a circle of comfy red chairs on a blue carpet with a vase of red flowers on a low table in the middle
This is our Autism Dialogue room in Sheffield, England.  We have excellent facilities, supporting a safe and inclusive environment.

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(Booking closes 5pm, Tues 10th March)

Autistic adults, family members, practitioners, academics and educators are encouraged to join a safe space where multiple perspectives are held and to learn experientially, the benefits of Professional Dialogue, to together address the crises we all face.  No prior experience necessary.

Only with Dialogue can we expect to truly meet each other and discover together how to address fundamental problems and replace them with collective human potential and success.

We aim to narrow the autism research to practice gap, dispel some of the myths and hasten the focus on strengths-based approaches, away from deficit models of autism, using Professional Dialogue. The Autism Dialogue approach has been developed by a core team of mostly autistic people and continues to evolve.

Be at the heart of the creation of powerful and empowering autism communities.

Limited to 24 places only.

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Accessibility

We always try to make our events as universally ‘autism-friendly’ as possible and there are quiet areas in the building too.
The Quaker Meeting House is fully wheelchair accessible.  A video of walking into the building is here

Quotes from Bill Isaacs and Erin Manning


the world needs dialogue book cover‘Autism Dialogue’ chapter by Jonathan Drury is included in the first volume from Dialogue Publications, ‘The World Needs Dialogue. One: Gathering the Field’, a collection of 19 essays from professional dialogue practitioners. Buy a copy here.

“We are not creatures who merely acquire and use language. Instead, we are in and through language, constituted and continually re-constituted via our participatory sense-making.” – Prof. Mark Johnson, University of Oregon, 2019 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/linguistic-bodies

 

Chown, N., Robinson, J., Beardon, L., et al (2017) Improving research about us, with us: a draft framework for inclusive autism research, Disability & Society, 32:5, 720-734, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1320273