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AD20 - Community Autism Dialogue Programme 2020

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Quaker Meeting House

10 Saint James' Street

Sheffield

S1 2EW

United Kingdom

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Welcome to the booking page for Autism Dialogue 2020 (AD20), we're very glad you are coming on the programme this year.

Places are £80 individuals and £100 for people coming from an organisation.
Online payment an issue? Please book a free ticket on this page, which has been created for this purpose. You will then pay cash on the first day] . [Are you looking to join our Dialogue Skills Day? - Click here]

Programme dates. Each day 1pm - 4.30pm.

Friday March 20th - Introductory day, come along and see if you like dialogue.
Ask for a full refund if you decide not to continue

Friday April 17th

Friday May 15th

Friday June 19th

Friday July 17th

Friday August 21st

Friday September 18th

Friday October 16th

Refreshments included. Bring your own lunch.

Further details will be sent to you in March.

[Conference: Nov 20th - seperate event]

Some guidelines:

You must either identify as an autistic adult (18 and over / official diagnosis is not necessary) or be a family member and/or researching/working in the field of autism and/or dialogue to purchase a place. It is NOT necessary to disclose this in the actual programme, but it might help you to do so. If you've any questions about this or anything else, please get in touch.

Accessibility

We are experienced in facilitating many autistic spaces and the venue is where we have convened 'Autism Dialogue' almost every month or two years. We always try to make our events as universally 'autism-friendly' and as inclusive as possible, for example by accommodating alternative forms of communication, ambient environments and quiet areas. The building is fully wheelchair accessible. A video of walking into the building is here. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss aspects of accessibility.

Dialogue is a specific method and requires some basic understanding, it is easy to learn because it has its roots in ancestral story sharing, which we all used to do!

If you have not already, you must read about Autism Dialogue here before you book a place. Please spend some time absorbing this material we have carefully written. There is also a page of frequently asked questions here that we strongly encourge you to read.

  • Places on Autism Dialogue programme are strictly limited so if you are unsure about taking part, either ask, or please do not book a place.
  • If you are new to Dialogue but nervous about attending, we encourage you to attend the first session to see if you like it, then commit to the programme or email us to withdraw.
  • Some basic material will be sent to you via email beforehand and will be repeated verbally at the start of the sessions. You can read the four Dialogic Practices here.
  • You must have ability and willingness to support the group's aims, which is made up of about twenty adults (including the facilitators), many of whom are autistic. Some of the attendees will have attended previous sessions, some will have not.

QUOTES from Participants:

"What a wonderful group of people. I can’t really adequately describe the combination of compassion, respect, affinity and engagement with others that I’ve had - it seems somewhat unique." (anon)

"Attending Autism Dialogue for the first time was a wonderful experience and I would enthusiastically recommend it to other autistic adults who would like to have an open and compassionate discussion about autism, their own experiences and lives, and the ways that autism can be approached, shared, and even celebrated." (anon)

"“I’ve never seen an event of this kind for and with Autistic people that was so calm and inclusive.” - Ian Dale, Head of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation. National Autistic Society.

IMPORTANT

By obtaining a ticket and booking on to this course, you understand that Autism Dialogue is a special technique of group communication, that you agree to read related material sent to you via email and that you adhere to some simple guidelines, you are attending of your own accord and have no obligation other than to support the general aims and that you understand you are free to leave the programme at any time.

DISCLAIMER: Autism Dialogue is the name for a novel, peer-led community discussion exercise. The organisers make no claim to be experts in autism or dialogue methodology whatsoever, they are volunteers acting in an independent capacity and are not responsible for any matters arising (whether personal, mental or physical, including loss or damage of property) as a consequence of anyone attending the meetings described. View our safeguarding policy here. https://autismdialogue.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/safeguarding-policy-adults-jan-2018-1.doc The Quaker Meeting House has its own building rules and regulations, which you can obtain from their office.


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10 Saint James' Street

Sheffield

S1 2EW

United Kingdom

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