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Autism Dialogue

Autism Dialogue is crowdfunding

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£855raised of £2,000 target by 28 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to support autism dialogue support groups

Sheffield, UK
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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. This is your opportunity to directly help me in my endeavours to improve lives for other autistic people!

I was diagnosed as autistic some years ago and am excited to have designed a group method, (based on an established professional practice) aimed directly at bringing all members of the autistic and autism communities together (autistic people, professionals, researchers and support networks included). The aim is to help improve quality of life for autistic people in a fully participatory way, by enabling a safe space to share experiences and understanding from as many perspectives as possible. Focussing on our strengths in a truthful but safe space, we can generate new knowledge together. Autism Dialogue is developed from a similar group methodology and from my experience in both this and other related work in the field of autism. It is an evolving practice that is guided by us, the equal participants. The autism dialogue method is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and continues to receive support from key national and local organisations. Read more about this here .

Numerous Autism Dialogue sessions have taken place since 2017 with our main programme in 2018, this and the conference were a success and the word is spreading. Some photos and podcasts are on this page and there's one of our favourite videos below, of Libby Scott's own poignant and assertive presentation.

This campaign started with a £1,000 target for 2018 and with ticket sales and other donations, all costs were met! Due to the success of that first phase, we are scaling up activity for 2019/20 and have raised the target here to £2,000. All funds go towards monthly venue hire, a conference in Nov '19 and related expenses. We have no income other than donations and all work is currently voluntary. Your donations are highly appreciated! I'm moving Autism Dialogue into becoming a social enterprise now so it's going to be serious in the new year IF we can get over this big hump, with YOUR support. Thank you!

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  • Autism Dialogue4 months ago
    Autism Dialogue

    Autism Dialogue

    4 months ago

    Hi everyone, thank you so much for your continuing support. We are now nearly half way mark. Sorry for the gap in updates here. Autism Dialogue 2019 is now well underway and we have had fabulous sessions with quite a few new and previous participants. The conference will be 29th November so put it in your diaries please. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for more news, oh and the mailchimp list ..ooh! ooh!... : ) We wrote a report you can read on the front of the website too. Take care and have a fab Summer. AD

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  • Autism Dialogue8 months ago
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    Autism Dialogue

    8 months ago

    Hello! You may know we had a very succesful conference on December 14th. You can read about it and listen to recordings here: https://tinyurl.com/yamoovwz Your donation directly helped make the 2018 programme and conference happen. It looks like the accounts are perfectly balanced and although we didn't reach the set target, ticket sales and donations from elsewhere meant costs were met. Because we've decided to continue into 2019 and you've shown people want to help via JustGiving, we are leaving this campaign open! So thank you once more!

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  • Autism Dialogue1 year ago
    Autism Dialogue

    Autism Dialogue

    1 year ago

    Hi everyone! We added a new Dialogue day in November because some people suggested it would be great for the whole group to come back together before our conference. Of course! Speaking of the conference, tickets are now available! Woohoo! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-dialogue-conference-2018-tickets-48731301635 The even better news is as a previous donator YOU don't have to buy one!* (Unless you want to, that is!). Please though, spread the word. This is going to be amazing. Thanks! *Donations made before 28.8.18

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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 8/20/2019 07.01

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28

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 20, 2019

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 28, 2019

    £40.00

  • Sara BB

    Sara BB

    Apr 29, 2019

    Thank you for the really valuable work Autism Dialogue is doing.

    £40.00

  • David Singh

    David Singh

    Apr 2, 2019

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 18, 2019

    Great work, as ever, Jonny!

    £30.00

  • James Pelham

    James Pelham

    Feb 17, 2019

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 12, 2019

    £40.00

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Organisation run by Jonathan Drury www.autismdialogue.org

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