What most people don’t understand is that ‘Dialogue’ is not simply ‘talking’ as in the popular meaning. This a special, learned technique, (backed by an established international organisation) for joint action learning for the whole (autism) community – that’s you included. And it's difficult to describe what it's like in a real Dialogue if you haven't been in one!
Real and significant changes are happening at numerous levels, which we will evidence at our conference in Sheffield on December 14th.
Autistic and non-autistic people, family members, clinicians, therapists, practitioners and academics have all been in deep communication together on many issues, for almost two years.
You can now be involved. Come to our conference to hear many delegates present their own personal and professional experiences, ask questions and have a say in deciding the future of the organisation’s role in the city and across the UK.
Read some of the testimonials from our delegates here.
Our aim - Autism Dialogue believes that rather than having to identify with, and often fight, a construct of assumed social deficit, autistic people should be supported and enabled to feel empowered in a more constructive social frame, where human equality, naturally imbibed with generosity and care, is the foundation. By regularly meeting together with this intention, we will achieve this aim and spread awareness and benefits of the practice into all areas of society.
We believe our ethos and goals are fully aligned with the UK Government’s guidelines and strategies for more socially based autism initiatives and preventions, and we look forward to co-operating and working with you and other individuals and organisations with the same goals.