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Autism & Families – Peer Support August 2022

Slide 01Autism & FamiliesPeer SupportAugust 2022 Slide 02Every family is different. Some of us are lucky and have supportive and understanding families. Some of us are less fortunate and have families that are the site of mistreatment. Some Families are a mixture.Being Autistic can complicate relationships with your family we want to discuss how this…

The Autism Show and Naidex report!

Our Social Activities Co-ordinator Charlie attended The Autism and Naidex exhibitions to see how good they were for Autistic people. Below are their reports. The Autism Show – 14th -15th June 2022 I went down as an individual, and took 2 friends with me also. We were joined on the second day by my mum.…

Autism, Co-occuring Conditions and Diagnosis – Peer Support July 2022

Slide 01Autism, Co-occurring Conditions & Diagnosis Peer SupportJULY 2022 Slide 02Co-Occuring Conditions These are medical conditions and diagnoses that are commonly found in people with Autism. They are also called “Co-Morbid”, but we choose not to use this term because it imparts a negative judgement.We’ll be looking at a few based on research and anecdotal…

Welcome to Autistic Nottingham

We are (as far as we know) the UK’s only 100% Autistic led Autism charity. This means that all of our Trustees and all of our Management are diagnosed Autistic adults without intellectual disabilities.

When we say “without intellectual disabilities” we are talking about Autistic people who may have previously been diagnosed with “Asperger’s” or “High Functioning Autism”. As a charity, we want to be as accurate as possible in describing our beneficiaries and try to stay as Autism positive in the language we use. We don’t describe our beneficiaries as having “Asperger’s” because this diagnosis stopped being used many years ago (but we respect those who will to identify as such). We also do not use “functioning” labels, because they are not supportive and don’t accurately reflect Autistic people’s abilities.

We focus our work on this demographic of Autistic people because there are little to no organisations that work solely for this purpose. Many Autism organisations will be aimed at children and families or adults with intellectual disabilities/high needs, this leaves our beneficiaries to either access services that are not appropriate for their capabilities or left with no support to turn to.

This blog is a compilation of our social media posts/resources as well as articles and reviews written by our staff. All these resources are aimed towards fulfilling the needs of those Autistic people left and fulfilling our
Charity Mission Statement: Going beyond the misconceptions of Autism Spectrum Conditions through Advocacy-Support-Connect

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