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Autism Support Group
Dates: Thursdays, 21 June - 22 September (not 25 August)
Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Target Audience: Autistic individuals and families from Scotland (18+)

This is a guided support and dialogue group that uses guided mindfulness meditation and group conversation as a basis for stress recovery and improving relaxation and wellbeing. Using a set of easy-to-learn practices, we will create our own safe space and a community where participants are welcome to share and listen to each other’s thinking, stories and experiences.

· Themed sessions on various topics like challenges, gratitude and inspiration
· Share your own and hear about other people’s experiences
· No previous experience in groups necessary and no obligation to join in
· Respond rather than react to stress
· Cultivate self-awareness and empowerment
· Explore your identity in relation to autism

Autism Dialogue is an inclusive, safe and confidential space that brings together members of the autism community including autistic people and family members (e.g. parents and siblings). Within the space there is an attempt to reach a common understanding and to experience everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgmentally.

· Speak with honesty
· Slow the pace
· Listen carefully to yourself and each other
· Respect your own and others' viewpoints
· Instead of competing or challenging, build on what was said
· Confidential group - please do not reveal the identities of the other participants (this would include email address, personal details relating to a person etc.)

· The sessions will run via Zoom you will need a computer or device with a good Wi-Fi connection
· Cameras and microphones are preferred

· Join in all sessions or as many sessions as you can, the more the better!
· It is important that you arrive on time to the group, we recommend that you arrive at 12.55pm or before for the 1pm start.
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