Meetings & Events

ALAG runs a monthly support group for adults on the autistic spectrum living in the Greater London area, although those from elsewhere are welcome. It is a chance to meet others to talk about common issues and to support and help each other.

The first half-hour of the meeting is spent socialising and having refreshments. This is followed by the whole group sitting down together to discuss an agreed topic or to hear from different speakers who offer information and guidance on issues relating to autism. These topics are planned in advance and any member can suggest a future topic. Some of the topics are listed below.

To find out more about ALAG or book a place to attend any of the meetings, please send us a message here.

ALAG Meetings

Autism and Managing Comorbidities
Tuesday 07 May 2024
19:00 to 20:30

Online Only Event

ALAG and the Autism Hub invite you to an online evening event covering Autism and Comorbidities.

The prevalence of comorbid conditions in autistic individuals is significant. It is estimated that over 70% of autistic people will have a co-occuring mental health condition, for example. Other comordidites include physical health conditions, developmental or neurodivergent conditions. 

Autistic people face stark health inequalities that is not necessarily associated with their autism, but rather due to poor access to healthcare. Better management and treatment of comorbid conditions and improved healthcare access can lead to better lifelong outcomes for autistic individuals.

The event will have contributions from people with lived experiences, and will explore:

  • The diagnosis journey – routes to diagnosis of comorbidities and diagnostic sequence
  • Access to public services – service provision, quality of service, relevance of service to circumstances
  • Post diagnostic support 
  • Personal management of comorbidities: therapeutic support, user groups, services, treatment

After this session, we will be joined by two clinical psychologists to provide information about the Autism and Older people workstream they are leading on. 

To find out more or to register your interest, please complete our contact form..

Calendar of Autism Events

Panda Mery very kindly created an integrated calendar of UK autism related events that may be of interest and relevance to our members. These events are regularly updated on AutAngel’s website.

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