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.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month in Islington from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Booking in advance for new attendees is essential. There is a small entrance fee of £3 (members) or £5 (non-members) to cover the cost of refreshments, including a vegetarian option.

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

ALAG Meetings

Due to the present circumstances with Covid-19 we are unable to hold our regular face-to-face meetings. However, we are meeting via zoom on the first Tuesday of each month from 7.00pm until 8.30pm. As before, we either have a speaker or a group discussion on an agreed topic relating to autism.

Date for your diary: The next scheduled meeting (online) will cover autism and negotiations.

Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
This webinar will cover:

  • A personal perspective – Defining your best case scenario and your bottom line
  • Background  and work : Stand for All, the long way into human rights.
  • Using social media : both about Daniel and prior career as a journalist.
  • Diagnosis at 27 and the effect on work.
  • Autism and working in human rights, the pros and cons – eg hyper-empathy
  • Challenges and coping with them.
  • Why it is important that we hear autistic voices, particularly in sectors where people think we “can’t do it”.

Guest speaker

Daniel Sohege is a communications manager for an anti-child trafficking charity and the director of Stand For All. He is also a specialist in international refugee and human rights law.

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

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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