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

Research: Co-creating training for social workers who work with autistic older people

ALAG AHI event – 6 Aug 2024
Tuesday, 06 August 2024
19:00 to 20:30
Online Only Event

Research: Co-creating training for social workers who work with autistic older people.

Social care and support is increasingly important part of people’s lives as they get older. This is equally the case for autistic people. This event will look at the research work being developed paving the way for improved training for social workers and invite audience discussion.

We will be joined by Post Doctoral Research Assistant- Laura Lennuyeux-Comene and Professor Rebecca Charlton- from Goldsmiths University, who previously presented research on autism and ageing. They will provide an update on the co-developed research project that focuses on training social care providers to enhance the social care experience for older autistic people.

About the speaker

Rebecca Charlton, Professor in Psychology at Goldsmiths.

Prof Charlton’s research focuses on changes in later-life and the factors that promote healthy ageing. Her research examines cognition, social-cognition and mood in later-life. Her work also examines how ageing effects autistic and other neurodiverse people in terms of health, cognition and well-being. Rebecca works with charity partners to examine the factors that promote well-being in ageing and individuals with dementia. She leads the GoldAge Lab.

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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