Autism Alliance

Not only are we constantly working to raise awareness about ASC in as many places as we can (both virtually and through community drop-ins), we also facilitate an Autism Alliance, where members of the ASC community, their families, friends and carers, along with professionals, can come together, share their experiences of ASC and feed into the development of ASC services in Derbyshire County.

Find out meeting dates for the Autism Alliance:

Autism Alliance - first meeting!

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 3-4pm.
This meeting will take place through Zoom.

In this first meeting, you will get to meet the teams behind Autism Information & Advice and Living Well with Autism, hear from guest speaker Ben Holmes (who will be talking about ASC and ADHD) and share your experiences of living with ASC, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. To join the meeting, simply call or email us to book your space – we look forward to meeting you!

Autism Alliance - second meeting.

Wednesday 20th January 2021, 3-4pm.
This meeting will take place through Zoom.

At the second meeting, our guest speaker will be Felicity from Living Well with Autism. Felicity will be talking about Women and ASC and how ASC presents and is experienced differently by women compared to men. We will also be joined by Lynn Webster, Citizens Advice Mid Mercia’s Digital Training Coordinator who will share the details of her free HMRC benefits checks service. There will also be plenty of time devoted to peer support and open discussion. 

Autism Alliance - third meeting.

Wednesday 21st April 2021, 3-4pm.
This meeting will take place through Zoom.

At our third meeting, our guest speaker will be Dr Simon Bignell –  Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, who specialises in research into Autism, ADHD, and Technology-Enhanced Learning. Simon will talk to the group about the research the university have been doing into ASC and what developments are in progress to further support individuals living with ASC. As always, there will also be time devoted to peer support and open discussion.

Autism Alliance - fourth meeting.

Wednesday 21st July 2021, 3-4pm.
This meeting will take place through Zoom.

Details to be confirmed soon.