What we're about

A group for all adult (18+) women/non-binary people with autism and related neurodivergence - or women who’ve maybe taken the AQ test for adult autism (https://psychology-tools.com/test/autism-spectrum-quotient), wondered, and want to explore possible autism free from medicalisation and ‘male brain’ theories.

There’s really not much known and even less support for women with autism so one of the points of this group is to explore gender and autism and the other is to create our own community networks and critical definitions.

This isn’t a mental health support group, it’s about a place to be ourselves. We’re interested in self-definition, critical theories of neurodiversity, fluid identities, alternative therapies, and in what is needed for autistic women to enjoy life. We’re also interested in making better use of digital tools to collaborate and reduce isolation. If you are looking for mental health support, please view our resource page (linked below).

You can view our group policy here (https://www.notion.so/ND-Group-Policy-e68da21e79f64355bec04c5b63810a4e). Please be respectful of communication and sensory issues and note that we can’t always accommodate mental health co-(or other)diagnoses. Everyone talking at once through to lurking in the background are absolutely fine as long the space stays constructive and bearable for auties. Come and go as you please, post to comments if you have questions or want to touch base before coming along in person.

Resource page: https://www.notion.so/Neurodissident-Women-Support-Group-Resources-2e5085787a6b4731acf235e6d8178c84

Contact us at neurodissidentcafe@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neurodissidentcafe/

Upcoming events (4+)

**ONLINE MEETING** Neurodissident Cafe - Sleep

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Topic(s) for the meeting- Sleep

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Feedback
I'd really appreciate it if you could provide some feedback about the meetup using the following form:
https://forms.gle/dVUm31FFwd17iAHdA
Thanks for your time :D
Future topics
Please vote for next month's meeting using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/W8XfJRacQCnERixW7
Please let me know if there's any problems with the link or anything. Poll will close 30min before the end of this month's meeting.
If you have any ideas for future topics, please use the above form to suggest topics or bring it up during the meeting.

Resource page
We also have a page full of useful resources that's updated every 2 weeks/monthly.

Events & Calls for Contributions
If you are aged 16-30 and have an autism/asperger's diagnosis, check out this survey by the University of Bath on autistic strengths, social identity, and wellbeing. You can find more info on our notion page- link below:
https://www.notion.so/Events-Calls-for-Contributions-9d5d17583a2247ffb2adfd2d6438dc29

Covid-19
Neurodissident Cafe is monthly (on the last Sunday of the month) and will be online for the time being. We are slowly introducing in person meetings at least once a month or every two months

Look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday to chat over tea and cake in the comfort of your own home - and be in a welcoming space. We aim to be as low-key as possible, feel free to arrive and leave when you're ready, talk or lurk - no pressure. There's also a chat feature if you'd prefer to communicate in that way.

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**ONLINE MEETING** Neurodissident Cafe

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Topic(s) for the meeting- To be voted for the month prior

Links
...coming soon!
If you have any other useful links, feel free to put them in the comments below.

Future topics
Please vote for next month's meeting using this Google Form: [TBC]
Please let me know if there's any problems with the link or anything. Poll will close 30min before the end of this month's meeting.
If you have any ideas for future topics, please use the above form to suggest topics or bring it up during the meeting.

Resource page
We also have a page full of useful resources that's updated every 2 weeks/monthly.

Covid-19
Neurodissident Cafe is monthly (on the last Sunday of the month) and will be online for the time being. We are slowly introducing in person meetings at least once a month or every two months

Look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday to chat over tea and cake in the comfort of your own home - and be in a welcoming space. We aim to be as low-key as possible, feel free to arrive and leave when you're ready, talk or lurk - no pressure. There's also a chat feature if you'd prefer to communicate in that way.

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**ONLINE MEETING** Neurodissident Cafe

Link visible for attendees

Topic(s) for the meeting- To be voted for the month prior

Links
...coming soon!
If you have any other useful links, feel free to put them in the comments below.

Future topics
Please vote for next month's meeting using this Google Form: [TBC]
Please let me know if there's any problems with the link or anything. Poll will close 30min before the end of this month's meeting.
If you have any ideas for future topics, please use the above form to suggest topics or bring it up during the meeting.

Resource page
We also have a page full of useful resources that's updated every 2 weeks/monthly.

Covid-19
Neurodissident Cafe is monthly (on the last Sunday of the month) and will be online for the time being. We are slowly introducing in person meetings at least once a month or every two months

Look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday to chat over tea and cake in the comfort of your own home - and be in a welcoming space. We aim to be as low-key as possible, feel free to arrive and leave when you're ready, talk or lurk - no pressure. There's also a chat feature if you'd prefer to communicate in that way.

**ONLINE MEETING** Neurodissident Cafe

Link visible for attendees

Topic(s) for the meeting- To be voted for the month prior

Links
...coming soon!
If you have any other useful links, feel free to put them in the comments below.

Future topics
Please vote for next month's meeting using this Google Form: [TBC]
Please let me know if there's any problems with the link or anything. Poll will close 30min before the end of this month's meeting.
If you have any ideas for future topics, please use the above form to suggest topics or bring it up during the meeting.

Resource page
We also have a page full of useful resources that's updated every 2 weeks/monthly.

Covid-19
Neurodissident Cafe is monthly (on the last Sunday of the month) and will be online for the time being. We are slowly introducing in person meetings at least once a month or every two months

Look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday to chat over tea and cake in the comfort of your own home - and be in a welcoming space. We aim to be as low-key as possible, feel free to arrive and leave when you're ready, talk or lurk - no pressure. There's also a chat feature if you'd prefer to communicate in that way.

Past events (46)

**ONLINE MEETING** Neurodissident Cafe

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