During the current coronavirus crisis, we are creating a number of support services for the Autism Community. As part of this, we are looking for volunteers with a background in mental health. Please see our Volunteer page for further details and to apply. Many thanks!
There is also a new Community Resources page in the Useful Information section, where we will give updates on support services for covid19.
**Special upcoming mental health event during the Covid-19 crisis**
To support the Autism community's mental health during this coronavirus epidemic, the London Autism Group Charity have arranged a Q & A livestream.
This week James and Chris will be discussing the various autism-related news stories that have appeared over the past few weeks.
We would like to warn you that some of these conversations may be triggering given the sensitive and controversial nature of these topics. They include:
- The terrible TikTok "autism challenge"
- The Myka and James Stauffer controversy
- The controversy around the NICE frailty covid-19 assessments for people with learning disabilities
- The controversy around residential care homes for autistic people and those with learning disabilities not qualifying for early covid-19 screening
- The high rates of covid-19 related mortality among autistic people
- Systematic and structural racism and discrimination on Black, Asian & ethnic minority Autistics and the wider autism community, and more.
This event will take place on the public
Facebook London Autism Group Charity page.
Friday (5th June) at 8.30pm GMT.
As ever, please join us live on the stream to ask your questions, and take part.
A word from our Founder
A very warm welcome to the London Autism Group Charity.
The London Autism Group Charity aims to build on the work we have started with ‘London Autism Group’, our Facebook support group.
In this way we aim in the long-term to bring a wide range of targeted activities, to eventually offer help at every stage of an Autistic person's life and to carers.
Our dedicated team of trustees meet regularly to plan and help carry out the aims of the charity. Ideas are discussed and developed to fit into our long term plans. One of our major achievements to date is the creation of a popular and informative format: The Autism Podcast, where members of the team interview leading personalities, professionals and rights campaigners.
The Charity Committees
One of the main reasons for the founding of London Autism Group was the lack of support for Autistic people and their families. We aim to address this by setting up charity committees in different parts of London to help make our goals a reality.
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