Contact us if you are interested in covering a session as an Aucademy educator with us.

Aucademy is a platform to educate all audiences on Autistic experience by Autistic educators (largely our activity is on Facebook).

If you are interested in coming on a live or to prerecord a session for a live with us on a topic, please read the following.

Sessions are around an hour to two hours, streamed Saturday’s at 19:00 London GMT (pre-recorded ahead of time is welcome if there’s any issues with live streaming or the time we stream). We have learners during the session itself, then it’s viewed after and people can share it publicly. We stream to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

As a thank you, learners donate small amounts to our speakers, so you would receive £20 for your contribution.

You are welcome to have a session where you present for all or part of the hour, or have an interview style session where Chloe or one of the Aucademy team interview you with pre-arranged questions for structure, and/or take questions from learners in the comments section – or a mix e.g. half hour presenting followed by discussion with Aucademy team members. It’s up to you and your style and communication needs.

Example session structures:

The only set requirements to be an Aucademy educator are:

  1. That you are Autistic
  2. That you agree with the fundamental ethos of Aucademy – which includes:
    1. Using identity-first language;
    2. Working within the principles of the neurodiversity paradigm;
    3. Accepting that learners may be coming to Aucademy with different views to our ethos – it is our job to educate, but we are not here to enforce narratives.

Ultimately, we would like Aucademy educators and collaborators who can be positive role models leading by example, and who can speak to our diverse learners. Our learners may be Autistic people, non-autistic people, families, professionals, teachers, employers – anyone! The diversity of our learners will mean that we may encounter people who have very limited or problematic perceptions of Autistic experience, and it is our job to educate and lead by example, but it is not our job to foster heated debate.

* Aucademy ethos
** Aucademy is accepting of diagnosed and undiagnosed Autistic people, in-keeping with our guiding principle that Autistic experience is not pathology