Autistic experience, gender, & sexuality
In this workshop Dr Chloe Farahar & Annette Foster demonstrates a critical perspective on what is presently called Autism Spectrum “Disorder”, presenting the more tangible and varied Autistic experience perspective. Annette and Chloe also talk about why Autistic experience is not a white male experience, and why we see more gender and sexual diversity in the Autistic population than the non-autistic.
- Who are we?
- Defining autism: What is “autism” and what is Autistic experience
- Busting myths, & providing the language of Autistic culture
- Why are we seeing more female Autistics? And what about the LGBTQIA+ Autistics?
- Why does there seem to be more LGBTQIA+ Autistics than NTs?
- masking and the bias in literature and diagnosis
- Gender and sexual fluidity and diversity
- Why Autistic people are NeuroQueer (even if cis and straight)
- Our Autistic gender and sexuality
- Q & A
PLEASE NOTE: if you are booking this training it is a two trainers session, which is £100 per hour per trainer (negotiable for charities and those with limited funds. Contact Aufirstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure or need to discuss this)
Each individual workshop suits a two-hour (or more) timeframe to incorporate interaction, reflection, and discussion.
Attendees: There are no limits as to the number who can attend, and workshops have been delivered to both small (e.g. 10) and large groups (80+). Workshops are appropriate for all age groups and backgrounds (upwards of age 14 years+, and 10 years+ for the neurodiversity day event), and have been carried out with: teenage school children; foundation degree students; degree students; charitable organisation staff/volunteers; Metropolitan Police personnel; support and well-being staff etc.
Fees: Training sessions are £100 per hour per trainer. If you are a charitable organisation with limited funds still get in touch and we can see what we can do – we never want to price out organisations wanting to improve their understanding of Autistic experience.