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.

Workshop overview:

  • 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

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.


Online training: Training sessions are £130 per hour, per trainer for online training, plus £100 for a recording of the session hosted privately by Aucademy for attendee personal use.

In-person training: Training sessions are £160 per hour, per trainer, plus travel for in-person training (plus food if whole day/s wanted), plus £100 for a videographer to attend and provide a recording of the session hosted privately by Aucademy for attendee personal use. A booking of four hours minimum is required for in-person training. Please confirm in-person training with us before using our booking system.

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.

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