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This is a new event organized by Jim Sinclair to help autistic people and allies develop citizenship skills and competencies.

First year's theme: Boundaries and bullying. Content will include recognizing your own and other people's boundaries, appropriate self-assertion (assertion vs. aggression), identifying and responding to bullying and other boundary violations, and self-monitoring to avoid perpetrating such violations.

Similarities to the old Autreat:

* Self-contained space with the cultural ethos developed at Autreat and on ANI-L

* Option (but not requirement) for full-immersion experience of living, lodging, and eating without having to leave the space

* Long lunch break and unstructured social and recreational time in afternoons and evenings.

Differences:

* Clear code of conduct which all participants must commit to.

* All participants older than age 8 are expected to participate actively in the workshops.

* Workshops will be multi-modal, highly participatory, and accessible to autistic people as well as people with frequent "comorbid" developmental and mental health disabilities (e.g., intellectual disability, anxiety, PTSD). Participants will have ample opportunity and guidance to actively practice applying the skills being taught, not just passively sit and listen to someone talk about them.

* Registration requires application with a personal statement indicating understanding and acceptance of behavior code, any disability or other personal accommodation needs that the participant expects event organizers to be responsible for, and a personal plan or goal of participation in the event. Thus each person comes with a concrete, measurable personal goal that xe will work to achieve through participation in the workshops.

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  • 27
  • Autism
  • Jul 4, 2004
  • English

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