About the Project
The Autistic Women's Forum is one of the only groups in our area run specifically for autistic women. The group meets once a month for 2 hours and provides a safe, non-judgmental place for women to share their thoughts, experiences and ideas. Participation can be passive or active: women can talk, bring written contributions, involve themselves in group discussions or simply listen to what others have to say. "Without funding the impact on me as an individual will be significant. I will once again find myself isolated with nowhere to run for female support. A little bit of funding will help many more women like me who find the world so confusing" The Forum is a peer led group facilitated by qualified staff and enables vulnerable women to thrive without feeling isolated or misunderstood.
About the Charity
We support parents, carers, professionals and individuals affected by a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by bringing together a range of expertise and experience under one roof. Being led and run by people with direct experience of family members with either condition, coupled with comprehensive training, ensures that we have first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing our service users. Our aim is to support, educate and empower individuals with ADHD and/or autism, their families and carers. We change peoples lives by providing information, training, support groups and practical help. By raising awareness of the conditions in the wider community we change perceptions and break down barriers.