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Autistic Pride Picnic 2021

The address is now:

Charlton Assembly Rooms, Charlton, The Village, London SE7 8UD

Running time remains the same.

AIM proudly invite you to our second Autistic Pride event! We’ve had to push it back until July 2021 due to the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing, but we’re determined that it will happen. A celebration of autistic culture, history and our wonderfully diverse families! This one will be even better as we are combining it with an Autistic Craft Fair!

We have some wonderful speakers, poets, writers, artists and musicians coming to show the beauty of the #ActuallyAutistic / neurodivergent community. Plus an opportunity to purchase crafts such as art, jewellery, books and clothing from autistic stallholders.

Drag Queen Story Hour’s AIDA H DEE will be speaking and doing two 20-minute story times to amuse the children. Aida is incredible, do be sure to catch her work. She will have a collection bucket, a suggested donation of £2 would be great if your child is taking part.

Please all feel welcome to come along whether you are a lone autistic adult or a family with an autistic or several autistic members!

Pre-diagnosed are welcome.

To the adults, you will be around peers and no social demands will be placed upon you to socialise. It’s an afternoon to celebrate being you so stimm openly and know you are wanted.

To the families, please do come. It will be a wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourself into our culture, our history and hear from OUR side. Bring the kids – they are welcome and it will benefit them greatly to meet autistic adults, to see their community and know we are there, loud and proud!

Simply bring a picnic and make your way to Charlton House. We will put up transport details nearer to the time.

If you are an autistic-led org or an individual wishing to be involved please message or email us.

AIM Autistic Pride itinerary, times subject to change:

1-1.15 Emma Dalmayne – Welcome, Itinerary and Autistic Inclusive Meets

1.15 – 1.35 Alex Forshaw – Work and Mental Health

1.35 – 1.55 Callum Brazzo – Spoken Word Poetry

1.00 – 1.30 INTERVAL

1.30 – 1.50 The ADHD Drag Queen – The Artistic Autistic

1.50 – 2.10 Janine Booth – Talk and Poetry

2.10 – 2.30 Rachel Cotton – The Triad of Interaction Between Autism, Diagnosis and Trauma

2.30 – 2.50 Joseph Redford – Autistic Pride: The Past, The Present and the Future I’d like to see

2.50 – 3.10 The Autistic Advocate (title to be confirmed)

3.10 – 3.30 William Vanderpuije – Singing

3.30 – 3.50 Dean Beadle (title to be confirmed)

3.50 – 4.05 Leo George – Poetry

The accompanying fair will be a great chance to come along and purchase gifts while supporting autistic people.

There will be 10 stalls with 10 autistic stallholders selling their own authored books, artwork, clothing, jewellery and sensory goods.

Come along and see what autistic people can do!

We have stalls available at £10 each – please message AIM’s Facebook page for more details, email or call Emma Dalmayne on 07464614137.