Safeguarding Autistic Women and Girls – Event 5 March 2024

Safeguarding Autistic Women and Girls

Tuesday 05 March, 2024
19:00 to 20:30
Online Only Event

The Asperger London Area Group (ALAG) and the Autism Hub invite you to join us to mark International Women’s Day. We will be joined by guest speaker Carly Danesh-Jones MBE, who will be presenting a topical session on safeguarding autistic woman and girls.

The session will explore:

  • Unique experiencesof autistic woman and girls
  • Vulnerabilities through childhood and into adulthood
  • Women and masking
  • Intersectionality – forms of inequality or disadvantage
  • Coping strategies and navigating risky situations

About the guest speaker:

Carly Danesh-Jones MBE is an autistic woman, who in her teens lived in a homeless mother and baby hostel and left school without qualifications. In adulthood she is pioneering advocate who has shaped policy and practice relating to autistic women and girls.

Over the past 15 years, her books, films, and tireless advocacy have increased the visibility and safeguarding of autistic females globally.

She made history as the first British autistic woman to address the UN on rights at 32 years old in 2014. Her influential book – ‘Safeguarding autistic girls’ was distributed to all UK police forces in 2021. Carly was awarded an MBE for her services to the autistic community in 2017.

Carly’s advocacy has informed UK government guidance on online safety, terrorism prevention and child exploitation. She continues to lead efforts to improve diagnosis, support, employment and safeguarding autistic women and girls through her writing, films and lecturing.

To find out more or to register your interest, please complete our contact form.

We are delighted to be funded by Camden Council & Islington Council.

Camden Council Islington Council London Community Response Fund
Camden Giving Cloudesley Asperger London Area Group

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