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15 Mar 2018, 10:34 am

It is Autscape time again!
Would you like to do a presentation to an Autistic audience, at a non-profit event run by Autistic volunteers?
Now is your chance!
Proposals for Autscape 2018 - Exploring Inclusion - are accepted from now until 16th of April:
http://www.autscape.org/2018/proposals/cfp


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23 Mar 2018, 9:11 am

If you would like to submit a proposal, please do so within the next three weeks. Proposals will be accepted until 16th of April:


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03 Apr 2018, 2:34 pm

If you would like to submit a proposal, please do so within the next two weeks. Proposals will be accepted until 16th of April.


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12 Apr 2018, 4:10 am

If you still want to submit a proposal, please do so within the next few days. Proposals are accepted only until Monday!


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26 Apr 2018, 5:17 am

Early registration for Autscape 2018, a non-profit conference and retreat organised by autistic volunteers, runs until 7 May 2018. After that, booking closes until sometime in June. Click here to register:
http://www.autscape.org/2018/registration/registration


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01 May 2018, 6:18 am

Autscape's organisers had to temporarily close booking for Autscape 2018. They don't know how many presenters are booked in yet as they are to be chosen over the next week or so. This year most of the bedrooms are singles. About half the singles have hand-basins. In 2017 they ran out of single rooms. In 2018 it looks like they will run out of twin rooms first. It is difficult to get it right! Over two thirds of the places are now booked. This is a lower percentage than some other years which is good. There was one year a few years back where 90% of places were booked in ten days. However since that year the number of places has increased significantly:
http://www.autscape.org/2018/registrati ... eofbooking


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15 Jun 2018, 7:27 am

Autscape 2018's programme has been published:
http://www.autscape.org/2018/programme/presentations
This seems like the largest and most diverse programme to date. Congratulations to the 18 presenters and actors who were chosen, and condolences to the 30 submitters who were not chosen. If you haven't registered already, you are advised to do so tomorrow:
http://www.autscape.org/2018/registration/summerbooking
Places this year are extremely limited, so early registration is strongly advised. Thanks to the organisers and good luck to those who still hope to get a place.


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13 Jul 2018, 10:42 am

Would you like to come to Autscape 2018, the Autistic community's gathering, which will take place in England this summer?
There are only a few places left!
Residential places are still available. Booking them is possible only until Tuesday, 17 July!
Non-residential places are also available.
Booking is open only until the end of July:
http://www.autscape.org/2018/registration/summerbooking


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15 Jul 2018, 4:20 pm

This seems really interesting:
Exploring the Art of Stimming
http://www.autscape.org/2018/programme/ ... ions#maqqi
"Stimming is something we all know about, yet which has received little serious analysis to categorise stim types, purposes and potential.
Autistic stims are perhaps the best example of the characteristic Autistic capacity to self-teach skills, and they show a surprising degree of similarity around the world.
There is something fundamental and universal happening here, and it is something we need to explore and understand better.
I will discuss stimming in terms of form, function and context with a view to better understanding what we're doing and why, and how we can perhaps develop a fuller 'theory of stim'. This will include my concept of the 'stimming metronome' and the value of patterning the environment.
My objective is to discuss some results of my analysis to date and some thoughts on their significance. I intend to include 10-20 minutes after for discussion and experimentation. And stims!"


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16 Jul 2018, 1:27 pm

What do you all think of this?
Overtone chanting as a form of stimming? Have you ever tried it? Would you try it?
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http://www.autscape.org/2018/programme/ ... ons#ysabel
Overtone chanting for self-soothing and sensory seeking
This workshop proposes that overtone chanting activates and tones the vagus nerve, which connects the gut and the brain stem and directly manages stress. We will try this out so you can discover how it might work for you.
The workshop begins with the oldest exercise sequence in the world, the ‘Eight Fine Treasures’. These ancient exercises activate sensory awareness, deepen the breath and settle us down. We move on to hum and vocalize, quickly progressing to chanting simple sound sequences that indirectly create the extraordinary bell-like overtones.
We will spend time chanting, finding a rhythm of breath, and enjoying the vibrations and sensations that arise in the body. For sensory seekers such as myself this can be intensely and sometimes hilariously pleasurable.
Any spontaneous responses, physical or vocal, are welcomed. These exercises can provoke stimming, which can be incorporated privately or shared and experimented with in the group.


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20 Jul 2018, 12:36 pm

This seems very interesting as well. Courtesy of a neurodiversity pioneer in Poland -
"The basis is the concept of a separate development paths, developed by me and my team. This concept shows that development in the spectrum is not a disturbed typical development. It is a completely separate development option. This entails a lot of consequences. It is important it is to understand this specificity for better social adaptation, also for people who belong to additional minority groups."
http://www.autscape.org/2018/programme/ ... ons#joanna
What do you all think about it?


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04 Aug 2018, 12:55 pm

Booking for non-residential attendance is open until Monday night.
Autscape has two types of non residential booking:
* Day bookings
* Evening bookings
Click on the link to find out more and see how to apply.
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People who are attending on a non residential basis can come for the whole conference, three days, two days or one day as they prefer.
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Non residential means you don't spend the night at the venue.
http://www.autscape.org/2018/registration/summerbooking


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