The Churches Together in South London Big Gathering at the beginning of May was a hugely informative and memorable event focused on how churches can better include autistic people.
The following useful resources came out of the meeting:
Actively looking to building working relationships throughout London with churches looking to do social action. They would like to explore opportunities to offer research, advising, training, funding and strategic partnerships. For more information, have a look at the following: www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/what-we-do/
Your church can sign up to be a Friendly Place . The focus is more on mental health, but this is still enabling churches to be more authentically inclusive. The details of this resource from Faith Action can be found here:https://www.faithaction.net/working-with-you/health-and-care/our-projects/friendly-places/
MIND’s Autism and Mental Health good practice guide is attached here.
Here is a web link with more information: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/our-policy-work/equality-human-rights/wellbeing-of-people-on-the-autistic-spectrum/