We have seen a large increase in calls to our Advice Line from autistic fathers and fathers of autistic people. In response we will be bringing together a panel of Dads to share their experiences and insights into fatherhood. This will also include a Q&A where you will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.
Join us for a morning chat with our fantastic panel of Dads and show your support for all the Dads out there.
Stuart Cosgrove is a writer and broadcaster with a range of award-winning books on soul music and social change. He presents BBC Scotland's popular football show 'Off the Ball' and is the father to the legendary Jack Cosgrove.
Jonny is an autistic adult and parent of five and grandparent of two, based in Sheffield, England. He is a specialist autism dialogue facilitator, coach, mentor and trainer and created the Autism Dialogue Approach®, a holistic group method for alleviating negative impact in autistic people and families and improving knowledge and community cohesion. He has PGCert Autism, PGCert Coaching and Mentoring, BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art and certificates in counselling and chaplaincy. He works with individuals and in groups using an eclectic mix of transpersonal, Gestalt and non-duality coaching. He is a practitioner and guide of non-dual awareness and mindfulness, a coach for AT-Autism and Scottish Autism’s Affinity project, and leader of the Mindful Autism Support Group for Scottish Autism. He is a contributor to Autistica’s Language and Communication Research Group and published a chapter ‘Autism Dialogue’ (Penwell & Garrett, 2019).
In the past, he devised and managed private education programmes with home-schooled children and refugees, was involved in storytelling and the arts and co-founded and ran an international health food company. He lived in a strict spiritual community for 20 years and has travelled extensively overland. He is a painter, photographer, chi-gong practitioner and currently hosts a weekly online silent meditation session, which is open to all.
www.dialogica.uk | www.jonnydrury.com
Ash is an Autistic illustrator and sometime balloon twister, Dad to twin Autistic girls and a (fairly big) Autistic boy.
Scott is the founding director of Vanilla Ink Jewellery School, a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Glasgow’s East End. A master goldsmith and stone setter, Scott has been creating beautiful, bespoke jewellery for over 26 years.