New Year, New Possibilities: Autism Acceptance and Thriving in 2020

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13 January @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The United Church Dorchester

49/51 Charles Street
Dorchester, DT1 1EE
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7.00pm Doors open

Hosted by Trish Crawford


Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening.

7.20pm Notices

Notices from the DAAS group and other relevant information

If you have any information you think would be helpful or interesting for group members, you can share it here (if you don’t want to speak, let the host know before the meeting starts and they will read it out). 

7.25pm Talk by Joely Williams New Year, New Possibilities

Start the new year with an inspirational talk by award winning autistic activist, speaker and author Joely Williams. Joely will talk about autism acceptance and thriving with a disability.

Joely Williams (nee Colmer) is a world awarded, autistic autism activist and author of empowering and educational resource book AspergerWorld. Joely is passionate about enabling understanding of the hidden depths and quirks of autism and strives to create positive change within our autistic communities. Joely’s website is

8.30pm (approx) And finally…

There is usually time after the main event to talk, ask questions and share information.

9.00pm End of meeting

Grateful thanks for helping us ready the Café for the following morning 🙂


First Visit?

Our group is open to people on the autistic spectrum both diagnosed and undiagnosed plus carers, friends and family. You’re very welcome to our group. Read more about what to expect on your first visit.


Please respect each other’s privacy and don’t discuss outside meetings who else attends or what they say at DAAS events, unless that person has given you permission to do so.