[Image description: text against green and pink background which reads: "Semi-Hiatus Announcement" "Due to low capacity within our organizing team, we will be taking a semi-hiatus. We hope this rest period will let us become more active again in Spring 2022!" In the bottom right, the Autistics United Canada logo of interlocking infinity symbols in a rainbow of colours]
Announcement: Due to the extremely low capacity that most of our organizing team has been dealing with for a long time, Autistics United Canada has made the difficult decision to go on a semi-hiatus until at least Spring 2022.
This means that for the time being we will not be hosting workshops, and only have very limited activity on social media, advocacy, and policy work. We will however continue our mutual aid and peer support initiatives such as: 1) our Autistics and Allies Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/AUCanadaAutisticsAndAllies) 2) our Autistics-only Discord server (please email or message us for access), and 3) our one-on-one resource referrals/crisis support.
We’ll continue to host our monthly online Neurodivergent Hangouts as capacity allows. You can register for our upcoming hangout on Sunday, Nov. 28 here: https://forms.gle/p5CsdEZ6uSw4xL9KA
Disability justice includes rest, and our organizing team has needed that for a long time. We hope that this period of rest will allow us to more sustainably build networks of support and advocacy by and for autistics in “Canada” and beyond.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us and we will try to respond within our capacity. Our email (info@AutisticsUnitedCA.org) and social media are still being monitored, though less regularly, and we will be prioritizing urgent requests for support.
Thank you for your understanding and support! We’re grateful to be part of a community that prioritizes sustainability and rest, and that has been so supportive of our growth and learning as a grassroots collective. We hope to keep in touch and be well-rested to become more active again in Spring 2022!