AutismBC Talks: What is Mutual Aid?
March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Is a Mutual Aid Network for Neurodivergent Living Support something that you would like to know more about?
A Mutual Aid support network is a grassroots initiative where individuals come together to provide assistance and resources to one another based on the principle of solidarity and cooperation. Unlike traditional charity models, Mutual Aid focuses on reciprocity and collective action rather than hierarchical structures or top-down assistance.
Participants in a Mutual Aid network may offer various forms of emotional support or skills-sharing, depending on the needs of the community. This support is typically provided voluntarily and without any expectation of monetary compensation and fosters volunteerism, building a community of care network.
Mutual Aid networks often emerge during times of crisis or when existing social systems fail to address the needs of marginalized or vulnerable populations adequately. These networks are based on the belief that communities possess the collective power and resources to care for each other and address systemic issues together.
Key principles of Mutual Aid include autonomy, solidarity, inclusivity, and horizontal organization. Mutual Aid networks provide immediate relief by fostering cooperation and mutual support, building communities’ resilience, and challenging existing power structures. In essence, Mutual Aid is about neighbours coming together to support each other in times of need, creating stronger, more connected communities in the process.
Join Anne and Carla, who will discuss the upcoming program plan for our new session. We will also work on some of our community questions that were submitted seeking peer advice.
Register for this Information Presentation to learn about mutual aid.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00am
Where: on Zoom
Who: Anyone who wants to learn more about this topic
About NDLN Meets:
This new Autism Meets “Neurodivergent Living Network” aims to build a community of support for the daily activities of all neurodiverse and neurodivergent families. We welcome autistic adults, parents of ASD children, partners of autistic adults, chosen family, and anyone looking to make their homes and communities neuro-friendly.
So, bring a warm cup of tea and your best advice. Together, we will work on executive function challenges and build routines that actually work for your neurodivergent family.
Registration Details: You will be added to the mailing list for upcoming meeting reminders and follow-up emails.
Please take a moment to read our group guidelines. Our guidelines ensure our Meets remain a safe and welcoming space for all.
We encourage you to fill out this Ask/Help Form. The information here will not be shared or referred to; only the questions and responses will be published on our meets recap and resource page.
- Click here to enter the form: Neurodivergent Living Network “Ask/Help” Form
- Register Here: NDLN – ongoing monthly Meets support group.
AutismBC Talks bring education and awareness to the masses! If you want to hear from an expert, learn something new, or try to better understand autism, you’ll want to start here. Do you have a suggestion about a topic you want to know more about or a speaker that we should connect with? Let us know HERE.
Our programs are designed to support, empower, and connect the autism community!
Not yet an AutismBC Member?
Sign-up for a Membership: Our Membership — AutismBC