BIPOC Group Support:
Building a Roadmap Out of Autistic Burnout
STARTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH - ENROLLING NOW!
Burnout might look like…
* Exhausted, not having enough energy for the day
* Worsening depression and anxiety
* Avoiding and withdrawing from social activities
* Increased sensory sensitivities
* "Losing skills” – things you could do before feel impossible now
In this skills group, we will examine:
* What is burnout?
* Our personal histories of burnout (mapping)
* Evidence-based based suggestions to help with burnout
* How to build an individualized plan of care for yourself
* Building a network of support
This 16-week online psychoeducational support group is for adults who self-identify as part of the global majority (QTBIPOC). This group supports you in developing a plan to counter burnout, build community, reduce internalized ableism, and gain access to a greater sense of autonomy over your life.
In this group, we will explore what autistic burnout is, how it impacts our lives as people of color, and research-based methods on how to navigate burnout periods. At times, this group will engage participants using a didactic class like model, small groups and open shares. The intention of this group is to create a safer space for black and brown people to explore building a support system, sharing experiences and as a respite from white, neurotypical expectations. We will use an eclectic curriculum drawing from various BIPOC authors, research, and resources for autistic adults.
Please note: This group is open for people who are 22+ years of age. This group is not a substitute for psychiatric/medical care and is not a psychotherapy group. It is recommended, although not a requirement, that you have or are currently in personal psychotherapy.
Currently, this BIPOC group is for those individuals who are non-white passing. If you self-identify as BIPOC and are white-passing, please let us know, and we will keep your name on a growing waitlist.
This group will be led by Jess Judkins, M.A.: "I am black, queer, autistic, and educationally- privileged. I do my best to acknowledge my privileges, biases, and internalized oppression by engaging in my internal work. I welcome conversations concerning my privilege and how that may show up in our work together."
Schedule & Location:
Online: Every Tuesday from 5:00pm-6:15pm pacific time for 16 weeks
$75 per session/$50 sliding scale (United States dollar)
Queer Group Support
In this group, we come together to create a celebratory, inclusive, and affirming space that welcomes queer autistic and ADHD adults of all ages and identities.
The curriculum for this group includes topics that are unique to the experience of queer people today, as well as topics that are part of the lives of all neurodivergent adults:
Exploring our identities in relation to gender, sexuality, and culture
Addressing internalized homophobia and self image
Engaging in queer activism in ways that are sustainable and nourishing for neurodivergent people
Navigating dating and romance
Managing family relationships, with both supportive and challenging family members
We have a strong focus in this group on building community, learning from one another, and supporting each other as we explore what it looks like to be both queer and neurodivergent.
This group is run by Lee Bess, Ph.D.