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Wed, 21 Jun


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The Maternity and Autism Research Group (MARG) Launch Party

Join us to find out more about MARG and our work. Meet our members & network all passionate about improving Autistic maternity care quality.

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The Maternity and Autism Research Group (MARG) Launch Party
The Maternity and Autism Research Group (MARG) Launch Party

Time & Location

21 Jun 2023, 16:00 – 17:30

Online Event

About the event

The Maternity and Autism Research Group is a volunteer collective of Health Professionals and Researchers working together to improve maternity care for autistic women and birthing people. Our aim is to improve the experiences of Autistic people accessing services related to pregnancy and early parenting by signposting information and resources. Our mission is to act as an Autistic-led collective of health professionals and researchers committed to addressing the Autistic community's priorities around the maternity period, with the emancipation of all Autistic people at the heart of all we do.

The MARG website will become an accessible and comprehensive resource for the latest high-quality research, information, resources and training relating to pregnancy and maternity for Autistic people. Our objectives include:

  • to host and signpost to neurodiversity-positive research, resources and evidence-based tools relating to Autistic people, pregnancy and maternity to benefit Autistic people during pregnancy and early parenting
  • to raise the profile of, and improve understanding, of Autistic people's needs during maternity and how to implement these within the NHS and beyond
  • to signpost Autistic-led training, consultancy and doula services
  • to provide a research group for Autistic researchers and health professionals to discuss advancing research in the field within social and biopsychosocial models of Autism.

We strive to be Neurodiversity-affirming, trustworthy and professional with integrity and inclusivity at the heart of all we do with an intersectional feminist lens.

This event aims to connect us with interested parties, allies and community voices- if you're an Autistic person, a researcher, an ally or a health professional- then this is the place to meet!

Find out about our group's achievements and goals, our resources and research framework, meet speakers and discuss all things autism and birth at this MARG launch. As a fully inclusive group, we welcome typed chat or text with equal importance and please do let us know of any accommodations you may have to make your attendance accessible and enjoyable.

We look forward to meeting you all!

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