Black Caregivers Circle
The Circle’s mission is simple; To provide a safe and understanding environment where mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and any caregiver to a black individual on the spectrum can share their own journey of supporting their child
The shape and structure of the circle are fluid, shifting, and flowing to accommodate the needs of the group on that particular day. Through compassion, laughter, and tears, group members share, listen, and give advice. Some members were born in Canada, some have lived here for many years, and some are newcomers just starting on their journey. Within the circle, members celebrate successes, listen empathetically to challenges, and give each other permission to release themselves from the double duty of having to explain the nuances of their shared experiences.
Autism Ontario hosts this circle for it to be a voice for all caregivers of black children so that no caregiver stands alone.