Our team

We have a few members of staff who help to provide our services. Here’s who you might expect to see at our drop-ins, among other places.

Wendy Cork - Leeds Autism AIM Team Manager

Wendy developed our service together with autistic adults from its initial beginning in 2012. She has a background in communication support, occupational therapy and advocacy and over 20 years experience working with autistic adults.

You can contact Wendy by email or phone if you want to know more about Leeds Autism AIM or for information/signposting about other Leeds services.

Lesley Trickett - Hub Coordinator

Lesley has a background in advocacy support and is responsible for making sure people get what they need at our drop-in hubs. She is usually available at both of our drop-ins at Lovell Park on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Luke Aylward - Information Officer

Luke does all of our info, including the newsletter, social media and this website. Luke can also provide personalised information resources at our two drop-in services. He also runs the monthly employment peer support group at Lovell and LGBTQIA* support groups.

He has a background in content marketing and, until January 2017, was chairperson of Leeds Asperger Adults. Luke has given talks at several autism events, with a focus on reasonable adjustments in employment and producing accessible information.

Owen Walker - Volunteer Coordinator

Owen is our new Volunteer Coordinator. His role involves managing all of our volunteers and running our mentoring service. He helps to support both the mentees who want a mentoring match and the mentors who want guidance on how to best support their mentees.