Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Cleaning pots and pans

The latest in our #AutisticLifeHacks series for the #WeEatWell19 campaign is not about shopping, preparing or eating – it’s about what happens at the end! Cleaning pots, pans, crockery and cutlery can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t own a dishwasher. The hardest part of all is trying to shift those stubborn stains … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Cleaning pots and pans

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Meal and food shop planning

The latest in our food-themed #AutisticLifeHacks for #WeEatWell19 is all about what happens before preparing food – planning what to eat and buying it! Food shopping can be a challenge at the best of times, but this hack can make it less of a chore. Cheryl Ferris-Stewart, a project worker for the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Meal and food shop planning

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Getting five a day the easy way

In the second of our food-based #AutisticLifeHacks series as part of #WeEatWell19, our next one is about getting some of your five portions of fruit and vegetables per day an easier way. Gill Loomes, our Peer Development Worker, talks about how she finds the texture of most fruits hard to bear, suggesting that smoothies are … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Getting five a day the easy way

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Skint and can’t afford meat?

In the first of our new series of food-based #AutisticLifeHacks, the Leeds Autism AIM team came up with one around adding bulk to dishes that usually have meat in them. Meat can be expensive, but this hack offers a route round that: “If you’re skint and struggle to afford meat, there is a way round … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Skint and can’t afford meat?

Food themed #AutisticLifeHacks: Share your cooking, prep and eating tips

This November, the hashtag #WeEatWell19 has been doing the rounds on Twitter. It is about eating well as the weather gets colder – here is more information on the campaign: https://kathevans.com/2019/10/29/weeatwell19/. As part of that, we would like to know if you have any #AutisticLifeHacks around eating well. These could include tips on shopping for … More Food themed #AutisticLifeHacks: Share your cooking, prep and eating tips

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks: Being prepared for change

Our newest addition to the #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series comes from Specialist Autism Services‘ Health and Wellbeing Group! At the group, they talked about some of the life hacks that we have already published and, using our weekly planner for this Christmas, discussed being prepared for changes. Here is what the group suggested: “Our tip would be … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks: Being prepared for change

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Secret Santa etiquette

For the latest of our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series, we have a top tip around that often stressful seasonal office staple: Secret Santa! Gill Loomes, our Peer Development Worker, shares her tip for making sure you get a gift you’ll actually like rather than something random you won’t use. “If you’re involved in a Secret Santa scheme … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Secret Santa etiquette

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Getting your days right

The second of our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks is from Luke Aylward, our Information Officer. Luke has a handy tip for not mixing up your dates during a time of year when routine doesn’t have much place. “I sometimes find it hard to tell which day is which during Christmas. To combat that, I do myself a little two-three … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Getting your days right

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks – It’s okay to say “no”

In the first of our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series, our Peer Development Worker Gill Loomes has her way of coping with all the party invitations she receives during this time of year. Here is what she wrote: “It’s easy to burn yourself out with social demands, or feel that you have to be out doing things because … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks – It’s okay to say “no”

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks: Share your tips for coping at Christmas

To follow on from our #AutisticLifeHacks series of posts from autistic people, we have given it a seasonal spin to coincide with the Christmas and New Year period. Starting early next month, we will be posting a series of life hacks called #XmasAutisticLifeHacks. These will be tips from autistic people on how to cope during … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks: Share your tips for coping at Christmas