Making Information Accessible for Neurodivergent People: A new guide

After speaking to neurodivergent staff and people that Leeds Autism AIM work with, we have put together a brand new guide. It is a booklet that explains how to make information accessible to neurodivergent people in a number of ways. This free document covers accessibility for: Autistic people People with dyslexia People with dyspraxia People … More Making Information Accessible for Neurodivergent People: A new guide

Mental Health Guide for autistic adults in Leeds

We at Leeds Autism AIM have put together a three-page guide to mental health and counselling services for autistic adults in the Leeds area. It includes information on: Help available if you’re in a crisis Mental health services working in Leeds Text and online-based services and support How to get funding for an autism-specific counsellor … More Mental Health Guide for autistic adults in Leeds

Autism Health Passport: Share your thoughts

Leeds Autism AIM have worked with local health and mental health services to produce a combined Health Passport for autistic adults in Leeds. We made a draft version with: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s Learning Disability and Autism Team Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS), part of the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Leeds … More Autism Health Passport: Share your thoughts

Free Volunteer Autism Mentor training next month

We at Leeds Autism AIM are running free training sessions for anyone who wants to become a volunteer Autism Mentor next month. The Mentor’s role involves being paired with an autistic adult and helping them to both set and achieve life goals. Mentors meet regularly with their mentoring match remotely and can receive supervisions from … More Free Volunteer Autism Mentor training next month

Coronavirus Vaccines: Reasonable adjustments in Leeds

In response to the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine, we have put together a document about getting reasonable adjustments in place before your appointment. It explains how you can get them in place and what adjustments can be made. The document explains how you can get reasonable adjustments if you are autistic. The information covers … More Coronavirus Vaccines: Reasonable adjustments in Leeds

Coproduction Group to look at accessible information guide

Leeds Autism AIM’s next Coproduction Group meeting will be looking at a guide to making information accessible for neurodivergent people. The guide will cover accessibility of online and offline information and resources. These include websites, apps, leaflets and posters. People who are autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic and/or have dyscalculia, ADHD or Tourette’s Syndrome are neurodivergent. The … More Coproduction Group to look at accessible information guide

Next Coproduction Group to look at new health passport

This Thursday, Leeds Autism AIM’s Coproduction Group will be looking at a resource developed by the AIM team in partnership with local NHS and mental health services. It is a health passport for autistic adults covering general healthcare needs, support needed when in hospital settings and mental health. A draft copy has been put together … More Next Coproduction Group to look at new health passport

Christmas Information Booklet – 2020 Edition

Leeds Autism AIM have produced an information booklet for autistic adults in Leeds all about what’s happening this Christmas and New Year period. The booklet is in PDF format and includes: Information on when our staff team are available for enquiries Online and in-person support and online groups for anyone who might be lonely or … More Christmas Information Booklet – 2020 Edition

Christmas Survival Plan

This Christmas is going to be a little different for many of us. Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are restrictions on what we can and cannot do, but the social aspect of the festive season is still there. To help cope with that and some of the other trickier parts of Christmas, we have … More Christmas Survival Plan