Autism and face coverings on public transport: New alert card

Starting this week, the Government brought out a new rule, stating that everyone using public transport must wear a face covering. However, some people are exempt from this rule, including disabled people. Autistic people are in that group, as are people with learning disabilities. Some organisations including First Group, who run most bus services in … More Autism and face coverings on public transport: New alert card

The Leeds Autistic Get-Together: Online autistic-led peer support session

Next month, Leeds Autism AIM will be running an online peer support and check-in session, led by and run for autistic adults in the Leeds area with little or no funded support. The Leeds Autistic Get-Together will be held on the Zoom app and is free to join. It will be led by autistic members … More The Leeds Autistic Get-Together: Online autistic-led peer support session

AIM’s Group Peer Support and Cafe Autistique Facebook groups

Leeds Autism AIM have set up a couple of groups on our Facebook page. One is for group peer support and the other is for our Cafe Autistique discussion group. Both will be led by autistic members of Leeds Autism AIM’s staff team. The Peer Support group is around autistic people sharing their experiences and … More AIM’s Group Peer Support and Cafe Autistique Facebook groups

Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected in Leeds

Many people will become increasingly vulnerable during the current COVID-19 crisis and some are not known to services or accessing support. People with learning disabilities, who are autistic or have other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD can be more isolated at this time. In response to this, Leeds Autism AIM are involved in the new … More Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected in Leeds

COVID-19 Toolkit and Professionals Guide – video slides

We have produced a toolkit of resources that you can use to help cope during the COVID-19 crisis. To explain how that and the recent guide for professionals to working with autistic adults work, our Peer Development Worker Gill Loomes has put together a couple of videos to explain how both work. You can watch … More COVID-19 Toolkit and Professionals Guide – video slides

Managing communication online and remotely between autistic and non-autistic people during the COVID-19 lockdown

During the lockdown, there has been a lot of talk of communication and the challenges that brings. In this blog post, our Peer Development Worker Gill Loomes has looked at communicating online, offline and remotely for autistic people and non-autistic people. Key challenges and solutions: Inequality of resources – workplace audits of technology; recycling old … More Managing communication online and remotely between autistic and non-autistic people during the COVID-19 lockdown