First Women’s Group of 2020 on recovery and self-care

The first of our New Year’s autistic-led Women’s Group meetings will cover two topics. They are recovery and self-care, focusing on how autistic women approach them. The topic was chosen by people who attended last month’s Women’s Group. It takes place on Tuesday 17th January from 5:30pm-6:30pm. It will be at the Lovell Autism Hub, … More First Women’s Group of 2020 on recovery and self-care

AIM’s 5th Anniversary: How should we celebrate it?

This year, Leeds Autism AIM will be celebrating its’ 5th anniversary. The project was set up in 2015, aiming to offer advocacy, information, signposting and mentoring to autistic adults in Leeds who received little or no funded support. Five years on, AIM has grown from its initial offering, with a number of staff, volunteers, community … More AIM’s 5th Anniversary: How should we celebrate it?

Women’s Group to talk changes for 2020 and future developments

Next month, our autistic-led Women’s Group’s meeting will talk about where it is at the moment. The group will also be looking at changes the group would like to make for next year and at any potential developments. It is led by two autistic members of AIM staff, with support from autistic volunteers. It is … More Women’s Group to talk changes for 2020 and future developments

Last Autism Reference Group of 2019 to meet this November

Later this month, the last quarterly Autism Reference Group meeting of 2019 will take place. This is the forum for autistic adults in Leeds, where you can have your say on what services in the city should do for you. It feeds into the Leeds Adult Autism Partnership Board, where commissioners and service providers meet. … More Last Autism Reference Group of 2019 to meet this November

Cafe Autistique to talk about special interests next month

Our monthly autistic-led Cafe Autistique discussion group will be talking about the topic of special interests this November. The group aims to look at what it is that make special interests so appealing to autistic people, why they are important and how useful they are for such things as relaxation. This blog post on The … More Cafe Autistique to talk about special interests next month

Stallholders confirmed for Hidden Talents Job Fair

The Leeds Hidden Talents Job Fair has confirmed a list of stallholders, including local employers and employment support services for autistic adults. Employers have roles in four areas – care work, IT, hospitality and administration. The list is as follows: Employers Skills For Care Employment Leeds Sky Bet Morgan Sindall Covance Direct Line At Home … More Stallholders confirmed for Hidden Talents Job Fair

Cafe Autistique to revisit accessing services topic

Our monthly autistic-led Cafe Autistique discussion group will go back to the topic of accessing services and getting what you want from them this month. Initially scheduled for August, it will be revisited. Access to services and having your voice heard is a big part of what Leeds Autism AIM and advocacy is all about. … More Cafe Autistique to revisit accessing services topic

Autism Hour 2019: Quiet shopping hours in Leeds this October

The National Autistic Society’s annual Autism Hour is back this year. It’s a campaign which encourages shops, restaurants, banks and other businesses and services to have a quiet hour for autistic customers. This involves doing things such as turning background music off, dimming the lighting and encouraging shoppers to be as quiet as possible. This … More Autism Hour 2019: Quiet shopping hours in Leeds this October