#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Make crackers accessible

The next instalment in this year’s #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series is about a Christmas dinner staple. They can make Christmas Day go with a bang, but the noise made by crackers as they snap can be a little too much if you’re sensitive to noise. To work around that, our Coordinator Pesha Thornton has a really useful … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Make crackers accessible

Christmas 2019: Leeds Autism AIM’s information booklet

To help you get an idea of what services such as public transport, shops, bin collection and more are doing during the Christmas and New Year period, we have created a handy information booklet. Inside, we have information on: When Leeds Autism AIM’s hubs are open When the Advonet office is open What support is … More Christmas 2019: Leeds Autism AIM’s information booklet

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Avoid the Christmas Eve rush

Our next entry in the #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series for 2019 is about what to do on Christmas Eve. For the most part, it is the busiest day of the year, with millions of people worldwide getting their last-minute shopping sorted. For some autistic people, crowds are a nightmare to deal with all year round, but for … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Avoid the Christmas Eve rush

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Going somewhere quiet

Our second instalment in the #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series of tips for coping during the festive period is about getting rest when it all becomes a bit too much. Being the season for parties, the sheer number of social gatherings can be overwhelming. To remedy that, Cheryl Ferris-Stewart from the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project says that … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Going somewhere quiet

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