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

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

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

Information Processing and Coronavirus: An autistic person’s experience

The Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a lot of information being shared by the government, news websites, blogs and health services. Is all the information too much to cope with? Is it clear enough? Luke Aylward, our *ahem* Information Officer, talks about how he sees it as an autistic person. Ever since the Coronavirus outbreak … More Information Processing and Coronavirus: An autistic person’s experience