Learning from Safeguarding: How autistic people can get involved in new project

Later on this month, we will be holding a session at the Hub on giving your feedback on how the Safeguarding process can be better for autistic people. The new Safeguarding Feedback project is led by Advonet (the charity that Leeds Autism AIM is part of). It is about getting people’s experience of Safeguarding and … More Learning from Safeguarding: How autistic people can get involved in new project

Autistic-led Women’s Group to discuss assertiveness

Our monthly autistic led Women’s Group will be returning to the topic of assertiveness at next week’s Lovell Autism Hub session. Assertiveness is something that some autistic people find difficult. It is a useful tool for getting across your views and needs. The group takes place on Tuesday 20th August at the Lovell Autism Hub, … More Autistic-led Women’s Group to discuss assertiveness

Next Autism Reference Group meeting at the Hub next month

The Autism Reference Group, the quarterly forum for autistic adults in Leeds to have their say on what services do for them, will be meeting next month. The Group’s meeting will be held at the Lovell Autism Hub on Tuesday 3rd September from 5pm to 6:30pm. At these meetings, anyone who attends can share their … More Next Autism Reference Group meeting at the Hub next month

Café Autistique to tackle accessing services and getting what you want

The next session of our autistic-led Café Autistique discussing group will be talking about how we access services. They could be health services such as hospitals and GP surgeries, customer helplines, housing or anything else that we access on a regular basis. At the group, we aim to look at how autistic people approach services … More Café Autistique to tackle accessing services and getting what you want

Self-advocacy sessions for LGBTQ+ autistic people: Talk at Hub on Tuesday

Advonet, CHANGE and Yorkshire MESMAC are holding free self-advocacy workshops for autistic people who are also LGBTQ+. This is part of the new LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project, which is run by the three organisations. Autistic people have been involved in putting the content of the workshops together and have given feedback on it. As part … More Self-advocacy sessions for LGBTQ+ autistic people: Talk at Hub on Tuesday

Friday Hub sessions now run every two weeks

Starting in early July, we will now be running our quieter Friday Autism Hub sessions for booked appointments every two weeks. The sessions will alternate with our post-diagnostic support sessions for newly-diagnosed autistic adults every other week on Thursday evenings. As always, our Friday sessions are for booked appointments only. We can offer the following: … More Friday Hub sessions now run every two weeks

Post-diagnostic session dates until end of September

Our new post-diagnostic support sessions for newly-diagnosed autistic adults in Leeds are still going. We can offer up to four appointments to help you understand your autism, with support from some of our autistic staff members. The sessions run on a fortnightly basis on Thursday evenings from 4pm to 7pm and are for booked appointments … More Post-diagnostic session dates until end of September

Speakers and stalls confirmed for autism info event

Bigger and Better in Leeds 2019, an information event celebrating autism awareness and acceptance, has confirmed its’ speakers, stallholders and workshops. This year, there are three autistic guest speakers: Dr James McGrath is a lecturer in English, History and Media at Leeds Beckett University. James is talking about his route into full-time, paid employment and … More Speakers and stalls confirmed for autism info event