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?

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: When to buy presents

This entry for our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series may have come a little too late if you’ve already sorted this out! It’s about when and how to buy presents and stay within your budget. This hack from Cheryl Ferris-Stewart, Project Worker for the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project, talks about how she spaces out buying Christmas presents … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: When to buy presents

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Jazzing up your gammon

This entry for our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series covers one of the most important aspects of any Christmas: Food! For those among us who eat meat, making sure that it’s better than your average Sunday roast is a must. One of the Leeds Autism AIM team has suggested how to prepare a gammon joint, making this often … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Jazzing up your gammon

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Checking bus/train times

Our next post for #XmasAutisticLifeHacks is about getting around at Christmas. If you rely on public transport for travel, you may know that the timetables for bus and train services change regularly during this time of year, depending on the date. This can be a little difficult to keep track of, but the Leeds Autism … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks 2019: Checking bus/train times

#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