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

Coronavirus guidance: How it affects our service

Due to current guidance around the Coronavirus outbreak, we will not be running the Autism Hub drop-in session and groups today and for the next few weeks. We will continue for now with more limited booked appointments whenever possible. We will continue to offer support and information to you during this time and we are further … More Coronavirus guidance: How it affects our service

#AIMiversary Memories: Volunteers’ contributions

Since Leeds Autism AIM was launched in January 2015, volunteers have been at the heart of what we have done and continue to do. At the very beginning, our drop-in Hub started with the support of numerous volunteers, giving up their time as Hub Supporters, Mentors and Steering Group members. Five years on, volunteers still … More #AIMiversary Memories: Volunteers’ contributions

Cafe Autistique to discuss film and television this March

Our next monthly autistic-led Cafe Autistique discussion group will move on to the subjects of film and television. The topic was chosen by attendees at February’s group on music and has a lot of scope for what can be talked about. There has been plenty of discussion about how autistic people are portrayed in film … More Cafe Autistique to discuss film and television this March

#AIMiversary memories: New visitors to the Lovell Autism Hub

In January 2015, a cornerstone of the Leeds Autism AIM service was launched. A weekly drop-in held on Tuesday afternoons, offering advocacy, information and signposting and peer support was set up at the Lovell Park Hub. Five years on, our drop-in is still running and has attracted hundreds of visitors in that time. Over the … More #AIMiversary memories: New visitors to the Lovell Autism Hub

Cafe Autistique discussion group to talk about music

February’s autistic-led Cafe Autistique discussion group will be tackling a new topic. This time, they will be talking about music and how autistic people experience it. The group will look at playing musical instruments, performing, listening to it and watching live concerts. Going to live gigs can be challenging for some autistic people. This article … More Cafe Autistique discussion group to talk about music