Coping at Christmas: A list of autism-specific resources

For this Christmas, we have an updated list of blog posts and guides about getting through this time of year as an autistic person. Many of the below links are to pieces written by autistic people themselves. We hope that you find them all useful. National Autistic Society – Christmas resource hub: https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/holidays-trips/christmas National Autistic … More Coping at Christmas: A list of autism-specific resources

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks: Being prepared for change

Our newest addition to the #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series comes from Specialist Autism Services‘ Health and Wellbeing Group! At the group, they talked about some of the life hacks that we have already published and, using our weekly planner for this Christmas, discussed being prepared for changes. Here is what the group suggested: “Our tip would be … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks: Being prepared for change

Xmas as an autistic adult: A personal perspective

As part of our Christmas information pack, our Information Officer Luke Aylward writes a piece about how he experiences the season, going through four different challenging areas and listing his coping strategies for each one. In my near 34 years on this planet, I have been through a lot of Christmases. I feel fortunate to … More Xmas as an autistic adult: A personal perspective

Autism Hub Christmas/New Year 2018-19 opening dates

Leeds Autism AIM’s Autism Hub will be closed for some dates during the Christmas and New Year period. Below is a list of dates when the Hub is closed: Friday 21st December Tuesday 25th December Friday 28th December Tuesday 1st January The quiet Friday Hub session will be back on Friday 4th January from 4-7pm. … More Autism Hub Christmas/New Year 2018-19 opening dates

What’s on at the Hubs this week – 11th-14th December

Our Hub sessions both continue to run, with a regular group returning on Tuesday. Here is what we have planned at Lovell next week: Lovell Autism Hub – Tuesday 11th December – 3:30-7pm First, the Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) team are in for a consultation session from 3:30pm to 5pm. It is for any … More What’s on at the Hubs this week – 11th-14th December

Cafe Autistique topics confirmed for January and February 2019

Topics and dates have been confirmed for the next two Cafe Autistique discussion sessions. The first topic is work for January, and the second topic is relationships and feelings for February. Both groups are led entirely by autistic people and are for autistic people. After each discussion, we will have a blog post containing notes … More Cafe Autistique topics confirmed for January and February 2019

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Secret Santa etiquette

For the latest of our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series, we have a top tip around that often stressful seasonal office staple: Secret Santa! Gill Loomes, our Peer Development Worker, shares her tip for making sure you get a gift you’ll actually like rather than something random you won’t use. “If you’re involved in a Secret Santa scheme … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Secret Santa etiquette

Women’s Group to talk about #XmasAutisticLifeHacks

Our last monthly Women’s Group of 2018 will be talking about life hacks to use during the Christmas and New Year period. The topic ties into our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks series of posts around coping at Christmas while autistic. They will be using resources and tips from autistic people, including people who have posted their seasonal life … More Women’s Group to talk about #XmasAutisticLifeHacks

#XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Getting your days right

The second of our #XmasAutisticLifeHacks is from Luke Aylward, our Information Officer. Luke has a handy tip for not mixing up your dates during a time of year when routine doesn’t have much place. “I sometimes find it hard to tell which day is which during Christmas.┬áTo combat that, I do myself a little two-three … More #XmasAutisticLifeHacks – Getting your days right