Café Autistique: Socialising, barriers and what we find comfortable

On Tuesday 27th November, we held our Café Autistique discussion group on an often talked-about topic in the autistic community: socialising. It’s something that quite a few autistic people find hard, whether with their fellow autistics or when talking to non-autistic people. Luke Aylward, our Information Officer, writes about what the group discussed. In this … More Café Autistique: Socialising, barriers and what we find comfortable

Autism Reference Group to meet in two weeks’ time

The next Autism Reference Group meeting is in just two weeks’ time. The group meets once every three months and is the forum for autistic adults in the Leeds area to feed into the Leeds Autism Partnership Board. At previous meetings, people have spoken about areas such as transport, employment, access to health services and … More Autism Reference Group to meet in two weeks’ time

What’s on at the Hubs next week – 12th-15th February

We go into next week with a new time for one of our regular monthly groups. Otherwise, it’s business as usual at our Hub sessions on Tuesday and Friday. Here’s what we have planned: Lovell Autism Hub – Tuesday 12th February – 3:30-7pm First, Chapeltown Citizens Advice are in from 3:45-7pm to offer one-to-one support … More What’s on at the Hubs next week – 12th-15th February

Cafe Autistique session rescheduled for next month

Our next Cafe Autistique discussion group session, scheduled for Tuesday 26th February, will be moved back to next month. This is due to a clash with the Autism Reference Group, the forum for autistic people to have their say on what services in Leeds should do for them. As a result, the next Cafe Autistique … More Cafe Autistique session rescheduled for next month

What’s on at the Hub next week – 5th-8th February

The first Hub sessions of February are this week, and we have welcome guest speakers to our drop-in on Tuesday! Here is what we have on next Tuesday and Friday: Lovell Autism Hub – Tuesday 5th February – 3:30-7pm First at the Hub, Chapeltown Citizens Advice are in from 3:45-7pm to offer one-to-one support around … More What’s on at the Hub next week – 5th-8th February

Consultation on mental health crisis services next week

Next Tuesday, Healthwatch Leeds will be coming to the Lovell Autism Hub to ask you for your views on what mental health crisis services do well and where they can improve. The session will be split into two parts – a talk followed by time for you to ask Healthwatch Leeds staff any questions on … More Consultation on mental health crisis services next week

What’s on at the Hub next week – 29th January-1st February

For both our upcoming Hub sessions, we have a few regular groups/services on offer for autistic adults in Leeds. Here is what we have planned this coming Tuesday and Friday: Lovell Autism Hub – Tuesday 29th January – 3:30-7pm First, we have Chapeltown Citizens Advice in from 3:45-7pm to offer one-to-one support around a few … More What’s on at the Hub next week – 29th January-1st February

People in Action’s LGBTQ autism and learning disability group

People In Action have a group for LGBT+ people who are autistic and/or have a learning disability. They meet every Tuesday evening in Leeds City Centre at different venues. The group is free to attend. Each venue they meet at is a safe space. The group offers LGBTQ people who are autistic and/or have a … More People in Action’s LGBTQ autism and learning disability group