Lovell Autism Hub: Christmas and New Year 2019-20 opening dates

Over the coming Christmas and New Year period, our Autism Hub sessions at the Lovell Park Hub will be closed for a few sessions. The last Hub session before Christmas 2019 will be on Tuesday 17th December. There won’t be any sessions during the festive season until Tuesday 7th January 2020. This is because we … More Lovell Autism Hub: Christmas and New Year 2019-20 opening dates

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Padding out meals with extra vegetables

Our next instalment in the food-based #AutisticLifeHacks series for #WeEatWell19 is from the Leeds Autism AIM team. In a similar vein to the one they came up with about using lentils, it focuses on adding something extra to pad out meals and make them healthier. This hack looks at using vegetables to make pasta sauces, … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Padding out meals with extra vegetables

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Food shopping at quieter times

Our next installment in the #AutisticLifeHacks series for #WeEatWell19 takes a trip the supermarket. It’s about choosing the right time to go shopping when needing to get no more than a few items. On those occasions when you’ve run out of staples like bread and milk or have a meal in mind you want to … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Food shopping at quieter times

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Cleaning pots and pans

The latest in our #AutisticLifeHacks series for the #WeEatWell19 campaign is not about shopping, preparing or eating – it’s about what happens at the end! Cleaning pots, pans, crockery and cutlery can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t own a dishwasher. The hardest part of all is trying to shift those stubborn stains … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Cleaning pots and pans

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Meal and food shop planning

The latest in our food-themed #AutisticLifeHacks for #WeEatWell19 is all about what happens before preparing food – planning what to eat and buying it! Food shopping can be a challenge at the best of times, but this hack can make it less of a chore. Cheryl Ferris-Stewart, a project worker for the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Meal and food shop planning

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Getting five a day the easy way

In the second of our food-based #AutisticLifeHacks series as part of #WeEatWell19, our next one is about getting some of your five portions of fruit and vegetables per day an easier way. Gill Loomes, our Peer Development Worker, talks about how she finds the texture of most fruits hard to bear, suggesting that smoothies are … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Getting five a day the easy way

Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Skint and can’t afford meat?

In the first of our new series of food-based #AutisticLifeHacks, the Leeds Autism AIM team came up with one around adding bulk to dishes that usually have meat in them. Meat can be expensive, but this hack offers a route round that: “If you’re skint and struggle to afford meat, there is a way round … More Food-based #AutisticLifeHacks: Skint and can’t afford meat?

Last Autism Reference Group of 2019 to meet this November

Later this month, the last quarterly Autism Reference Group meeting of 2019 will take place. This is the forum for autistic adults in Leeds, where you can have your say on what services in the city should do for you. It feeds into the Leeds Adult Autism Partnership Board, where commissioners and service providers meet. … More Last Autism Reference Group of 2019 to meet this November

Food themed #AutisticLifeHacks: Share your cooking, prep and eating tips

This November, the hashtag #WeEatWell19 has been doing the rounds on Twitter. It is about eating well as the weather gets colder – here is more information on the campaign: https://kathevans.com/2019/10/29/weeatwell19/. As part of that, we would like to know if you have any #AutisticLifeHacks around eating well. These could include tips on shopping for … More Food themed #AutisticLifeHacks: Share your cooking, prep and eating tips

Cafe Autistique to talk about special interests next month

Our monthly autistic-led Cafe Autistique discussion group will be talking about the topic of special interests this November. The group aims to look at what it is that make special interests so appealing to autistic people, why they are important and how useful they are for such things as relaxation. This blog post on The … More Cafe Autistique to talk about special interests next month