Leeds’ Free Advocacy and Information Service for Autistic Adults

Leeds Autism AIM is a free service for autistic adults in the Leeds area who receive little or no funded support. We are part of The Advonet Group, an independent advocacy charity in Leeds.

Leeds Autism AIM’s Services

Advocacy

We can support you to communicate your needs and help you to understand and stand up for your rights.

Information and Signposting

Whether it’s through our drop-ins, one-to-one or online, we provide information and signposting to you.

Resources

We produce free resources for you that can help with such things as accessing health services and expressing your feelings.

Post-Diagnostic

We are running a project to provide fortnightly post-diagnostic support sessions to autistic adults in Leeds.

Mentoring

We provide mentoring services to autistic adults in Leeds with little or no support who would benefit from some independent, autism-specific support.

Health Access Project

The project will work with autistic patients to improve services and address health inequalities faced by local autistic people.

One-to-One Peer Support

This is support from an autistic member of staff to help you understand your autism and create life strategies.

Autistic-led Groups

We run autistic-led peer groups online and in person. These are run every month either at our Hub, on Zoom or Discord.

Lovell Autism Hub

Twice a week, we run sessions for booked appointments and groups at the Lovell Park Hub in Leeds.

Leeds Autism AIM News

  • Published On: 9 February 2024

    Later this month, our Co-Design Group will be meeting to look at how it can work better for you and in helping to coproduce new and existing resources. In the group, we will:

    • Ask for any ideas you have about new resources we could produce.
    • Look at our new folder for sharing resources for […]
  • Published On: 9 February 2024

    For February 2024, we are running two drop-in Autism Hub sessions. These will be on Tuesday 13th February and Tuesday 27th February. Both will run from 4pm-7pm. At the Hubs, we have the following on offer:

    • Information on local services
    • Signposting to any support you might want or need to access, such as employment or […]

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Our Funders

NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
The National Lottery Community Fund
Live Well Leeds

Leeds Autism AIM is funded by grants from the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (formerly Leeds NHS Clinical Commissioning Group), The National Lottery Community Fund and Live Well Leeds.