Many people will become increasingly vulnerable during the current COVID-19 crisis and some are not known to services or accessing support. People with learning disabilities, who are autistic or have other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD can be more isolated at this time.

In response to this, Leeds Autism AIM are involved in the new regional ‘Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected’ project, coordinated by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership and Inclusion North.

We are one of the services that are funded to run short-term information support for people in Leeds with neurodivergent conditions. These include:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia,
  • Dyspraxia
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

The service is also open to people with learning disabilities.  This is on top of the usual support already provided by Leeds Autism AIM as part of Advonet.

How we can help

The Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected service will provide information by phone, email and text on staying safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is how we can help:

  • We can connect with you by phone, text, email or video
  • We can give you information on how to stay safe and well during the Coronavirus outbreak
  • We can tell you about local support in your area
  • We can call you regularly if you need support

Information will include local support available, regular phone calls to check that you are safe during the pandemic and help to understand your current situation.

To contact the service, please send an email to [email protected] or call the Advonet office number on 0113 244 0606 and ask to be put through to the Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected service.

Specialist Autism Services are also offering this support for neurodivergent people in the Leeds area. For more information on how to contact them, please visit the Keeping Connected page of their website.

For more info on the project, please click on this link to open a PDF flyer: Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected