Leeds Autism AIM is a free service for autistic adults in Leeds who receive little or no funded support.

It was founded in late 2014 by The Advonet Group (formerly Leeds Advocacy) and is co-led by a number of autistic adults and carers/parents of autistic adults.

We developed the service after running some specialist autism advocacy and mentoring provision. It was set up with autistic adults because there was a need identified for ongoing support to help people achieve their potential. We offer advocacy, information, autistic-led groups and post-diagnostic support for newly-diagnosed autistic adults. We run two weekly sessions for booked appointments only and a monthly drop-in on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Lovell Park Hub.

We also run post-diagnostic support support for autistic adults diagnosed within the last 12 months of their first appointment with us. At the moment, we offer these in-person, online, by phone call or text chat.


We can offer advocacy support at our Hub sessions for booked appointments only, as well as online and by phone, email or text chat. Some of our paid staff do advocacy work, some of whom are autistic themselves.


Information and signposting are both major parts of what Leeds Autism AIM can offer. You can find info and get signposted to services at either of our two autism hubs, via email or phone or through our website.


We can pair an autistic adult (aged 18+) up with one of our fully-trained volunteer mentors. They can meet regularly with you to help identify, set and achieve life goals.

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