I don’t live in Leeds but do live in a neighbouring local authority. Am I allowed to access your services?

Sadly, we are unable to support people living outside of the Leeds City Council area. It is due to the way in which Leeds Autism AIM is funded. However, we would aim to give you information/ signposting if we were aware of services local to you.

To see whether or not your address is in the Leeds City Council area, please read this map: Leeds maps – post codes

I want to come to your hub sessions, but can I do so without booking an appointment?

We currently run drop-in autism hub sessions on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 4pm-7pm that you can attend without an appointment. However, you will need to have made a referral to us before attending.

Every Thursday and every other Tuesday, we have sessions for booked appointments only from 4pm-7pm.

I don’t have an autism diagnosis, but am currently waiting for one. Am I allowed to access Leeds Autism AIM?

If you are seeking a diagnosis or are on the waiting list for a diagnostic referral, you can still contact us or access the Health Access Project and join our autistic-led groups.

How do I make a referral to your service?

To refer to Leeds Autism AIM, please fill in our online form at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/PweSMxmvMw

I am looking to volunteer with Leeds Autism AIM. How do I become one?

If you want to volunteer with us, all you need to do is get in touch and say whether you’d like to be a mentor, volunteer advocate or help out at our hub sessions. You can find out more on our Get involved page.

I am a parent, carer or partner of an autistic person. Am I allowed to go to your hubs on their behalf?

You are! We provide advocacy, information and signposting to carers/parents/partners, as well as professionals. We have given information to many carers since the project was set up in 2014 and have previously hosted Carers Leeds’ monthly group for parents, carers and partners of autistic adults at our Hub.

Are any autistic people involved in running Leeds Autism AIM?

Yes – Leeds Autism AIM is co-led by autistic adults. The majority of our members of staff are autistic. All of our current steering group members are autistic and we have an increasing amount of autistic volunteers.

Is parking available at the Lovell Autism Hub?

There is limited parking for visitors in the small car park opposite the building, as well as on the pavement in front of the Hub. To park in either area, you need to get a parking permit from reception as soon as you enter and place the permit on your dashboard. When you leave the Hubs, you need to give the permit back to us.