Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, we have been running some of our autistic-led groups that would have taken place at the Lovell Autism Hub online. Now, we are running a few regular groups via Zoom and Discord, as well as a couple in-person at the Lovell Park Hub.

Please click on the boxes below to find out more about each group.

Console Gaming Group

A monthly in-person gaming group held at the Lovell Park Hub, playing games on the Nintendo Switch.

Coproduction Group

A monthly online group where resources made by Leeds Autism AIM and other services for autistic adults are fed back on.

Discord: Peer Support Hub

An online space on the Discord app where autistic adults can meet each other, share experiences and chat.

Gaming Group

A monthly online group hosted on Discord, where we play games together using apps like Board Game Arena.

Peer Support Group

A monthly online group, hosted on Zoom, where autistic adults can share experiences and help to reduce isolation.

Women-Aligned Group

A monthly online group run by and for autistic women and femme-aligned non-binary people.

Other Groups

Carers Group from Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds are running their monthly group for parents, carers and partners of autistic and neurodivergent adults in Leeds (aged 16+) in person. They meet on the third Thursday of every month from 1pm-2:30pm at Carers Leeds’ office on The Headrow in Leeds City Centre. To join, please email Elaine at [email protected].

Yorkshire Autism AIM: Mental Health Peer Support groups

Starting in June 2022, Yorkshire Autism AIM are running two mental health peer support groups a month. One is in-person on the first Thursday of the month at the Lovell Park Hub. The other is on the third Thursday of the month on Zoom. Both start from 6pm-7pm. This group is for autistic adults in the Leeds area.

Autistic-Led Groups timetable: November 2023

Group NameWhere will it be?DateTime
Mental Health Peer Support GroupIn-PersonThursday 2nd November6pm-7pm
Peer Support GroupOnline – on ZoomTuesday 7th November6pm-7pm
Online Gaming GroupOnline – on DiscordThursday 9th November6pm-7pm
Women-Aligned GroupOnline – on ZoomTuesday 14th November5:30pm-6:30pm
Mental Health Peer Support GroupOnline – on ZoomThursday 16th November6pm-7pm
Coproduction GroupOnline – on ZoomTuesday 21st November5:30pm-7pm
Console Gaming GroupIn-PersonThursday 23rd November5pm-7pm

Online Groups and Drop-In Autism Hubs Calendar

Autistic-Led Groups and Drop-In Hubs timetable: December 2023

Group NameWhere will it be?DateTime
Drop-In Autism HubIn-PersonTuesday 5th December4pm-7pm
Peer Support GroupOnline – on Zoom Tuesday 5th December6pm-7pm
Mental Health Peer Support GroupIn-PersonThursday 7th December6pm-7pm
Women-Aligned GroupOnline – on ZoomTuesday 12th December5:30pm-6:30pm
Drop-In Autism HubIn-PersonTuesday 19th December4pm-7pm
Seasonal SocialOnline – on ZoomTuesday 19th December6pm-7pm
Gaming GroupIn-Person and online – on DiscordThursday 21st December5pm-7pm
Mental Health Peer Support Group Online – on ZoomThursday 21st December6pm-7pm

How to join the groups

We have a mailing list where we will send on details for how to join each group. If you are interested in joining any group we run and have not made a referral to Leeds Autism AIM before, please click on the button below to make a referral.

In the referral form, we will ask which groups you would like to join. Then, we will add you to our Groups Mailing List where you get details of how to join the groups you want to join.

Please note that to join any of the groups run by Leeds Autism AIM, you must be an autistic adult (aged 18+) and live in the Leeds City Council area.

Groups booklet

We have put together a booklet for anyone new to our autistic-led groups. It says what they all do, what to expect, who facilitates them and has a few ground rules. To download a copy, please click on the button below.