Resources for autistic women

On the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm-6:30pm, we run our Women-Aligned Group on Zoom. It is for autistic women and femme-aligned non-binary adults (aged 18 and over) living in the Leeds area. Find out more about how to join on our Online Groups page.

The National Autistic Society have an article about gender and autism. You can read it here:

The Curly Hair Project has a series of books about what it’s like to be an autistic woman. Visit the Curly Hair Project website to find out more:

The Autism Women’s Network is an organisation run by autistic women. They are based in the US and have a blog full of posts by autistic women. Here is a link to their website:

The Autistic Women’s Empowerment (AWE) project is based in the UK. They have resources relevant to autistic women. Here’s a link to their website:

Recommended reading:

Resources for LGBTQI+ autistic people

Services in Leeds:

The Out Spoken project is run by CHANGE, part of The Advonet Group, and Yorkshire MESMAC. It is for LGBTQI+ adults who are autistic and/or have a learning disability and runs peer support groups, as well as providing training and self-advocacy resources. Find out more at this link:

People in Action run a weekly group for LGBTQIA* people who are autistic and/or have a learning disability on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9pm. It is called Out in Leeds. Visit for further information.

The Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service and Yorkshire MESMAC run two monthly support groups – one for LGBT people and the other for transgender and non-binary people. More info is available here:

Local LGBTQIA*-specific organisations:

Local LGBTQI+-specific services:

Autism and LGBTQIA* resources: