Leeds Autism AIM

Leeds Autism AIM2023-05-11T13:43:56+01:00
A free advocacy, information, mentoring and peer support service co-led by and run for autistic adults in Leeds.

About the Service

Leeds Autism AIM is a free service co-led by and run for autistic adults (aged 18 and over) in the Leeds City Council area. It has been going since late 2014 and provides low-level support including advocacy, information and signposting. The majority of staff working with our AIM service are autistic adults themselves.

See more about what Leeds Autism AIM do in this video:


Unit A4, Unity Business Centre,

26 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 1AB

Key Contact

Owen Walker, Leeds Autism AIM Manager
[email protected]

Latest Leeds Autism AIM News

What Does the Service Do

Our free AIM service offers the following:

  • Autism Hubs – regular twice-weekly sessions where we can meet you in person to offer advocacy, information and signposting. They run drop-in sessions on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and appointment-only sessions every Thursday and on the first, third and (if applicable) fifth Tuesday of each month
  • Information and signposting – by email, phone, text chat or in person
  • Post-diagnostic support – a service for newly-diagnosed autistic adults who need help to understand their diagnosis. We can offer up to four meetings with an autistic member of staff if you need it
  • One-to-One Peer Support – support from an autistic member of staff to help understand your autism and create life strategies
  • Mentoring – pairing an autistic adult with a volunteer mentor, to meet regularly and help them set and achieve life goals
  • Autistic-Led Groups – regular autistic-led groups held in-person and on Zoom and/or Discord, including Peer Support, Women-Aligned and Gaming
  • Autism Health Access Project – A service working with autistic adults in Leeds to help them access health services

For more information on all of the AIM team’s services, please visit their website.

Who is the Service For?

Leeds Autism AIM supports:

  • Autistic adults (aged 18 and over) living in the Leeds area
  • Parents, carers and partners of autistic adults (aged 18 and over) in Leeds
  • Professionals working with autistic adults in Leeds

Further Information

The National Lottery Community Fund
NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
Live Well Leeds

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