About Us

Leeds Autism Services is a charity that offers a range of autism-specific services for adults. We are accredited by the National Autistic Society who provide us with a unified standard of excellence and a systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development. We provide support for people either in their own homes, community settings or one of our own facilities.

About Us

Founded in 1988 as a Christian foundation charity, Leeds Autism Services aims to provide excellence in services to people with autism. The original provision was our residential home, Ashlar House. This was followed in 1995 by the opening of day services, offering a whole variety of skills to people on the autism spectrum. In 2013 our day services were changed to LAS Vocational and Community Services (VACS) in order to reflect the large range of individual services we offer which includes day services, community outreach, access to work and education, behaviour support, training and consultancy. We offer support ranging from 2hrs per week to 24hrs per day, 365 days a year. Our residential and VACS services are accredited by the National Autistic Society who provide us with a unified standard of excellence and a systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development.

We offer support ranging from 2hrs per week to 24hrs per day, 365 days a year. Offer of a placement is subject to a baseline assessment in conjunction with relatives, existing carers and other professionals. We aim to create a service, which is flexible, adaptable and person centred. LAS believes in equal opportunities and our services are open to all adults on the autism spectrum.

Our Aim

  • To provide adults on the autism spectrum with opportunities for personal development within a range of vocational settings
  • To promote community inclusion and increased social opportunity
  • To offer individually tailored packages of support in order to assist people to achieve their goals
  • To offer support and advice to individuals, families and carers within a holistic and non- judgemental framework
  • To employ proactive strategies in order to promote and maintain good physical and mental wellbeing for adults on the autism spectrum
  • To work with other individuals and agencies in order to promote autism understanding and good autism practise