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Autism Positivity Social Media Campaign

We’re starting our own campaign about Autism Positivity and will be releasing a weekly series of images to promote #PositiveThinking & #AutismAcceptance

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Author: Danielle Furness

What is Autism

There are many misconceptions about autism. Find out what autism is, the history of autism and dispel common myths

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Charity of The Year - Go Ape

LAS was chosen as Go Ape Temple Newsam's 'Charity of The Year' for 2019 and 2020. Find out how we are making a difference together

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70%

Autistic adults say that they are not getting the help they need 

1 in 3

Autistic adults are experiencing severe mental health difficulties due to lack of support

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Will help us to provide support to more autistic people and their families

Latest news

  • Update on Covid 19 Rule Changes

    Following the announcement of changes to UK lockdown rules, we have created an easy read guide to help explain the changes for autistic readers Read more

  • Leeds Covid-19 Safety Advice

    The Leeds City Council website has a wealth of information and updates for the city plus you can find the latest Covid 19 safety advice Read more

Upcoming event

  • LAS Easter Market Stall 2020

    Sadly, we cancelled all Autism Awareness Week events following government guidelines. We hope to run another event as soon as it is safe to do so Read more

Homepage video

  • WATCH 'A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING' 

    Our friends and supporters talk about their experience of autism, and the difference LAS make. Featuring Kay Mellor, Henry Normal and Pete Bowker, writer of BBC’s ‘The A Word’

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