Around 40% of autistic people also have a learning disability, so we're planning lots of exciting events to celebrate Leeds Learning Disability Week 2021 (14th - 20th June)

This years theme is art and creativity

We want to use the week to raise awareness and promote inclusion, as well as explore peoples strengths and abilities to the highlight the wonderfully neuro-diverse world we live in.

Activities

Sunshine Art Display

We've been busy creating a giant sunshine to display at the historic Leeds Market, to shine a light on the talents of our members! 

Each person has customised their own mini sunshine to express their personality, and we've added these together to build a giant tapestry of sunshines. 

Leeds Autism Services' sunshine collage will be displayed at Leeds Market for the whole of Learning Disability week, from Monday 14th - Sunday 20th June, so please pop down and have a look! 

Leeds Market Map

Live Arts & Craft Tutorial - Thursday

We develop and deliver a whole host of fun and engaging activities in our bases from arts & crafts, cooking, nature and gardening to wellbeing and lifeskills, and we'd love people to join in! 

We're hosting our own LIVE Zoom tutorial on Thursday, 17th June for everyone to get involved in.

Join us to make your own salt dough garden stakes and plant markers to add personality to your garden pots this summer!

The Meeting ID is: 859 7983 2315. Send an email to [email protected] for the password. 

Click here to see a list of the ingredients and equipment you will need

Learning Disability Week Playlist

We've been asking our members and staff to submit songs to our very own Leeds Autism Services playlist so everyone can enjoy our favourite music. All songs have been submitted by our fantastic members and staff team. Safe to say, it’s probably the most eclectic mix of songs you will hear this year! We hope you enojoy it.

Click here to listen to the Leeds Autism Services playlist.

Wellbeing Walk - Leeds Dock

We've been invited down to Leeds Dock by the Canal and River Trust to explore the wellbeing benefits of the waterways and accessing nature. We had a great time learning about the work of the trust looking after our waterways and enjoyed some mindfull time spotting nature and taking in the sights of Leeds Dock.

Thanks to Sam and Liz at Canal & River Trust for our guided tour!

BBQ 

We're holding a BBQ for our members at each of our VACS bases on Wednesday, 16th June. We would love to invite all our members at home too, but sadly, we have to abide by social distancing rules have have no more than 30 people as an outside only event. 

We have decorated our bases in preparation and have our spotify playlist ready to play on shuffle. Were hoping to hold a similar event for all our members once rules allow.

The BIG Quiz - Friday

We all love to test out knowledge with a good quiz! So we will be linking our bases on Friday, 18th June to enjoy a quiz-tastic afternoon of trivia and general knowledge.

Quiz starts at 1.30pm on Zoom. Meeting ID 867 5690 0559. Send an email to [email protected] for the password. 

Other Activities in Leeds

We will be taking part in a variety of events coordinated by other organisations like a talent show and baking & photography competitions with People Matters, Aspire CBS, People in Action, LEEP1 and Pyramid of Arts.

Head over to the Through the Maze page to find out what some of the other great services in the city have got planned for Learning Disability week that you can take part in.

Keep checking this page for the latest updates on what's happening in June across the city.

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