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Our Vocational and Community Services (VACS) have been helping autistic adults reach their true potential for over 30 years. Find out more >>

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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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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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Latest news

  • Celebrating Pride Month

    We understand how diversity of all kinds enriches our lives, so we're celebrating Pride Month with a range of activities designed to educate and promote acceptance and inclusion of all LGBTQIA+ people Read more

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

    With loneliness the theme for 2022, we've planned a week of activities aiming to combat loneliness and help autistic people build connections and form friendships Read more

Events

  • Leeds Waterfront Festival 2022 - Autism & Neurodiverse friendly event

    A free waterside festival specially designed to be accessible for autistic, neurodiverse and people with learning disabilities. Join us this summer at Leeds Dock! Read more

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  • 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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