Save the date!

Later this year, a big autism information event will be held in Leeds.

AutistiCon: A Leeds Autism Event will take place on Tuesday 13th June at the Leeds Playhouse and is FREE to attend! It follows on from last year’s Leeds Autism Show and Bigger and Better in Leeds, which was held from 2015-2019.

Following a public survey we ran earlier this year, we decided to rename the event AutistiCon: A Leeds Autism Event based on suggestions made in the survey by the local community.

About the Event

Who is the event for? 

The event is for autistic people, families and carers, professionals, or anyone with an interest in finding our more about autism and what it means to be autistic. 

The event aims to cover information for autistic people of all ages. 

What can be expected at the event?

At the event, you can expect to see:

  • Autistic guest speakers and professional speakers, who will be confirmed closer to the event
  • Information stalls from local services working with autistic adults and children
  • Content from autistic people about their experiences
  • Exhibits and performances from local autistic artists 

The event is being organised by Leeds Autism Services, Leeds Autism AIM and Yorkshire Autism AIM (part of The Advonet Group), Specialist Autism Services, Leeds ABC, Forum Central, Leeds City Council and Lighthouse Futures Trust.

Exciting plans

The venue will include a space for stalls and a theatre where you can watch guest speakers. The Playhouse has an on-site café where you can get your own refreshments and food.

It is nearby to other places you can get food, including Leeds Bus Station and the Coop on New York Street. It is also wheelchair accessible and is within easy reach of most bus routes into and out of the city centre.

Stay up-to-date about the event

More information including opening times, who our guest speakers are, booking and stallholders will be revealed closer to the date. If you would like to receive updates about speakers, stallholders and more closer to the event, please sign up to the event mailing list using the button below: 

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The AutistiCon Logo

The event logo was designed by Barbra Barnes, who was the deserving winner of our logo competition. 

Competition was tough, and every single entry was fantastic, so we will be displaying other entrants' designs as part of the AutistiCon art exhibition which will be held at the event. 

New AutistiCon Website

To keep all the event information in one easily accessible place, we have created a dedicated AutistiCon website so you can keep up to date on announcements as we reveal them. Click the link below to visit the website:

Visit AutistiCon website

Booking for this event has now closed.