AutistiCon, our annual autism information event for Leeds, is back for 2024! The date and venue have both been confirmed for next year. The event will take place on Tuesday, 11th June 2024 from 9.30am - 4pm and will be located at Leeds Playhouse in Leeds City Centre and everyone is welcome! 

 AutistiCon is completely free to attend, and people can come on a drop-in basis, or stay for the whole day. No tickets or booking are required for this event. 

Who is the event for? 

First and foremost, AutistiCon exists to serve the autistic community, but anyone with an interest in neurodiversity is welcome.

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

What's On

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers confirmed for the event:

  • Laura Hellfeld - speaking about autism, burnout and sleep 

  • Ella Frances-Tallon - speaking about autism and employment 

  • Eli Smith - speaking about autism and mental health

  • Sam Pidgeon - speaking about being autistic and trans

  • Pete Hughes - speaking about the relationship between sensory processing and autistic communication 

Information Stalls

We have around 30 information stalls confirmed for the event covering a wide range of services including employment, support for adults, support for children, support for carers / families, mental health and much, much more! 

Click here for a full list of stalls.  

Activities

In the City Room on Level 3 of the playhouse we have:

9:30am -12:30pm - The Lego Workshop, and anyone can join in! There will be kits to build, you can make your own keyring, freestyle with mixed bricks or enjoy some matching and sorting. 

1pm - 4pm - Saraya's Zine Workshop - a drop-in workshop where you can help create a collaborative zine (a mini-magazine) to share our opinions, ideas and experiences as autistic adults in Leeds. The completed Zine will be used to help formulate Leeds City Council's Autism Strategy, so come along and have your say. 

Digital Art Exhibition 

We'll be displaying an array of artworks on our digital screens which will be placed on the stage in the area with the information stalls. Featuring some of Leeds' best autistic artists, this will be well worth a look. iPads will also be available to scroll through the artworks at your own leisure. 

(Pictured: Night Jog by Marc Richards)

Programme and Venue Navigation

Use the buttons below to view the event programme or see the floorplan (map). We've also got a video tour courtesy of event host, Michael. Printed copies of the programme will be available on the day. 

If you want details of how to find get to the Playhouse, including parking and public transport advice, please click here

View Programme      View Map





Accessibility 

Leeds Playhouse is a highly accessible venue, click here to find out more about their access facilities. 

We will also have a quiet room which is situated in the Brooke Room on level 2. This is situated close to the information stalls, but is very well soundproofed. 

We'll also be using a coloured badge scheme so people can let us know how they prefer to interact. Entrants can collect the relevant badge on arrival at the venue, and details of how this works are included in the event programme. 

Official Website

 Visit the official AutistiCon website to keep up-to-date with this years event announcements

Visit AutistiCon website

 The AutistiCon event is provided by a partnership of local people and organisations including: 

Booking for this event has now closed.