The event is now over for another year, and we would like to thank all our guest speakers, stall holders, volunteers and attendees for making the event a big success. 

Apologies to our virtual attendees for the technical issues with sound experienced on the day. It was our first time running the virtual option on Teams and we have learned lessons on how to improve the sound quality for next year. Sadly the video recordings had the same issues. 

We have made the guest speaker presentation slides available for you to view by clicking the link below (please note we are currently missing the first presentation given by Leeds Autism AIM, we will make this available as soon as possible):

Guest Speaker Slideshow

Event photographs from the day will be uploaded to the Leeds Autism Services Facebook page and social media pages shortly.

Thank you all for coming and we hope you enjoyed it. See you in 2023!

Event Details   

The Leeds Autism Show 2022 (formally known as Bigger And Better In Leeds) is a FREE autism event for Leeds. There is a variety of autistic guest speakers, information stalls representing local autism providers and support groups, plus details on accessible events in the city. 

You can find information on all sorts topics including: 

  • Diagnosis  
  • Mental Health
  • NHS health and accessibility 
  • Employment
  • Advocacy 
  • Support services in the city 
  • And lots more...

It's the first time we have been able to hold the autism information event since the start of the Covid pandemic, so we have had to make a few changes to make sure we can continue to provide a free and accessible event for the city, most notably the new venue. 

Tickets Sold Out

Tickets are now sold out, and we have endeverd to allocate cancelled tickets to attenddes on the waiting list. 

If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can allocate your ticket to another person. 

If you do not have a ticket, please don't arrive at the event, as you will not be given entry.

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Sign Up For Live Stream

If you don't manage to get a ticket, you can still register for the live stream on Microsoft Teams. The webinar will begin at 10am with an introduction from the host. The first talk will begin at 10.15am. 

Live Stream Sign Up


Venue - KPMG Conference Suite, 1 Sovereign Square, Leeds, LS1 4DA

Times - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Tickets - Free

If you prefer not to attend in person, we will have a virtual attendance option on Microsoft Teams, so you can log in and listen to the guest speakers and presentations of your choice, throughout the day. 

Running Times

0930 - 1000 - arrival and sign-in

1000 - 1015 - Introduction by the compere, Michael Duffy

1015 - 1035 - Keynote speech 1 - Owen and the team from Leeds Autism AIM

1040 - 1100 - Keynote speech 2 - Phil Chan, Neurodiversity Commissioning Lead for Leeds

1100 - 1130 - Break / Stallholders

1135 - 1200 - Keynote speech 3 - Members of Leeds Autism Services and Specialist Autism Services share their experiences

1200 - 1230 - Panel discussion / Q&A session

1230 - 1330 - Lunch / Stallholders

1335 - 1400 - Keynote speech 4 - Alice Cooper, Autistica, How research can improve the lives of autistic people

1405 - 1425 - Keynote speech 5 - Ian McCann,  neurodivergent dad / how neurodiversity enriches the workplace

1430 - 1500 - Break / Stallholders

1500 - 1530 - Panel Discussion / Q&A session / Comperes closing comments

NB - times may be subject to change on the day dependent on circumstances. 


The conference room is close to the entrance, and clear signage will be in place for the event.

We do not have a designated quiet area for the event, but quiet outdoor areas which are easy to access are available at the front and rear of the building.

Music and lighting in the foyer will be turned down on the day of the event.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has disabled toilets. A hearing loop induction system is available in the conference room. 

Getting help at the event

We have a number of volunteers who will be happy to help anyone out during the course of the event. Our volunteers will be wearing Leeds Autism Services T-Shirts so they can be easily identified. 

Entry Requirements

Attendees will be required to sign in, and will be given a lanyard to wear for security purposes. 

People will not be allowed to enter without a ticket. 

Attendees will be asked to sign a Covid-19 screening declaration. 


Hot and Cold drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day. 

Food is not available at the venue, but there are a number of food outlets very close by, and our volunteers will be happy to point you in the right direction. 

N.B. - display screens on the day may say that the coffee shop is closed between 11am - 2pm, but KPMG have now arranged to keep it open for the full day. 

See You There

If you have any questions or queries, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you there.

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