Laura Hellfeld

Positive Role Model Award

Positive Role Model Award for Disability: Sponsor - OVO Group

Nominee Profile

Location: Leeds
Laura is an AuDHD (Autistic, ADHD) Nurse, Public Health Nurse & Sleep Consultant who has been rambling about Yorkshire for about 10 years.

Laura loves learning and educating on topics that look at where neurotypes and health intersect. In particular, Laura enjoys exploring the areas of self-care such as sleep, hygiene, and food and eating. They also work in the areas of burnout, puberty and understanding distress behaviours.

Laura is one of the Co-Founders and Associate Editors of the online magazine Autistic Revolution. One of their additional roles with the magazine is creating and guiding community events that focus on self-advocacy and mental health. They also are co-publishing the booklet ‘Creating Safe Spaces for Autistic People’ with Scott Neilson. The aim of the booklet is to help services be truly more inclusive of our community members.

Laura is dedicated to creating opportunities for community members to come together in friendship, leisure and learning and does this through creating and supporting inclusive activities both online and in person. Events include movie showings, music, art, gaming and educational discussions.