Monday, 11th December 2017

Dear reader,

Welcome to Axia's April
"Monthly Round-Up" Newsletter

Another busy and interesting month for us All here at Axia ASD Ltd. At the beginning of the month there were a few “website issues” with problems for folks trying to leave comments, but these have hopefully been resolved!

April saw the National Autistic Societies “World Autism Awareness Week”, the conclusion of the BBC’s autism oriented drama “The A Word”, debates in parliament on autism and more.

There have been posts on Axia ASD expanding, along with the Axia Film Societies reviews from Calvin, Guest music content from “EmiliaJoy”, and all the news we could gather. If you have missed any posts this month you will find them here.

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The Truth About What's Happening To Children With Autism - Petition Update

The Truth About What's Happening To Children With Autism - Petition Update

Author: Carly
Categories: News

THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISMApr 28, 2016 — People talk about mixed emotions but I can't think it can get more intense than this! Fury at what has happened to my son (just like too many others), Fear at what will happen to him next (just as it has happened to too many others). Terror that …

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Dealing with autism - Beautiful minds, wasted

Dealing with autism - Beautiful minds, wasted

Author: Carly
Categories: News

How not to squander the potential of autistic peopleFrom the print edition of “The Economist” Apr 16th 2016Prior to yesterdays debate, The Economist printed an extensive article, click HERE to read more.

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Son Of Saul - Review

Son Of Saul - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“SON OF SAUL”If you recall my article from a couple of months back where I made my picks for the Oscars I mentioned that I didn’t take up the category of Best Film In A Foreign Language for 2 reasons,1) these films tend to be released in very few cinemas and 2) for a limited time onlyso it’s difficult to …

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Select Committee Debate on “World Autism Awareness Week” - Today

Select Committee Debate on “World Autism Awareness Week” - Today

Author: Carly
Categories: News, Uncategorized

We would like to bring the debate today to peoples attention:“On Thursday 28 April MPs will debate a motion on World Autism Awareness Week. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Cheryl Gillan on 22 March.”Click Here to read more...

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New Consultation & Therapy Rooms photos

New Consultation & Therapy Rooms photos

Author: Carly
Categories: News

As Axia-ASD Ltd is expanding, we would like to share a few photos of our Consultation and Therapy Rooms.The above are Dr. Buchan's room used for Consultation, whilst below are photos of our Therapy Room used by Elspeth Bromiley.

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Charity Challenge – The Great Wall of China - Update

Charity Challenge – The Great Wall of China - Update

Author: Carly
Categories: News

China Charity Challenge -“Walking the Wall” UpdateAs we posted previously "Charity Challenge – The Great Wall of China", one of our clients has recently completed their charity walk of the Great Wall of China and shared the photos below. All at Axia ASD Ltd would like to congratulate Neil for his efforts on raising over £4,000.

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Relaxed + Autism Friendly Films

Relaxed + Autism Friendly Films

Author: Carly
Categories: Events

Relaxed events at HOME are for anyone who would welcome watching a film or seeing a theatre performance in a more relaxed environment. They have been designed to be friendlier to people with autism spectrum conditions and their families, however they may also be suitable for people with sensory disorders or learning difficulties.

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Space4Autism presents An Evening with Luke Jackson

Space4Autism presents An Evening with Luke Jackson

Author: Carly
Categories: Events

Space4Autism again hosts a talk by Luke Jackson – not to be missedLife on the Spectrumand talking about his new bookSex, Drugs andAsperger’s Syndrome: A users guide to AdulthoodLuke Jackson is a world renowned writer and public speaker on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Author of a number of books including the bestselling ‘Freaks, Geeks and Asperger’s Syndrome. He also delivers talks …

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The Jungle Book (2016) - Review

The Jungle Book (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)” 49 Years after the film first came out, Disney has remade The Jungle Book again. Yes, be honest, all of you forgot that the 1994 live action remake even existed and if any of you are thinking about tracking it down now to see what it was like, don’t, it’s not very good and it’s really …

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ChAPS Exhibition

ChAPS Exhibition

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

ChAPS Exhibitionshowcasing autism specific servicesWednesday, 27 April 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Frodsham Leisure Centre, Main Hall, 4 Princeway, Frodsham  WA6 6RX.Axia-ASD have a stand at the exhibition and are pleased to confirm Dr. Buchan will also be speaking at the event. Tickets may be booked HERE 

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Zootropolis (2016) - Review

Zootropolis (2016) - Review

Author: Carly
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

“ZOOTROPOLIS”Zootropolis was much better than what I thought! It was very funny, very amusing and I would highly recommend it as a family film and something to go and watch.Throughout the movie, it builds up a lot of tension and grabs the audiences attention. You won't be able to take your eyes off the screen! Kinda makes me want to …

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The Huntsman: Winter's War - Review

The Huntsman: Winter's War - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE HUNTSMAN: WINTERS WAR” Yes, it’s the prequel to 2012’s Snow White and The Huntsman and really, was anyone asking for this! OK the film did very well surprisingly at the Box Office, especially considering that year there were 6 Snow White movies out if you included all the low budget studios, but really that year it was a battle …

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NAS Cheshire West and Chester Branch Newsletter

NAS Cheshire West and Chester Branch Newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

PLEASE NOTE: The following is intended for Vale Royal clients only.The "NAS Cheshire West and Chester Website" now have their latest newsletter available via the link at the end of this post.There are a number of items in the newsletter that they would like to draw your attention to.These include:Our speaker event. We are fortunate that Dr.Lenny Thornton and Gill …

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Steve Silberman: “Neurotribes” (2016) – Review

Steve Silberman: “Neurotribes” (2016) – Review

Author: Carly
Categories: Book Reviews, Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

Book Review of “Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently” by Steve Silberman Published by Allen and Unwin ISBN 9781760113643 I came to the subject of autism aged 53, around 26th November 2014, when it was suggested by a CBT professional that I might be on the spectrum. On 30th April 2015 …

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Choosing Autism Interventions: A research based guide - Review

Choosing Autism Interventions: A research based guide - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of“Choosing Autism Interventions: A research based guide”By Bernard Fleming, Elizabeth Hurley and The Goth. A Publication from Research AutismThis is a superb book that will answer many questions both parents and individuals with Autism have regarding what works, what doesn't work, what should I do and so on. It will also provide information as to interventions that may …

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NAS "Autism and Employment Survey 2016"

NAS "Autism and Employment Survey 2016"

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Autism and Employment Survey 2016 The National Autistic Society charity is launching a big campaign this autumn to increase understanding of autism and workplace support among employers.To help them, they want to hear more about the experiences of autistic people who are in employment, looking for jobs or not able to work. If you or a loved one is autistic, …

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New Venue for May Meeting in Crewe

New Venue for May Meeting in Crewe

Author: Dream
Categories: Events, News

New Venue Details for Next"Post-Diagnostic Support Group"Meeting in CreweWednesday 4th May 2016from 11:00am to 1:00pmFollowing the last meeting, some of us visited the new "Crewe Lifestyle Centre" to familiarise ourselves with where we would be going to attend the next P-D.S.G. Carly, very thoughtfully, took some photos whilst we walked around the building, which you can see here. I believe Dr …

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BBC "BodyPositive" - What is Neurodiversity?

BBC "BodyPositive" - What is Neurodiversity?

Author: Carly
Categories: News

So what's Neurodiversity?At the BBC we define it as a wide spectrum that covers a range of hidden neurological conditions like Autism/Asperger's, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's, learning disabilities - to name just a few!READ MORE

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Eddie the Eagle - Review

Eddie the Eagle - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“EDDIE THE EAGLE”Eddie The Eagle is actually a story I didn’t know that much about, I was obviously not alive when he took part in the Olympics and all I have to go on is archive footage, that being said though, I was really excited to see this film, purely on its cast which sounded fantastic and the fact that …

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Language & Communication differences between boys and girls on the Autism Spectrum

Language & Communication differences between boys and girls on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Carly
Categories: News

RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS REQUIREDWould you like to take part in a study exploring differences in the language and communication skills of boys and girls on the autism spectrum?Researchers conducting this project are looking for 20 girls and 20 boys with a diagnosis from the Autism Spectrum to help with the study. That can be Asperger syndrome, autism or a diagnosis …

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Problems with leaving comments...

Problems with leaving comments...

Author: Dream
Categories: News

Apologies to those people who are trying to post comments on our website but are being prevented from doing so.There appears to be some sort of technical issue which Dream is trying to track down the source of and sort out.If you try and post a comment but are unable to, please email as much detail of the sequence of …

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Horizon - 2014: "Living with Autism"

Horizon - 2014: "Living with Autism"

Author: Carly
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

Hello Carly,It was lovely to meet you on Wednesday at the support group meeting.Almost by accident I found the Horizon programme from 2014 which was mentioned in the meeting, and duly watched it.I'm sending a link, just in case you think it may be of interest for other like minded people. I am really glad that I watched it, and …

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Wrong Planet Community

Wrong Planet Community

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Just a reminder to everyone that this site exists and one you may find helpful? Wrong PlanetWrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to …

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The Music of "EmiliaJoy"

The Music of "EmiliaJoy"

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guests Music

Broken - Original Composition by EmiliaJoyWe are delighted to add more service user content to our website, and here is someone well known to Axia ASD Ltd singing and playing.Please take the time to listen to this, and also just a reminder to all of you that we welcome any content you wish to share with us, poems, stories, music, …

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Honey & Hazelnut Cake

Honey & Hazelnut Cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Honey and Hazelnut CakeBy Jamie Oliver Selected by “Nerd Consultant” CalvinThis is a cake from one of my Jamie Oliver. I actually think this one is a really healthy cake if you take out the chocolate ganache due to the use of honey instead of pure sugar so it’s a good one for kids though I would say the ganache …

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Too Much Information Campaign

Too Much Information Campaign

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

It’s not much use knowing a word unless you know what it means.Almost everyone in the UK (99.5%) has heard of autism. But, despite this, only 16% of autistic people and families think the public understands them.The National Autistic Societies biggest ever campaign,‘Too Much Information’, is going to change that.The campaign launches today, to kick off World Autism Awareness Week. …

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Review

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE”Just a warning ahead. There are going to be a ton of spoilers for Man Of Steel, so if you haven't seen that movie yet, you have been warned!!  This does not mean I will be giving away spoilers for this film though.Batman V Superman is one of the biggest releases of the year, if …

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