Sunday, 20th August 2017

Dear reader,

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

Well we’ve had “Holiday Season” here this month, so it’s all been a little quieter. Dream was very lucky to be invited by our friend Luke Beardon, to attend a recording by BBC Radio Sheffield for the “Listening Project”. They are sort of “fly on the wall” personal conversations intended for archive with the British Library, and Dream has shared his experience and the conversation he had with Luke in a post this month for us.

Despite the holiday, Calvin has still managed to get some good film reviews in for the “Axia Film Society”, Dr. Buchan has reviewed a couple of books, and Carly has added a couple of news items.

“Back to business” in August, including our “Post-Diagnostic Support Group” meeting in Crewe on the 17th when we look forward to seeing our regular attendees.

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Ghostbusters (2016) - Review

Ghostbusters (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)”Now, if like me, you grew up in the early to mid 1990’s, you probably didn’t grow up with Ghostbusters but still caught the tail end of the Ghostbusters craze. Nevertheless, I loved that movie, I even liked the sequel which a lot of people don’t have that much fond affection for but to me it was up to …

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Autism Professionals Awards nominations now open

Autism Professionals Awards nominations now open

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Autism Professionals Awards. Last year there were the highest number of entries ever, and the judges were inspired by their quality.We are very proud here at Axia-ASD that our good friend Dr. Luke Beardon was both nominated and winner of an award last year. The National Autistic Society are looking forward to hearing …

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Creative, Successful, Dyslexic - Review

Creative, Successful, Dyslexic - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of“Creative, Successful, Dyslexic”23 High Achievers Share Their Storiesby Margaret Rooke, Foreword by Mollie King Jessica Kingsley PublishersIt begins with a quote by Albert Einstein"everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid".The book is a collection of people sharing their …

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Luke and Dream in "The Conversation"

Luke and Dream in "The Conversation"

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions

Luke & Dream in "The Conversation" Where to start this part of my story... I find my Self to be a curious creature at the best of times, and there are (in my experience) events, occurrences and happenings which increase my propensity to "Question"... I appear to be experiencing a period of "extreme change" currently, perhaps one which alters perspective …

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Justice League Vs Teen Titans - Review

Justice League Vs Teen Titans - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“JUSTICE LEAGUE VS TEEN TITANS”The next film in the new DC animated Universe, although really calling it new at this point is rather rich, considering we are now 3 years into it and once again it is directed by Sam Liu, though this time the writing credits go to Bryan Q Miller and Alan Burnett who of course wrote the …

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Luke and Dream: Meeting of Minds

Luke and Dream: Meeting of Minds

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

Recently Dr. Luke Beardon invited me to attend BBC Radio Sheffield to record a conversation for “The Listening Project”. Out of the wonderful hour and 35 minute chat, it appears they have whittled it down to just over 3 minutes to Broadcast on Radio Sheffield a number of times tomorrow, Wednesday 20th July – (tbc) 7.50am, 11.08am, 2.40pm and 5.50pm. …

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Westminster Commission on Autism - Inquiry Releases Findings

Westminster Commission on Autism - Inquiry Releases Findings

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Westminster Commission on AutismThe Westminster Autism Commission describe themselves as "an independent, cross-party group with leaders from the autism sector influencing policy & practice for an autism friendly world".Following a seven-month inquiry and a consultation of over 900 people, the Westminster Commission on Autism launches its inquiry report this month, and calls for improved access to healthcare for all autistic …

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Independence Day: Resurgence - Review

Independence Day: Resurgence - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE”I remember a while back, I saw a documentary, I can’t remember exactly what it was about, but I think it was about the Top 50 Box Office Successes in UK cinemas and the documentary got to Independence Day, a film which to all intents and purposes a massive success with audiences. The critics weren’t too thrilled with …

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Review

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of“A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Hypermobility Syndrome: Working with the Chronic Complex Patient”Isobel Knight ISBN: 978-1848190801Jessica Kingsley PublishersThis book is about a multi-disciplinary approach to managing multi-systemic conditions such as ED-S Type III now known as Hypermobility Syndrome.The six types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are listed at the back of the book. It also refers …

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The Secret Life of Pets - Review

The Secret Life of Pets - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS”The Secret Life of Pets is the latest film from animation house The Illumination Pictures who are famous for creating the Despicable Me movies and the Minions but they seem to want to widen their range considering their next couple of films are this and a film called Sing which, judging from the first two trailers …

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