Monday, 23rd October 2017

Dear reader,

 

Welcome to our August 2017
"Monthly Round-Up" Newsletter


Well we round off August with the wonderful announcement that Dr. Buchan’s book,
“How Did That Happen: Memoirs of a Dyspraxic Diagnostician”
has been PUBLISHED TODAY by Axia ASD Ltd.

Axia’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group this month was also another wonderful success thanks to Sarah Hendrickx presentation “Making it work: Love, Sex and Relationships”. Sarah kindly let us share her slideshow on our site for the benefit of those who had attended her talk.

And as always, we have a collection of news articles from Carly, Film Society Reviews from Calvin and Renwick, along with a new YouTube channel called 4 Tables MTG. We’ve also received a great book review from Helen in our “Guest Content”, and Dream shared a recent experience relating to car insurance.

It’s been a busy month, and September looks to continue the trend! We hope you all enjoy this months offerings, and look forward to our next P-D.S.G. on 27th September at the slightly earlier time of 11:30am.

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FaceBook Live Chat - Agony Autie with Axia ASD Ltd.

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Yesterday, we had a “Live Chat” with Agony Autie about Relationships. The video is in two parts. You can watch PART 1 HERE and PART 2 HERE.

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Dr. Buchan’s Book Now Available!

Author: Dream
Categories: News

Here at Axia ASD we are proud to announce the launch of Linda’s new book “How Did That Happen: Memoirs of a Dyspraxic Diagnostician”   by Dr. Linda Buchan which is published today! This is the second book which Axia ASD Ltd. have published, following Dream’s Diatribe “Mental Models of Reality” earlier this year. We are still in the process …

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Advantages Taken due to ASD Tendencies?

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

If You Don’t Like Change, “They” May “Charge” You!   Forgive me if this is not “News” to anyone, however it became apparent to me that due to my “Condition” or “Disability”, I have further potential “vulnerabilities” I was not aware of! To give quick context: I have “Autism”, I don’t like “change”, and I’ve just turned 50. I also …

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Calvin & Ren Review: “Your Name” - Vlog

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society, News

“Your Name” - Video Review by Calvin & Ren   Our nerd consultant Calvin with his assistant to the Axia Film Society, Ren, launch a new series of video reviews...

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Napping Princess - Ren's Review

Author: Renwick
Categories: Film Society

"Napping Princess" Anime as a medium of storytelling has long held the adulation of many audiences across the world, not only for its unique visual style, but also for its ability to create enchanting worlds through the use of 2D animation. In particular, the work of large studios like Ghibli and Production I.G. has served to bring large budget anime …

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 - Guest Review

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

Book Review of   “Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by David Mitchel and K A Yoshida Publisher: Sceptre; Unabridged edition edition (11 July 2017) First of all I have to say "Wow"! I did not see that coming. Initially I felt that the forward was rather long and drawn out …

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Napping Princess - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“NAPPING PRINCESS” Napping Princess was the latest Anime to receive a cinematic release, thanks to all the Anime. They seem to be trying to get the UK cinemas to broadcast tons of Anime films so they have been licensing. This, however was a film I would not have been aware of had I not been checking on Facebook constantly because …

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4 Tables MTG

Author: Dream
Categories: News

We would like to announce here at Axia-ASD, that Renwick (Associate to Head of Film Society) has launched a new YouTube channel called 4 Tables. In his first video, Renwick introduces the channel and shares more of “what is to come”. Click the 4T logo at the top to visit his YouTube Channel, or visit his Twitter by clicking the …

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS” Look, I am going to level with you, this is one of the most unremarkable films based on the trailer. I didn’t go into this film hoping for much as I don’t know anything about it and the trailer didn’t suggest I should know anything about it. It’s another comic film, although …

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Axia's August PDSG - Presentation Slides from Sarah Hendrickx

Author: Dream
Categories: News

“Making it work: Love, Sex and Relationships” Following Sarah Hendrickx superb talk at Axia's 23rd Post-Diagnostic Support Group, a number of attendees expressed an interest in being able to refer back to the slides which Sarah showed during her presentation. Sarah has kindly agreed to share the slides with us for the benefit of those at the meeting, with the …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – August 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Twenty Third Post-Diagnostic Support Group Wednesday 16th August 2017 Today’s group was attended by 44 people. Items discussed were: The meeting started with apologies from Linda about starting a little late today. Unfortunately, there were roads closed into Crewe and a series of diversions meant people were delayed arriving. We would like to express our thanks to …

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Chester Comic Con

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Calvin and Renwick will be attending the Chester Comic Con on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Chester Racecourse.   If people wish to join them, they will be at the main gates for 11am on the day.

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NAS - It's an #AutismHour takeover!

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society - It's an #AutismHour takeover! Your monthly e-newsletter

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August Anime Amigos vlog announcement

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, News

August Anime Amigos vlog (Death Note Netflix adaptation) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be on August 30th our consultant Calvin with co host Reece, as well as returners Ren and Elliot will be discussing our thoughts on the Netflix adaptation of Death Note which will be available from August 25th onwards August 30th at 1pm the following address: Red …

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Announcing the imminent publication of Dr Buchan’s book!

Author: Dream
Categories: News

“How Did That Happen: Memoirs of a Dyspraxic Diagnostician”   by Dr. Linda Buchan Here at Axia we are all excited to share the news that Linda has now completed her book “How Did That Happen: Memoirs of a Dyspraxic Diagnostician”. The book combines her memoirs with information on dyspraxia and is due to be published by Axia ASD Ltd. …

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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by David Mitchel and K A Yoshida Publisher: Sceptre; Unabridged edition edition (11 July 2017) Some of you may have read “The Reason I Jump”, which was Naoki Higashida’s account of Autism from inside. The book is on our recommended book …

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SPACE4AUTISM - IT Job Opportunities

Author: David Reiser
Categories: News

IT Job Opportunities with Auticon – London based Autistic and into science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Come and join our team of 100+ autistic colleagues across the UK, Germany and France. About Auticon: Award-winning IT and compliance consulting business All consultants are on the autism spectrum 100+ autistic colleagues across Europe (UK, DE, FR) Projects in software testing, development, analytics, …

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Author: Carly
Categories: News

Potential Changes to Diagnostic Pathway We felt it important to share with you that we have been served notice on the outdated contract held with the previous Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust. The termination date of this contract is 21 October 2017 and therefore should you wish to access a diagnosis with our service or post-diagnostic support I …

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Autism “Vulnerability And Mental Health Issues” Study

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Take part in an Autistica funded survey about vulnerability and mental health issues in autism Back in January Autistica announced that they had funded a new study on autism and vulnerability to mental health problems at the University of Cambridge’s autism research centre. This research is joint funded by Autistica and the Autism Research Trust. Since then, the research team …

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NAS Advice on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for working age people who have a disability or long-term health problem and have difficulty or need help with daily living activities and/or getting about. PIP replaces DLA for people aged 16-64. In Great Britain this process started in April 2013 and in Northern Ireland it started from 20 …

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SPACE4AUTISM - Free Fun Day & Viewing

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

SPACE4AUTISM Invite you to a free FUN DAY & VIEWING with a joint new venture called “Brain Space”   Saturday 19th August 2017 1-4pm Address: The Quarry Stables, Moorside Lane, off Bakestonedale Rd, Pott Shrigley, SK10 5RZ (if you need transport please let us know)   We are having a fun day for the whole family including our adults with …

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47 Metres Down - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“47 METRES DOWN” Yes, I am aware it was meant to be Valerian, but I was counting on the preview screenings to get their review out and my area didn’t get them which meant I am not able to get a review out on time, so I scrambled through the cinema listings and it was either this or Captain Underpants, …

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BBC News - Game of Thrones's Harington backs disability campaign

Author: Carly
Categories: News

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Video footage for diagnostic assessments welcomed

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Axia ASD Ltd welcome video footage of children to be included within the diagnostic assessment. Should you wish to send videos from your iPhone, tablet or other device, please email them to carly@axia-asd.co.uk. We ask that the length of the videos be no longer than 5 minutes each.

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Autism Professionals Awards 2018 - nominations open now!

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

"If people feel able, we would welcome nominations for any category you feel appropriate."

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