Friday, 20th October 2017

Dear reader,

 

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

WOW! What an amazing month it's been for us all here at Axia-ASD. We've attended multiple conferences, celebrated the Axia Film Society's 2nd Birthday, launched our own "Autism Alert Cards", as well as holding our regular "Post-Diagnostic Support Group" and publishing their dates for 2017.

We are also extremely pleased to have received an increase in both the number, and variety, of "guest contributions". These have ranged from reviews of books and films to sharing information about organisations, news or websites which may be of interest.

Despite all the additional travelling and events, Carly has kept updating the news and  events, Linda has posted a Venn Diagram, and Calvin has reviewed a host of films, the latest being "The Magnificent Seven"  today! Calvin's "Cake of the Month" was spectacular, and went "where no one has gone before" at the P-D.S.G. (that is if I remember my Star Trek correctly!).

Please enjoy...

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) - Review

The Magnificent Seven (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)” I’m not a fan of Western’s, don’t get me wrong they have their place but there is a very good reason that they stagnated and died out, there were simply just too many of them. That being said, there were some stand-outs, they just never really appealed to me. I have never been a fan of …

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The Nine Degrees of Autism - Review

The Nine Degrees of Autism - Review

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

Book Review of “The Nine Degrees of Autism” A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions Edited by Philip Wylie, Wenn Lawson, Luke Beardon Publisher – Routledge ISBN-10: 113888717X This is a collection of essays by a variety authors on the different life stages of a person with autism, with a couple of very good introductory …

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Celluar Peptide Cake with mint frosting

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Celluar Peptide Cake with mint frosting (from Star Trek TNG) By Cassandra Reeder Selected by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin This month at our group I decided to do something to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star trek. I managed to get my hands on a fantastic cook book by Cassandra Reeder called the Geeky Chef Cook Book. It’s a fantastic cook …

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Aspergers Flyer Educational Society

Aspergers Flyer Educational Society

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions

Good Morning Dr Linda,Carly, and all at Axia,   I wondered if this might be of interest to you, although I imagine you are possibly aware of it.   My hubbie is a steam enthusiast, and he came across a random photograph of a steam hauled train bearing this name. VISIT THE SITE It's good to think of a steam …

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Axia's P-D.S.G. Dates for 2017

Axia's P-D.S.G. Dates for 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Axia-ASD’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group Dates for 2017 As was mentioned during our recent September session on Wednesday, all future meetings at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre will take place between Noon and 2:00pm. Wednesday 26th October 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wednesday 7th December 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wednesday 18th January 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wednesday …

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Public Policy Exchange on Developing Community Services

Public Policy Exchange on Developing Community Services

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Yesterday Dr Buchan and Carly attended the Public Policy Exchange on Developing Community Services to Deliver Better Outcomes for People with Autism in London. We were surprised to see there were only 16 attendees, however, this small number of attendees allowed for a very interactive and interesting day throughout! The chair of the event was Jon Spiers of Autistica who …

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Blair Witch (2016) - Review

Blair Witch (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“BLAIR WITCH (2016)” If there is one film which owes its success to the Internet, it’s The Blair Witch Project. The original film was the first major example of viral marketing, using the Internet to spread the rumor’s that the footage that people were seeing was real, even IMDB having the actors as ‘missing, presumed dead’. In case you are …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes - September 2016

Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes - September 2016

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Fifthteenth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 21st September 2016 Today’s group was attended by 33 people. Items discussed were: Linda introduced the team members present to the many new attendees. Linda then introduced David who was delivering this month's presentation. David spoke about Pathological Demand Avoidance explaining the terminology to the group as well as providing many examples to …

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ChAPS Spectrum Connect Social group for Adults

ChAPS Spectrum Connect Social group for Adults

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Jo Garner has asked us to share this news from CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT ChAPS are launching a new adult group for their members. Their new social group for adults on the spectrum starts today, 19th September.

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XI Autism-Europe Conference

XI Autism-Europe Conference

Author: Carly
Categories: News

"XI Autism Europe International Congress" Linda, Calvin, Carly and David attended the eleventh European congress. These are held every three years and there were 1,750 attendees from 60 countries extending way beyond Europe. Day 1 After the opening ceremony here is a summary of the talks that Linda went to. David, Calvin and Carly went to some other sessions and …

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Kubo And The Two Strings - Review

Kubo And The Two Strings - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS” We have just celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of the Axia Film Society and we are already having a first. This is the first time I have reviewed a stop motion animated film, I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to get round to doing it. Stop motion animation is an art form that was very …

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Public Policy Exchange Conference

Public Policy Exchange Conference

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Developing Community Services to Deliver Better Outcomes for People with Autism Dr. Buchan and I will be attending this conference in London on 22nd September and we will report feedback to our October Post-Diagnostic Support Group session (which is now 12pm-2pm) on 26th October.   Carly Bailey Operational Manager Speaker Update: Developing Community Services to Deliver Better Outcomes for People …

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ChAPS People's Health Trust - New activities

ChAPS People's Health Trust - New activities

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Jo Garner has asked us to share this news from CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT Hi Everyone I am so pleased to be finally able to write and tell you about our new activities funded by People’s Health Trust - 51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales through The Health Lottery. We have …

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NAS September Monthly E-newsletter

NAS September Monthly E-newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Welcome to the National Autistic Society’s monthly e-newsletter! WATCH THE INTERVIEW

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Venn Diagram of neurodevelopmental condition overlap

Venn Diagram of neurodevelopmental condition overlap

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Just to remind people or share with people who have not seen this the attached Venn Diagram.Everyone will be aware that none of us fit neatly into boxes and there is enormous overlap with the various neurodevelopmental conditions.This diagram gives some way of thinking about this overlap.If people would like to discuss this further at the Post-Diagnostic Support Group I …

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Geeks United ‘Autism Doctor Who meet up’, North Wales

Geeks United ‘Autism Doctor Who meet up’, North Wales

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Alex Lowery is starting a new social group. Are you autistic/asperger syndrome? Are you aged between 18 and 30? Come along to this new group. We will watch an episode of Dr Who, bring along anything to do with Doctor Who you like. Cos play as any Doctor or character... Be yourself. This is a new group with a new …

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Parents face long battles to get right support for their autistic children

Parents face long battles to get right support for their autistic children

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News, 2nd September 2016. Parents face long battles to get right support for their autistic children, report says Many parents of autistic children face long battles to get their child the right education and support, despite the government introducing a new system two years ago that was meant to make things easier and less adversarial, according to a report. The …

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Announcing the “Axia-ASD Autism Alert Card”

Announcing the “Axia-ASD Autism Alert Card”

Author: Dream
Categories: News

Launch of the new Axia-ASD Autism Alert Card After many months of discussing, drafting, and seeking feedback, Axia are pleased to announce the arrival of our bespoke Autism Alert Cards! Our cards have been designed specifically for all those who have received a “diagnosis” by or through Axia ASD Ltd. We will be bringing some to our next Post-Diagnostic Support …

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Mental Health Today - Report on Victims of Crime

Mental Health Today - Report on Victims of Crime

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News, 6th September 2016. People with mental health conditions or autism more likely to be victims of crime, report finds About a third of people with conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or mental ill health have been the victim of a crime in the past year, according to new figures. Figures from the Equality …

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Happy 2nd Birthday!

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Author: Dream
Categories: Film Society, Guest Contributions, News

I just wanted to wish Calvin and the Axia Film Society congratulations on the second anniversary of it's launch, and Calvin's first review, "SIN CITY 2: A Dame to Kill For". The time seems to have flown so quickly, two years, 92 reviews and articles, and much more to come! So thank you for all your insight and time creating …

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Why I Bothered to Pursue an Autism Diagnosis at 63 Years Old

Why I Bothered to Pursue an Autism Diagnosis at 63 Years Old

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions

Hi Carly,   I came across this on "The Mighty" website and wondered if it might be possible/ appropriate to include it on the Axia contributions "page" ?   It kind of is on the lines of what was being discussed at the recent PDSG, and online, about coping as one gets older.   I hope all is well at …

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Temple Grandin (2010) - Review

Temple Grandin (2010) - Review

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

“TEMPLE GRANDIN (2010)” Temple Grandin is probably the world's most famous autistic person. The film takes you through the extraordinary challenges Temple and her mother faced. She didn't begin to speak until she was 4 years old. Her mother was advised to put her in an institution by the specialist. Yet that was never an option for them. Temple was …

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The Purge: Election Year - Review

The Purge: Election Year - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR” This year, we have received yet another entry in The Purge franchise, much to the enjoyment of those who enjoy the franchise and much to the disgust of everyone else. The Purge, for those of you who don’t know, has now become a series of films set in the not too distant future in which the …

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