Friday, 20th October 2017

Dear Subscriber,

 

Welcome to Axia-ASD's November
"Monthly Round-Up" Newsletter

After all the activity in October, November has been slightly quieter, with Linda and Calvin taking annual leave. That did not stop Calvin sharing the recipe for Chai Spiced Carrot Cake (which we enjoyed during last months P-D.S.G.) and reviewing 3 films in depth for the Axia Film Society. Dr. Buchan also shared her review of the book “Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory”.

Earlier in the month David Reiser shared his article on "Evidence for Autistic People Hiding \ Masking their difficulties in Educational and other Settings". Carly of course has been keeping us up to date with the news.

We've also received more Guest content this month, with the contributions including a number of book reviews. There were also thoughts on "the Internet & Ageing", thoughts on "Not Gauging", and thoughts on "Extraditing the Autistic".

Please enjoy this months offerings...

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Disney classic tune

Disney classic tune

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guests Music

Proud re-creation by an autistic mind with big shout out to my buddies Dan, Jon and Eric who brought my ideas to life. It's called 'Everybody wants to be a Cat' from the 1970 cartoon movie 'The Aristocats'. Martin John Reynolds - Guest Contributor Submitted via our Guest Contribution Form

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Body Language by James Borg - Review

Body Language by James Borg - Review

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

Book Review of   “Body Language” How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message by James Borg Published by Skyhorse Publishing   To give some idea about the importance of body language in daily communication between neurotypicals there is the 55 38 7 rule: 55% of everyday communication is by body language, 38% by paralanguage or the …

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autism-meter

“So you have an ASD?”

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions

Shared with us through our "Guest Contribution Form" I wonder how people generally react to the news that you have an ASD. Personally I get the response 'oh you're only slightly autistic'. Or 'there's nothing wrong with you'. Or 'you have your little difficulties'. I'm sorry but I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder! An university professor I know said 'autism …

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Extraditing the Autistic for Alleged “Crimes” to the U.S.

Extraditing the Autistic for Alleged “Crimes” to the U.S.

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

In the last few days the BBC reported that “Home Secretary Amber Rudd has signed an order for the extradition of a man with autism to the US, where he is accused of computer hacking offences.” Now, I am autistic, but have had an interest in “Language & Law” for longer than I have had my diagnosis. I have no …

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Arrival (2016) - Review

Arrival (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“ARRIVAL” Arrival has been one interesting film for a long period of time if you have been a film critic as it has been on everyone’s lips since it started its film festival circuit. The film is the latest film from director Dennis Villeneuve who is a director that has been on th’e radar in recent memory, having directed the …

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Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory - Review

Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory” by Nick Chown Jessica Kingsley Publishers Nick Chown is an independent Autism Researcher and Trainer who was one of Luke Beardon's PhD students. The book focuses on the main theories of Autism, in particular, executive functioning, central coherence and Theory of Mind, however, it does bring along some alternative theories and …

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ChAPS - Circulate and Celebrate!

ChAPS - Circulate and Celebrate!

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Cheshire Autism Practical Support Ltd. have been waiting 3 weeks to tell you their amazing news - they have been awarded funding of £375,505 from BIG Lottery. Jo Garner, the Managing Director of ChAPS, shared the following message with us: It is a game changer for our small charity and we couldn't be happier for the families that we support, …

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Pretending to be Normal - Review

Pretending to be Normal - Review

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

Book Review of “Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome” (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition by Liane Holliday Willey, Foreword by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers Whilst I had hoped to borrow this book from the PDSG, I am very pleased that I decided to buy it because I have found so much within it that has touched, confirmed …

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Long waits for diagnosis and patchy provision of services - report

Long waits for diagnosis and patchy provision of services - report

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News - 14th November 2016 Long waits for diagnosis and patchy provision of services, families of autistic children in East Sussex report Parents of autistic children and young people in East Sussex face long waits for a formal diagnosis – often several years – and receive only patchy provision in schools, a survey has found. The report, The East Sussex …

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NAS November Monthly E-newsletter

NAS November Monthly E-newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

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

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Older People's Problems with the Internet

Older People's Problems with the Internet

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions

Here are some thoughts shared with us through our "Guest Contribution Form"   This is about the internet and how I wish it had been invented when I was young, and I know I would have been a natural at using the internet if it had been invented when I was young. Instead it has suddenly come along and in …

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Body Language by Glenn Wilson - Review

Body Language by Glenn Wilson - Review

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

Book Review of “Introducing Body Language” A Practical Guide by Glenn Wilson Publishers: Icon Books Ltd. Unfortunately I found this author's approach to body language quite lightweight. On the positive side it is easy to read and on occasion quite funny. On the negative side there are many claims about body language which go unsubstantiated and others which are clearly …

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Autism barbers assemble

Autism barbers assemble

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Autism barbers assemble added 5 new photos. 31 October at 06:29 We had a great day in the charity room helping spread awareness to other barbers. And also getting barbers joining us.   We sold more stickers which will go out in the U.K. To barbershops to show they are autism friendly :-) ... we are hoping next year is …

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A Street Cat Named Bob - Review

A Street Cat Named Bob - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“A STREET CAT NAMED BOB” This was a film I was genuinely looking forward to, the main reason being that I really loved the true story the film is based on, which is almost hard to avoid considering the amount of appearances James Bowen and Bob have made on daytime shows like This Morning, BBC Breakfast and all sorts of …

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Help the thousands of ‘lost girls’ with autism, experts tell peers

Help the thousands of ‘lost girls’ with autism, experts tell peers

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Tuesday November 8th 2016 - by Paul Gallagher   A group of experts in autism and education have called for an urgent cross-government taskforce to protect thousands of “lost girls” believed to be living on the autistic spectrum without a formal diagnosis. At a meeting hosted by Baroness Sheila Hollins in the House of Lords on Tuesday, the Autism Spectrum …

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David-Reiser-speech-therapist

Evidence for Autistic People Hiding \ Masking their difficulties in Educational and other Settings

Author: David Reiser
Categories: News

Introduction Autism professionals have a very good understanding of masking as shown by specific warnings in the NICE guidelines about this causing difficulties identifying autism and masking is also specifically mentioned in DSM 5 (which is used in the UK together with ICD-10 to diagnose). Therefore, there is no requirement to identify autism in more than one context for diagnosis, …

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Mental Health Today Update

Mental Health Today Update

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Welcome to your Mental Health Today update In the past week, a report has called for schools to teach pupils about mental health alongside traditional subjects. We also highlight a book from Pavilion and an upcoming conference. Schools should be able to teach children and young people about mental health in the same way they are taught about literacy or …

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Make ALL reasonable adjustments for disabled customers

Make ALL reasonable adjustments for disabled customers

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

I am mum of four living in Hertfordshire. Two of my children are diagnosed with autism. My daughter who is 7 is also visually impaired and a wheelchair user. Everyday life can be tough for our family. A simple trip to the shops, especially the supermarket, can be an extremely difficult experience. That is why, I’m calling on shops to …

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ASD on BBC Radio Stoke

ASD on BBC Radio Stoke

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

We recently received an email which they wanted to share with others as it may be of interest... ASD on BBC Radio Stoke Dear Carly,   I was diagnosed by Linda a couple of years ago and I wanted to let you all know that:   1) There is a support group called Middlewich Aspergers, Autism and ADHD Support Group …

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Doctor Strange - Review

Doctor Strange - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“DOCTOR STRANGE” I have been reviewing films for 2 years now and that means that I have really been given the chance to see how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has evolved, but I have never really stated why I enjoy these films as much as I do. It’s not just because I am a big comic nerd and these are …

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Chai Spiced Carrot Cake

Chai Spiced Carrot Cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Chai Spiced Carrot Cake Recipie by: Jamie Oliver Chosen by: Nerd Consultant Calvin For last month’s group I had to give a presentation but I still had time to make some cakes and this one intrigued me. I’m not exactly a person who enjoys a cup of tea and that’s no exception when it comes to Indian chai tea but …

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