Monday, 11th December 2017

Dear Subscriber,

 

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

Welcome to our new subscribers, and Axia's final Newsletter of 2016. We hope you all had a pleasant Christmas (either enjoying or avoiding this Holiday Season), and we would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a peaceful New Year.

We have much to look forward to in 2017!

Please enjoy our last collection of posts for the year...

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The Empire Of Corpses - Review

Author: Calvin
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“THE EMPIRE OF CORPSES” The Empire of Corpses, or Shisha no Teikoku as it’s known in its native Japan is a project that has been on the radar for quite some time. The film itself being based on the book by the late Project Itoh who wrote a trilogy of acclaimed books and was heavily endorsed by his friend Hideo …

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Review

Author: Calvin
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“ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY” I remember this time last year, everyone breathed a quick sigh of relief that just said, everything is ok, Star Wars is good again. That’s not to undermine The Force Awakens as a movie, I really loved this, as anyone who read my review last year or read my Top Ten Best films of …

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Say 'No' to Hate Crime

Author: Guest
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I've been concerned at reports of hate mail and other forms of hate crime in the UK following the EU referendum. However this is not confined to our country. I felt compelled to write a new song 'Don't be Hateful'. It is dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox MP. Martin John Reynolds - Guest Contributor Submitted via our Guest …

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Review

Author: Calvin
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“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” Along with many people who were approaching their teen years in the early 2000’s, I was very aware of Harry Potter and how popular it was getting. Just to clarify, I have never read any of the Harry Potter books, all my knowledge comes from, once again, The Dom’s series, Lost in Adaptation, …

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Author: Guest
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Ronnie wrote to us through our Guest Submission Form requesting others opinions on a potential Axia Conference in 2018. Thoughts and Suggestions for An Axia-ASD 2018 Conference Forgot to mention at last weeks meeting, but if the group is interested in a 2018 Conference, please can you bring ideas in addition to my offer to give a Talk on my …

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ChAPS New intensive courses for children and adults on the autism spectrum

Author: Carly
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Jo Garner has asked us to share this news from CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT ChAPS are launching a range of courses for their members. As part of our BIG Lottery funding we will be running the following courses – please click on the image to visit the page and register your child or adult. Full details about each course is …

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NAS December Monthly E-newsletter

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

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – December 2016

Author: Carly
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Minutes of the Seventeenth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 7th December 2016 Today’s group was attended by 38 people. Main Topic A presentation from Dr Sudharsan who carried out a question and answer session on ‘People on the Autism Spectrum, co-occuring mental health conditions and also medication and the impact of medication'. Dr Sudharsan spoke and opened floor for discussion Linda asked …

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How to reduce your child's anxieties and meltdowns over Christmas

Author: Guest
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We recently received this email which we would like to share. How to have a Happy Autism Christmas Hi Carly,   This short course below might be of interest to others. I signed up yesterday and it's great, can apply a lot to adults at Christmas too. It's just a series of short videos and very informative.   Regards, Laura …

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Pokemon The Movie: Hoopa And The Clash Of Ages - Review

Author: Calvin
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“POKEMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES” This year marks a lot of anniversaries and one of the big ones celebrated back in February was the 20th anniversary of Pokémon. Now I haven’t made this clear in the past, but I love Pokémon. As a child in the 1990’s, I was surrounded by the stuff, I had the …

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A Million Senses - holidays for individuals with ASD and their families

Author: Carly
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With winter now being here and the cold setting in, we thought people may be looking at holidays (or perhaps volunteering). A Million Senses are offering what they describe as "Unforgettable holiday experiences fully adapted to people in the autism spectrum and their families" which we hope may be of interest. Please click on any of the images to visit …

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50 Positive Characteristics of Aspergers

Author: Guest
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We were recently contacted by Andrew Clarke as he'd found an article which he thought could perhaps be useful to some people who, post-diagnosis, may be "feeling a bit down". Titled "50 Positive Characteristics of Aspergers", it is an interesting list, and we'd love to read your feedback in the comment section below after viewing the article here.  READ THE …

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NAS Employment Consultation Meeting - January 2017

Author: Carly
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  ****PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED****   National Autistic Society "Employment Consultation Event" - Manchester, 12th January 2017   You may be aware that The Government have published a consultation paper, entitled ‘Improving Lives', which sets out a range of proposals around employment and disability. This is a real opportunity to make a difference and make sure …

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