Monday, 23rd October 2017

Dear reader,

 

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


30 days hath September - I didn’t forget this time! We have some 34 posts we’ve shared this month, including reviews from Calvin and Renwick for Axia’s Film Society, book reviews provided by Linda and one of our Guest Contributors Helen, along with all the news gathered by Carly.

We had an extremely interesting PDSG last Wednesday with guest speaker Dr. Peter Mason who gave a presentation on ADHD and its sometimes concurrence with ASD. The Minutes will be posted early next month.

We hope you all enjoy October and we’ll see you again soon.

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October Anime Amigos vlog announcement

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, News

October Anime Amigos vlog (One Punch Man vs My Hero Academia season 1) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be Calvin, Reece, Ren and Elliot debating which show was better October 18th at 1pm the following address: Red Hill House Hope Street Chester CH4 8BU As well as that everyone attending will be asked their selection for the following categories …

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The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour - Nearly 5,000

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

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Thyme, Pear, Honey and Sultana Cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

DE MYSTERIIS DOM SULTANAS Thyme, Pear, Honey & Sultana Cake from the book “Bake in Black” Selected by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin Ingredients   • 150g golden sultanas • 150g sultanas • 5 tbsp pear schnapps • 200g butter, softened • 200g light brown eggs • 1 tbsp honey • 200g plain flour • 1tsp baking powder • 1tsp bicarbonate of …

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE” This is another example where I really don’t have to go into my thoughts on what I thought of a previous film in a series, well, I have reviewed it already, you can already go through the archives the Axia Film Society to get my entire thoughts on Kingsman the Secret Service, but it also turned …

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Autism@Manchester and Axia-ASD Collaboration

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We are delighted to inform you of a recent collaboration with a Research Group at Manchester University. We look forward to working with the Group in the future and if you would like to look at the website please visit: www.autism.manchester.ac.uk/

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Special Needs and Legal Entitlement - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

I have just received a copy of the following book:   “Special Needs and Legal Entitlement” The Essential Guide to getting out of the Maze by Melinda Nettleton and John Friel Jessica Kingsley Publishers Both Melinda and John have an interest in the area, both as parents and as lawyers. The chapters are as follows: A brief description of the …

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Working Together: Bridging The Void - Conference

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

WORKING TOGETHER: BRIDGING THE VOID WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2017 9.30 AM TO 4 PM A conference for Autistic adults and family members, anyone working with in health, social care or any part of the criminal justice system with an interest in improving outcome for autistic children and adults who enter the criminal justice system. Why should you attend It will …

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Sept. PDSG: A Note from Linda

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday where we will have a presentation from Dr Peter Mason, the ADHD specialist for Cheshire. I have managed to review another book prior to the group called "The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and its Amazing People". I think the ex CEO of Dyslexia Action sums up the book as follows: "A really imaginative …

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North Wales "2nd Annual Autism Conference" this Friday

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

We just wanted to remind people of the North Wales Conference this coming Friday which we will be attending. Tickets are still available by clicking the image below.

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LDT - Thousands of autistic children excluded from school

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Learning Disability Today News - 18 September 2017 Up to 35,000 children with autism were excluded from school last year as a result of their needs not being met, the Ambitious About Autism charity have warned. The Department of Education's latest figures indicate 9,000 of these exclusions were legal but the charity have extrapolated from the data that as many …

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Thesis - siblings of children with autism

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We have been asked if we can share the following with you. Recruitment for thesis required Good afternoon   I was wondering/hoping you could help me. My name is Alex and I am a third year Trainee Educational Psychologist at the University of Southampton.   I’m struggling to recruit for my thesis, which aims to explore the school experiences of …

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Volunteers needed for autism research in deaf children

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We would like to remind people that Axia-ASD are currently in discussions with the Project Lead of this Research Project regarding identifying Autism in deaf children, and are trying to help them with their recruitment process. If you would like to participate please email Helen Phillips. This Research is much needed based upon what we have learnt about assessments of …

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Anime Amigos Vlog 7

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigo's Vlog Ep7: Best of Winter 2017   Here’s our 7th Anime vlog Hosted by Nerd Consultant Calvin and Reece Imiolek along with Ren Bromiley and Elliot Chapman on the subject of their best anime of the Summer 2017 season. Embended bellow is the vlog along with each of the Openings and Endings they picked as well as the …

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MHT - Half of CCGs to cut mental health spending

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Mental Health Today 18 September 2017 Half of CCGs to cut mental health spending   Half of clinical commissioning groups plan to reduce the proportion of their budget they spend on mental health for this financial year (2017/18), according to new figures from Labour’s Luciana Berger. Of the 129 CCGs (62%) that responded to the freedom of information request, 64 …

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IT (2017) - Review 2

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“IT” This is going to be a difficult one to do without sounding redundant and repetitive!! I’m not a massive Stephen King fan and I don’t make any exception to that. I really find him to be an overrated writer. Ok granted, he has written some great stories in the past, but I often think a lot of the changes …

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Mental health consultation: Pre-consultation workshops

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Dr Buchan would urge anyone who is either an existing or former user of adult mental health services or someone close to somebody who is an existing or former service user to attend one of these workshops as there is potentially a chance to influence the transformation of adult mental health services in Eastern and Central Cheshire. Dear All   …

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Chester Comic Con - tickets still available

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

We just wished to let people know that “Early Bird” tickets are now sold out for this event! “General Entry” tickets are STILL AVAILABLE, so anyone hoping to join Calvin and Renwick at the Chester Comic Con on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Chester Racecourse may want to get tickets before they're gone! BOOK NOW

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It (2017) - Review

Author: Renwick
Categories: Film Society

“IT” Over the course of his extensive career, Stephen King has unnerved audiences through chilling tales of the supernatural and profane, the most iconic of which having been retold through the medium of film. Misery, The Shining, Carrie, It. All are benchmark titles that evoke fear and truly showcase the mastery over the horror genre that King possesses. It, written …

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Too Much Information - Autism Awareness Session

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

The ‘Autism Hour’ campaign begins on week commencing the 2nd October 2017 and asks retailers and businesses to choose an hour in the week during which they will agree to, turn down music or other noise and dim the lights, share information with employees and increase public understanding. The Council is working with a number of partners to take part …

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NAS - “Welcome to MyWorld”

Author: Carly
Categories: News

“Welcome to MyWorld” - a National Autistic Society monthly e-newsletter special

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NAS - Parliament to debate autism diagnosis waiting times

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

National Autistic Society News - 8th September 2017 Autistic children and adults are waiting too long for diagnosis. Research indicates that on average, for children the wait is over three and a half years, while adults wait on average two years after seeking professional help. This can mean restrictions to accessing much needed support, leaving people at crisis point. On …

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Anime Amigos Episode 6 - Podcast

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigo's Vlog Ep 6: Death Note Netflix Review (podcast version) Due to technical difficulties, our vlog this month did not record properly.   However, we DID manage to make a podcast with a review of the Netflix interpretation of "Death Note".  

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Dr Paul Williams MP Tweet

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News - 7th September 2017 Dr Paul Williams MP Twitter account @PaulWilliamsMP I'm hoping to speak at a #Parliamentary debate on Autism diagnosis times. What are your thoughts on the process?  Please click the image below to share your thoughts on Twitter.

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September Anime Amigos vlog announcement

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, News

September Anime Amigos vlog (best of summer 2017) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be on September 20th with our consultant Calvin and co host Reece, as well as returners Ren and Elliot, who will be discussing our thoughts on Yu-Gi-Oh and other Trading Card Game Anime September 20th at 1pm at the following address: Red Hill House Hope Street …

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Anime Amigos Vlog 5

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigo's Vlog Ep 5: Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Side Of Dimensions Review Back a bit late, but we do have our review of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh movie "Dark Side Of Dimensions".

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The Reason I Jump - Guest Review

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

Book Review of   “The Reason I Jump” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by Keiko Mitchell, David C. Mitchell Publisher: Sceptre This is Naokis first book, written when he was 13 years old. I almost didn't read this, thinking it might not have much relevance to me, being considerably older. I couldn't have been more wrong. Having …

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The Limehouse Golem - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM” The Limehouse Golem is a film based on the book Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd, which I won’t claim to have read so I am judging this film purely on the film I got. If everyone see an adaptation review of it, hopefully someone will be a patron for the Dom like I …

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Author: Carly
Categories: News

A Message from the National Autistic Society. Dear members, As you know, during the week of 2-8 October shops and services across the UK are hosting National Autistic Society Autism Hours, spending 60 minutes making small changes – from dimming the lights to turning down music – to be more autism-friendly. There will be a number of events taking place …

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Arcane Wizardry Giveaway! 4 Tables MTG

Author: Renwick
Categories: News

Following the launch of my YouTube channel called 4 Tables, I would like to announce the following: To make up for lack of activity on the channel I've decided to do a giveaway! To be in with your chance of winning, all you need to do is subscribe to the YouTube channel, like the video, and leave a comment in …

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CAMHS Shortfall Impact - Mental Health Today

Author: Carly
Categories: News

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The Guardian - My autism hasn’t stopped me connecting with my sister

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The Guardian - 2nd September 2017 Sisters Anneliese and Kirsten Mackintosh are close, but autism and depression have not always made things easy. So how did they learn to connect? My sister, Kirsten, spent most of 2014 and 2015 sectioned on a psychiatric ward. While in hospital, she stuck a sign on her bedroom door. “Please don’t ask me how …

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Parents praise Clarks for launching autism-friendly school shoes

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Facebook message praises Clarks for launching school shoe ideal for children with autism and sensory issues. Clarks' shoes have received a lot of press attention recently. Given the time of year and school term just around the corner, Clarks is on many of our shopping lists. The recent attention has been fairly high praise indeed. The shoes that go by …

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Forget stereotypes ... how to recruit talented, neurodiverse employees

Author: Carly
Categories: News

by Hazel Davis for The Guardian Thursday 31 August 2017 By improving workplaces and recruitment, firms can attract neurodiverse talent.   Entrepreneurs and workers with autism and dyspraxia offer advice ‘Some highly talented, unusual thinkers may have struggled for many years to find their niche,’ says Sarah Hendrickx, an autism consultant and trainer. James Neely used to work in an …

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Batman and Harley Quinn - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN” So, yes, there is another DC animated film out and, rather like the Killing Joke last year, it did get a brief cinematic release, despite the fact that the film did not meet the requirements to receive a cinematic release. In case you are wondering, they tacked on a load of ‘behind the scenes’ footage and …

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