Sunday, 20th August 2017

Dear reader,

 

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

This month has again been extremely busy, with much packed in to this short month with preparations for March. We were proud to announce this month that Axia have been asked to speak at the National Autistic Society’s Professionals Conference on the 7th March.

Carly has been keeping us up-to-date with News items, Calvin has been crafting reviews for Our Film Society, whilst Linda has reviewed five Books this month! These  will be taken to tomorrow’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group.

We hope you enjoy this month’s Posts, and look forward to seeing you tomorrow if you attend our P-D.S.G. meetings.

 

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Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

The Emotionality and Energy of Autism The Whole World Needs Whole Brains My Hearts Prayer   How can we measure the cost of the emotional and energetic compromises that society expects autistic people to make to fit in to the world? Could the whole of our social culture be emotionally and energetically refreshed and replenished by developing a deeper understanding …

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John Wick: Chapter 2 - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2” It has shown how long I have been doing this that I am not starting to get to the stage where I can now say I have reviewed multiple times follow-ups to films I have already reviewed for the website. I reviewed John Wick when it got its UK release, way back in 2015 and to …

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Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “BITTERSWEET ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM” Edited by Luke Beardon, PhD and Dean Worton Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. I have just read the second of two books edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton which is called Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum. 28 writers describe positive experiences they have had on the Autism Spectrum and how …

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Our Consultation Rooms & Reception

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Our Reception area on the ground floor of the building by the main entrance has recently been refurbished. We thought it might be helpful to provide photographs to reflect the newly decorated areas. These four photos are of the downstairs area including the reception desk, then the chairs at the side, and also the option to sit in the quieter …

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The Back to Front World of Azzie Artbuckle - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “THE BACK TO FRONT WORLD OF AZZIE ARTBUCKLE” by Beth Montgomery Publisher: Your Stories Matter (30 Jan. 2017) This is another in the “Your Stories Matter” publications and begins with a very nice foreword “For all the amazing people out there who have struggled and not known why. This is for you”. It begins with very …

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Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “LOVE, PARTNERSHIP OR SINGLETON ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM” Edited by Luke Beardon, PhD and Dean Worton Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. There are forewords at the beginning of the book from Sarah Hendrickx, Dean Beadle and Tony Attwood. The book is a collection of chapters, 26 in total, where people with Autism are sharing their perspectives …

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Axia-ASD to Speak at the NAS Professionals Conference 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

We were delighted to be asked to speak at the forthcoming National Autistic Society's Professionals Conference taking place on 7 and 8 March 2017 to provide a service provider viewpoint as part of a panel of speakers discussing Quality vs cost dilemma: balancing the tensions between decreasing budgets and delivering good person-centred services. Firstly, I would like to introduce our …

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Lego Batman Movie - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“LEGO BATMAN MOVIE” Following off from the surprise success of Warner Bros, the Lego Movie in 2014, it was announced that a spin-off would be made for one of the popular characters to turn up from that film ‘Lego Batman’. Now, this time, we have director Chris McKay, who also co-wrote the script, which I thought was a good decision, …

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Vera McLuckie and the Daydream - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “VERA McLUCKIE AND THE DAYDREAM CLUB” by Jane Evans (Author), Ruth Mutch (Illustrator) Publisher: Your Stories Matter (30 Jan. 2017) This is another book in the ‘Your Stories Matter’ collection. ‘Your stories matter’ are independent educational book publishers that are primarily about social rather than financial profit. They have done an excellent job of collecting inspiring …

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NAS February 2017 Newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

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

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A whimsical version of 'Stay Free'

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guests Music

This is a unique 'unplugged' version of 'Stay Free' by The Clash with my good friend Revd Dr Tim Robinson on tenor trombone. As long as we can get the legal stuff right it should be available on iTunes and Amazon on 13th March 2017 along with the rest of my mini-album entitled 'Jon Crump, Donald Trump and Me'.. Martin …

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Sing - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“SING” Written and directed by Garth Jennings, director of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Sing, is the latest film from Illumination pictures, the same animation studio behind Despicable Me, Minions and the previously reviewed Secret Life of Pets films and much like Secret Life of Pets, this was advertised well in advance of its release. Sitting on the rise of …

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Emily's Sister - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “EMILY’S SISTER” A Family's Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) by Michele Gianetti (Author) and Tanja Russita (Illustrator) Publishers: Explainer HQ Based upon a real life experience, written by a parent of a child with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder and it focuses on Emily, the sister of the child with Dyspraxia and Sensory …

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