Friday, 20th April 2018

Dear reader,

 

Welcome to our February 2018
"Monthly Round-Up" Newsletter

I think we can definitely say we’re in winter here in Cheshire, with snow still falling as we round-up February!

Amongst the News items this month is our post on Axia’s 2018 Conference, the usual Minutes from our Post-Diagnostic Support Group plus reviews from Calvin for the Axia Film Society.

Please enjoy this months offerings, and we look forward to seeing you at our next PDSG on 14th March.

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Asperger Syndrome & Employment - Review

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

Book Review of   Asperger Syndrome & Employment   What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want By Sarah Hendrickx Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers I initially wanted to read this book after hearing Sarah Hendrickx give a talk on the subject of employment. She was captivating and engaging and I felt that I might gain further insights which may help …

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Black Panther - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“BLACK PANTHER” Black Panther is a hell of a milestone for the MCU at this point, considering that it is not only the first of these films to be fronted by a black superhero and a predominantly black cast, but it is also the final film in prep before the Infinity War, which will premiere in April. Black Panther may …

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LDT - Connor Sparrowhawk's mother becomes campaign patron

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Learning Disability Today Connor Sparrowhawk's mother becomes campaign patron News, 13th February 2018 My Life My Choice supported the Justice for LB campaign. Dr Sarah Ryan has been made patron of disability campaign group My Life My Choice. Dr Ryan became a well known champion of disability rights after her 18-year-old son Connor, who had epilepsy, autism and a learning …

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LDT - I am not autistic when I am making.

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Learning Disability Today 12th February 2018 'I am not autistic when I am making. I am me: creative, imaginative.' Manchester College's Artist in Residence Grace Igoe talks about expressing herself and autism through her work and the barriers and stigma she has overcome.   LDT: What does your art express?   Grace Igoe: My ceramic work aims to communicate and …

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Axia ASD 2018 Conference

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Axia ASD presents: “Autism - People Behind the Masks”   21st September 2018 @ 9:15am Chester Racecourse  Hidden Truths & Exploring Myths   Perspectives of Adults & Parents of Children   Question & Answer Session   Workshops Pricing: £50 for people in receipt of benefits £100 Early bird rate £150 Delegate rate £100 for exhibition stand.   To book contact …

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The 15:17 To Paris - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE 15:17 TO PARIS” Yes, I know I was supposed to review Winchester, but the film had done so poor with the critics on its opening week that there were virtually no screenings in Liverpool, I found one screening at 11.00pm for 2 days at the weekend. I have no ride home, no thanks. I enjoy doing this but I …

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NAS Monthly eNewsletter - February 2018

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society Monthly E-Newsletter          

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February Anime Amigos Vlog Announcement

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, News

Febuary Anime Amigos vlog (Anime fights)   Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be Calvin, Reece, Ren and Elliot will be doing their version of screen junkies movie fights competing against each over for a championship belt to see who can debate the others. The rules are simple each round 3 of them will compete in a debate on a …

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Anime Amigos Vlog 11

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigo's Vlog Ep 11: Anime of the Year 2017 We finally make our choice for Anime of the year between Saga Of Tanya The Evil, WorldEnd, Knights and Magic and Juuni Taisen as well as our personal top 5 of 2017 lists.

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When Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Hit Puberty - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND AUTISM HIT PUBERTY: A PARENTS Q & A GUIDE TO HEALTH, SEXUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS” By Freddie Jackson Brown and Sarah Brown Foreword by: Michael Barton Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Foreword by Professor Richard Hastings, who some of you may remember, has spoken at various conferences that we have attended. …

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Early Man - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“EARLY MAN” Early Man is the latest film from Aardman Animation and Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park. Now I’ve never really talked about Aardman Animation in my past reviews, but, I am a fan. I grew up on Wallace and Gromit and Chicken run and I am fan of both films. I’ve also really liked their recent entries. The …

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It Must Be Mum

Author: David Reiser
Categories: News

A must read for all. Parent’s being falsely accused of fabricating illness and other issues they have to face when trying to protect their autistic children. Click HERE to read the article. David Reiser Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist. PGDip. Autism.

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Hall of Mirrors: Chards of Clarity - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “HALL OF MIRRORS: CHARDS OF CLARITY.” Autism Neuroscience and finding of self By Phoebe Coldwell Publisher: Pavilion Publishing Many of you will know of Phoebe Coldwell's work which spans over forty years. She marries together neuroscience research evidence but also many years of practical approaches which she has found useful. She also draws on the stories …

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Virtual reality as Relaxation|escapism

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions

Following our PDSG we received the following Guest Submission to share on our site.   Virtual reality as Relaxation/escapism Hi,   came to the post diagnostic group at the crewe lifestyle centre on wednesday with autism inclusive, was lovely to meet and be given the opportunity to explain what we are doing and where we are planning to take AI …

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Public Policy Exchange Symposium

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Working in Partnership to Promote Inclusion for Students with SEND Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London Tuesday 6th March 2018 KEY SPEAKERS:   Dr Rona Tutt OBE
 Past President
 National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)   Stephen Munday
 CEO
 The Cam Academy Trust   Vijita Patel
 Principal & National Leader of Education (NLE) 
Swiss Cottage School and Development & Research Centre …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – January 2018

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Twenty Seventh Post-Diagnostic Support Group 31st January 2018 The meeting was attended by 40 people and once again a lovely “Therapy Dog”. Linda introduced herself and the members of the Axia team who were present. The first topic that Linda discussed was an article that has been published on our website regarding “Munchausens Syndrome”. How loving mothers, …

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Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

“As a consequence of spending time with Renwick, talking about his role within Axia ASD Ltd, stressing how exciting it is to be working at Axia ASD Ltd and then subsequently her attending our post-diagnostic support group which she thoroughly enjoyed, as did I, my niece, Amy Buchan (for those of you who were at the group will be aware …

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Mental Health Today newsletter - January 2018

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Welcome to the Mental Health Today Update, with exclusive features and opinion plus the latest news News Hunt sets NHS zero suicide target NHS charging £21,000 to disclose shock therapy use 'Compassion fatigue threatens NHS' warns mental health trust chief Sectioning applications up 40 percent in last decade Features and opinion 'Time to talk has been critical when I've slipped …

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