Friday, 20th April 2018

Dear reader,

 

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

Huge news this month, Axia-ASD were awarded the Autism Professionals Award for “Outstanding Health Services”, which would not have happened had we not been nominated, so thank you to everyone who nominated us!

There have also been many posts on our website this month, ranging from the National Autistic Society releasing a short film “Diverted”, information about a new online learning module which Sarah Hendrickx helped craft, an article by Luke Beardon on misconceptions about employing autistic people, along with our own slide and audio presentation given by Hannah at our March PDSG on Autism and Ageing!

Everything is very much “on the go” as we end March and enter Spring, so we look forward to seeing those of you who attend our Post-Diagnostic Support Group on 25th April at Noon, and to everyone else we hope you enjoy this months posts.

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BBC One to screen Oscar-winner Silent Child

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Oscar-winning British short film The Silent Child is to be shown on BBC One on Good Friday, giving UK viewers the first chance to see it. Read more here >

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Harmful Autism Interventions - The Westminster Commission on Autism

Author: Carly
Categories: News

A SPECTRUM OF HARMFUL INTERVENTIONS FOR AUTISM: A SHORT REPORT Introduction   Every autistic individual deserves to live a long and happy life; supported to reach their full potential, protected from harm and empowered to enjoy life in the way they want to. Many autistic people live independent lives while others receive help from family members, schools, carers and support …

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Pacific Rim: Uprising - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING” Ok, you are probably expecting me to tear into this one considering it is another giant robot movie and I have gone on record several times saying I really don’t like the Transformers movies. Well, you are wrong, I really like Pacific Rim. Pacific Rim is Guillermo del Toro doing a loving tribute to both Japanese Meck …

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NAS - How will you help Saskia?

Author: Carly
Categories: News

How will you help Saskia? Dear Supporter, On Monday we launched Diverted, the third ground-breaking film in our Too Much Information campaign. Unexpected changes when taking public transport can be overwhelming for autistic people. For some, like Saskia in our film, the fear of unexpected changes could mean not even leaving the house. We want to change that > Over …

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New speakers announced for MHT Wales 2018

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

New speakers announced for Mental Health Today Wales 2018 We're delighted to announce new speakers for our CPD certified-event MHT Wales. Read below to find out who's who in the line up... As well as these four expert speakers, the talks at MHT Wales will be delivered by many other key thought-leaders from across the statutory and independent mental health …

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Launch of Women and girls on the autism spectrum online module

Author: Carly
Categories: News

  We would very much like to recognise and thank our Colleague, Sarah Hendrickx, for her involvement with the recent launching of a new module “Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum” by the National Autistic Society in their online training courses.   This is a new module for clinicians diagnosing females that Sarah developed for the NAS with 3 …

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What are the big misconceptions about employing autistic people?

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Sheffield Hallam University - What are the biggest misconceptions about employing autistic people? Friday 24 March 2017  •  Reading time: 5 minutes   Five ideas some employers have about autistic people in the workplace – and why they’re wrong. By Dr Luke Beardon The Autism Centre   Some employers assume that because a person is autistic they will also have …

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"Are You Autistic?" - Channel 4

Author: Dream
Categories: News

With the start of the National Autistic Society's "World Autism Awareness Week" (perhaps #WAAW to the young folk!) beginning tomorrow, 26th March 2018,   we wished to alert people to the Channel 4 programme "Are You Autistic?" which will be broadcast on Wednesday 28th March 2018, at 10pm.  

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NAS: Good Luck to all WAAW-ers!

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

World Autism Awareness Week starts tomorrow! To our bakers, our collectors, our onesie-wearers and everyone else – thank you so much for signing up this year’s World Autism Awareness Week! We are buzzing with excitement here at The National Autistic Society’s HQ and I hope you are really looking forward to the week too. Whatever you have planned, I know …

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Two massive moments for autism next week - NAS

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Will you help people understand autism? Dear Supporter, Next week, we have TWO massive moments for autism. We need your help with both of them. On Monday, The National Autistic Society launches the next phase of our groundbreaking Too Much Information campaign to raise public understanding of autism – and we need your help. As a supporter of our Too …

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Tomb Raider - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“TOMB RAIDER” Tomb Raider is the latest in what is becoming a series of video game movies, many of which have been commissioned in order to catapult off the success of the comic book movie industry, which is booming right now. But Tomb Raider has an uphill struggle right off the bat, for a start it has to be not …

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Autism is not over-diagnosed in the UK - Mental Health Today

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Autism is not over-diagnosed in the UK, says Royal College of Psychiatrists Dr Mark Lovell 20 March 2018 The Royal College of Psychiatrists, which represents 34,000 doctors around the world, respond to a controversial article in the Daily Mail authored by their former President, which claimed parents chase diagnoses to 'avoid their own failings'. “There is only one thing in …

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LDT - 'Odd girl out' author heads awards roll call

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Learning Disability Today - News, 13th March 2018 'Odd girl out' author heads awards roll call Recognition has been given to individuals and teams involved in education, health, social care, employment, community projects and volunteering. Campaigning journalist Laura James has received the award for 'Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autism Spectrum' at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals …

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Autism and Ageing - PDSG Presentation

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

We have often had requests for the presentations given at our Post-Diagnostic Support Group to be made available on our website. We have uploaded some of our Presenters slide shows before, however, thought adding audio would give more context and information. Axia are very pleased to be able to share this first talk and slide presentation with you: Autism and …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – March 2018

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Twenty Eighth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 14th March 2018 The meeting was attended by 49 people and once again a lovely “Therapy Dog”. Linda introduced herself and the members of the Axia team who were present. Linda apologised for the delay in the drinks arriving late today. We have addressed this problem with the café and we are …

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Mental Health Today newsletter – March 2018

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Welcome to your Mental Health Today update News CQC calls for greater collaboration to protect children's mental health Less than four psychiatrists for every 100,000 children Features and opinion International women's day: Bringing mental health out of the shadows in Laos This is how social action can power complex-need mental health recovery Here's why the stats show couple therapy to …

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Green Tea Matcha Cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Green Tea Matcha Cake Selected and baked by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin, and served at our March 2018 Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting today. Ingredients   • 200 g butter • 200 g sugar • 4 eggs, separated • 200 g plain flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 3 tsp matcha powder • 100 ml milk   For The Buttercream   …

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Autism: How to raise a happy Autistic child - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “Autism: How to raise a happy Autistic child” By Jessie Hewitson Foreword by the charity Ambitious About Autism Publisher: The Orion Publishing Group I was delighted to come into work today and find this book on the table in our staffroom. Sarah had been given a copy by the publishers as she was one of a …

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Ann’s Autism Blog - And the audience said 'No'

Author: Carly
Categories: News

As some of you may be aware, Dr Linda Buchan and members of the Axia Team attended the Autism Professionals Conference. The final speaker appeared to create some controversy, so much so that our very own Dr Buchan felt compelled to comment, which led to a spontaneous round of applause from the audience. Ann’s Autism Blog describes her experience of …

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Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Ren and Cal are off to Liverpool comicon if anyone wants to join them. Click the icon to the left to veiw the Comic Con tweets or the image below to visit the Liverpool Comic Con website.

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Game Night - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“GAME NIGHT” Ok, full disclosure, I picked Game Night for the very specific reason that the trailer led me to believe the film might have some interesting twists. The film potentially has an interesting concept and while the trailer did not completely sell me, I thought it could go so either way, it might be worth a watch. The film …

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Author: Dream
Categories: News

We would like to let everyone know that last night we were announced as the winner of the Autism Professionals Award for "Outstanding Health Services" which we gratefully accepted. We would also like to thank everyone who nominated us, it means a huge amount to all of us here at Axia, so THANK YOU!

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Parent Carer Forum Survey

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Please find below information on behalf of the Parent Carer Forum: We are the Parent Carer Forum, a group of parents and carers in Cheshire West and Chester who have children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) working in partnership with professionals This survey is our chance to share your views on how our area meets special educational needs …

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Rising Tide Car Wash - A Scalable Social Enterprise

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We saw these details on social media and found them interesting, so thought we would share this with you.   Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise established in America with the primary mission to employ adults with autism.

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Axia ASD Ltd’s Annual Report - 2017

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

We are delighted to share Axia ASD Ltd’s Annual Report for the year 2017. We hope you glean from the report the recent developments in our service and our plans for 2018. In particular, we are delighted to share with you that we are finalists in the National Autistic Society Autism Professional’s Award for Outstanding Health Services. Yours sincerely Dr …

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Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

March Anime Amigos vlog (best and worst of Winter 2018) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be on March 28th our consultant Calvin will be discussing his thoughts on the best anime of the winter season in order to pick our anime of the season March 28th at 1 PM the following address: Red Hill House Hope Street Chester CH4 …

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Anime Amigos Vlog 12

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigos Vlog Ep 12: Anime fights (homage to Screen Junkies)   We pay tribute to Screen Junkies by doing our version of Movie Fights with an Anime twist   03:53 Round 1: Who should direct a live action adaptation of Attack On Titan 11:13 Round 2: Which 2017 Anime that didn't receive a single crunchyroll award nomination deserved one …

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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT” Whilst this isn’t the first DC animated film to be an elseworld story, it’s the first one to be based on an existing elseworld storyline. The concept of an elseworld is that you take familiar characters but change them around or place them in a situation not unlike their own situation, very different to what you …

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