Friday, 15th December 2017

Dear reader,

 

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

So Dream forgot there are only 30 days in April!!! Happy 1st May!

Welcome to our April Round-Up of posts published on our website for those who may have missed them. Following a suggestion by Helen at our last Post-Diagnostic Support Group we have introduced an "Email Notification" system which people can sign up for and is proving very successful.

This months offerings include numerous book and film reviews, news, and the 2nd instalation of the "Anime Amigos Vlog" - Enjoy!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers - The Essential Guide to Safe Travel

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Book News

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Anime Amigos Vlog 2

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigos Vlog 2 Ghost In The Shell (2017) and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Here’s our second Anime vlog Hosted by Nerd Consultant Calvin and Reece Imiolek along with Ren Bromiley and Elliot Chapman on the subject of their thoughts on Ghost In The Shell (2017) and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale as well as their early spring recommendations …

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Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“SWORD ART ONLINE ORDINAL SCALE” It’s one thing to be successful in Anime, it’s another to create a phenomenon. For the past few years, there will always be at least one Anime that would come out every year that would be treated as the biggest thing ever by the fan community and then also derided at the same time for …

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Horizon - 2017: ADHD and Me with Rory Bremner

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

Last night I watched BBC's Horizon, which this week was a documentary about Rory Bremner and ADHD. I was particularly interested as it was a Radio 4 documentary I heard him do that  had roughly the same title which led to my initial diagnosis prior to a further one of ASD. I just wished to let people know that it …

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An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis - Review

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

Book Review of   “An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis” A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gillan Drew Jessica Kingsley Publishers This book is interesting from the very beginning as Gillan gives a brief and honest summary of what his life was like pre-diagnosis. Sadly, his diagnosis left him with no follow up, no advice and no guidance; so …

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Fast And Furious 8 - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“FAST AND FURIOUS 8” Eight, seriously, eight, they made eight of these! It’s not as if this is a long saga that requires tons of movies to tell the story. The original was just an LA based thriller that happened to have a street racing angle, which the series has moved far away from in recent sequels in the desperate …

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Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, News

April Anime Amigos vlog (Ghost In The Shell / Sword Art Online) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be on April 26th our consultant Calvin with his co-host Reece will be discussing with guests their thoughts on Ghost In the Shell (2017) and Sword Art Online Ordinance Scale April 26th at 2 PM the following address: Red Hill House Hope …

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NAS Professional Conference, 7th and 8th March 2017, Harrogate - Speaker presentations available

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News from the National Autistic Society The National Autistic Society's Professional Conference Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March 2017 Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate Dear Attendee,   I am writing to inform you that PDF’s of the speakers presentations for the Professional Conference are now available to view on Network Autism. To view the content please click on the link below: …

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German Apple Cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

German Apple Cake By Rick Stein Selected by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin Both cakes were gluten free at this months group. Not one piece of either cake was left by the end!!! Ingredients • 2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced into thin wedges • 1 tbsp lemon juice • 125g/4½oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing • 140g/5oz golden caster …

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ChAPS - Back 2 Board

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Jo Garner has asked us to share this news from CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT Our new social group for any adults - parents or carers that like board games, plotting strategies, cards and chess. This is being publicly advertised and will be run by Diane with Ali and Immy. We hope lots of adults on the spectrum will attend this …

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Dr. Buchan's Sensory Sensitivities Presentation

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Following on from our April Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting, we are posting the slides to Linda's Presentation on Sensory Sensitivities  

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Sign up for "New Post" Notifications from Axia ASD

Author: Dream
Categories: News

Do you find yourself reading one of our articles and thinking " I wish I'd seen this earlier " ??? Would you like to know when we post a new article on our website? Well with thanks to Helen's suggestion at our last P-D.S.G. meeting in April, we have now introduced a way for people to sign up to receive …

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The Guardian: "Out and about with autism"

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Out and about with autism: ‘If a baby starts crying, we have to leave’ Kathy Bickerstaff and her husband with their sons Nathan and Curtis: ‘It is important that they get out without us. It will be essential as they get older.’ Photograph: Graham Crichton Parents of autistic children face major challenges whenever they go outside. Here, a mother of …

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A Silent Voice - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“A SILENT VOICE” Now, A Silent Voice is one of the Animes that I have been really excited to see because at one time, this was ranked higher on many Anime website boards that the previously reviewed Your Name, which, as you will remember, is a film that I absolutely adored. However, it has not had many cinema screening outside …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – April 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Twentieth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 12th April 2017 Today’s group was attended by 45 people. Linda started the group by firstly apologising for Carly & Gail’s absence from the group because of Gail’s mum passing (also Carly’s nanna), then mentioned the reasons behind Claire and Dip’s absence. Linda then introduced everyone in attendance including Sara who won two …

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Network Autism - Autism and Irlen syndrome

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Author: Tina Yates Autism and Irlen Syndrome Irlen syndrome is a difficulty with visual perceptual processing and is not an ‘eye’ problem. It affects well over half of autistic people but also occurs in approximately 15% of the neuro-typical population. It is caused by hypersensitivity to certain wave lengths in full spectrum light which provoke the brain to process visual …

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April P-D.S.G. News

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Events, News

News about tomorrows Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting Looking forward to seeing you all at our post-diagnostic support group. The format will be similar to the usual formats in as much as I will be doing a presentation on sensory sensitivities. We will have the break with cakes and this time refreshments are going to be provided by the Lifestyle Centre …

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NAS Invitation: Manchester Mayor - Autism Friendly Hustings

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Received from the National Autistic Society   Dear friends,   Next week the National Autistic Society and the Greater Manchester Autism Consortium are hosting an autism friendly hustings in Manchester. Anyone with an interest in the region would be welcome to join us.   The National Autistic Society's Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Project supports the development of local services for …

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NAS April 2017 Newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society “What will you do for autistic people?” Your monthly newsletter

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Autism in My Family - Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Autism in My Family A Journal for Siblings of Children with ASD by Sandra Tucker The relationship between siblings can be tough, and the sibling dynamic can be further challenged when one child has autism. This interactive workbook is designed for siblings of children with autism. Introducing the experience of autism in simple language, children are encouraged to complete activities …

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Pavilion Publishing focus on Autism this April

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd 2017 Our focus is on Autism this April This month we have collected together a variety of our training materials for those working with people on the autism spectrum. Each of these resources offer you a different perspective on supporting those with autism, plus we would like to share with you our latest blog from …

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Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)” Let’s kick off Anime April with something that has been getting Anime fans both excited and worried the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Now I have already professed that I absolutely love Ghost in the Shell the film. It’s my favourite science fiction film and one of my favourite science fiction franchises. …

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Author Laura James - BBC News

Author: Carly
Categories: News

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Autscape 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Autscape 2017: Autism in context Tuesday 8 August – Friday 11 August 2017 King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton Autscape is a conference with a difference. Rather than talking to a primarily non-autistic audience about autism, this conference is specifically by and for autistic people. Some of it isn't even about autism at all! Non-autistic people are also welcome, but the …

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Is It Ok To Ask Questions About Autism - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “IS IT OK TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT AUTISM?” By Abi Rawlins with Catherine Frizzell Foreword by: Michael Barton Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 Mar. 2017) The foreword is by Michael Barton, who is the author and illustrator of ‘It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” and “A Different Kettle of Fish” Michael originally met Abi and Catherine at …

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An insight into autism: Responsive Communication and Intensive Interaction

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Dr Phoebe Caldwell offers an insight into autism, Responsive Communication and Intensive Interaction According to The National Autistic Society, more than 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism, a lifelong disability which affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, as well as how they see the world. Sunday April 2 makes World Autism Awareness Day, …

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I Dream in Autism by Richard Maguire - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “I Dream in Autism:” Not everything in colour is black and white. by Richard Maguire Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (24 Mar. 2014) I had the privilege of chairing the Adult Stream at the National Autistic Society's Professionals Conference in which Richard was a speaker. The theme of his talk was "it's never too late". I …

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