Sunday, 20th August 2017

Dear reader,

 

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

We hope you all enjoyed the “marvellous month of May”, and we would like to thank Luke Beardon for sharing his time with us at our PDSG answering questions. It was enjoyable, entertaining and enlightening for those of us who were lucky enough to attend.

We’ve shared some very interesting News Items this month including the NAS updated guide for police officers and staff, and along with Calvin’s Film Reviews we have a guest contribution from Ronnie.

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We hope you have a wonderful June and we look forward to seeing you on the 5th July at our next Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting in Crewe.

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Providing Support in Periods of Transition for Children and Adolescents with Autism

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Public Policy Exchange Event Providing Support in Periods of Transition for Children and Adolescents with Autism Central London Thursday 21st September 2017 Event Details  Website  Register to Attend According to the National Autistic Society, it is estimated that there are currently 100,000 children in the UK with autism. This equates to 1 in 100 children living with the condition. Change …

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King Arthur Legend Of The Sword - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“KING ARTHUR LEGEND OF THE SWORD” This was a major Blockbuster that got announced, but it wasn’t really on my radar. I only found much out about it after I asked a lot of my friends what films they were most excited about seeing this year and a lot of them pointed to this new King Arthur film. I am …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – May 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Twenty First Post-Diagnostic Support Group 24th May 2017 Today’s group was attended by 44 people. Items discussed were: Linda began by introducing the team to the new attendees of the group. Linda provided hand outs to the group of the details of our forthcoming Autism Pride Event which is due to take place on Sunday 18 June …

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Walnut, orange and olive oil cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Walnut, orange and olive oil cake with spice syrup By Lyndey Milan Selected by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin From “Lyndey and Blair's Taste of Greece” Ingredients   • 3 eggs • 3/4 cup caster sugar • 1 orange, grated zest and juiced • 3/4 cup olive oil • 1 cup self-raising flour • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 3/4 cup chopped …

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May Anime Amigos vlog

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

May Anime Amigos vlog (Mobile Suit Gundam) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be on May 31st our consultant Calvin with co host Reece, along with returners Ren and Elliot will be discussing our thoughts on all things Gundam as well as other recent topics May 31st at 2 PM the following address: Red Hill House Hope Street Chester CH4 …

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Anxiety and autism in the classroom

Author: Carly
Categories: News

In this article, autism specialist and autistic adult Sarah Hendrickx discusses the topic of anxiety and autism in education. Sarah suggests instead of seeing anxiety as a separate and distinct issue we should focus on anxiety coming from an autism root and tackle it from this perspective. READ MORE...

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Alien Covenant - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“ALIEN COVENANT” I really like the Alien movies, they are good fun, well at least the first two are. Ridley Scott really started something with this franchise and it seems like being a director or writer in this franchise often leads to great things. Aliens was directed by James Cameron, David Finch got his early start with Alien 3 and …

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Autism: A Guide for Police Officers and Staff

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society have published their 2017 Revised Edition of  “Autism: A Guide for Police Officers and Staff”. How this guide can help you Autism affects more than 1% of the population. You’re therefore highly likely to encounter someone who is on the autism spectrum at some point in your policing career. This might include autistic people who aren’t …

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ChAPS Zumbathon

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Jo Garner has asked us to share this news from CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT If Zumba is your thing (and even if it isn’t!) please join us for our charity Zumbathon on Saturday 24th June between Noon and 2pm in Runcorn. We are trying to fundraise for the Sensory Room in our Runcorn Offices which connects with our small training …

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The Boss Baby - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE BOSS BABY” I get a sense that Dreamworks is really slumming it with their current line-up of animated films. They seem to be going down a similar route to what Pixar was doing before Inside Out came out, churning out any rubbish that looked like it would make a quick buck of kids. The thing is, though, I don’t …

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Sex and relationships for autistic people

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Spectrum features an article exploring relationships and sexuality for autistic people, from meeting a partner to maintaining relationships. Stephen Shore discusses the difficulties he encountered in early relationships, in particular with social cues that he hadn’t recognised as being intimate. The article also looks at issues surrounding sex and sensory difficulties, and discusses some sex education programs designed for young …

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The Autistic Gardener seeking more gardens to transform!

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The Autistic Gardener is on a quest to find more gardens to transform!

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National Autistic Society - The General Election is coming...

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The General Election is coming... The NAS monthly e-newsletter

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Seating changes for our May PDSG

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

We are aware that rearranging the seats is going to be disruptive, confusing and upsetting for some people.  We know that some people, understandably, like to sit next to or close to the same individuals each group and we will endeavour to facilitate this in the most respectful way possible.

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LA Cabina - Review

Author: Guest
Categories: Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

“La cabina” The Telephone Box (1972) La cabina (original title) 35min | Short Comedy, Horror | TV Short 13 December 1972 'LA Cabina' is a 1972 Spanish Dark Comedy and Horror film about a man who gets stuck in a Telephone Kiosk A Brand new Telephone Kiosk is made available with the Telephone Door left open. A Man decides to …

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Questions for Luke - May PDSG meeting

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Events, News

In anticipation of our forthcoming Post-Diagnostic Support Group and given the fact there were 45 attendees at last month's meeting, we are setting the room up slightly differently in order to accommodate larger numbers. The chairs will be set out in rows rather than a semi-circle. In addition, Dr Luke Beardon who is speaking at our group on 24 May …

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Public Policy Exchange Symposium

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Providing Support in Periods of Transition for Children and Adolescents with Autism   Central London Thursday 21st September 2017 Event Details   Website  Register to Attend According to the National Autistic Society, it is estimated that there are currently 100,000 children in the UK with autism. This equates to 1 in 100 children living with the condition. Change and periods of transition …

Read more...

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Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 2 - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2” Up until the Summer of 2014 nobody really knew who the Guardians of the Galaxy were. Let’s face it, even in comic circles, they were rather an obscure team. However, this franchise was always primed for a success considering that Marvel would have to eventually bring in the cosmic side of its comics into …

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Author: Carly
Categories: News

Breaking down the barriers to employment for autistic people | Too much information: understanding autism | The Guardian Only 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid work. Kathryn Moore, 25, discusses the prejudices people like her face, explains why her autism can actually be helpful to her job, and gives advice to employers on how to be more supportive. …

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Richard and Jaco: Life With Autism

Author: Carly
Categories: News

On TV Tuesday 2nd May 2017 BBC1 at 11:20pm Jaco Mylan is like any other 11-year-old boy. He loves rugby, dancing and washing machines. Jaco also has autism. In this intimate documentary, Welsh actor Richard Mylan reflects on his experience of raising a son on the autistic spectrum. Like all parents, Richard wants Jaco to be happy and independent, but …

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