Monday, 11th December 2017

Dear reader,

Welcome to our first
"Monthly Round-Up" Newsletter

This month we have posted a range of articles, including reviews from the Axia Film Society, topics of news and events.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS”Yes, anyone who knows me knows that I love the Star Wars films, the original trilogy was something I grew up on and were some of the first films I went to the Cinema to see, this was back in the 90’s when they were re-released in the Cinema, I can’t remember the reason why, I …

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Schools' Autism Awareness Week

Schools' Autism Awareness Week

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

We would like to bring peoples attention to The N.A.S. Schools' Autism Awareness Week. Click the image below to find out more...

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Time to End the Autism Diagnosis Crisis

Time to End the Autism Diagnosis Crisis

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Recently the Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society, Mark Lever, wrote an article for the Huffington Post UK Edition as a "Call to Action" in ending the Autism diagnosis crisis.Click the image below to read more.

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January Guest at Crewe Post-Diagnostic Support Group

January Guest at Crewe Post-Diagnostic Support Group

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

As some of you may be aware, Professor Franscesca Happe from King's College London is conducting research studies into Autism & Aging (you can read about them Here)We are pleased to confirm Professor Happe's PhD student Esra Zivrali  will be attending our Post-Diagnostic Support Group on 20th January 2016.We hope as many people as possible will be able to attend.

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BBC Radio programmes currently available

BBC Radio programmes currently available

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We thought people may find these Radio 4 interviews interesting.Please click the images below to visit the BBC's site.

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Top Ten Worst Films of 2015

Top Ten Worst Films of 2015

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

TOP TEN WORST FILMS OF 20152015 has been a hell of a year for me. I really took this job seriously and I wanted to make sure I had the thoughts on the year as a whole. This year has been one of the most interesting years in cinema. It was a year of a ton of hype but usually …

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Top 10 Best Films of 2015

Top 10 Best Films of 2015

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

TOP 10 BEST FILMS OF 2015As much as there were some really bad films in 2015, this year also gave us some truly great films and it really made me glad that I went to the cinema more than ever this year to see them because I saw a lot of great films. However this meant that I had to …

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Greeper Laces January Sale

Greeper Laces January Sale

Author: Carly
Categories: News

GREEPER Laces: Old Stock Clearance SaleLimited stock of Sports Laces available at £5.00 per pair. These are an old design, having introduced a new pull tab recently and the new plastic stoppers. Grab your bargain HERE.Colours available are Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Pink, Sky Blue, White and Yellow.

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ARGH - Contributions for New Book Request

ARGH - Contributions for New Book Request

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

"I have just read something in Asperger United, January 2016 issue which I would like to draw people's attention to.The Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH) are hoping to publish their first book, the subject being the Menopause which as people may be aware there is very little written about. They are looking for pieces of writing by adults who identify …

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Blue Bottle Mystery - The Graphic Novel - Review

Blue Bottle Mystery - The Graphic Novel - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Book Reviews

“Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure - Review”by Kathy Hoopmann, Art by Rachael Smith Jessica Kingsley PublishersDr Buchan approached me with this graphic novel knowing my propensity towards comics which I have expressed in my Axia Film Society Reviews and asked me to review it for the website. I took on the task with some apprehension as reviewing a comic …

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The Hateful Eight - Review

The Hateful Eight - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE HATEFUL EIGHT” The Hateful Eight is the eighth film appropriately from Director Quentin Tarantino who had me going into this film with very high expectations not only because of the great critical reception this film had over in the US, but also the fact that I really enjoyed his last two films Inglorious Bastards and the brilliant Django Unchained, …

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Government Publish Autism Progress Report

Government Publish Autism Progress Report

Author: Carly
Categories: News

On the 14th January 2016 the Government published a Policy paper:“Progress report on strategy for adults with autism”.For your convenience we have provided a link to the Government’s site HERE and a direct link to the document HERE.Only days earlier, Public Health England also published their“Autism self-assessment exercise 2014 (detailed report and thematic analysis)”.Their website contains the background, details and …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes - January 2016

Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes - January 2016

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Ninth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 20th January 2016Today’s group was attended by 28 people.Items discussed were:Linda asked each of the attendees to introduce themselves to the group.Linda then handed over several books to Autism Inclusive and advised of reviews available on our website. For people wishing to read books, donations would be gratefully received by Autism Inclusive for …

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More Grandparents needed for Research Study

More Grandparents needed for Research Study

Author: Carly
Categories: News

“Wellbeing in Grandparents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”One of the Research projects that needs a lot more participants is the grandparents of children or adults who have been diagnosed, at whatever stage or age, with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The grandparents are sent a questionnaire to complete with a freepost envelope to send back.If you would like to be part …

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Creed - Review

Creed - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“CREED”I love the Rocky movies, I really do. I’m not even a big fan of sports movies but I love these films. Rocky I probably in my top 25 movies ever. Rocky II very good film, excellent. Rocky III things are getting a bit goofy but still all good. Rocky IV okay the film is not that well written and …

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Thoughts on Axia's next Conference - Survey...

Thoughts on Axia's next Conference - Survey...

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

As you may have seen in our recent "January 2016 Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes", we are actively seeking your thoughts, perspectives and opinions on what the content and context of our next conference could contain.There are only a few questions, and we would appreciate it if you could find the time to fill the form in HERE or click the …

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Yoghurt and Lemon Syrup Cake

Yoghurt and Lemon Syrup Cake

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Yoghurt and Lemon Syrup CakeBy George Calombaris Selected by “Nerd Consultant” CalvinThis is a cake from one of my favourite chefs. Modern Greek pioneere and Masterchef Australia judge George Calombaris. Now I loved his cookbooks and I would say if you’re willing to put the effort in to import them or you ever find yourself in Australia pick them up. …

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The 5th Wave - Review

The 5th Wave - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE 5TH WAVE”As I said in my previous reviews January is typically the dumping ground for Movies where studios will release a film that they have absolutely no confidence in, in the hopes that it will make some money back with the lack of competition. This year we haven’t seen as many of those movies, mainly because Studios are still …

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