Friday, 20th October 2017

Dear reader,

Welcome to our second
"Monthly Round-Up" Newsletter

This month we have posted news on the upcoming change of venue for our "Post-Diagnostic Support Group" along with dates for 2016 and the minutes of our February meeting. There are also Calvin's reviews for the Axia Film Society, a book review by Dr. Buchan, not to mention the frequently requested "Cake of the Month" as well as other topics which we hope you find of interest.

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Dr Judith Gould Interview

Dr Judith Gould Interview

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Women and Girls conference: An interview with Dr Judith GouldThe February 2016 NAS Newsletter highlighted an interview conducted by Network Autism with Dr. Judith Gould, the Lead Consultant at The NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism (and retired Director of the Centre as of 2015).Dr Judith Gould kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Women …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Dates 2016 - update

Post-Diagnostic Support Group Dates 2016 - update

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Dates for the Post-Diagnostic Support Group Sessions - 2016We now have confirmation of the dates for our Post-Diagnostic Support Group which are to be held at the new Lifestyle Centre in Crewe. Photographs and details of the new venue will be posted after our group meeting on 30th March.Wednesday4th May201611:00 am - 1:00 pmWednesday8th June20161:00 pm - 3:00 pmWednesday17th August20161:00 …

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How to fill in your PIP claim form

How to fill in your PIP claim form

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The Citizens Advice website have a page offering information to assist people in filling out the form required to claim the Personal Independence Payment.We hope people find this link useful. Click Here

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Spotlight - Review

Spotlight - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“SPOTLIGHT”Spotlight was, for as long as I can remember the big Oscar buzz film. As soon as people saw it they were saying that this was the only definite Best Picture Nomination and we would naturally assume that we wouldn’t be getting to see it until early January and the Oscar people were completely right, however their prediction that it …

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The Axia Film Society’s picks for the Oscars 2016

The Axia Film Society’s picks for the Oscars 2016

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

With the Oscars coming up in the next couple of days I deiced that the film society should pass comment on where the awards should go. Now a few ground rules: it must be something that actually received a nomination rather than the way Mark Kermode does his Kermode awards which aim to highlight films that didn’t receive a nomination …

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Something isn't adding up in schools

Something isn't adding up in schools

Author: Carly
Categories: News

“Every Teacher campaign”With more than 1 in 100 children on the autism spectrum, and 70% of those children in mainstream schools, every teacher in the UK will teach an autistic child. But there is no compulsory autism training for teachers. The National Autistic Society have joined forces with Ambitious about Autism to get autism training for every new teacher. You …

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Deadpool (2016) - Review

Deadpool (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“DEADPOOL” Now I may be the nerd consultant around here, but I don’t read everything that Marvel brings out so you will forgive me if some of my knowledge of Deadpool isn’t the best in the world, but I do have a basic knowledge of the characters and I do enjoy the character, I just don’t tend to read his …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes - February 2016

Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes - February 2016

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Tenth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 24th February 2016Today’s group was attended by 23 people.Items discussed were:Welcome and Introductions by the group.Linda then discussed that it is a time of change. We will be changing the venue as of 4 May 2016. Carly explained to the group the new venue and facilities and the fact we will be visiting …

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Caramelised White Chocolate and Berry Tart

Caramelised White Chocolate and Berry Tart

Author: Calvin
Categories: Cake of the Month

Caramelised White Chocolate & Berry TartBy Brent Owens Selected by “Nerd Consultant” CalvinThis is the hardest dessert I have done for a monthly support group. I thought It was worth putting on the site since getting a hold of the cookbook is tough. Because of mine and Dr Buchan’s love for Masterchef Australia I have a copy of the book …

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"Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD)" - Review

"Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD)" - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of“Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD)”A User Guide to Adulthoodby Luke Jackson with a foreword by Tony Attwood. Jessica Kingsley PublishersI wholeheartedly recommend this book. This is the unabridged sequel to Luke Jackson's best selling guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome. In this new book he reveals the pitfalls involved in the transition to adulthood and …

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The Finest Hours (2016) - Review

The Finest Hours (2016) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE FINEST HOURS” Ok this may not be the film I wanted to review this week, but when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I chose this film over last week’s other major release ‘Tripple 9’ because I believed that this one would receive much more of a push than Triple 9 had received with the fact that this was …

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