Wednesday, 28th June 2017

Dear reader,

Welcome to
Axia's Third Newsletter,
our March "Monthly Round-Up"

It's been a busy month for everyone at Axia-ASD, including seeing our good friend Dr. Luke Beardon receiving an award from the National Autistic Society at the beginning of the month, whilst Carly was honoured as Guest Speaker at the "Changing Faces" Gala.

There has also been the start of the BBC's drama series "The A Word" leading up to April's "Autism Awareness Week", and of course you'll find the usual Axia Film Society Reviews here from Calvin, along with Carly's Minutes from our Post-Diagnostic Support Group, which featured a very informative talk given by Barbara Green this month.

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NAS Professional Conference 2016

NAS Professional Conference 2016

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We have just returned from this year's National Autistic Society's Professionals Conference and thought the following links may be useful:Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data SetSign up for MyWorld teaching resources

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Guest Speaker at the March P-D.S.G.

Author: Carly
Categories: Events, News

Post-Diagnostic Support Group Guest Speaker, Barbara Green.As Linda mentioned at our last monthly post-diagnostic support group, at our March meeting we are having a talk by Barbara Green who is a Clinical Psychologist who Linda knows.The session will be designed to explain carers rights under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care Act.  The main focus will be …

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Autism Professional Awards 2016 - Winners

Autism Professional Awards 2016 - Winners

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

We would like to congratulate our friend and colleague Dr. Luke Beardon for winning the“Axcis Award for Achievement by an Individual Education Professional”.We look forward to Luke visiting Axia's Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting on 4th May when we meet for the first time in the new Lifestyle Centre in Crewe!Click the image below to visit their photo gallery of the …

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Batman: Bad Blood - Review

Batman: Bad Blood - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“BATMAN: BAD BLOOD”It’s another year so it’s another round of DC animated movies, however, this year is slightly different, unlike the previous 2 years, DC has 2 live action movies out this year at the same time, which will be part of their DC cinematic universe and they will be coming out around similar times to those various releases. For …

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Network Autism - Interview with Professor Tony Attwood

Network Autism - Interview with Professor Tony Attwood

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Interview with Professor Tony Attwood: autism and mental healthI would really recommend this. He talks about:Mental healthWomenDSM removing AspergersRead the article and watch the full interview HERE.This video is an interview with Professor Tony Attwood filmed for Network Autism at the National Autistic Society's 'Autism and Mental Health Conference' in 2015.

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Ashfields Primary Care Centre Talk

Ashfields Primary Care Centre Talk

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

We were delighted to be invited to speak by Dr Gowda at Ashfields Primary Care Centre last night. Myself and Elspeth Bromiley, Head of Therapy, went along to deliver a presentation which was very warmly received and the General Practitioners asked many far reaching and interesting questions. All in all a most enjoyable experience.Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & …

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Free our autistic son from 'prison' update

Free our autistic son from 'prison' update

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Yesterday ITV’s “This Morning” spoke to the parents of an autistic teenager who claim he has spent the last six months“living like a prisoner”stuck inside a psychiatric unit.Matthew Garnett, 15, has autism, learning difficulties and ADHD, as well as mental health issues that are yet to be properly assessed, and was sectioned under the mental health act in September.Watch the …

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Hail, Caesar! - Review

Hail, Caesar! - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“HAIL, CAESAR!” Hail Caesar is a very interesting film on several reasons for myself so I was genuinely intrigued to see the film. It’s the latest film written and directed by the legendary Coen brothers Joel and Ethan who, by the time of the UK’s release will be coming off their loss at the Oscars for best original screenplay Spotlight. …

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Calling All Young People & Parents of Children With Autism

Calling All Young People & Parents of Children With Autism

Author: Carly
Categories: News

“CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE & PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM”- Update on “Help my son get the autism care he needs” Petition11 Mar 2016 — Tired of reports that only consult the people who should be delivering the services (e.g. health, mental health,social services, education etc)?Sick and tired of how they don't consult the "service users"?Now is your chance to …

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Changing Faces Fundraising Gala 2016

Changing Faces Fundraising Gala 2016

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Events, News

On Thursday last week Carly Bailey was invited to the Changing Faces Fundraising Gala held in Bloomsbury Ballroom, London as their guest of honour and spoke to the audience regarding her journey with Changing Faces.Changing Faces have helped Carly enormously with her facial difference and she continues to work with them as one of their media champions and fundraisers.Ian Hislop, …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life - Review

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of“Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life”Edited by Scott D. Wright, PhD with a foreword by Professor Francesca Happe. Jessica Kingsley PublishersThe foreword is by Professor Francesca Happe who some of you may remember we had her PhD student come to talk to us about the research projects they are engaged in.This is an excellent book, I …

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At long last, Matthew is to be moved! - Petition Update

At long last, Matthew is to be moved! - Petition Update

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Petition Update for “Help my son get the autism care he needs”“At long last, Matthew is to be moved!”16 Mar 2016 — Yesterday evening we met Minister for Social Care Mr Burt with our MP Helen Hayes. We can publicly confirm that Matthew will be moved out of the PICU in Woking early next week. Without your support, this outcome would …

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Kung Fu Panda 3 - Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“KUNG FU PANDA 3” I love the Kung Fu Panda movies so much. Dreamworks has never really made that many animated productions that stand up to their contemporaries with the exception of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ movies and these films. The first movie was excellent, the second movie even better, in fact Kung Fu Panda 2 is probably …

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Recent BBC News Stories on Autism

Recent BBC News Stories on Autism

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The BBC have recently run two stories on their website which we would like to share with you. How a cat enabled an autistic six-year-old to communicateWhich you can watch HERE. 'Not just bad tempered' - diagnosed with autism aged 71which you can watch HERE.

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Future of Jobcentre Plus inquiry launched

Future of Jobcentre Plus inquiry launched

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The Work and Pensions Committee launched an inquiry into the future of Jobcentre Plus, the public employment service arm of the "Department for Work and Pensions" (DWP). READ MORE...

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Calling for People with High Functioning Autism or Asperger syndrome - Study Request

Calling for People with High Functioning Autism or Asperger syndrome - Study Request

Author: Carly
Categories: News

People with High Functioning Autism or Asperger syndrome. Can you help this study about relationships, etc?Professor Richard Hastings writes: I’m part of a project called SAY-Families (also with Glasgow and Bangor Universities). The aim of the SAY-Families project is to find out about how the parents of young people with High Functioning Autism or Asperger syndrome talk to their children …

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“The A Word” - New BBC One Drama

“The A Word” - New BBC One Drama

Author: Dream
Categories: Guest Contributions, News

The BBC are promoting a new 6 part family drama centred around a young autistic child, called“The A Word”The first episode is set to air on BBC1, Tuesday 22nd March at 9pm.You can watch the BBC trailer to the show by clicking the image to the right.Christopher Eccleston is one of the lead characters, and when the BBC started filming …

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Westminster Briefing - Supporting People With Autism

Westminster Briefing - Supporting People With Autism

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Supporting People With Autism: Building on the Government's StrategyLondon | Wednesday 25th May | 11.00am - 3.30pmThe recent progress report on the Government’s Autism Strategy outlines what more needs to be done to improve the lives of those living with autism.Join them on 25th May to gain an up-to-date brief on the Autism Strategy and what it means for you. …

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Fuse: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl - Review

Fuse: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“FUSE: MEMOIRS OF THE HUNTER GIRL”Fuse: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (or Fuse: Memoirs Of The Huntress as it’s known in America) is the first release of 2016 to come from license company. All The Anime who are largely responsible for many of the films I saw at MCM Loves Anime last year, including the recently released, for a limited …

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"Employable Me" - New BBC2 Documentary on Autism and Employment

"Employable Me" - New BBC2 Documentary on Autism and Employment

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society are promoting a new BBC three-part documentary series about autism and employment which started on BBC Two on 23rd March 2016 at 9pm.You can read more HERE...The first episode is currently available on the BBC iPlayer until mid April (click the image below to watch if available).

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Changing Faces - new website

Changing Faces - new website

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Our very own Carly was just showing me the new Changing Faces website following her recent visit to their Fundraising Gala as their guest of honour. We here at Axia are proud to see even further recognition as they have chosen to feature Carly on their website! Click Here or the image above to visit the new website!

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Too Much Information - World Autism Awareness Week

Too Much Information - World Autism Awareness Week

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Saturday 2 April to Friday 8 April 2016World Autism Awareness WeekWorld Autism Awareness Week is back! There is no better time in the year to raise awareness about autism and make a difference to the lives of autistic people across the UK - so sign up and join in!The National Autistic Society have free packs which are filled with amazing …

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – March 2016

Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – March 2016

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Minutes of the Eleventh Post-Diagnostic Support Group 30th March 2016Today’s group was attended by 29 people.Items discussed were:Linda explained to the group the recent expansion of Axia ASD Ltd. Dr Amandip Bahia (Dip) starts with us on 1 April 2016 and providing three days per month for diagnostic assessments. Elspeth Bromiley is our Head of Therapy and Post-Diagnostic Support and …

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