Monday, 23rd October 2017

Dear reader,

 

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

We hope everyone has had as enjoyable a June as we have here at Axia! Celebrating  Autism Pride Day with those of you who came to Chester for the walk and picnic in the park all felt very successful.

There has been much in the News recently, the Axia Film Society and “Anime Amigo’s” have also been busy launching their 4th vlog, so if you’d like to make sure you hear about everything we share promptly you can sign up to our notification system to receive an email when our posts are published.

We look forward to seeing you on the 5th July at our next Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting in Crewe, despite not all of us being able to attend for the first time ever!

Please enjoy this months selection.

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NAS Autism Insight newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society & Network Autism “Autism Insight” - 29 June 2017

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July PDSG - A Note from Linda

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

  Dear All   For the first time ever I will not be at the Post-Diagnostic Support Group. This will be because I am on holiday. Calvin bought me the holiday as a surprise and had asked Carly previously which dates to avoid in July. Unfortunately he made a Dyspraxic/Dyslexic error and picked the dates that Carly told him to …

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Transformers: The Last Knight - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” Apologies if this is a short review, but I really don’t have much to say at all!! Seriously, we are five movies in at this point, five movies in. I’ve explained why I don’t like the Transformers films, I have explained I don’t like Michael Bay as a director and how he is just completely destroying …

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Anime Amigos Vlog 4

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigo's Vlog ep4: Best of Winter 2017   Here’s our 4th Anime vlog Hosted by Nerd Consultant Calvin and Reece Imiolek along with Ren Bromiley and Elliot Chapman on the subject of their best anime of the Spring 2017 season. Embended bellow is the vlog along with each of the Openings and Endings they picked as well as the …

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COMIC Research on FaceBook

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We are currently in discussions with the Project Lead of this Research Project regarding identifying Autism in deaf children and are trying to help the with their recruitment process. If you would like to participate please email Helen Phillips. Based on what we have learnt about assessments of deaf people this Research is much needed.

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British Gas Autism Support Survey

Author: Carly
Categories: News

British Gas has teamed up with the National Autistic Society to understand the experiences of customers on the autism spectrum. This will help British Gas understand how they might better support customers. In the past two years, British Gas has worked with a number of charities such as Mind, Action on Hearing Loss and The Children's Society to better understand …

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Up for the cup: the autistic teen who can drink again

Author: Carly
Categories: News

A father has spoken of his relief after his autistic teenage son finally took a drink from his new beaker. Fourteen-year-old Ben Carter had been drinking from the same blue, two handled beaker Tommee Tippee beaker since he was a baby, and would drink from nothing else. His father Marc posted a message online pleading for an identical beaker, as …

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Liaising with the NAS - Your Voice

Author: Carly
Categories: News

We have some parents who are liaising with the National Autistic Society regarding their experience of attending face to face assessments for DWP disability benefit Employment Support Allowance.     They would like to give a voice for other people who may have had such experiences.   If you would like to be part of this could you please let …

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NAS New Online Community

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society - Welcome to our new online Community!

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Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, News

The Anime Amigos vlog due to take place on Wednesday 28 June is now starting at 1pm, an hour earlier than previously advertised. At the following address: Red Hill House Hope Street Chester CH4 8BU Calvin - Nerd Consultant

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The Mummy (2017) - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“THE MUMMY” Ok, Let’s talk about the Universal Monsters. I really enjoy the Universal monster movies. From the 1930’s onwards, Universal made some really cool, fun films. Sure, they don’t tend to match their books, but then again they weren’t intended to, they took the bare minimum from them and made movies. But Universal likes to remind you constantly that …

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New quick guide from NICE/SCIE – Children’s to adults’ services transition

Author: Carly
Categories: News

As many of you may be aware, Dr. Linda Buchan has provided Consultation to numerous NICE Guidelines.   Linda is a Stakeholder and has been involved specifically with the scope and guidance on the “Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services”   Important information has recently been published which we would urge …

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CBT vs counselling: what’s next for the mental health of the UK?

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

Mental Health Today - News 19th June 2017 The BACP warned this month that counselling could be removed from the NICE Guidelines for Depression, leaving NHS patients only access to CBT. What could this mean for the mental health of the UK? Favouring cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) over counselling is not a new thing. The NICE guidelines for Depression already …

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Autism: The restaurant steak that roared

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Laura James is a successful writer, journalist and mother. She’s also autistic. She describes a night out at a restaurant with her husband that should have been a lovely evening for them both. But Laura needs a restaurant to follow a few simple rules. A Tex-Mex circus with hundreds of menu options and unhelpful waiters sent her reeling.

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Author: Carly
Categories: News

Autism Pride Day - Sunday 18th June Axia ASD Ltd celebrated Autism Pride Day on Sunday 18 June 2017 by walking from Northgate Arena through the streets of Chester to Grosvenor Park for a picnic. Over 100 pens and leaflets were handed out to members of the public to help raise awareness of Autism and we received positive feedback throughout …

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Axia-ASD Update: Speech & Language Assessments

Author: Carly
Categories: News

  We are pleased to share with you an exciting new development within Axia ASD Ltd.  We are now able to offer Speech & Language Assessments for both adults and children.

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Autism and Ageing Research

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Research suggests link between ageing and severity of autism traits Goldsmiths, University of London researchers working with adults recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder have found high rates of depression, low employment, and an apparent worsening of some ASD traits as people age. The number of UK adults over 65 with ASD is expected to reach 155,000 by 2035, but …

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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT” By the way, before I go any further, SPOILER WARNING for the ending of Justice League versus Teen Titans, which I reviewed last year, though I will not give any spoilers away for this film. Now anyone who read my review of Justice League versus Teen Titans saw that I felt it was going in …

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Sussex Innovation Centre research project

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Dr Buchan and Elspeth Bromiley were interviewed yesterday by Ben Savill, of the Sussex Innovation Centre regarding a research project.   They were thanked for their contribution (see below) and have asked to be kept informed of updates which we will post as the research project develops. It may be that we could trial some of the suggestions from the …

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A different type of holidays!!

Author: Carly
Categories: News

This summer your holidays are ..... autism friendly! Spend your holidays with whole family and enjoy your carefree time, while your children have tons of fun in autism adapted activities with professional caregivers! Greece is awesome in the summer!!! So don' t waste time and.... BOOK NOW

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Chester receives the EU Access City Award 2017

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The British city of Chester is the winner of 7th edition of Access City Award, the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. The Ceremony of the Access City Award, organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum, took place on the 29 November as part of an event marking …

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Chester Zoo, Autism and Accessibility

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Paul Simpson went to go find out what changes have been made at Chester Zoo and what is currently being done to support those with disabilities. Chester Zoo, located in the North West of England is the UK’s best zoo and is considered the 4th best zoo in Europe. Annually, Chester Zoo welcome over 1.6 million visitors through their gates …

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Autistic man attacked in Chester pub - Mum speaks out

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News - 12 June 2017 Mum of severely autistic son speaks over daily struggles after he was attacked in Chester pub     A mum has spoken out about her son's battle with autism, saying she encounters ‘ignorance’ on a daily basis in Chester as people do not understand the condition. Lynn Stott’s 30-year-old son Negus struggles to communicate verbally …

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NAS June 2017 Newsletter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

The National Autistic Society Monthly Newsletter - June 2017

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The Autistic Gardener - New Series

Author: Carly
Categories: News

News - 12th June 2017 A second season of “The Autistic Gardener” returns to our screens on Channel 4, Saturday 17th June at 7pm Series 2 Episode 1 Award-winning garden designer Alan Gardner is autistic and puts his success down to his condition as he fixes some of Britain's most troubled gardens. Visit the Channel 4 Website >

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Wonder Woman - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“WONDER WOMAN” Wonder Woman is definitely one of the most recognised Superheroes in the world. Part of the DC Trinity, along with Superman and Batman and was even last years, bone idley made a National ambassador for feminism for the United Nations, which granted if she had been put alongside some real people, would not necessarily have been a bad …

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Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults - Dream's Perspective

Author: Dream
Categories: Book Reviews, Guest Contributions, Guest Reviews

Dream’s Thoughts on   “Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults” by Dr. Luke Beardon Published by Sheldon Press When Linda asked me if I could share my perspective, I happily agreed to review Luke’s latest book. Full disclosure: When I first heard Luke speak at Axia’s “Perspectives from the Spectrum” conference back in 2015, the primary premise which he argued …

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June Anime Amigos Vlog

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog, Events

June Anime Amigos vlog (best of spring 2017) Our next Anime Amigo vlog will be on June 28th our consultant Calvin with co host Reece, along with returners Ren and Elliot will be discussing our thoughts on the best of the Spring 2017 season June 28th at 2 PM the following address: Red Hill House Hope Street Chester CH4 8BU …

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Anime Amigos Vlog 3

Author: Calvin
Categories: Anime Amigos Vlog

Anime Amigos Vlog 3 Mobile Suit Gundam Here’s our third Anime vlog Hosted by Nerd Consultant Calvin and Reece Imiolek along with Ren Bromiley and Elliot Chapman on the subject of their thoughts on Moblie Suit Gundam   Also here’s the links to Crunchyroll’s pages of all the Anime we talked about and recommended  

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Mark Lever - NAS Twitter

Author: Carly
Categories: News

From The National Autistic Society Twitter Feed

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Agony Autie - New Episode! Autism: Myths & Facts!

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Agony Autie - New Episode! Autism: Myths & Facts! In our fifth episode, we attempt to address some (but not all) common myths about autism.

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Understanding autism part one – Jack and Rosie

Author: Carly
Categories: News

Understanding autism part one: Jack and Rosie In the first part of a special cartoon series, we meet Jack and Rosie, who see the world very differently... READ MORE...

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Autism And Asperger Syndrome In Adults - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Once again, our thanks to Dr Luke Beardon for his incredibly insightful, moving and at times funny presentation at our Post-Diagnostic Support Group. He was kind enough to give Axia some copies of his new book ‘Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults’ and I had the pleasure or reading it and here is my review:   OVERCOMING COMMON PROBLEM SERIES: …

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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook - Review

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: Book Reviews

Book Review of   “The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook:” Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions by Sarah Hendrickx Jessica Kingsley Publishers I have recently been reviewing the book lists that we send out with our diagnostic reports and some of you will be very familiar with those. Thus, we have booklists for adults, teenagers and children on …

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A Boy Made of Blocks

Author: Linda Buchan
Categories: News

“A Boy Made of Blocks” by Keith Stuart Published by Sphere As part of Calvin’s role of self-proclaimed Nerd Consultant, he likes to keep up with any Television programmes that are important to Nerd Culture. He watches a particular programme, hosted by Dara O’Briain, called ‘Go 8 Bit’ and he has an off-shoot programmed DLC programme and various gamers compete …

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Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Review

Author: Calvin
Categories: Film Society

“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES” Ok before we go any further I already explained last week but I refuse to call this film by its international title (Salazar’s revenge). I love the first pirates of the Caribbean movie it’s one of my favourite movies. I’ve always said it’s the perfect example of how you do a …

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