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Conference 2018

Ronnie wrote to us through our Guest Submission Form requesting others opinions on a potential Axia Conference in 2018. Thoughts and Suggestions for An Axia-ASD 2018 Conference Forgot to mention at last weeks meeting, but if the group is interested

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How to reduce your child’s anxieties and meltdowns over Christmas

We recently received this email which we would like to share. How to have a Happy Autism Christmas Hi Carly,   This short course below might be of interest to others. I signed up yesterday and it’s great, can apply

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50 Positive Characteristics of Aspergers

We were recently contacted by Andrew Clarke as he’d found an article which he thought could perhaps be useful to some people who, post-diagnosis, may be “feeling a bit down”. Titled “50 Positive Characteristics of Aspergers”, it is an interesting

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Disney classic tune

Proud re-creation by an autistic mind with big shout out to my buddies Dan, Jon and Eric who brought my ideas to life. It’s called ‘Everybody wants to be a Cat’ from the 1970 cartoon movie ‘The Aristocats’. Martin John

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Body Language by James Borg – Review

Book Review of   “Body Language” How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message by James Borg Published by Skyhorse Publishing   To give some idea about the importance of body language in daily communication between neurotypicals

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“So you have an ASD?”

Shared with us through our “Guest Contribution Form” I wonder how people generally react to the news that you have an ASD. Personally I get the response ‘oh you’re only slightly autistic’. Or ‘there’s nothing wrong with you’. Or ‘you

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Pretending to be Normal – Review

Book Review of “Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome” (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition by Liane Holliday Willey, Foreword by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers Whilst I had hoped to borrow this book from the PDSG, I am

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Older People’s Problems with the Internet

Here are some thoughts shared with us through our “Guest Contribution Form”   This is about the internet and how I wish it had been invented when I was young, and I know I would have been a natural at

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Body Language by Glenn Wilson – Review

Book Review of “Introducing Body Language” A Practical Guide by Glenn Wilson Publishers: Icon Books Ltd. Unfortunately I found this author’s approach to body language quite lightweight. On the positive side it is easy to read and on occasion quite

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ASD on BBC Radio Stoke

We recently received an email which they wanted to share with others as it may be of interest… ASD on BBC Radio Stoke Dear Carly,   I was diagnosed by Linda a couple of years ago and I wanted to

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Inside Out – A Family Review

A Family Review of the Film “Inside Out” Ashton I liked it when they got back to headquarters but I didn’t like it when Bing Bong faded away. I liked when sadness made Joy drag her around the library. I

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A brief message from Luke…

Following our attendance at the “North Wales 1st Annual Autism Conference” today, we were again privileged to hear Dr. Beardon give an insightful and inspiring “key note presentation”. Luke sent the following through our “Guest Submission Form” following the Conference,

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The Nine Degrees of Autism – Review

Book Review of “The Nine Degrees of Autism” A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions Edited by Philip Wylie, Wenn Lawson, Luke Beardon Publisher – Routledge ISBN-10: 113888717X This is a collection of essays by

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Aspergers Flyer Educational Society

Good Morning Dr Linda,Carly, and all at Axia,   I wondered if this might be of interest to you, although I imagine you are possibly aware of it.   My hubbie is a steam enthusiast, and he came across a

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Why I Bothered to Pursue an Autism Diagnosis at 63 Years Old

Hi Carly,   I came across this on “The Mighty” website and wondered if it might be possible/ appropriate to include it on the Axia contributions “page” ?   It kind of is on the lines of what was being

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Temple Grandin (2010) – Review

“TEMPLE GRANDIN (2010)” Temple Grandin is probably the world’s most famous autistic person. The film takes you through the extraordinary challenges Temple and her mother faced. She didn’t begin to speak until she was 4 years old. Her mother was

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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – Review

Book Review of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (1 April 2004) ISBN-10: 0099450259 Christopher is a 15 year old maths genius who sets about solving the mystery of a

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Aspies on Mental Health – Review

Book Review of “Aspies on Mental Health” Speaking for Ourselves Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton Jessica Kingsley Publishers ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1 To the unknowing/neurotypical we Aspies may appear “odd” or “quirky”, but most of us fight daily battles (to

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