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

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

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Autism And Asperger Syndrome In Adults – Review

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

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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook – Review

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

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A Boy Made of Blocks

“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,

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Questions for Luke – May PDSG meeting

In anticipation of our forthcoming Post-Diagnostic Support Group and given the fact there were 45 attendees at last month’s meeting, we are setting the room up slightly differently in order to accommodate larger numbers. The chairs will be set out

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers – The Essential Guide to Safe Travel

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April P-D.S.G. News

Looking forward to seeing you all at our post-diagnostic support group. The format will be similar to the usual formats in as much as I will be doing a presentation on sensory sensitivities. We will have the break with cakes

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Is It Ok To Ask Questions About Autism – Review

Book Review of   “IS IT OK TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT AUTISM?” By Abi Rawlins with Catherine Frizzell Foreword by: Michael Barton Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 Mar. 2017) The foreword is by Michael Barton, who is the author and

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I Dream in Autism by Richard Maguire – Review

Book Review of   “I Dream in Autism:” Not everything in colour is black and white. by Richard Maguire Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (24 Mar. 2014) I had the privilege of chairing the Adult Stream at the National Autistic

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Dyspraxia & Developmental Coordination Difficulties

My niece, Amy, who some of you may remember spoke so eloquently at the Dyspraxia conference we held in October 2014 has sent me over the following.  Obviously I have a personal interest in these and I particularly like the

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Women And Girls With Autism Spectrum Disorder – Review

Book Review of   “WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER” Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age by Sarah Hendrickx Jessica Kingsley Publishers I felt privileged to chair the session that Sarah Hendrickx did at the Nation

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Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum – Review

Book Review of   “BITTERSWEET ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM” Edited by Luke Beardon, PhD and Dean Worton Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. I have just read the second of two books edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton which is

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The Back to Front World of Azzie Artbuckle – Review

Book Review of   “THE BACK TO FRONT WORLD OF AZZIE ARTBUCKLE” by Beth Montgomery Publisher: Your Stories Matter (30 Jan. 2017) This is another in the “Your Stories Matter” publications and begins with a very nice foreword “For all

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Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum – Review

Book Review of   “LOVE, PARTNERSHIP OR SINGLETON ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM” Edited by Luke Beardon, PhD and Dean Worton Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. There are forewords at the beginning of the book from Sarah Hendrickx, Dean Beadle and

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Vera McLuckie and the Daydream – Review

Book Review of   “VERA McLUCKIE AND THE DAYDREAM CLUB” by Jane Evans (Author), Ruth Mutch (Illustrator) Publisher: Your Stories Matter (30 Jan. 2017) This is another book in the ‘Your Stories Matter’ collection. ‘Your stories matter’ are independent educational

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Emily’s Sister – Review

Book Review of   “EMILY’S SISTER” A Family’s Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) by Michele Gianetti (Author) and Tanja Russita (Illustrator) Publishers: Explainer HQ Based upon a real life experience, written by a parent of a child

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Autistic woman lands job training others with autism and learning disabilities

An autistic woman who graduated from a skills training course has now been taken on by the training provider to support other people taking the course. Hilary Morgan (pictured), 21, from South Shields, who has an autism spectrum condition as

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Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory – Review

Book Review of   “Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory” by Nick Chown Jessica Kingsley Publishers Nick Chown is an independent Autism Researcher and Trainer who was one of Luke Beardon’s PhD students. The book focuses on the main theories of

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