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Children’s mental health support is often inaccessible, report reveals – MHT

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a report looking at the amount spent on preventative and early intervention mental health support for children in England. These interventions look to treat problems like anxiety, depression, or eating disorders

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Insights from Learning Disability Today

Further insight Care worker discovers own artistic talent through supporting people with learning disabilities Catch up “Never mind the b******s – just support me to lead an ordinary life” Keep supporting progress and greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

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Treat my daughter and other Irlen sufferers on the NHS – Change.org

Amy Pilkington started this petition to Health Minister Matt Hancock My 13 year old daughter Edie suffers with Irlen Syndrome – a condition that affects how her brain processes the things she sees. It makes words move around on the

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Dyspraxia Foundation Youth, Manchester Event 2019

Calvin, Renwick and I had a great day. Met really interesting and fun people. Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd.   Here is Cal saying hello to everyone at today’s Dyspraxia event   Here

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Easy-read transgender guide launched by CMG | LDT

Learning disability support provider launches pioneering easy-read transgender guide 06 March 2019 CMG, a leading provider of support for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, has joined forces with charities CHANGE and Choice Support to launch an easy-read

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ADHD diagnosis and medication gives MSP Daniel Johnson a new lease of life – LDT

Darren Devine 21 March 2019 MSP Daniel Johnson’s life was a “mess” before he was diagnosed with ADHD six years ago. Now, he tells of his battle to raise awareness of ADHD as the only politician in any UK parliament

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Autism Awareness Week 2019 – Drop In! Tickets, Wed 3 Apr 2019 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

Sue and I will be attending this event. Please come along and say hello. Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. Autism Awareness Week 2019 – Drop In! by Virtually Learning Cost: Free Event Information

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Stop the detention of people with autism & learning disabilities in ATU’s

Too many people with Autism and learning disabilities are detained in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), some end up being put in seclusion units, this needs to stop. People with Autism & learning disabilities need appropriate support and care and

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Parents take Mental Capacity Act challenge to High Court – LDT

Further insight Deaths under NHS care: many trusts are implementing national guidance – others must do more Catch up Flyers with learning disabilities may benefit from Special Olympics Keep supporting progress and greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Website

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Eating disorder treatment must offer vegan options, says Royal College of Psychiatrists – MHT

Insights “Backdoor policies” denying people with mental illnesses access to ESA Government unlikely to meet pledge to end ‘out of area’ mental health treatment next year Catch up Government appoints first ever National Adviser to tackle LGBT health inequalities Learn

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LDT – Sir Stephen Bubb on the future of transforming care

“I’d be astonished if we saw progress”: Sir Stephen Bubb on the future of transforming care Darren Devine 12 March 2019 In the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal, charity boss Sir Stephen Bubb authored one of the key reports

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Book Sales in Birmingham – NAS Professionals Conference

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NAS Autism Support Hub & Library Launch Event Today

Jamie and Lion gave an excellent presentation today. Going to give Calvin’s book to the new NAS resource centre in Greenbank school. Shona Davidson spoke about Challenging behaviour: Who is challenging whom Thought provoking. She is going to be speaking

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The Autism Professionals Awards 2019

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Are Learning Disabilities Mortality Review millions being spent wisely? – LDT

Further insight “It’s a different way of standing up for what you believe in”: Meet Delta 7 – the rock band championing inclusivity Catch up New research for CQC shows people regret not raising concerns about their care – but

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NAS – Getting a Diagnosis

This newsletter is packed with information You may wish to join the live stream about what your diagnosis means to you? We are all looking forward to going to the Professionals conference and Axia are gold sponsors. Calvin will be

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“The Nerd Consultant’s Guide to Anime” – Book Signing Today

Don’t forget to come along today to get your copy signed. First signed copies will be Neve Ellis And @ThemoonandBri for their brilliant artwork Then to Dream and Luke Beardon for their foreword/introduction The Anime Amigos Then YouTubers who are

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Your Learning Disability Today Update – February 2019

Further insight United Response call for autism-awareness training for public transport staff Catch up NHS and social care staff to receive mandatory learning disability and autism training Keep supporting progress and greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Website |

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