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Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to gender bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to

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Developing the long term plan for the NHS

Overview The NHS has just celebrated its 70th birthday. A lot has changed since it was created in 1948, and as a result the NHS is responding to changes in society that were never expected, let alone planned for, when

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Jack Monroe on defeating Katie Hopkins and why low-cost recipes matter

Jack Monroe is a food writer and poverty campaigner who has been diagnosed with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Jack Monroe on the need for low-cost recipes, defeating Katie Hopkins and why her son doesn’t have unsupervised access to

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North Wales 3rd Annual Autism Conference

Embracing the Autistic Voice to Transform Attitudes Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW FRIDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 2018 8.30 am – 5.00 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Dr Wenn Lawson PhD, CPsychol. AFBPsS. MAPs Psychologist, lecturer and author, Dr Wenn has

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Charity to tackle disability hate crimes | LDT

LDT – News, 26 July 2018 United Response staff are being shown how to advocate on behalf of the people they support. United Response is training its staff in Leeds to help people with disabilities and their carers spot the

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Mental Health Today newsletter – July 2018

Welcome to your Mental Health Today update Insights Keeping life on track after the death of a parent carer Catch up Rise in demand for private counsellors as patients say NHS waiting lists are too long New primary care platform

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Dyspraxic Student told he was “just bad at maths” gets Masters

This student with dyspraxia was told he was ‘just bad at maths’ – but he proved teachers wrong by getting a master’s in it ‘I managed to get through a system that holds disabled people back’ A student with dyspraxia

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MHT Blog: Your guide to being an advocate

Explained in its simplest form, an advocate helps their clients to understand their rights under the Mental Health Act. A client can also apply to the court to have the nearest relative appointed to represent them, or the nearest relative can make

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Chester Autistic Pride Picnic – July 1st 2018

Following our celebration of Autism Pride day last year, we are pleased to promote Agony Autie who is hosting this years Chester Autistic Pride Picnic – Grosvenor Park, Chester – 1st July 2018 On Sunday 1st July 2018, Chester celebrates

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Improving the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities

Improving the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities: Combating Inequalities in Health, Education and Employment Strand Palace Hotel Thursday 5th July 2018 KEY SPEAKERS:   Professor Runswick – Cole
 Chair in Education University of Sheffield   Dr Ashok Roy Consultant

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Dr. John Biddulph – our June PDSG Guest Speaker

We just wished to give a final reminder to people, that we are pleased to have Dr. John Biddulph as our guest speaker at our Post-Diagnostic Support Group tomorrow. John runs “Autism Outreach” and is a specialist provider of autism

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LDT | Two in three care providers may stop services

Two in three care providers may stop delivering services LDT | News, 08 May 2018 Scope is the biggest provider to have already started withdrawing delivery of all physical services. Around one in three care organisations may stop providing services

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Welcome to your mentalhealthtoday.co.uk update Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week …   How do therapists deal with stress in their work? Five steps to building resilience at work ‘The modern world is fast paced – life can feel relentless’

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Woman with Asperger’s removed from BFI cinema ‘for laughing’

My brother sent this over to me (Martin Buchan), I was shocked and dismayed to read it Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. A woman who has Asperger’s syndrome was “forcibly removed” from a

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LDT – Take care when you deliver a diagnosis

Learning Disability Today – Take care when you deliver a diagnosis 26 April 2018 ‘Ten Rules for Delivering a Diagnosis of Autism or Learning Disabilities in a Way That Ensures Lasting Emotional Damage’ is the latest in a series driving

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LDT – Neurodiversity divisions

Learning Disability Today – Neurodiversity divisions Darren Devine 23 April 2018 “Nothing about us without us” — it’s the mantra of the movement that has moved from the fringes of the autism community to centre stage. Here we look at

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Cancellation Notice for Axia’s 2018 Conference

We are very sad that we have to announce the cancellation of our Axia-ASD 2018 Conference. Subsequent to yesterday’s hugely successful PDSG (51 attendees), I met with two of the intended speakers, Ronnie and Dave. I informed them that all

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How to support autistic students aiming for college or university

Learning Disability Today, 19 April 2018   Here’s how to support autistic students aiming for college or university With exam season around the corner, we spoke to the author of a new book perfectly capturing how to support autistic people

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