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January PDSG Presentation with Ren Bromiley and Dr Linda Buchan

Welcome to our first Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting of the year presentation, which was held on Wednesday 24th January. Ren did a really good update on his previous talk discussing his insights into autism in relation to mental health environments.

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What Works for Autistic Adults – Book Review

“What Works for Autistic Adults” by Dr. Luke Beardon Published by Sheldon Press I feel I should declare a bias before starting this review. I have met Luke on a number of occasions, and some of these meetings have had

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Axia PDSG Dates for 2024

Axia’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group Dates for 2024 Wednesday 24th January 2024 Wednesday 6th March 2024 Wednesday 17th April 2024 Wednesday 29th May 2024 Wednesday 10th July 2024 Wednesday 21st August 2024 Wednesday 2nd October 2024 Wednesday 13th November 2024 Wednesday

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December PDSG Presentation with Linda, Elliot & Calvin

Our final Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting of the year was held on Wednesday 13th December. It was slightly less formal than usual, with Linda inviting us to think of various scenarios and emotions we may experience over the seasonal festivities,

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Axia’s PDSG Wins “Support Group of the Year” Award!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our Post-Diagnostic Support Group won 1st place in the Anna Kennedy Online “Autism Hero Awards” 2023! Dr Linda Buchan was also recognised for her “Outstanding Achievement” in the “Lifetime Award”. The event was

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November PDSG Presentation with Jess Hendrickx

We were very grateful to have Jess Hendrickx join us for the Axia Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting on 1st November, which was a discussion titled “Autism… What Has Food Got To Do With it?!”. For those of you who couldn’t

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Axia are Finalists in “Autism Hero Awards” 2023

We are absolutely delighted to announce, that Axia have received notification of two nominations from the Anna Kennedy Online Autism Hero Awards, in 2 categories – the “Support Group of the Year Award”, and Dr Buchan for the “Lifetime Award”,

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September PDSG Presentation with Linda Buchan & Guests

The Axia Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting on 20th September 2023 was hosted by Linda Buchan, with guest speakers Dream and Helen talking about adapting to the autism diagnosis, prior to Linda discussing the “Transition Curve”. In the second half we

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The Autism Wellbeing Project

During our Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting yesterday, we were given a brief talk by Emma, a Director of The Autism Wellbeing Project. They are a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting autistic adults in Halton and the surrounding areas. As a

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August PDSG Presentation with Jacqui Brett

Many thanks to our guest speaker at yesterdays Post-Diagnostic Support Group, Jacqui Brett. Jacqui’s presentation was based around “Sensory Processing Across the Lifespan”. The Q&A session after the break was very interactive and interesting to hear others experiences and perspectives.

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Axia’s 25th Anniversary Celebration – Presentations

For those of you who were unable to attend the absolutely wonderful day we had last Friday, celebrating Axia’s 25th Anniversary with Guest Speakers Luke Beardon and Sarah Hendrickx, the presentations were recorded so that they could be shared. Dr

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June PDSG Presentation with Esme Hayes

Many thanks to Esme Hayes, our guest speaker at Wednesday’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group. The presentation was based around a literature search on the current thinking regards “Dissociation/Dissociative Identity Disorder”. This topic is extremely complex, and perhaps still a little controversial

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Axia Hybrid PDSG on 28th June

Hello everyone,  Our next Post Diagnostic Support Group Session is being held on Wednesday 28th June 2023 at our usual time, 12:00pm until 2:00pm.  This session is a Hybrid PDSG and will take place both in person at Chester Racecourse,

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May PDSG Presentation with Pete Wharmby

Many thanks to our guest speaker at Wednesday’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group, Pete Wharmby. Pete’s presentation was based around “The importance of Special Interests” in the Autistic community. The talk was quite interactive and very well received! For those unable to

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Animation Released by Sheffield University for Autism Research Project

We are delighted to announce the release of an animation, created by SortOfFilms, for the recent Research Study conducted by Sheffield University. The research team included members from Axia’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group and was overseen by Dr Luke Beardon and

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April PDSG Presentation with Dr Catriona Stewart OBE

Sincere thanks to our guest speaker Dr Catriona Stewart OBE. Dr Stewart’s presentation gave a very interesting historical review of the “evolution of autism”, going into neurodiversity, and the use of language and models. The question and answer session was

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Anna Kennedy Autism Hero Awards 2023

As mentioned by Linda in the recent Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting, the “Anna Kennedy Online Charity” is asking for nominations for the “Autism Hero Awards 2023”. Because Axia’s PDSGs are so unique, Linda suggested those of us who attend the

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February PDSG Presentation with Dr Carly Jones MBE

Many thanks to our guest speaker Dr Carly Jones MBE. Carly joined us virtually and gave a very personal presentation on “Autistic Spice – Born to be Mild?”. For those unable to attend our PDSG, the recording is available below.

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