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The Girl with the Curly Hair

Following our recent Post-Diagnostic Support Group we received an email from a participant who wished to share the following: The Girl with the Curly Hair Hi   Just to say, I am really enjoying being being part of the Axia

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Thinking Differently about Difference – Radio 4

Thinking Differently about Difference Four Thought Maura Campbell asks us to think differently about difference, she argues now is the time to retire the village ‘idiot’ and think about the language around learning disabilities. For example; the stereotypes of people

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The Value of “Gaming”

Gaming can make a better world. Jane McGonigal TED2010 Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world

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I’ve always felt like an alien. Now I know why.

I’ve always felt like an alien. Now I know why. BBC Radio 4 After years of feeling like an alien, a listener on being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 50. Share This Post:

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Asperger Syndrome & Employment – Review

Book Review of   Asperger Syndrome & Employment   What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want By Sarah Hendrickx Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers I initially wanted to read this book after hearing Sarah Hendrickx give a talk on the

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Virtual reality as Relaxation|escapism

Following our PDSG we received the following Guest Submission to share on our site.   Virtual reality as Relaxation/escapism Hi,   came to the post diagnostic group at the crewe lifestyle centre on wednesday with autism inclusive, was lovely to

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Professor Tony Attwood – Autism in Females

We recently received an email from one of our guest contributors, Helen, and wanted to share it with you on our website. Professor Tony Attwood – Autism in Females from Healthed on Vimeo Hi Carly,   This is about 30minutes

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So this happened…

We recently received an email from one of our guest contributors and asked if we could share the story… So this happened… Hi Carly/Linda,   So I started going to a life drawing class at the end of September. I

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The Reason I Jump – Guest Review

Book Review of   “The Reason I Jump” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by Keiko Mitchell, David C. Mitchell Publisher: Sceptre This is Naokis first book, written when he was 13 years old. I almost didn’t read

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 – Guest Review

Book Review of   “Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by David Mitchel and K A Yoshida Publisher: Sceptre; Unabridged edition edition (11 July 2017) First of all I have to

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LA Cabina – Review

“La cabina” The Telephone Box (1972) La cabina (original title) 35min | Short Comedy, Horror | TV Short 13 December 1972 ‘LA Cabina’ is a 1972 Spanish Dark Comedy and Horror film about a man who gets stuck in a

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An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis – Review

Book Review of   “An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis” A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gillan Drew Jessica Kingsley Publishers This book is interesting from the very beginning as Gillan gives a brief and honest summary of what

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A digital story for the NHS England DNA of Care initiative

A friend and colleague has shared this with us. My digital story and Toby Foster interview Dear Carly,   I thought you might be interested in the digital story I made as part of the NHS England DNA of Care

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Employment Opportunities for Autistic Adults

Submitted via our Guest Contribution Form In this month’s Mensa magazine there was mention of a company called Auticon of London who employ autistic adults for IT and Compliance consultancy. The following is taken from their website: ‘Auticon Consultants have

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DSA – Chapter 1 by Elliot Chapman

I’m Elliot Chapman, a 19 year old who’s on the autistic spectrum. I’ve been working on a book called DSA Demon Slaying Alliance for about 2 years now, which I’m still nowhere near completing. To try to get recognition and

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The Emotionality and Energy of Autism

The Emotionality and Energy of Autism The Whole World Needs Whole Brains My Hearts Prayer   How can we measure the cost of the emotional and energetic compromises that society expects autistic people to make to fit in to the

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A whimsical version of ‘Stay Free’

This is a unique ‘unplugged’ version of ‘Stay Free’ by The Clash with my good friend Revd Dr Tim Robinson on tenor trombone. As long as we can get the legal stuff right it should be available on iTunes and

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The Autistic Brain – Review

Book Review of   “The Autistic Brain” – (Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed) By Dr. Temple Grandin & Richard Panek This book is a good combination of science and wisdom about living a good and productive life ‘on the

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