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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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What Actually Helps Me When I ‘Shut Down’

We received an email which they wished to share as it may be helpful… Dear Carly,   I hope that all are well at Team Axia.   I found this article helpful, in that it clearly describes ( to a

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In a Different Key – Review

Book Review of   “In a Different Key” by John Donvan and Caren Zucker   I really enjoyed this lengthy book which I would describe as complementary to ‘Neurotribes’ by Steve Silberman. It is very much a USA centred perspective

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Computers can aid autism diagnosis

Shared with us through our “Guest Contribution Form” Here’s something I spotted as a news item in this week’s New Scientist magazine. Computers aren’t about to replace doctors any time soon but may be useful for confirmation of a diagnosis.

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Say ‘No’ to Hate Crime

I’ve been concerned at reports of hate mail and other forms of hate crime in the UK following the EU referendum. However this is not confined to our country. I felt compelled to write a new song ‘Don’t be Hateful’.

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Conference 2018

Ronnie wrote to us through our Guest Submission Form requesting others opinions on a potential Axia Conference in 2018. Thoughts and Suggestions for An Axia-ASD 2018 Conference Forgot to mention at last weeks meeting, but if the group is interested

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How to reduce your child’s anxieties and meltdowns over Christmas

We recently received this email which we would like to share. How to have a Happy Autism Christmas Hi Carly,   This short course below might be of interest to others. I signed up yesterday and it’s great, can apply

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50 Positive Characteristics of Aspergers

We were recently contacted by Andrew Clarke as he’d found an article which he thought could perhaps be useful to some people who, post-diagnosis, may be “feeling a bit down”. Titled “50 Positive Characteristics of Aspergers”, it is an interesting

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Disney classic tune

Proud re-creation by an autistic mind with big shout out to my buddies Dan, Jon and Eric who brought my ideas to life. It’s called ‘Everybody wants to be a Cat’ from the 1970 cartoon movie ‘The Aristocats’. Martin John

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Body Language by James Borg – Review

Book Review of   “Body Language” How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message by James Borg Published by Skyhorse Publishing   To give some idea about the importance of body language in daily communication between neurotypicals

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“So you have an ASD?”

Shared with us through our “Guest Contribution Form” I wonder how people generally react to the news that you have an ASD. Personally I get the response ‘oh you’re only slightly autistic’. Or ‘there’s nothing wrong with you’. Or ‘you

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Pretending to be Normal – Review

Book Review of “Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome” (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition by Liane Holliday Willey, Foreword by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers Whilst I had hoped to borrow this book from the PDSG, I am

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