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Helping Autistic People to Work – DWP

This is a follow up to our recent “Buckland Review of Autism Employment” post. Below is an easy read version of the Buckland Review of Autism Employment, which can be found by clicking on the image or link below https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/65e04acdcf7eb16adff57fb3/the-buckland-review-easy-read.pdf

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Buckland Review of Autism Employment Calls on Employers to Boost Support for Autistic People

A bold new government-backed review, led by Sir Robert Buckland MP, has set out a vision for workplace culture changes to support autistic people to start and stay in work. Review sets out 19 recommendations to support more autistic people

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Requesting DHQ help from Axia

We are aware we ask our guests to fill in a developmental history questionnaire as part of our assessment process. We know form filling is daunting We are also aware it can be a really emotional experience thinking about all

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BBC – Autistic people held back by job interview questions – report

Ambiguous interview questions and application forms are keeping autistic people out of work, a report has found. While 53.6% of all disabled people are in work, only 30% of autistic people are, the latest official figures show. One autistic person

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The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy – Book Review

Book Review of “The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy” by Steph Jones, Forewords by Tony Attwood and Sarah Hendrickx Publishers: Jessica Kingsley Publishers I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just received a copy of ‘The Autistic Survival Guide to Therapy’

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Civil Service internship for 100 autistic young people – Ambitious About Autism

An exciting four-week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to approximately 100 autistic young people. Please share this with anyone who you think may be interested. Share This Post:

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Adapting mental health assessment tools for autistic adults – Research

A new study is looking for responses from people who are diagnosed autistic and people who suspect they are autistic (but not yet diagnosed). Participants feedback will help develop more appropriate mental health assessment tools for autistic adults. There are

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NAS – We have a new date! Update your MP

Our Let Every Autistic Child Learn event is back on! You might remember our disappointment last year when our Let Every Autistic Child Learn Parliamentary event had to be cancelled. We can’t afford to give up the fight, so we’ve

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Axia’s Christmas Tree 2023

This is our first Christmas at our new premises.   Here is our tree which is near all our clinic rooms.   Calvin and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, especially our guests, for trusting us.

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Autism Hero Awards – Anna Kennedy Online Charity on Facebook

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Axia PDSG – 13th December

Hello everyone,  Our next Post Diagnostic Support Group Session is being held on Wednesday 13th December 2023 at our usual time, 12:00pm until 2:00pm.  This session is now a fully “face to face” style PDSG as described in a previous

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Webinar: What works for Autistic Adults with Dr Luke Beardon

What works for Autistic Adults with Dr Luke Beardon In this webinar, Luke shares insights from his upcoming book, ‘What Works for Autistic Adults’. By Autistic Parents UK Thursday, 7th December 2023 19:00 – 20:30 GMT Location: Online Share This

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“What Works for Autistic Adults” by Luke Beardon – available 7th Dec. 2023

What Works for Autistic Adults Paperback – 7 Dec. 2023 by Luke Beardon (Author) Published by Sheldon Press Pre-order Price Guarantee. ‘This book has the power to change lives’ Chris Packham Imagine a world where an autistic person is included,

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Parliamentlive.tv – Westminster Hall debate: Autism and learning disability training for education staff

Today on the parliamentlive.tv schedule for 4:30 this afternoon is a Westminster Hall debate: Autism and learning disability training for education staff put forward by Dame Caroline Dinenage MP (Gosport, Conservative). You can watch the debate live by clicking here or

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This Is Me Agency

During yesterday’s PDSG, a company was mentioned which aids those wishing to get support through the DWP Access To Work programme. Their about page states: In 2019, our director and founder Michelle set out to create a new business that

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NAS – Could you contribute to our magazine?

The Spectrum is a magazine written for and by autistic people and we are always looking for new contributors. Whether you have an article, piece of artwork or a poem you would like to be considered for inclusion, please send

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Inside the “barbaric” mental health units holding autistic adults and children – TheHouse

Nearly 2,000 adults and hundreds of children with learning disabilities or autism are being held in mental health units, with an average stay of more than five years, despite repeated abuse scandals. Justine Smith reports Shortly after her 18th birthday,

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Paula McGowan OBE’s Post – Linkedin

I am absolutely exhausted I have been awake until 2am this morning trying to get people to sign Olivers petition After being in parliament yesterday It was made clear to me that I need as many signatures as possible to

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