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Racism undermining mental health awareness efforts – MHT

Insights Is school “refusal” really refusal? Catch up Evidence building for the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training Premium content Evidence building for the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training Discover more Continue learning about what good looks

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Animal Assisted Intervention: what is AAI and what are its benefits? – MHT

Guide dogs and other types of animal assisted intervention for physical disabilities have been around for a long time. But with an increasing understanding of how people experiencing mental illness can be supported, these methods are becoming more commonly used

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A Beginner’s Guide to Neurodiversity – LDT

Origins of the term “neurodiversity” The term “neurodiversity” was coined in the late 1990s by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, who is autistic herself. Singer, along with the American journalist Harvey Blume, recognised that what we call “diversity”, i.e. the variety

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Cancelled North Wales Autism Conference 2019

We received the following news via email, which we are very sorry to have to convey.   Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. Due to personal circumstances we regret to inform you that the

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NHS efforts to stop over medication – LDT

In 2016, the UK government launched a groundbreaking drive to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs for people with autism and learning disabilities. But recent figures show that while prescribing rates for antipsychotics have fallen since the campaign’s launch, antidepressants,

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Richard and Jaco Take on the World – BBC iPlayer

Richard Mylan and his autistic son Jaco are going on a journey of discovery. Travelling from Wales to America and back again, they’re visiting the most autism-friendly places around the world, to find out how we can make everywhere from

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6 Years with Axia

Calvin, our “in-house Nerd Consultant”, head of the Axia Film Society, founder of the Anime Amigos and author of “The Nerd Consultant’s Guide to Anime” has been with Axia ASD Ltd. 6 years today! Congratulations Cal, and long may it

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Amazing Things Happen – Animated Explanation of Autism

Amazing Things Happen is the creation of independent animation director Alex Amelines. The short was released in April 2017 to coincide with World Autism Awareness, and was made available online for free. It tackles the complex subject of autism with

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The Caudwell International Children’s Centre

Delighted to hear of this new venture Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. New £18m autism centre opening to cope with lack of support in the UK Britain’s first independent centre dedicated to autism

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Compensatory strategies in autistic people associated with delayed diagnosis – LDT

The first scientific study of compensatory strategies — techniques to camouflage autism — finds that they have both positive and negative outcomes, increasing social integration, but possibly also resulting in poor mental health for autistic people, and could be a

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Autism Audiobooks – JKP

JKP are delighted to now offer a small, but growing, selection of our books in audiobook format. You can browse and buy audiobooks in this newsletter, and look out for new books being made available soon. Share This Post:

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Discount Tickets for the 4th North Wales Autism Conference

After our discussion yesterday at our Post-Diagnostic Support group regarding the cost of tickets and lack of “Earlybird prices” for the upcoming “4th North Wales Autism Conference”, we are delighted to be able offer tickets to members of our PDSG

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An autism diagnosis saved my life, but not before the Mental Health Act almost ended it – LDT

Further insight ‘Civil war’ stirs among parents of autistic children Catch up Government pledges to monitor autism employment gap – for the first time Keep supporting progress and greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Patient Voices: A future with Autism?

A future with Autism? David Gill When David’s parents were told that he didn’t have a future, they responded by encouraging David to push himself. A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome enabled him to go to a special school where he

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End the abuse of autistic people & people with a learning disability in inpatient units – Change.org

Alexis Quinn started this petition to Government of the United Kingdom My name is Alexis Quinn and I am autistic. In 2012 I was detained under the mental health act for almost three and a half years. I spent time

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How far can reasonable adjustments address health inequalities? – LDT

Reasonable adjustments have been trumpeted as crucial to fighting the health inequality faced by people with learning disabilities. When 12 weeks turns into two years Isabelle Garnett’s son Matthew spent nearly two years under section in a mental health hospital

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Mental health professionals must value input – MHT

Mental health professionals must value insight from friends, families, and carers It was a close friend who first noticed that I was experiencing extremes of mood. Friends, families, and carers “sense a resistance to being heard and feel their expertise

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LDT – Cervical cancer screenings: addressing the health inequality founded upon misconception

I’d like to share this article with you: Cervical cancer screenings: addressing the health inequality founded upon misconception on https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. Women with learning disabilities and autism are almost

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