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Axia Christmas Closing Times and some Useful Tips

Axia’s Christmas Closure begins at 12 noon on Thursday 20th December. Business resumes on 2nd January at 9 am. Christmas is almost here. While some people look forward to and enjoy the festive season, other people find it a trickier

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Mental Health Today Update 2018

Insights The movements giving a voice to service seekers as well as service users “It is vital that we keep this momentum going”: Rethink Mental Illness on the Mental Health Act review Catch up Independent review of the Mental Health

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – December 2018

Minutes of the Thirty Fourth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 5th December 2018 Today’s group was well attended with over 40 people and one assistance dog The speaker was Florence Neville ( who gave an extremely interesting and engaging talk on “Sugar,

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Third Annual North Wales Conference

Fridays Third Annual North Wales Conference was wonderful It was a huge celebration of being Autistic and Neurodivergent Presentations will be available Put next years date in your diary 18/10/2019 Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – October 2018

Minutes of the Thirty Third Post-Diagnostic Support Group 17th October 2018 Today’s group was attended by 45 people and a Therapy Dog. The meeting was opened by Sarah Hendrickx who introduced the other members of the Axia team who were

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Blue badge discrimination | LDT

Blue badge discrimination Darren Devine 18 September 2018   New laws will see blue badges issued to those with hidden disabilities, but councils already have discretionary powers to give the parking permits to those with autism and mental health problems.

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Price increases for 2019

In order to maintain the quality and professionalism and ongoing post diagnostic support people have come to expect from Axia we shall be increasing our prices from 1/1/2019 All bookings received before 31/12 will be at our current price even

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Promoting Autism Hour

Had a great day promoting Autism hour with Amy in Crewe and Chester. There was a genuine commitment from everyone we met to make the world a better place for Autistic individuals and their families and friends. There was also

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Understanding autism | LDT

Understanding autism: “there is still so much to be done” Mandy Garford 01 October 2018 In this blog, Mandy Garford from Dartford writes about raising three autistic children and why it’s important to recognise individuals and organisations who are making

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How Doctor Who tackles dyspraxia in series 11

Everything you need to know about the co-ordination disorder experienced by the Doctor’s new companion Ryan By Huw Fullerton Sunday, 7th October 2018   Dyspraxia is a fairly common condition among both children and adults, but the disorder – which

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Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to gender bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to

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Developing the long term plan for the NHS

Overview The NHS has just celebrated its 70th birthday. A lot has changed since it was created in 1948, and as a result the NHS is responding to changes in society that were never expected, let alone planned for, when

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Jack Monroe on defeating Katie Hopkins and why low-cost recipes matter

Jack Monroe is a food writer and poverty campaigner who has been diagnosed with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Jack Monroe on the need for low-cost recipes, defeating Katie Hopkins and why her son doesn’t have unsupervised access to

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North Wales 3rd Annual Autism Conference

Embracing the Autistic Voice to Transform Attitudes Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW FRIDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 2018 8.30 am – 5.00 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Dr Wenn Lawson PhD, CPsychol. AFBPsS. MAPs Psychologist, lecturer and author, Dr Wenn has

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Charity to tackle disability hate crimes | LDT

LDT – News, 26 July 2018 United Response staff are being shown how to advocate on behalf of the people they support. United Response is training its staff in Leeds to help people with disabilities and their carers spot the

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Mental Health Today newsletter – July 2018

Welcome to your Mental Health Today update Insights Keeping life on track after the death of a parent carer Catch up Rise in demand for private counsellors as patients say NHS waiting lists are too long New primary care platform

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Dyspraxic Student told he was “just bad at maths” gets Masters

This student with dyspraxia was told he was ‘just bad at maths’ – but he proved teachers wrong by getting a master’s in it ‘I managed to get through a system that holds disabled people back’ A student with dyspraxia

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MHT Blog: Your guide to being an advocate

Explained in its simplest form, an advocate helps their clients to understand their rights under the Mental Health Act. A client can also apply to the court to have the nearest relative appointed to represent them, or the nearest relative can make

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