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Mental health of autistic adults during COVID-19 – NAS

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Controversial BSL bill set to become law – DNS

A controversial bill that will recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language in England, Scotland and Wales is set to become law after being passed by both Houses of Parliament. BSL-users have been warned that the private members’ bill

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A scandal worse than thalidomide – The Sunday Times

Doctors knew in 1973 that the epilepsy drug sodium valproate posed a risk to unborn children — and ordered that warnings be removed from packets. Almost 50 years and 20,000 disabled babies later, it is still being prescribed to pregnant

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Q2 interim update for Axia

Having been very proud sponsoring the National Autistic Society’s “Left Stranded” project, which is a long-term response to the mental health crises lots of autistic children and adults face, we are now able to share the “Autism & Mental Health

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An open letter to Rishi Sunak MP – NAS

An open letter to Rishi Sunak MP: Invest now to end the autism diagnosis crisis. The National Autistic Society wrote to Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of his Spring Statement on Wednesday to tell him he must

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High rates of undiagnosed autism might be contributing to suicide figures, study reveals – MHT

According to new research, a significant percentage of people who died by suicide were likely autistic but undiagnosed. Written by Edward Gould-Brown Last year, neurodiversity charity, Autistica [1], estimated that there are over half a million of mostly undiagnosed autistic

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New resources for World Autism Acceptance Week – NAS

To all teachers, We’d love your school to join us this World Autism Acceptance Week (28 March – 3 April) and help improve understanding and acceptance of autism. Sign up to our free Autism Practice Education newsletter and receive practical

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ICD-11 2022 Release – WHO

ICD-11 2022 release ICD-11 is now officially in effect for the national and international recording and reporting of causes of illness, death – and more. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) provides a common language that allows health professionals to

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Thanks for standing with us – NAS

Over 40,000 sign our petition to save autistic children’s futures On Tuesday, we went to Westminster to tell Nadhim Zahawi, Secretary of State for Education, that he has to act now to save autistic children’s futures. 42,237 campaigners signed our

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New Premises Update

The eagerly anticipated date for completion of the Main house /office and the Admin Office was completed on Tuesday. Calvin, Beverley, Dream and myself visited the new premises, Brookside Farm Cottage, and mused over the high calibre of workmanship displayed!

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NAS – Emily Katy’s mental health blog, a call for young ambassadors & more!

World Autism Acceptance Week: 28 March – 3 April 2022. Get involved in our Super 60 Challenge or download Anne Hegerty’s Spectrum Quiz! Share This Post:

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Clarification of “Right to Choose” Applications to Axia

We need to clarify that there are certain criteria under the NHS “Right to Choose” which have to be fulfilled in order for Axia to be able to carry out assessments. We can only carry out the following: Assessment for

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PDA Society – Our Strategy 2022-2027

We’re delighted to share our new strategy. It’s the first strategy we’ve published and has 6 goals that explain what we hope to achieve from 2022 to 2027. This 5-year plan was produced using feedback from the PDA community (with

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My son’s not a picky eater; he’s scared of food – BBC News

Crisps, dry crackers and plain pasta may not be the most exciting foods but they are often the staples relied upon by children with a little-known eating disorder. Nine-year-old Otto from Hitchin, in Hertfordshire, has the condition ARFID, which stands

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Axia Christmas Closing Times 2021

Our office will close at 5pm today, 23rd December 2021 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4th January 2022. We realise that for some people Christmas is a wonderful time, for others it is not a wonderful time, whilst

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Looking after your mental health this Christmas – MHT

For some people, Christmas can be a really hard time of year and a strain on mental health From experiencing difficult situations with family, stress around food and eating, loneliness, feeling pressure from what Christmas is ‘supposed’ to be, and

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An Exciting Announcement From Axia!

Axia are delighted to announce that we have acquired our own premises! we shall keep you informed with words and photos as we make the transition to the new premises. You can find a selection of photos below from our

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S4Nds Guide to Patient Choice in Mental Health

S4Nds Guide to Patient Choice in Mental Health – Neurodevelopmental Condition Assessments We were recently alerted that S4Nds have published a guide on their website to help people understand their legal right to choose a service provider for a neurodevelopmental

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