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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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Chester Autistic Pride Picnic – July 1st 2018

Following our celebration of Autism Pride day last year, we are pleased to promote Agony Autie who is hosting this years Chester Autistic Pride Picnic – Grosvenor Park, Chester – 1st July 2018 On Sunday 1st July 2018, Chester celebrates

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Improving the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities

Improving the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities: Combating Inequalities in Health, Education and Employment Strand Palace Hotel Thursday 5th July 2018 KEY SPEAKERS:   Professor Runswick – Cole
 Chair in Education University of Sheffield   Dr Ashok Roy Consultant

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Dr. John Biddulph – our June PDSG Guest Speaker

We just wished to give a final reminder to people, that we are pleased to have Dr. John Biddulph as our guest speaker at our Post-Diagnostic Support Group tomorrow. John runs “Autism Outreach” and is a specialist provider of autism

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LDT | Two in three care providers may stop services

Two in three care providers may stop delivering services LDT | News, 08 May 2018 Scope is the biggest provider to have already started withdrawing delivery of all physical services. Around one in three care organisations may stop providing services

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