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Covid-19:Study address declining students mental health – MHT

Charities advise Government on tackling declining student mental wellbeing A new charity wide report has found that young people’s mental wellbeing has declined during the Covid-era and has called on the Government to act. Covid-19 uncertainty has presented unique challenges

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Dara McAnulty becomes youngest ever finalist for Baillie Gifford prize – The Guardian

Diary of a Young Naturalist, the 16-year-old’s debut, joins 12 other books in contention for prestigious £50,000 nonfiction award Dara McAnulty, author of Diary of a Young Naturalist. Natural talent … Dara McAnulty, author of Diary of a Young Naturalist.

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Take action against coronavirus impact – NAS

Sign our letter to Rishi Sunak Everyone’s lives have been upended by coronavirus. But today, we’re releasing our new report, Left Stranded, that shows that the impact of coronavirus has hit the autistic community worse than most. This isn’t fair

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MHT – Rural poverty

Rural poverty: Without public transport or digital connection, mental healthcare excludes children More support is needed for young people’s mental health in coastal and rural areas, a Centre for Mental Health report shows. Children living in remote rural and coastal

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South Yorkshire Autism Fayre 2020

About the Fayre Due to the recent pandemic and circumstances of health and safety, we have decided to hold our annual Fayre virtually. It will take place between 13th – 16th September. Although we are disappointed at not holding the

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Spectrum Women: Autism and Parenting – Book Review

Book Review of   “Spectrum Women – Autism and Parenting” By Renata Jurkevythz, Maura Campbell and Lisa Morgan Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers You may have noticed that we have not reviewed any books for a considerably long time. It is

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Mental health lessons are coming to the national curriculum next week – MHT

Insights How to create support plans How to understand and discuss disorders and self-harm How to support children who have experienced emotional / psychological abuse Your ‘anti-glossary’ for talking about mental illness and mental health challenges Premium content Explore mental

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We are still here for you – NAS

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Elevated rates of autism in transgender and gender-diverse individuals – Nature Communications

Elevated rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses, and autistic traits in transgender and gender-diverse individuals Varun Warrier, David M. Greenberg, Elizabeth Weir, Clara Buckingham, Paula Smith, Meng-Chuan Lai, Carrie Allison & Simon Baron-Cohen Nature Communications volume 11, Article

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Learning Disability Today Update – August 2020

Further insight A testing time for learning disability services Catch up How to change up quality of life for people with learning disabilities and / or autism – read the research findings and watch our exclusive video interviews Explore the

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Government produces official face mask exemption card – Wales Online

Government produces official face mask exemption card You can show this to explain you don’t have to wear a mask in a shop or on a bus An official card has been produced by the Government which people can show

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Love on the Spectrum review: a dating show that celebrates autism – The Guardian

Ruth and Thomas enjoy an outdoor date in Love on the Spectrum. Photograph: Courtesy of Netflix Netflix’s latest reality effort follows the lives of people on the autism spectrum in detail, with warmth, insight and joy At first glance, Love

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Axia-ASD Announce Our New Branches and Expansion of Services

We are delighted to announce the opening of two additional branches of Axia-ASD Ltd in Sheffield and Liverpool, with practitioners who retain our values and uphold our person-centred philosophy, enabling us to continue to maintain our “Gold Standard” as defined

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Celebrating the key workers who happen to have learning disabilities – LDT

Claire Cookson Blog, 10 July 2020 Claire Cookson, CEO of employment facilitator DFN Project SEARCH, describes how young people with learning disabilities have stepped into key worker roles during the Covid-19 Pandemic and the legacy it may leave. The pandemic

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Invitation to a Discussion – Luke Beardon’s New Research Project

Those of you who attend our PDSGs, may remember at Luke’s last presentation he mentioned a research project that he was hoping to get ethical approval for, and that it would depend on getting enough participants from our Post-Diagnostic Support

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I’m an autistic, mixed race woman – LDT

I’m an autistic, mixed race woman – let’s discuss intersectionality Multiply marginalised due to being a mixed race, autistic woman, Mette writes for Learning Disability Today about how she experiences a world that wasn’t built for her. Content warning: racism

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Axia Weekly Bulletin – 26th June

Another busy week here at Axia this week with six diagnosticians carrying out sterling work. It was also a very sad day today as we said goodbye to Evie Connor, who is relocating back to Scotland. She will still be

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