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A Poem from our Facebook Group

I was delighted to see this poem, originally posted on our FaceBook Group, and wanted to share it on our website. As some of you who have been assessed at Axia will know, I like the following questions to be

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Where to get Urgent Help for Mental Health

Where to get urgent help for mental health If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy

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New plans to help Peterborough become an autism friendly city

New plans to help Peterborough become an autism friendly city have been launched. The strategy was developed by Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with local organisations, service user groups

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Enhanced rationality in autism spectrum disorder

Enhanced rationality in autism spectrum disorder Highlights Most research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD) focuses on difficulties and challenges, potentially overlooking intact and even enhanced abilities. Empirical evidence strongly suggests that individuals with ASD display enhanced rationality: judgments that are

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Autistic teen posts video about struggles with system – BBC

This is a difficult watch but needs to be listened to Sadly in my opinion telling us what we should already know  To paraphrase Dr Luke Beardon Autism + Environment = Outcome It is everyone’s responsibility to try to provide

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10,000 autistic people to take part in the UK’s largest study of autism

PLEASE NOTE: Axia is not affiliated in any way with this research project, and we are posting this article purely for informational purposes. If you are thinking about participating in this research, please ensure you read the information sheet and

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A ‘national shame’: MPs demand an end to some autistic people being detained for years – Sky News

A new report says there is a “shocking” six-year average length of stay in assessment and treatment units. long-term detainment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities must be banned, a committee of MPs has said. Former health secretary

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Waterstones prize winner Elle McNicoll – The Guardian

Waterstones prize winner Elle McNicoll: ‘I never saw autistic girls in books’ The author was repeatedly told that no one wanted to read fun books with disabled heroes. Now she has won the £5,000 Waterstones children’s book prize for her

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Whistleblowers claim children with autism ‘abused’ at Cardiff home

In light of the recent news article regarding care for autistic children in Wales, we would like to offer our sympathies to all of the families affected. We are shocked and saddened to hear of the alleged treatment of these

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My Dyspraxic Life – BBC Radio Sheffield Special

Dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), is estimated to affect more than 3 million people in the UK, 1.4 million severely – many adults remain undiagnosed. After struggling with Dyspraxia unknowingly for most of her life, Xanthe Palmer, having been

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Our understanding of dyspraxia is still stuck in the dark ages – i News

Our understanding of dyspraxia is still stuck in the dark ages The lifelong neurological condition affects our co-ordination, as well as how we organise ourselves, how we structure our sentences, our time management and our speech patterns If your average

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Dyspraxia: My life with the misunderstood condition – BBC

BBC presenter Xanthe Palmer has dyspraxia, a complex and life-changing disorder she says is frequently misunderstood. She wanted to change that, so set out to speak to others with the condition to shine a spotlight on the challenges they face.

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Autism Research Recruitment – University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool Autism Research Recruitment Advert Do you have a diagnosis of autism? Are you aged 16 – 25? If so, we want to hear from you! What is this about? We are conducting a research project to learn

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How Gaming Can Be Used for Good in Mental Health – MHT

Changing the narrative: how gaming can be used for good in mental health For many years, since their rise to popularity in the late 90s, video games and gaming has been synonymous with negative associations: addiction, aggression, bad sleep patterns

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NAS – 🎓 Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Sheffield Hallam University Postgraduate certificate in autism and Asperger syndrome The course gives you an understanding of autism and Asperger syndrome and some of the associated issues. It provides insight into how to develop appropriate support for autistic people and

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‘You’re too pretty to be autistic’: Why so many women are going undiagnosed – Metro

Throughout her childhood Victoria Ellen always had a feeling that she was different, but couldn’t quite figure out why. She didn’t always know when it was her turn to talk in conversations, struggled with eye contact and was more interested

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Reforming the Mental Health Act: Summary

We recently posted an article from the NAS on how the law on mental health is changing. The UK Government have published a summary of the main changes proposed, stating: We (the UK government) want to let you know about

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There’s still time – NAS

You still have time to take part in World Autism Awareness Week, 29 March – 4 April There are just a few weeks to go until World Autism Awareness Week, but there’s still time to get involved. Are you looking

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