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LDT – Epilepsy medication impact ‘trans-generational’

News – 22nd January 2018 New evidence suggests some people currently living with autism may not be doing so had their grandmother not been exposed to a common drug still being used to treat epilepsy.   Share This Post:

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Our January PDSG – Note

We are very much looking forward to our first Post-Diagnostic Support Group of 2018.   Originally there was meant to be a presentation by Calvin on the portrayal of Autism in the media as a follow-up to his previous presentation.

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LDT – We should only treat people who are ill

Hazel Watson – Learning Disability Today Blog, 15th January 2018   We should only treat people who are ill   Under the overarching mental health law covering England and Wales, people with a learning disability and/or autism can be detained

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NAS – Urgent opportunity to change the law

A plea from the National Autistic Society On 3 November, your MP has the chance to help change the law. You can make sure they do. You have an urgent opportunity to help change the law to limit the use

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Psychological professions unite against conversion therapy

Mental Health Today – 16th October 2017 An updated memorandum of understanding (MoU) against conversion therapy has been launched today, which makes it clear that conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality) is unethical, potentially

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APA – Recognising Emotions in Others: Study

American Psychological Association October 10th, 2017 Best Way to Recognize Emotions in Others: Listen   Voice-only communication more accurate than visual cues for identifying others’ feelings, study says   WASHINGTON — If you want to know how someone is feeling,

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Special Needs and Legal Entitlement – Review

I have just received a copy of the following book:   “Special Needs and Legal Entitlement” The Essential Guide to getting out of the Maze by Melinda Nettleton and John Friel Jessica Kingsley Publishers Both Melinda and John have an

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Sept. PDSG: A Note from Linda

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday where we will have a presentation from Dr Peter Mason, the ADHD specialist for Cheshire. I have managed to review another book prior to the group called “The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and

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MHT – Half of CCGs to cut mental health spending

Mental Health Today 18 September 2017 Of the 129 CCGs (62%) that responded to the freedom of information request, 64 (50%) plan to reduce the proportion of their budget they will spend on mental health. In 2014, 67% of CCGs

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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight – Review

Book Review of   “FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by David Mitchel and K A Yoshida Publisher: Sceptre; Unabridged edition edition (11 July 2017) Some of you may have read

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July PDSG – A Note from Linda

  Dear All   For the first time ever I will not be at the Post-Diagnostic Support Group. This will be because I am on holiday. Calvin bought me the holiday as a surprise and had asked Carly previously which

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CBT vs counselling: what’s next for the mental health of the UK?

Mental Health Today – News 19th June 2017 The BACP warned this month that counselling could be removed from the NICE Guidelines for Depression, leaving NHS patients only access to CBT. What could this mean for the mental health of

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Autism And Asperger Syndrome In Adults – Review

Once again, our thanks to Dr Luke Beardon for his incredibly insightful, moving and at times funny presentation at our Post-Diagnostic Support Group. He was kind enough to give Axia some copies of his new book ‘Autism and Asperger Syndrome

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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook – Review

Book Review of   “The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook:” Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions by Sarah Hendrickx Jessica Kingsley Publishers I have recently been reviewing the book lists that we send out with our diagnostic reports

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A Boy Made of Blocks

“A Boy Made of Blocks” by Keith Stuart Published by Sphere As part of Calvin’s role of self-proclaimed Nerd Consultant, he likes to keep up with any Television programmes that are important to Nerd Culture. He watches a particular programme,

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Questions for Luke – May PDSG meeting

In anticipation of our forthcoming Post-Diagnostic Support Group and given the fact there were 45 attendees at last month’s meeting, we are setting the room up slightly differently in order to accommodate larger numbers. The chairs will be set out

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers – The Essential Guide to Safe Travel

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April P-D.S.G. News

Looking forward to seeing you all at our post-diagnostic support group. The format will be similar to the usual formats in as much as I will be doing a presentation on sensory sensitivities. We will have the break with cakes

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