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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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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Welcome to your update Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week …   How do therapists deal with stress in their work? Five steps to building resilience at work ‘The modern world is fast paced – life can feel relentless’

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Woman with Asperger’s removed from BFI cinema ‘for laughing’

My brother sent this over to me (Martin Buchan), I was shocked and dismayed to read it Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. A woman who has Asperger’s syndrome was “forcibly removed” from a

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LDT – Take care when you deliver a diagnosis

Learning Disability Today – Take care when you deliver a diagnosis 26 April 2018 ‘Ten Rules for Delivering a Diagnosis of Autism or Learning Disabilities in a Way That Ensures Lasting Emotional Damage’ is the latest in a series driving

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LDT – Neurodiversity divisions

Learning Disability Today – Neurodiversity divisions Darren Devine 23 April 2018 “Nothing about us without us” — it’s the mantra of the movement that has moved from the fringes of the autism community to centre stage. Here we look at

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Cancellation Notice for Axia’s 2018 Conference

We are very sad that we have to announce the cancellation of our Axia-ASD 2018 Conference. Subsequent to yesterday’s hugely successful PDSG (51 attendees), I met with two of the intended speakers, Ronnie and Dave. I informed them that all

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How to support autistic students aiming for college or university

Learning Disability Today, 19 April 2018   Here’s how to support autistic students aiming for college or university With exam season around the corner, we spoke to the author of a new book perfectly capturing how to support autistic people

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Learning Disability Today Update – April 2018

Welcome to your learning disability today update Connor Sparrowhawk’s family thank supporters after #JusticeforLB campaign victory Southern Health was fined almost £2million after admitting failings when two people died under the Trust’s care. Catch up.   Navigating the ‘neurotypical’ world

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Autism is not over-diagnosed in the UK – Mental Health Today

Autism is not over-diagnosed in the UK, says Royal College of Psychiatrists Dr Mark Lovell 20 March 2018 The Royal College of Psychiatrists, which represents 34,000 doctors around the world, respond to a controversial article in the Daily Mail authored

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LDT – ‘Odd girl out’ author heads awards roll call

Learning Disability Today – News, 13th March 2018 Campaigning journalist Laura James has received the award for ‘Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autism Spectrum’ at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards. James was recognised for her media

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Mental Health Today newsletter – March 2018

Welcome to your Mental Health Today update News CQC calls for greater collaboration to protect children’s mental health Less than four psychiatrists for every 100,000 children Features and opinion International women’s day: Bringing mental health out of the shadows in

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Autism: How to raise a happy Autistic child – Review

Book Review of   “Autism: How to raise a happy Autistic child” By Jessie Hewitson Foreword by the charity Ambitious About Autism Publisher: The Orion Publishing Group I was delighted to come into work today and find this book on

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Axia ASD Ltd’s Annual Report – 2017

We are delighted to share Axia ASD Ltd’s Annual Report for the year 2017. We hope you glean from the report the recent developments in our service and our plans for 2018. In particular, we are delighted to share with

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When Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Hit Puberty – Review

Book Review of   “WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND AUTISM HIT PUBERTY: A PARENTS Q & A GUIDE TO HEALTH, SEXUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS” By Freddie Jackson Brown and Sarah Brown Foreword by: Michael Barton Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Hall of Mirrors: Chards of Clarity – Review

Book Review of   “HALL OF MIRRORS: CHARDS OF CLARITY.” Autism Neuroscience and finding of self By Phoebe Coldwell Publisher: Pavilion Publishing Many of you will know of Phoebe Coldwell’s work which spans over forty years. She marries together neuroscience

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Axia Administrative Assistant Announcement

“As a consequence of spending time with Renwick, talking about his role within Axia ASD Ltd, stressing how exciting it is to be working at Axia ASD Ltd and then subsequently her attending our post-diagnostic support group which she thoroughly

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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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