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Blue badge scheme open to people with ‘hidden disabilities’

It’s the first time people with hidden disabilities will be able to apply for a blue badge parking permit People with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia or anxiety can apply for a blue badge parking permit in England. A blue

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Using Responsive Communication and Intensive Interaction – Pavilion

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – June 2019

Minutes of the Thirty Seventh Post-Diagnostic Support Group 5th June 2019 Today’s group was attended by 40 people It was another wonderful group and we were privileged to have the play “The Duck” performed in front of us. The actress,

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Exams: Student with dyspraxia encourages others to ask for extra time – BBC News

A student has spoken of how she refused extra exam time during her GCSEs because she did not want to be seen as different. Olivia Rogers, 22, has dyspraxia, a developmental co-ordination disorder. “I just didn’t want people asking me,

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PDSG: Summer \ Winter Programme 2019

The group is facilitated by Sarah Hendrickx, an autistic adult, author and diagnostician at Axia-ASD unless otherwise stated. Wednesday 17th July 2019 Q & A Session with Dr. Linda Buchan, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Axia-ASD A chance to catch

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NAS – End the hospital abuse scandal

The Autism Show is back! We’re once again delighted to partner with The Autism Show. If you’re looking for practical help and support pre- or post-diagnosis, if you’re facing daily challenges, or you’re approaching significant transition points, visit the show

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Families launch legal fight to end MHA detentions of people with learning disabilities and autism

New Panorama footage showed psychological abuse, threats of violence, and intimidation experienced by people with learning disabilities and or autism. Families have launched a legal campaign to end the “national scandal” of people with autism and learning disabilities from being

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Autism A Hands on Approach Conference

Autism A Hands on Approach – 16th Annual National Conference Share This Post:

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Deaf Mental Health Care

Deaf Mental Health Care: Working with Cultural and Linguistic Challenges The University of Salford, alongside Professor Brendan Monteori and Elysium Healthcare are hosting the Deaf Mental Health Care: Working with Cultural and Linguistic Challenges conference on 12th – 13th September

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4th North Wales Autism Conference – Flyers

4th North Wales Autism Conference There will also be a presentation on Fabricated and Induced Illness Axia are holding a workshop on their diagnostic process Calvin is presenting on portrayals of mental health in Japan and UK/USA There will also

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I believed the MMR vaccine caused my daughter’s autism – now I think it should be compulsory

When my daughter was diagnosed, I was scared, vulnerable, and needed something or someone to blame. I blamed vaccines A few weeks ago, 21 years after the conspiracy theory linking MMR and autism first reared its ugly head, I was

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Learning Disability and Autism update – May 2019

Easy read newsletter out now Read our new easy read newsletter to find out about: What it says in the NHS Long Term Plan for people with a learning disability, autism or both Looking after your eyes How to let

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North Wales Conference Flyer Finalised North Wales 4th Annual “Health and Wellbeing” Autism Conference 2019 Friday 11th October 2019 8.30am – 5pm Venue Cymru Share This Post:

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Dyspraxia Foundation AGM and Annual Conference 2019

DYSPRAXIA FOUNDATION From Childhood into Adulthood: Living and working with Dyspraxia/DCD A full day event to find out more about practical play and leisure ideas, parents reported anxiety in children, hear real life experiences plus the opportunity to chose a

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Meet Harry and Oscar – NAS

Spectrum Live, now available on demand Spectrum Live is our new interactive live stream event, available for free to watch on Facebook − whether you have an account or not. You can catch up on our last two Spectrum Live

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Review of the National Autism Strategy – Deadline Approaching

We would like to remind people that the deadline for participation in this online review is 16th May 2019 In April 2014 the government published ‘Think Autism’, a strategy for meeting the needs of autistic adults in England. The strategy

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AET Young Persons Panel – applications closing soon

Applications for two places in the AET Young Persons Panel are closing next week on the 1st of May at 5pm. There is still time to apply, please see the details below. Do you know any 16-25-year-old autistic people –

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – April 2019

Minutes of the Thirty Sixth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 24th April 2019 Today’s group was attended by 53 people and the Autism assistance dog, Ripley. Once again a brilliant presentation from Sarah, which can be found here. It was on Atypical

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