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PDSG on 25th May 2022

Hello everyone 😊 Our next Post Diagnostic Support Group Session is being held on Wednesday 25th May 2022 at our usual time, 12:00 p.m until 2:00p.m. The session is being taken by a special guest speakers, Julie and Sarah from

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Clarification of ADHD NICE Guidelines Patient Booklet

We would just like to bring to peoples attention, that although the ADHD NICE Guidelines Patient Booklet mentions under 5 year olds, we are not able to assess for ADHD in children who are under 7 years old.   Please

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Mental health of autistic adults during COVID-19 – NAS

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Controversial BSL bill set to become law – DNS

A controversial bill that will recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language in England, Scotland and Wales is set to become law after being passed by both Houses of Parliament. BSL-users have been warned that the private members’ bill

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Reasonable Adjustments for Adults Document – Updated

Following Dr Haigh’s recent PDSG on ‘Accessing Mental Health services’ , it was highlighted that people wanted some guidance on what adjustments can be asked for across different services, and how to do this. We have now extended our existing

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – Game Review

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Avalible for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC) (PlayStation 5 version used for review) My experience with Lego Star Was: The Skywalker Saga is that

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The Essential Toolkit for Defusing Family Flashpoints – Workshop

‘The Essential Toolkit for Defusing Family Flashpoints’ is a two-part online workshop for parents of young autistic adults, running on 6th and 9th May. Topic covered include: What makes the emotional environment at home so important for young autistic adults

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A scandal worse than thalidomide – The Sunday Times

Doctors knew in 1973 that the epilepsy drug sodium valproate posed a risk to unborn children — and ordered that warnings be removed from packets. Almost 50 years and 20,000 disabled babies later, it is still being prescribed to pregnant

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April PDSG Presentation with Anna Haigh – Navigating Mental Health Services

Thank you to Anna for her presentation on “Navigating Mental Health Services”, which gave a very interesting insight from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist on the NHS services, and how they are changing in the area of mental health.   For

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Q2 interim update for Axia

Having been very proud sponsoring the National Autistic Society’s “Left Stranded” project, which is a long-term response to the mental health crises lots of autistic children and adults face, we are now able to share the “Autism & Mental Health

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Latest Anime Amigos Podcast Filmed at New Premises!

We are very pleased to celebrate the fact that the most recent Anime Amigos Podcast was recorded at our new premises – Enjoy! Anime Amigos Podcast: Best of Winter 2022 We pick our favourite Anime of the winter 2022 season

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PDSG on 13th April 2022

Hello everyone 😊 Our next Post Diagnostic Support Group Session is being held on Wednesday 13th April 2022 at our usual time, 12:00 p.m until 2:00p.m. The session is being taken by a special guest speaker, Dr Anna Haigh, Consultant

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An open letter to Rishi Sunak MP – NAS

An open letter to Rishi Sunak MP: Invest now to end the autism diagnosis crisis. The National Autistic Society wrote to Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of his Spring Statement on Wednesday to tell him he must

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High rates of undiagnosed autism might be contributing to suicide figures, study reveals – MHT

According to new research, a significant percentage of people who died by suicide were likely autistic but undiagnosed. Written by Edward Gould-Brown Last year, neurodiversity charity, Autistica [1], estimated that there are over half a million of mostly undiagnosed autistic

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New resources for World Autism Acceptance Week – NAS

To all teachers, We’d love your school to join us this World Autism Acceptance Week (28 March – 3 April) and help improve understanding and acceptance of autism. Sign up to our free Autism Practice Education newsletter and receive practical

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March PDSG Presentation with Karen McGuinness – Processing an Autism Diagnosis

Thank you to Karen for her presentation on “processing a diagnosis” for our Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting this March.   There were a number of links and slides which were mentioned during the presentation, and we have provided these below.

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ICD-11 2022 Release – WHO

ICD-11 2022 release ICD-11 is now officially in effect for the national and international recording and reporting of causes of illness, death – and more. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) provides a common language that allows health professionals to

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Thanks for standing with us – NAS

Over 40,000 sign our petition to save autistic children’s futures On Tuesday, we went to Westminster to tell Nadhim Zahawi, Secretary of State for Education, that he has to act now to save autistic children’s futures. 42,237 campaigners signed our

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