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Haygarth Public Health Lecture – (a Free Public Lecture)

Haygarth Public health Lecture 21st November 2019 at 6.30pm in Binks building Room 011 University of Chester This year’s Haygarth Public Health Lecture is titled:   “Sit down you’re rocking the boat”: the future of public mental health leadership. The

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PDSG: Winter \ Summer Programme 2020

The group is facilitated by Sarah Hendrickx, an autistic adult, author and diagnostician at Axia-ASD unless otherwise stated. Recordings of previous presentations can be found at Wednesday 15th January 2020 Autopia – Dr. Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism,

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Autonomy and independence: an interview with Jamie+Lion – NAS

Jamie Knight and Lion are an autistic duo who live in Romford. Jamie is a Senior Research Engineer at the BBC and has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years at events, in articles and on podcasts.

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Racism undermining mental health awareness efforts – MHT

Insights Is school “refusal” really refusal? Catch up Evidence building for the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training Premium content Evidence building for the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training Discover more Continue learning about what good looks

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World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on suicide prevention

World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on suicide prevention Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Join us, on 10 October, in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and

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Animal Assisted Intervention: what is AAI and what are its benefits? – MHT

Guide dogs and other types of animal assisted intervention for physical disabilities have been around for a long time. But with an increasing understanding of how people experiencing mental illness can be supported, these methods are becoming more commonly used

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A Beginner’s Guide to Neurodiversity – LDT

Origins of the term “neurodiversity” The term “neurodiversity” was coined in the late 1990s by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, who is autistic herself. Singer, along with the American journalist Harvey Blume, recognised that what we call “diversity”, i.e. the variety

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Alex posted an update to Amazing Kids Happen: An animated educational film

Alex posted a new update to Amazing Kids Happen: An animated educational film Dear all, If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have seen some of the work I have been doing for the new animation. If

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Cancelled North Wales Autism Conference 2019

We received the following news via email, which we are very sorry to have to convey.   Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. Due to personal circumstances we regret to inform you that the

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Not Enough – NAS New Campaign

Not Enough: our new campaign for better support and services (9 September 2019) Today, we are launching Not Enough, our campaign to demand better support and services for autistic people in England. Ten years on from the Autism Act and

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Does your MP know about the new autism strategy? – NAS

Email your MP  Right now, over two thirds of autistic people in England say they’re not getting the support they need. That means more than 300,000 autistic people are struggling to do things most people take for granted, such as socialising,

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Unlawful discrimination of disabled student – LDT

School forced to reinstate and apologise for unlawful discrimination of disabled student The parents of a pupil living with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sensory processing difficulties have successfully won a case against their child’s independent prep school, Ashdown House,

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“Social & Personal Relationships” – PDSG Presentation by Sarah Hendrickx

“Social and Personal Relationships” Wednesday’s talk was the first part of a presentation on “Social and Personal Relationships” given by Sarah Hendrickx, Autistic Adult and Diagnostician at Axia-ASD for Axia’s Post-Diagnostic Support Group. This presentation was very interactive, and due

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Kaleidoscope Festival 2019

Kaleidoscope Festival 2019 A fun festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities. Monday 30 September – Sunday 6 October Many events are free £5 Festival Lanyard Pass available for access to selected shows Check individual events for details As with

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One month to go until Autism Hour – NAS

Sign up to Autism Hour today! There’s just over a month to go until the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour, and businesses are taking their first autism-friendly steps all over the UK. To make sure this year’s campaign is bigger

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NHS England Update email – learning disability and autism forum

Here is the latest email update for the NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Forum. It tells you about ways you can get involved in our work. We write this update in plain English and we tell you about more

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NHS efforts to stop over medication – LDT

In 2016, the UK government launched a groundbreaking drive to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs for people with autism and learning disabilities. But recent figures show that while prescribing rates for antipsychotics have fallen since the campaign’s launch, antidepressants,

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Mobility Assistance at Cardiff Airport

Autism Champions Following an intensive training programme delivered by the charity Autism Puzzles, the PRM team are now recognised ‘Autism Champions’. Now fully recognised as being ‘autism-aware’, the Airport’s Autism Champions understand the additional challenges faced by those living with autism

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