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Amazing Things Happen – Animated Explanation of Autism

Amazing Things Happen is the creation of independent animation director Alex Amelines. The short was released in April 2017 to coincide with World Autism Awareness, and was made available online for free. It tackles the complex subject of autism with

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Support this year’s Autism Hour

Support Autism Hour! Autism Hour is back, and we need your help to make it bigger and better than last year! We had over 11,000 businesses take part in 2018, and many businesses have gone on to make lasting, permanent

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Levy story – Liverpool City Region

First LCR transfer of Apprenticeship Levy funds creates 44 apprentices for autism charity Autism Initiatives, a charity supporting people with autism, is set to benefit from 44 new apprentice care workers, funded by the transfer of £132,000 of unspent Apprenticeship

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ASAN Has Ended Partnership With Sesame Street

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns Sesame Street’s decision to further stigma against autistic children and adults in their new Public Service Announcements.  For several years, ASAN consulted with Sesame Street on their See Amazing project and the development of

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The Caudwell International Children’s Centre

Delighted to hear of this new venture Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. New £18m autism centre opening to cope with lack of support in the UK Britain’s first independent centre dedicated to autism

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Compensatory strategies in autistic people associated with delayed diagnosis – LDT

The first scientific study of compensatory strategies — techniques to camouflage autism — finds that they have both positive and negative outcomes, increasing social integration, but possibly also resulting in poor mental health for autistic people, and could be a

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What’s deoxyribonucleotide in sign language? – BBC News

By Hazel Martin – Reporter, BBC Scotland’s The Nine – 21 July 2019 Liam was so frustrated by the lack of signs for scientific words, he created his own Frustrated at the lack of complex scientific terms in British Sign

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Autism Audiobooks – JKP

JKP are delighted to now offer a small, but growing, selection of our books in audiobook format. You can browse and buy audiobooks in this newsletter, and look out for new books being made available soon. Share This Post:

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – July 2019

Minutes of the Thirty Seventh Post-Diagnostic Support Group 17th July 2019 50 people were in attendance and two assistance dogs. Today’s session was a question and answer session with Linda. Some questions had been received in advance and some were

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Forest College Key Stage 4 information

We have revised our Key Stage 4 programme as we have had lots of requests to run a one day programme instead of the half day originally planned. Please find below our KS4 booklet.   If you want any more

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“Q & A Session” – PDSG Presentation by Linda Buchan

Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting, Wednesday 17th July 2019 Q & A Session with Dr. Linda Buchan, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Axia-ASD. This meeting was a chance to catch up with any recent developments in the field of Autism and

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Discount Tickets for the 4th North Wales Autism Conference

After our discussion yesterday at our Post-Diagnostic Support group regarding the cost of tickets and lack of “Earlybird prices” for the upcoming “4th North Wales Autism Conference”, we are delighted to be able offer tickets to members of our PDSG

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Several dead after arson attack on animation studio in Japan

Very sad news. Calvin Nerd Consultant   At least 12 people are missing feared dead and dozens more are injured after a man burst into an animation studio and started a fire early this morning. Some people are in a

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Avoidance of Workplace Stress Caused to People with Neurodiversity – Survey

SPACE4AUTISM Hi,   I am currently completing my Msc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment and have a keen interest in the autism employment gap. Please see a link below to my dissertation survey to understand the needs of autistic adults

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An autism diagnosis saved my life, but not before the Mental Health Act almost ended it – LDT

Further insight ‘Civil war’ stirs among parents of autistic children Catch up Government pledges to monitor autism employment gap – for the first time Keep supporting progress and greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Website | Twitter | Facebook

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We have a new employment module for adults and it’s FREE – NAS

Autism Hour returns for 2019 The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour is back! From 5-12 October 2019, businesses all over the UK will be taking the first steps to create an autism-friendly world and your support is vital to make

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Women and girls, PDA and mental health – NAS

Women and girls conference 11 September, Edinburgh Our annual Women and Girls Conference is in Edinburgh this September for the first time. Every year we bring together experts in this field − researchers, practitioners, and autistic women themselves − but

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Patient Voices: A future with Autism?

A future with Autism? David Gill When David’s parents were told that he didn’t have a future, they responded by encouraging David to push himself. A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome enabled him to go to a special school where he

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