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LDT – Cervical cancer screenings: addressing the health inequality founded upon misconception

I’d like to share this article with you: Cervical cancer screenings: addressing the health inequality founded upon misconception on Dr. Linda Buchan Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Axia ASD Ltd. Women with learning disabilities and autism are almost

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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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EastEnders – new autism storyline! (11 June 2019) – NAS

What do people think of the story line? Tonight’s episode of EastEnders saw the start of a new storyline for the Carter family, which follows Linda, Mick and their young son Ollie on their autism diagnosis journey. We’re really pleased

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An introduction to the classification of mental disorders: the DSM and the ICD – MHT

As humans, we are constantly trying to find ways to make sense of ourselves, others, and the world around us. One way we do this is by assigning names to things, be it physical objects, concepts, or experiences. We designate

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Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Learning disabilities and autism care in England

Sue and Linda are on their way now to this Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Learning disabilities and autism care in England Timing: 9.00 am start, registration from 8.30 am, 1.00 pm finish, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 Venue: Royal Over-Seas

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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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Luke Beardon’s Notes from: The Future is Gold 2019 Conference

The Future is Gold Dr Luke Beardon, Autopia (Autism Utopia) Where/when the world becomes weirdly normal (or where/when weird becomes the new normal) ‘My hypothesis is that there is a pervasive and invidious pattern of thought, behaviour, and belief that

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Introducing LDT Study Day plenary session: Hate Crime – A Life Without Fear

“People with learning disabilities are silently victimised every day and are not receiving the level of support that they so clearly need from our service providers. We all need to work together and learn from one another to ensure that

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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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Note about our June PDSG

This months Post-Diagnostic Support Group will be a little different to our usual format. We are very excited to be able to present an “autistic play”, a piece of theatre, by Rhi Lloyd-Williams. As such, we would like to let

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Notes from: The Future is Gold 2019 Conference

We took some notes from the conference that took place yesterday that we wanted to share. I should express that it is paraphrased and therefore has been put through the lens of my own interpretation, so it may not reflect

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MCM London To Host First UK YouTuber Panel On Neurodiversity

Kevin Chapman, Connor Ward, Holly Smith and Daniel M. Jones will be discussing “the rise of autism online” at the pop culture convention today. In a tweet announcing the panel, parent vlogger Kevin said: “I’m very excited to announce that

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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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Learning Disability and Autism Update – NHS England

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

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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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