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My Asperger’s Diagnosis Explained It All – The Guardian

I lived with depression for decades – until my Asperger’s diagnosis explained it all After a lifetime of saying the wrong thing and obsessing over road signs, author Tom Cutler finally received a medical opinion that made sense. It was

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Where is the autism strategy? – NAS

Sign our open letter As you know, more than two in three autistic adults aren’t getting the support they need – that could be up to 327,000 people struggling to get through their day-to-day. We have the opportunity to change

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“Saying it differently” – eventbrite

Developing positive communication with our autistic children – a practical session for parents Wednesday 4th December 2019 19:15 – 21:00 GMT ChAPS Northwich Training Room (Room G6) Northwich Business Centre Meadow Street Northwich CW9 5BF About this Event Come and

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Government announce plans to improve care and support for autistic people (5 November 2019) – National Autistic Society

Paula McGowan and her son Oliver The Government has announced plans which could improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people across England. The plans include: honouring their commitment to make sure all health and care staff receive training on

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‘My autistic daughter was held in a cell for two years’ – BBC News

“They placed her in a seclusion cell and they left her there for two years, alone, 24/7, horrific.” Jeremy says he could only touch his 15-year-old daughter Bethany by kneeling down and reaching into her isolation room through a tiny

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Election Alert! – NAS

It’s election time! As you’re probably aware, Parliament has called a General Election. This is an exciting opportunity to bring our Not Enough campaign to the attention of new parliamentary candidates, but it also means that we’ll have to make

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Announcing Axia’s New Library Page

Axia are pleased to announce the new “Our Library” page which can be located in the “News” menu below “Our Publications” (or click here). The page contains an index at the top with sections on various aspects of Autism. From

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NHS taskforce to improve inpatient experience | LDT

New NHS taskforce and grant-funded initiative to improve inpatient experience for autistic children/teenagers NHS chief Simon Stevens has announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and

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Calvin to Speak at NAS Autism Professionals Conference

We are proud to announce that Calvin will be giving a presentation at the NAS Autism Professionals Conference in Birmingham on Friday, 28th February 2020 at 9:15am. His talk will be on “Portrayal of autism in the media”. You can

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NAS – Meet the Trummies

World Autism Awareness Week returns to schools! World Autism Awareness Week 2020 will be from 30 March to 5 April − the time will come around quickly, so make sure to get the dates in your diaries!   In 2019,

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NAS Cheshire West and Chester Branch – AGM Invitation

Dear all,   Just a follow up reminder about our AGM and speaker event which will be looking at the progress of the Autism Act both locally and nationally.   Places are free but must be booked using the link

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Autism: Future Employment Conference 2020

“Autism: Future Employment Conference 2020” by Virtually Learning £10 31st January 2020 10:30 – 16:00 GMT Ty Pawb, Market St, Wrexham LL13 8BB. Neurodivergent Talent in the Workplace This event is about empowering businesses in Wrexham and North Wales with

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – October 2019

Minutes of the Thirty Ninth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 16th October 2019 Today’s group was attended by 33 people. PILATES FOR THE AUTISTIC BODY The number of people who attended was reduced but as the presentation continued it was noticeable how

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“Pilates for Autistic Bodies” – PDSG Presentation by Karen Manghan

“Pilates for Autistic Bodies” Wednesday’s talk was an introduction to Pilates, specifically for the Neuro-diverse, given by Sarah Manghan, Autistic Adult, Autism Practitioner and Pilates Teacher. Pilates is a low impact form of exercise which aims to strengthen the body

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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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