PDSG: Spring \ Summer Programme 2019


Axia-ASD Post Diagnostic Support Group – Programme Spring / Summer 2019

Crewe Lifestyle Centre – ask at Reception and you will be told where the group is held
All meetings are from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Refreshments are provided.

The group talks are presented by Sarah Hendrickx, an autistic adult, author and diagnostician at Axia-ASD unless otherwise stated.


Wednesday 24th April 2019
THIS IS THE CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW JANUARY SESSION

Atypically Autistic – ‘You don’t look autistic to me’.
The stereotypical view of autistic people is that we are all like Rainman or Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory; somewhat oblivious to what people think about us and all nerdy loners. More recently there has been an understanding that autism can present itself in other ways which leads to a very different type of autistic personality type than was traditionally thought. This has been termed the ‘female presentation of autism’ and does appear to affect many autistic women, but other autistic people also relate to this autistic profile. In this talk, we will look at how women and others who do not fit the traditional autistic profile have been missed, mis-diagnosed and misunderstood.


Wednesday 5th June 2019

The Duck: A Play by autistic playwright, Rhi Lloyd-Williams
The Duck reveals the authentic voice of an autistic woman as she explores wheat her diagnosis means to her. Using the idea of being diagnosed as a ‘Duck’ instead of the ‘Autism’ word that people so often misunderstand, this one-woman play built around storytelling and memories, and designed to make connections between different ways of thinking.


Wednesday 17th July 2019

Q & A Session with Dr. Linda Buchan, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Axia-ASD
A chance to catch up with any recent developments in the field of Autism and ask any questions about anything Autism related to Linda.


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6 comments on “PDSG: Spring \ Summer Programme 2019
  1. ANDREW LEES says:

    I would very much appreciate any updates which you publish.

    Andrew Lees

  2. Liz Edwards says:

    Does anyone know if there is a car park at The Lifestyle Centre in Crewe?

    Liz Edwards

    • Dream says:

      Hello Liz, yes, there is quite a large car park next door to the police station which is perhaps a 1 minute walk away from Crewe Lifestyle Centre. It does cost, however £1 of the cost can be refunded upon leaving the Centre upon presentation at the desk of the car parking ticket.

  3. Jamie says:

    Hi, do you have to get tickets for attending the Duck play?

  4. Linda says:

    Absolutely not
    Just turn up

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