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Axia-ASD Post Diagnostic Support Group – Programme January \ June 2020

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.

No interaction is required and you may come and go as you please.

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 www.axia-asd.co.uk

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Autopia – Dr. Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism, Sheffield Hallam University
Luke will talk about his vision for an Autistic Utopia of the future, taking account of where he perceives society is currently and what needs to be done before the Autistic population can live safely and happily in an environment suited to them.


Wednesday 26th February 2020

Autism and Alcohol – Matt Tinsley, Autistic Adult and Co-author of Asperger Syndrome: Drinking To Cope
Matt will share his story of late diagnosed Autism and how this realisation led to his recovery from severe alcoholism. He and Sarah will also talk about what is known about Autism and addiction.


Wednesday 8th April 2020

Social and Personal Relationships – continued… – Sarah Hendrickx, Autistic Adult, Author and Diagnostician at Axia
Sarah will continue her presentation from 2019 which she didn’t finished as we were all joining in so much! She will try and get to the end this time, but the joining in is fine.


Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism – Dr. Linda Buchan, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Axia
There is some evidence that at least 17% of the Autistic individuals will experience catatonia at some point in their lives. The term ‘catatonia’, although first mentioned in 1874, remains misunderstood.

This presentation will try and clear up some of the misconceptions, describe catatonia and look at the potential overlap with Autism. There will be a focus on looking for the early signs of a catatonic episode and what can be done to help Autistic individuals experiencing catatonia.


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