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posted Thursday, 14 August 2008

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HEADLINES

National MMR Catch Up Campaign launched”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=117545

London bracing itself for a potential measles epidemic”:

http://www.thelondondailynews.com/london-bracing-itself-potential-measles-epidemic-p-1076.html

Measles epidemic fears prompt new MMR jab drive by Department of Health”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/aug/07/health.children

Matthew Brook Update “Sister forced to abandon brother after care cut”:

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/3575197.WOODFORD_GRN__Sister_forced_to_abandon_brother_after_care_cut/

I rubbed dirty nappy in autistic boy’s face”:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24107738-421,00.html

National Autism Association receives generous donation to fund more counties with Project Lifesaver equipment”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20080806/pl_usnw/national_autism_association_receives_generous_donation_to_fund_more_counties_with_project_lifesaver_equipment

Disability groups protest ‘Tropic Thunder”:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i586iSEdbKoVJV6tXZYDyPgPz7IwD92GKK300

Autistic kids’ outbursts stir furor and guilt”:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26182016/

Keith Kennedy meets St. Paul firefighters who rescued him”:

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6944792&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

Kennedys can’t thank people enough”:

http://www.burnettcountysentinel.com/read/detail/29181.html

Mediaset sues Google over YouTube clips…

Last week, Italian prosecutors said that they would charge four Google executives for failing to monitor content, including a video of youths taunting an autistic classmate.”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/cwire/20080804/ttc-mediaset-sues-google-over-youtube-cl-78e70a2.html

AM’s new role with autism campaigners”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2008/07/29/am-s-new-role-with-autism-campaigners-91466-21421604/

Critics call for Savage to step down”:

http://www.nbc11.com/news/17016164/detail.html

By their Savagery ye shall know them”:

http://www.indeonline.com/opinion/x1470916607/By-their-Savagery-ye-shall-know-them

Small protest, big impact”:

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/1218023116129290.xml&coll=1

$33K bill after dogs banned from flight”:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=113&objectid=10526107&ref=rss

I Exist: help us make a difference in your local area”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1736&a=16754

Autism in the media: new workshop at our international conference”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17058

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RESEARCH

Why real and imagined disgust have the same effect…

…The next step will be to study IFO activation in autism. It is generally assumed that autistic people can’t identify the emotions of others, but clinical studies alternatively suggest that perhaps they feel others’ emotions too well, to the point that they are overwhelmed. “These experiments can help tease these options apart,” says Keyser.”

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn14511-why-real-and-imagined-disgust-have-the-same-effect.html?feedId=online-news_rss20

Autistic children make limited eye contact”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20080806/hl_hsn/autisticchildrenmakelimitedeyecontact

CDC: New data on epilepsy from multiple states”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/37/23811.html

Researchers find differences in swallowing mechanism of Rett syndrome patients”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/117201.php

Robot playmates help autistic kids with social skills”:

http://www.drkoop.com/newsdetail/93/259404-31.html

Scientists to study link between gluten, dairy products and autism in kids”:

http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-8859.html

Misconceptions about Bipolar Disorder”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/112/17615.html

New treatments for Bipolar Disorder found”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/112/23026.html

Medications for Bipolar Disorder’s manic phase may be feasible”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/112/20835.html

Bipolar youths misreading of faces may be risk marker for illness”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/112/21113.html

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EDUCATION

It’s a question of restraint for teachers of autistic kids”:

http://www.buffalonews.com/101/story/406013.html

Autistic boy in tears after he was denied help in exam”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article4460621.ece

School apologises to autistic boy”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/7542948.stm

State-of-the-art Armaugh autism centre unveiled”:

http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=80198

Autism in schools”:

http://www2.basehorinfo.com/news/2008/aug/07/autism_schools/

New video modeling software helps autistic children”:

http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080806/0422516.html

Assistance dog bonds with Decatur girl just in time for school”:

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=8823755

Preparing for school and the bus”:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58147.asp

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EMPLOYMENT

Auties.org”:
Individuality, Diversity, Equality, Achievement

Auties.org is an Aspie & Autie friendly site for all people on the Autistic Spectrum who are ready to dare reach out to occupation and employment, open the doors to the community and market their abilities directly to the public and for those interested in supporting these pioneers. http://www.auties.org/

Prospects”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=473&a=2348

AutismJobs”:
Linking job seekers with vacancies in work related to autism, Aspergers and ASDs
http://www.autismjobs.org/?section=00010009

Current job vacancies within the NAS”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=170

For further employment information, please view”:
http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/employment_on_the_autism_spectrum.htm

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GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST

The media’s addiction to controversy can seriously damage your health”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/13/pressandpublishing.health?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

Autism diagnosis shakes family…”He is who he is because he is autistic,” she said. “It’s so much part of his personality that I don’t want to take that away from him because then I won’t know him.”:

http://billingsgazette.net/articles/2008/08/05/news/local/33-autism.txt

Dog a perfect companion for autistic St. Paul boy”:

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7153627&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

From the Archives “Clay Aiken idolizes kids with developmental disabilities”:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlighthealth/2004-01-20-aiken_x.htm

American Idol crooner Clay Aiken now a father”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080809/ap_en_ce/people_clay_aiken;_ylt=Au7SD.Nuoadp2fBi80M96t6mG78C

Aresenal raises £500,000 for autism charity, Treehouse”:

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Channels/Fundraising/login/836666/

UK model Jordan to adopt a disabled Bulgarian orphan”:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=95803

A robot with emotions”:

http://www.wctv.tv/APNews/headlines/26321739.html

Expert advice on choosing a dog for your autistic child”:

http://autism.about.com/b/2008/08/07/expert-advice-on-choosing-a-dog-for-your-child-with-autism.htm

VCFS “Girl struggling with health challenges finds others like her”:

http://www.beaufortgazette.com/local/story/510823.html

From the Archives “A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World”

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=20065&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=29868

Sylvia Plath”:

http://www.answers.com/topic/sylvia-plath

The Life and Works of Sylvia Plath”:

http://sylviaplath.org.uk/

Sylvia – the movie”:

http://www.sylviamovie.com/

Enter the LEGO Club charity challenge”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1673&a=16865

Choir on the Great Wall of China

Autism in China: A mother’s Journey”:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/03/31/china.autism/index.html

NAS information in Chinese”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/languages/chinese

Kite Flying around the Drum Tower

Photo Gallery: China”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/gallery/china_wong-tai-sin-temple.html

Chinese Dragon Boat

China’s Journey “China: Inside the Dragon”:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/journey/hessler-text/1

The Imperial Garden, Beijing

Photo Gallery: Beijing Sights”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/photos/beijing-gallery-1.html

Hutong in Beijing

Best of Beijing”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/beijing-best-of.html

Beijing Association for Rehabilitation of Autistic Children (BARAC)
No. 6 Hospital attached to Beijing University
No 51 Huayuan Bei Road
Haidian District
Beijing
100083 PR
CHINA
Tel: +86 (0) 10 6207 8248
Fax: +86 (0) 10 8280 1905
Email: xiehui@autism.com.cn
Website: www.autism.com.cn
(confirmed 10/08)

Stars and Rain Education Institute for Autism
Dongxu Xincun 4Qu No. 57
Chaoyang District
10024 Beijing
CHINA
Tel: 0086-10-85373236
Fax: 0086-10-85373486
Email: sunzk@autismchina.org
Website: www.autismchina.org
(updated 3/09)

Shenzhen Autism Association
Tel: (86 755) 26936888 Ext 8722
Fax: (86 755) 26936988
Email: melody.xu@cpsz.com
Website: www.sas.org.cn/

(added 2/09)

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ADD/ADHD

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps ~ ADHD and the road to Beijing “Q & A with Deborah Phelps, mom of swimmer Michael Phelps”:

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/names/real/deborah-phelps-interview

ADHD – The Essential Guide, New Book”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=117744

Kaplan University graduates 2.278 online students”:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/kaplan-university-graduates-2278-online-students,490928.shtml

More adults than children taking ADHD medication”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/37/23509.html

Shire relaunches ADHDSupport.com, a virtual road map providing information, tools and practical tips”:

http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Family_Health_210/Shire_Re-Launches_ADHDSupport_com_a_Virtual_Road_Map_Providing_Information_Tools_and_Practical_Tips.shtml

Pediatricians nix heart tests before ADHD drugs”:

http://www.masslive.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/national-9/12173636676530.xml&storylist=health

Why is ADHD treated with stimulants?”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/910293/why_is_adhd_treated_with_stimulants.html

ADD/ADHD medications: News and more tips for Vyvanse”:

http://www.corepsychblog.com/2008/08/addadhd-medicat.html

Sleep Disorders “Are tonsils causing ADHD?”:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/17163443/detail.html

adders.org”
Our objective is to promote awareness to AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and to provide information and as much free practical help as we can to affected by the condition, both adults and children, their families in the UK and around the World via this website.
http://www.adders.org/

ADDISS” The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service…
http://www.addiss.co.uk/index.html

ADDA”:
http://www.add.org/

hi2u ADHD Pages”:
http://www.adhd..org.uk/

CHADD”:
http://www.chadd.org/am/CustomPages/home/CHADD_Home.htm?CFID=2282059&CFTOKEN=38105335&jsessionid=f2303343221169802693562

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SPORT

Wishaw man runs Half marathon for autism charity”

To sponsor Andrew you can go to www.justgiving.com/coisty09 or, alternatively, Andrew has put sponsor forms behind the bar in The Yard, Main Street, Wishaw.

http://iclanarkshire.icnetwork.co.uk/wishawpress/news/tm_headline=wishaw-man-runs-half-marathon-run-for-autism-charity&method=full&objectid=21517112&siteid=50144-name_page.html

Universe of Gymnastics’ gym brings ‘family’ philosophy to area”:

http://www.ntxe-news.com/artman/publish/article_47702.shtml

Grab a ‘Pisa’ the action: trek Tuscany this September!”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16690

Sky diving: take the plunge for the NAS”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16319

Support NAS Scotland … by eating Sunday lunch”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16282

The London Triathlon 2008 – 9th-10th August”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16295

Adidas Women’s 5k Challenge – 7th September, 2008”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16296

Derry, Northern Ireland – Waterside Half Marathon – 13th September, 2008”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16853

Donegal ‘Mooathon’ 2008 – 28th September – ‘the wildest, most fun half-marathon you will ever do! It’s also an excellent warm-up race for the adidas Dublin Marathon in October.’:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16852

Dublin Marathon – 27th October, 2008”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16851

Newcastle & Portsmouth “BUPA Great North Run 2008 – World’s Biggest Half Marathon – 5th October”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16132

Sahara Desert Trek – 8th-15th November, 2008”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16303

Cycle China 2009 – 19th-29th March”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16305

Trek the Inca Trail 2009 – 14th-23rd May”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16310

Trek Jordan 2009 – 10th-14th September”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16314

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MUSIC

Australian band set for first World Tour – “Rudely Interrupted”

Help the Rudies rock out at UN!”:

http://blogs.abc.net.au/articulate/2008/08/help-the-rudies.html

Pianist Tony DeBlois to appear at Hilton-Winn Farm Aug. 9”:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080807/ENTERTAIN/808070355/-1/rss51

Play time that can change a child’s world”:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/features/Play-time-that-can-change.4360903.jp

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ART

Autism Rocks notecards”:

http://www.kindtree.org/notecardgroupmoods.html#humorous

Children’s Artwork”:

http://www.autism-pdd.net/artboard.html

Autism Art” Featured Artist – Charles Burns

Charles Burns was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome relatively late in life, in his early forties, soon after his son was diagnosed with the same condition. In his youth he attended a boarding school in Yorkshire before going on to study art at Exteter and Wolverhampton Art Colleges. On leaving college in the mid 1980s he recognised that it would be quite impossible for him to survive in the conventional workplace, and that if he was to work at all it would have to be for himself. He spent the next 12 years working as a street artist in London’s Covent Garden, drawing portraits and later cutting silhouettes for visitors to London at the weekend craft market, where he soon developed a reputation for the speed and accuracy of his work. It was during these years that he developed his passion for silhouettes, which is today his main means of earning a living; his skill with a pair of scissors being much in demand for corporate events, weddings, and the like. Charles’ success with his silhouettes meant that he was able to leave Covent Garden (not without some regrets) in 1997, and devote himself full-time to his present work as “artist/entertainer”. Life drawing has also been a continuing interest for Charles, which began during his years at art college. The present series of torn paper collages was begun around the year 2000 and is a continuing source of experimentation today. Charles presently lives with his wife and 2 children in Reading, and works from an old barn which he uses as a studio. These works are exhibited very rarely.

http://www.autismart.org/

NAS “Take part in our creativity competition”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1665&a=16597

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MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT

NeoClassics Films lands “The Black Balloon”:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/neoclassics-films-lands-the-black-balloon,492744.shtml

Actors for Autism”:
http://www.actorsforautism.com/

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BOOKS

Born on A Blue Day, Daniel Tammet a Childhood Autistic Savant Shares Inspirational Story”:

http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/daniel-tammet/

VIDEO(PAL Format) 30mins “Asperger’s Syndrome – Crossing the Bridge”

One of the world’s leading authorities on Asperger’s Syndrome, Dr. Tony Attwood, interviews Dr. Liane Willey as they discuss her life-time experiences, struggles, and triumphs over this syndrome.

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781853029882

Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity:

Looking Beyong the Label”

Authors: Harvey Molloy and Latika Vasil

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843101260

Congratulations! It’s Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Jen Birch

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843101123

Succeeding with Autism: Hear my Voice”

Author: Judith H. Cohen

Foreword by Temple Grandin

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843107934

The Feeling’s Unmutual”

Growing Up With Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed)

Author: Will Hadcroft

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843102649

Anne Droyd and Century Lodge”

Author: Will Hadcroft

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843102823

Coming Soon

“Anne Droyd And The House Of Shadows”

Author: Will Hadcroft

The eagerly awaited and unmissable sequel to Anne Droyd and Century Lodge is set for release this September. For further information and to view the stunning cover art courtesy of Laura Diehl…

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/friendsofanne/

http://www.willhadcroft.com/

To view Laura Diehl’s award-winning artwork:

http://www.ldiehl.com./

Beijing Games Opening Ceremony

In closing, a look at the latest from the Beijing Olympics…

Beijing Olympics, 2008 – Events, Highlights, Medal Tally and more”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/beijing_olympics/

2008 Summer Olympic Games, Beijing, Facts, News, Photos”:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/summergames/

Something for the children…Some wonderful Chinese crafts – from a handprint dragon to terracotta warriors, there’s something for every child over at Activity Village!

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/china_crafts.htm

Till next time,

Take Care,

Julie

Beautiful China



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