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HEADLINES


“Sheriff seeks charge in overdose death”:

http://www.wqow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8953296


Joel Woods … “Woods, who lived in Pacific Grove, was killed Wednesday when a vehicle hit him as he was attempting to get into his truck. Woods was picking up his son from Pacific Grove Middle School. The driver of the vehicle that hit Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

Woods is survived by his wife, Adrianna Woods, and sons 12-year-old Jacob, who has autism, and Nathan, 10.”:

http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_10397544?nclick_check=1


“2 new laws ease life for disabled…Wheelchair safety and autism awareness”:

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1221021424105580.xml&coll=1


“Corzine approves autism legislation”:

http://www.northjersey.com/news/aroundnj/28123649.html


“Families sue over use of timeout room”:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080911/NEWS02/809110373


Gary McKinnon Case “Our gentle son has been threatened with rape if he goes to a US jail”:

http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2442319.0.our_gentle_son_has_been_threatened_with_rape_if_he_goes_to_a_us_jail.php


“Campaigners protest to stop hacker’s extradition”:

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/content/camden/hamhigh/news/story.aspx?brand=NorthLondon24&category=Newshamhigh&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newshamhigh&itemid=WeED04%20Sep%202008%2013%3A02%3A39%3A987


“NASA hacker’s lawyers prepare High Court appeal”:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39483871,00.htm


“Hacker should be jailed in UK”:

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/hacker+should+be+jailed+in+uk/2440362


“Hacker appeals to Home Secretary”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7592884.stm


Syria “Disabled need more support”:

http://www.iwpr.net/?p=syr&s=f&o=346562&apc_state=henh


“U.S. Child vaccination rates hit record levels”:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N04273085.htm


“Idaho’s immunization rate among lowest in nation”:

http://www.ksawtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8953284


“The scientist who started the MMR hoax faces the GMC…”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/aug/30/mmr.health.media?gusrc=rss&feed=science


“A question of ethics”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/06/health.medicalresearch?gusrc=rss&feed=uknews


“Henrico toddler missing after school”:

http://www.wtvr.com/Global/story.asp?S=8947742&nav=menu79_2


“Autistic child removed from daycare”:

http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=8911263


Arnold House “New home for autistic children”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/7606109.stm


“NAS media response to the Work and Pensions Committee Report: Valuing and Supporting Carers”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/119903.php


NAS “Complete our local campaigning questionnaire”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1888&a=17024


“Obama camp asked Paterson to speak on disability, not economy”:

http://www.observer.com/2008/politics/obama-camp-asked-paterson-speak-disability-not-economy


“Parents of special-needs children divided over Palin’s promise to help”:

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20080907/ZNYT02/809070326&title=Parents_of_Special_Needs_Children_Divided_Over_Palin__x2019_s_Promise_to_Help


“Foster’s sacks autistic worker over YouTube jokes”:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24310352-2,00.html


“Take part in London Underground’s travel assistance project”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17095


“Media response on the Daniel Harkin Case”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=459&a=17432

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RESEARCH


“No link between MMR and autism say doctors after recreating controversial study”:

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/health/article-1052509/No-link-MMR-autism-say-doctors-recreating-controversial-study.html?ITO=1490


“Study dispels link between autism and measles vaccine”:

http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=8950999


“Monogamy gene found in people…Another study found that people with autism, which is characterised by unusual social behaviour, often have multiple copies of RS3 334.”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14641-monogamy-gene-found-in-people.html


“Older fathers linked with bipolar … People with bipolar disorder fluctuate between intense depression and mania, interspersed by periods of relative calm.

The exact causes of bipolar disorder aren’t known, but it appears to run in families.

About 1 in every 100 people develop bipolar disorder in their lifetime.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7591513.stm


“Infant behaviour under the spotlight at Conference, UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/119929.php


“Behaviour study of pre-term babies”:

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/society/health/behaviour+study+of+preterm+babies/2446917


“Autism’s History – first discovery, new genes and a surprising link to circadian rhythms”:

http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/autisms_history_first_discovery_new_genes_and_a_surprising_link_to_circadian_rhythms


“Commitment issues? May be your husband’s genes …Studies have shown AVPR1A to be linked to aggression, altruism, and age at first sexual intercourse in humans. Another study has linked the gene to autism, and the over-activation of the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.”:

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1541819/commitment_issues_may_be_your_husbands_genes/index.html


“Social behaviour gene in animals has similar effects in human males”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/2/3/24541.html


“Specific brain regions show increased activity during hallucinations”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/120487.php


“Bipolar risk rises with father’s age”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24279380-23289,00.html


“Epilepsy – social and cognitive considerations”:

http://brainblogger.com/2008/08/31/epilepsy-social-and-cognitive-considerations/


“Study: Zen meditation really does clear the mind”:

http://www.usnews.com/articles/science/medical-science/2008/09/02/study-zen-meditation-really-does-clear-the-mind.html


“CDC: 1 in 20 Americans depressed”:

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=92370

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EDUCATION


“Children of the revolution”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/aug/31/secondaryschools.schools?gusrc=rss&feed=education


“Stepping into the unknown”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6001950&navcode=94


“Md. School creates classes for asperger’s students”:

http://www.myfoxstl.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7378317&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.8.1


“New York City-based special needs activity center for kids(SNACK) receives $100,000 grant from NRG Energy, Inc.”:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/new-york-city-based-special-needs,526069.shtml


“UK classrooms still packed”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080909/tuk-uk-classrooms-still-packed-dba1618.html


“One pupil in five needs mental help”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24309740-23289,00.html


Bullying “Don’t give up hope, Jason”:

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2008/05/10/10942_gold-coast-top-story.html

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EMPLOYMENT


Job Available – Ridge View School, Kent, UK

“Key Stage 3 & 4 and Post-16 Manager”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2679372


“Symmetry Electronics starts outreach program employing autistic adults”:

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/topix/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080903005750&newsLang=en&ndmConfigId=1000639&vnsId=41


UK: NAS Prospects Employment Service “Employment training courses for autistic adults”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1342&a=17008


“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


Temple Grandin “Noted author, speaker to participate in Kelly autism celebration”:

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2008/09/03/news/news5.txt


“Autism program has its 5th birthday … Grandin said autistic individuals pay attention to detail, and when she was young her ability in art was encouraged. She said she was good at drawing and turned that into her career with livestock.
“It’s about taking what you’re good at, and build it up to turn it into a career,” she said.”:

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2008/09/05/news/news1.txt


Carol Gray “National expert to speak at Kimberly autism event”:

http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080905/APC0101/809050566


“Help Southport rescue dog, Sally, win RSPCA award … Last time she went into a school, a four-year-old who had autism lay down on the floor and put his arm around her neck and used her as a pillow. She just lay there patiently.”:

http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-news/southport-southport-news/2008/09/05/help-southport-rescue-dog-sally-win-rspca-award-101022-21677851/


“How to be an inclusive church”:

http://www.inspiremagazine.org.uk/news.aspx?action=view&id=2735


“Helping kids is dog’s pet project”:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080911/LOCAL1801/809110354/1023/LOCAL04


Archived(2006) “My cousin Sharon: Priceless”:

http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/departments/reflections/000826.html

Golden Temple, Amritsar

India

There are an estimated 1.7 million autistic people in India.

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colours. The colours on the Indian flag represent the following:

Indian flag

Saffron – A symbol of courage

White – peace and honesty

Blue – vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance and justice

Green – hope, joy, fertility and love

The Secret Chambers of beautiful India

“AFA India”

Our Vision:
A society that views the interdependence of people of every ability
as valuable and enriching and seeks to provide equal opportunities for all.

Our Mission:

To facilitate a barrier free environment; to empower families of persons with autism,
and to act as a catalyst for change that will enable autistic people
to live as fully participating members of the community.

http://www.autism-india.org/

Gadi Sagar, Jaisalmer, Rasjasthan(North India)

“Autism Society of India”

http://www.autismsocietyofindia.org/objective.html

Diwali Dipavali Festival

“DIIR – Disability India Information Resources”:

http://www.disabilityindia.com/html/Jan7.html

India - incense

“AIKYA – Center to integrate the different”

AIKYAs Vision is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs through education and training to enable them to achieve their fullest potential and integrate them into the mainstream.

http://www.aikya.org/

New Delhi Rickshaw

“The Association of people with disability”

From a passive existence to a meaningful life.

From days and nights of empty hours to an enriching lifestyle.

This is the aspiration of every child and adult living with disability.

http://www.apd-india.org/

A Kerala Festival

“Indian Disability Links”:

http://www.disabilityindia.com/html/links.html

Bangalore Infosys - IT Valley

“India: Information and History,Videos,Maps & Music”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/country_india.html

Balloons at India Gate, New Delhi

“Photo Gallery: India”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/gallery/india_elephants-sonpur.html

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ADD/ADHD


“Virtual ADHD Conference ~ September 22-24, 2008”:

http://add.about.com/b/2008/09/08/virtual-adhd-conference.htm


“What challenges do children with ADD/ADHD experience in groups?”:

http://add.about.com/b/2008/09/01/what-challenges-do-children-with-add-adhd-experience-in-groups.htm


“Study: Boys’ parents more likely to report problems”:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-09-03-kids_N.htm?csp=34


“ADHD: Famous celebrities with ADHD”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/995380/adhd_famous_celebrities_with_adhd.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


Paralympics 2008 “How dreams come true”:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/09/09/how-dreams-come-true-115875-20729556/


Clay Marzo “Gifted Autistic surfer…”:

http://starbulletin.com/2008/08/30/features/story01.html


Surfing News “Europe’s First Artificial Surf Reef”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7564857.stm?ref=pickatrail.com


“Briton in Everest skydive attempt”:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/59729/Briton-in-Everest-skydive-attempt


“The 5k Santa run – 7th December”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=17187


“Flora London Marathon 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16315


“It’s back! The London to Paris Bike Ride 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=17061


“Cycle India 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16806


“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


“Music-play project fosters ‘Response-ability’ in autistic children”:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/543928/?sc=rsmn

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ART


Artist “Chris Stiles …The art on this web site was drawn by Chris Stiles, who was diagnosed with severe autism in 1972.

Although institutionalism was urged as the best choice of the day for children and their families, Chris’s family was able to keep him at home. He spent a lot of time studying nature; Leaves, rocks, waves on the Puget Sound. His pictures of trees, rocks, water, and man-made things like houses and gates and castles reflect his understanding, his conceptualization of the world.”:

http://artautistic.com/

“Free art camp for middle and high school students”:

http://www.gazette.net/stories/09112008/hyatnew182534_32473.shtml


“We’re on the ball to raise 65 000 … One of the highlights will be a grand auction, with the star lot the last in a series of exclusive paintings by Glasgow artist Peter Howson.

The painter, who has claimed worldwide attention with his pictures of Madonna and Pete Doherty, has donated the last of his John Lennon Collection to the cause. Called The Woman, it is expected to fetch thousands of pounds.

Howson’s daughter Lucie, 21, has Asperger’s Syndrome, an autistic spectrum disorder, while the painter has a milder form of the condition.”

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2440314.0.were_on_the_ball_to_raise_65_000.php

NAS “Enter our Creativity Competition – closing date for entries Tuesday 30th September”:

http://www.think-differently.org.uk/Whats%20going%20on/Latest%20news/Events/Enter%20our%20Creativity%20%20Competition.aspx

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MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


“West End Rain Man delays opening”:

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/120898.html


“Pinkaew’s ‘Chocolate’ coming to the UK”:

http://www.kungfucinema.com/?p=3007


“Discovery Health profiles the inspiring Kirton family in Autism x6”:

http://www.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=506652

“Just Add Water – Autistic surfer is a gifted tube rider”:

http://starbulletin.com/2008/08/30/features/story01.html


“Scots film snubbed at home, but proves a hit at Venice”:

http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2436889.0.scots_film_snubbed_at_home_but_proves_a_hit_at_venice.php


Includes video “Days’ writer talks autism story”:

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20223007,00.html?xid=rss-tv-20080903-Soap+Watch%3A+%27Days%27+writer+talks+autism+story


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

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BOOKS


The Forever Story/Guardian.co.uk“Chance to Win a MacBook”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/competition/2008/sep/03/ibook?gusrc=rss&feed=books


“Xpress Reviews: First Look at New Books …

Gardner, Nuala. A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World. Sourcebooks. Sept. 2008. c.288p. ISBN 978-1-4022-1406-6. $18.95. PSYCH
Verdict: This nicely complements Temple Grandin’s work about autism and animals and provides a distinctive perspective in an increasingly crowded field of autism personal narratives…”

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6592160.html


“Augusten Burroughs’ brother to speak on Asperger’s”:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080906/ENTERTAIN/809060302/-1/rss02


Bronze Medal Winner in the 2008 IPPY awards
Autism Heroes


“Of Mice and Aliens: An Asperger Adventure”

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843100072


New “The Myriad Gifts of Asperger Syndrome”

Author: John M. Ortiz

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108832


“Dangerous Encounters – Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism: A Streetwise Guide for all Emergency Responders, Retailers and Parents”

Authors: Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843107323


“Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

Author: Dennis Debbaudt

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781853029806


“Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges”

Authors: Josie and Damian Santomauro

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9990.htm


“Starting Points: The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome”

Authors: Jill Hudson and Brenda Smith Myles

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9995.htm


DVD & CD Roms “”Socialeyes”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1356&a=15975


DVD “The Transporters: Popular DVD Resource now available again”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17374


“The Transporters’ – Unique government-backed DVD to help autistic children recognise emotions to go on sale world-wide”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/119961.php


“Children’s Book Awards 2008”:

http://www.eparenting.co.uk/books/bookawards2008.shtml


Star Wars The Clone Wars Poster

The Latest Movies for Kids

http://www.eparenting.co.uk/movies/latest_kids_movies.shtml


Video Game

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Released in the UK September 19, 2008

Star Wars Printables

http://coloringbookfun.com/star_wars/


World's First Computer

Technology News…

“Sensor-laden toy diverts kids from pain”:

http://technology.newscientist.com/article/mg19926725.900


A New Era of Physics…

“Watching the World’s Biggest Machine Come to Life”:

http://www.newscientist.com/blog/space/2008/09/watching-worlds-biggest-machine-come-to.html

“Working LHC produces first images”:

http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn14699


US firms step in to help save the huts where the first programmable computers were built…

“Bletchley Park gets US cash injection”:

http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2008/09/bletchley-park-gets-us-cash-injection.html


Hope you enjoyed the read.


Take Care,

Julie

Agra Fort, India



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