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HEADLINES


Father held on $1 million bond in son’s shooting death … A father allegedly shot and killed his 13-year-old son with a pistol inside the family’s home … The boy had a neurobiological disorder similar to autism called Asperger’s syndrome.”:

http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/content/news/stories/2008/09/12/091308_1a_shooting_death_folo.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=7


Neighbors try to help family after autistic girl, 5, found drowned”:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/west/epaper/2008/09/21/0921missinggirl.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=73


Autistic kids allegedly cuffed, told to fight”:

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5825945&page=1


Parents cleared in sex case file suit”:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080912/NEWS03/809120414


UK lawmaker seeks to deny education to children who aren’t vaccinated”:

http://www.naturalnews.com/024291.html


Is this any way to treat our nation of carers?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/sep/14/socialcare.socialexclusion


Seizures “Dog saves owner’s life by dialling 911”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080915/twl-dog-saves-owner-by-dialling911-3fd0ae9.html


Sherwoods enters into partnership with Dubai Centre for Special Needs”:

http://www.ameinfo.com/168994.html


NAS Cymru Project Ty Mynydd “New home in Neath is a first for autism”:

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/New-home-autism/article-337663-detail/article.html


Mother raises son’s care concern”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7617120.stm


Rights for the disabled – Congress approves landmark protections for disabled workers”:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/21/AR2008092101645_pf.html


No rise in MMR jab uptake”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/no-rise-in-mmr-jab-uptake-941144.html


Businesses win equality awards”:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/business/3695230.Businesses_win_equality_awards/


McKinnon on the edge as home secretary mulls plea”:

http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/09/15/232305/mckinnon-on-the-edge-as-home-secretary-mulls-plea.htm


Autism convention in Kettering gives a personal persepctive of late diagnosis”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17498


Take part in a NAO survey into service provision for adults on the spectrum”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1895&a=17525


TalkTalk’s Forever Story receives over 3,800 entries in a month”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2008-09-24-TalkTalk-s-Forever-Story-receives-over-3-800-entries-in-a-month

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RESEARCH


Autism is caused by a ‘supercharged’ mind, scientists claim”:

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=2&ContentID=98377


Autism may be missed in girls”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7616555.stm


Girls with mild autism less likely to be identified than boys, Royal College of Psychiatrists”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/121516.php


Creative thinking nets Stanford researchers two NIH Pioneer Awards, Three New Innovator Awards”:

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/creative-thinking-nets-stanford-researchers/story.aspx?dist=hppr&guid=%7B8CD963ED%2DACB5%2D40F3%2DB68B%2DE945104CE1E5%7D


Using the theory of mind to diagnose autism”:

http://www.helium.com/items/697390-using-the-theory-of-mind-to-diagnose-autism


How autism affects a child’s development”:

http://www.helium.com/items/1147534-autistic-children-and-their-development


Free event to explore autism, addiction and schizophrenia”:

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/1233130.html


Suicide attempt a depressing drug side effect”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24371631-23289,00.html


Fearless mice are neglectful mothers but social butterflies”:

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2008/09/fearless_mice_are_neglectful_mothers_but_social_butterflies.php?utm_source=sbhomepage&utm_medium=link&utm_content=channellink


Critical early step of memory formation discovered by John Hopkins neuroscientists”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/121543.php


Do supercharged brains give rise to autism?”:

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19926741.700-welcome-to-my-world.html?feedId=health_rss20


A new window on mental disorders”:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=eyes-mental-disorders


The Global Learning Series to raise understanding and awareness of autism and autism spectrum disorders”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/121723.php


Study finds people with Fragile X, carriers likely to have additional conditions”:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/544414/?sc=rsmn


More NHS/University research deals announced”:

http://www.pharmatimes.com/UKNews/article.aspx?id=14358

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EDUCATION


Postgraduate certificate in Asperger syndrome – last chance to apply”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=456&a=5441


Q & A: Prepping kids with disabilities for College”:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94728606&ft=1&f=1007


TreeHouse report reveals inconsistencies in educational provision for autistic children”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2008-09-11-TreeHouse-report-reveals-inconsistencies-in-educational-provision-for-children-with-autism


What big shake-up spells for Bristol schools”:

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/big-shake-spells-Bristol-schools/article-317770-detail/article.html


Charter School only teaches autistic students”:

http://wcco.com/local/lionsgate.academy.autism.2.816600.html


Harvey raises £2,500 for Corbets Tey School PFA … The school caters for children aged from four to 16 years who have many different syndromes and other learning needs (including Autism and communication difficulties).”:

http://www.info4security.com/story.asp?sectioncode=16&storycode=4120653&c=1


Hairdresser to support Hazel Court School”:

http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/Hairdresser-to-support-Hazel-Court.4495140.jp

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EMPLOYMENT


Lynn’s SPED seeks 2 new teachers”:

http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2008/09/12/news/news10.txt


Expressions of interest – Able Autism Specialist …”:

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2008/09/18/109461/expressions-of-interest-able-autism-specialist-health-service-a-multi-disciplinary-specialist.html


Lead Nurse Specialist – This is your opportunity to provide a genuinely nurse-led service at a highly regarded specialist school for children with autistic spectrum disorders.”:

http://www.nursingtimes.net/jobs/jobdetails.html?id=269920


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


BANGLADESH Autism Welfare Foundation(AWF) “Eid fair of autistic children … The scenario of autistic children of Bangladesh is very dismal. Most of the children are not diagnosed. Many diagnosed cases are totally ignorant of any training or education programme to educate autistic children. The AWF established on April 4, 2004 with the aim to give training and education to the autistic children to perform their maximum strengths and interests to making them able to support themselves.”:

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/09/17/news0682.htm


NAS opens new branch in Bexhill”:

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/New-help-for-autism.4477583.jp


ASAN in Salon.com”:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/09/18/lynn_harris/index.html


Open Day at Police Headquarters for local disabled communities”:

http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/LocalPages/NewsDetails.aspx?nsid=14110&t=1&lid=5


Community to help autistic triplets”:

http://www.capitalcentral.com/site/news.cfm?dept_id=68844&BRD=1709&rfi=6&newsid=20126255


Charity aims to fulfill ‘Star Trek’ dream”:

http://www.trektoday.com/news/220908_03.shtml


Temple Grandin “Horizon: The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”:

http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/125248/detail/


Autistic women: a life more ordinary”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2008/09/21/st_autism.xml


Missing the cues”:

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20080915/ART/831222737/-1/NEWS


Emma Noble “Why are the Majors ignoring my autistic son?”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1054730/Emma-Noble-Why-Majors-ignoring-autistic-son.html


Noble Vs Major: Sir John and Lady Major deny claims they are ignoring their autistic grandchild”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/noble-vs-major-sir-john-and-lady-major-deny-claims-they-are-ignoring-their-autistic-grandchild-929875.html


Why a grandparent’s love is so to be treasured”:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/featuresopinon/display.var.2446976.0.Why_a_grandparents_love_is_so_to_be_treasured.php


Family Travel – Bypassing the roadblocks …”:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/travel/14heads.html?em


Consider the Ninetendo Wii for autistic kids”:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58580.asp


Water(for Work and Home) wins wellbeing business”:

http://foodbev.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?contentId=1487


Picking through the landfill”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/15/digitalmedia.sciencenews?gusrc=rss&feed=science


OCD and the WWW”:

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article4742344.ece


Dyspraxia “Daniel Radcliffe: breaking dyspraxia’s spell”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2008/09/15/hdyspraxia115.xml

Jewish Quarter - Jerusalem

ISRAEL


Sulam Israel”:

http://sulamisrael.org/index.htm

Baha'i Gardens in Haifa

Alei Siach – Changing Lives for Young Autistic People in Israel”:

http://www.alei-siach.org.il/index.html

The Dead Sea - Terra Nova(lowest place on earth)

Ami Oach – “Who says autism’s a disease?”:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/876283.html

Eilat Mountains, Israel

Haifa, Israel “The BioHug – a new invention …”:

http://autismconnect.org/news.asp?section=00010001&itemtype=news&id=6251

Love Israel from the first Shalom ad campaign

Israel Facts, travel videos, flags & photos”:

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

Tel Aviv

Photo Gallery: Life in Jerusalem”:

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

Coral Tree(Erythrina) by Shrine of the Bab, Haifa

Fun Things to do with Kids in Israel”:

http://www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/Israel/israel.htm

King David street shop, Jerusalem

Israel on Wikipedia”:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel

Israeli Society for Autistic Children (ALUT)
3 Habonim Street, Ramat-Gan 52462
ISRAEL
tel: +972 (0)3 612 6120
fax: +972 (0)3 612 6123
e-mail: Alut_il@netvision.net.il
Website: http://www.alut.org.il

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ADD/ADHD


Doctors urged to stop use of Ritalin for under-fives”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/sep/24/children.health


Ty Pennington on ADHD”:

http://www.13wham.com/content/news/thismorning/story.aspx?content_id=304f3946-d0a3-420e-ba47-a13a25166dbd


Teens in pill-popping frenzy”:

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,20797,24347101-23272,00.html?from=public_rss


More attention needed on ADHD in school – over 80% of the teachers surveyed wanted more ADHD training, UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/122171.php


Majority of teachers have difficulty understanding and managing ADHD”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=121519


Addrenex Pharmaceuticals announces positive Phase III clinical results for Clonicel to treat ADHD”:

http://www.biospace.com/news_story.aspx?StoryID=109349&full=1


European project to study relationship between ADHD and substance abuse”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/122167.php


ADHD a challenge for spouses too … But John Capel says there are numerous “positives” about being married to someone with ADHD.

Cass Brown Capel “She’s a stimulus seeker,” he says. “So there’s constantly new (adventures) to do.”:http://www.sacbee.com/health/story/1229847.html

Cass Brown Capel “The moment of focus”:http://www.sacbee.com/107/story/1229884.html

Boys as socially aggressive as girls: Study”:

http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=9042007


Adult ADHD study underway in KS”:

http://www.kansascw.com/Global/story.asp?S=9014846


ADHD parenting class comes to Stevens Point”:

http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080910/SPJ0101/80910123/1657&located=RSS


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


Dallas forum will focus on autism, ADHD”:

http://www.star-telegram.com/dallas_news/story/905944.html


Author, psychiatrist to speak on ADD/ADHD”:

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1159041,6_1_NA12_SPEAKER_S1.article


Depression, ADHD, and cocaine”:

http://scienceblogs.com/neurotopia/2008/09/depression_adhd_and_cocaine.php


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


Lego’s royal run for autism”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17476


Jane set her sights on Machu Picchu fund-raising trek”:

http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/Jane-set-her-sights-on.4468902.jp


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


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/


Savoy Theatre, London ~ October 5, 2008 ~ 6pm “Jools Holland duets with Derek Paravacini in London West End autism benefit concert”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17478

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ART


Artist: Dylan Scott Pierce

Dylan Scott Pierce(born ca. 1986) is an American child prodigy who excels at painting.
His work consists primarily of animal and natural imagery.


Pierce’s work has been compared to Henri Rousseau’s in its illustration of the absurdity of man’s self-imprisonment in the menagerie of form. His work has been featured on QVC, profiled by a publication of the National Geographic Society, and he has a partnership with SeaWorld. He is also a photographer who did work in that field during safaris in Africa.


He is currently active in both conservation and autism issues.
[www.dylanpierce.com]
[www.artmeister.com]
[www.wallarthere.com]

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00616&initial=P


NAS Christmas cards”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/christmascards


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


And the Emmy goes to …”:

http://www.starexponent.com/cse/news/local/article/and_the_emmy_goes_to/21554/


NAS helps ‘Rain Man’ open in West End”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2008-09-19-Play-version-of-Rain-Man-opens-in-west-End


Rain Man, with Josh Hartnett and Adam Godley, opens in London Sept. 19”:

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/121492.html


Playbill News: An August Autumn: A Preview of the Fall 2008 London Season – One of the most talked-about West End commercial productions is the stage reworking of the Dustin Hoffman-Tom Cruise film Rain Man, about young hotshot Charlie Babbitt and his autistic savant older brother Raymond. The show stars film actor Josh Harnett (making his West End debut) as Charlie and Adam Godley as Raymond, and has already experienced its share of bumps. Original director David Grindley left during early rehearsals, and his duties were taken over by director/playwright Terry Johnson. Recently, it delayed its opening date from Sept. 9 to Sept. 19.”:

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/121150.html


True Stories: Her Name Is Sabine – Watch Online”:

http://www.channel4.com/video/brandless-catchup.jsp?vodBrand=true-stories-her-name-is-sabine&brand=True%20Stories:%20Her%20Name%20Is%20Sabine


Stephen Wiltshire “The Human Camera”:

http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=304831


Chocolate (UK BD) in November”:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=68949


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

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BOOKS


New “Staying in the Game”

Author: James W. Loomis, Ph. D.

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9007.htm


New “Asperger Syndrome and Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome”

Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106487


New “Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome”

Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106470


Coming soon “What’s That Look on Your Face? All About Faces and Feelings”:

Author: Catherine S. Snodgrass

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9012.htm

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approaches”

Authors: E. Veronica Bliss and Genevieve Edmonds

Foreword by Bill O’Connell

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843105138


DVD helps autistic kids read emotions – Working with UK actor Stephen Fry, the researchers and media experts have created a remarkable series of 15 short animated stories that are transporting autistic children into a world where they can explore simple emotions such as happy, sad, angry and afraid, as well as more complex ones like sorry, tired, joking and unfriendly.”:

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20082209-18188.html


Toy faces teach emotion to autistic kids”:

http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/09/22/Toy_faces_teach_emotion_to_autistic_kids

Pedal Power

Robotics

Pedal Power

Japanese robot has ‘peddle power”

A Japanese company has unveiled its latest robot which is well-balanced enough to ride a unicycle.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080924/twl-japanese-robot-has-peddle-power-41f21e0.html

Video game

  • Experience the visceral fun of interacting with a theme park you create.
  • Build and ride your own creations, talk and joke with all your guests, and play dozens of minigames.
  • Use the Wii Remote and Nintendo DS stylus in innovative ways to develop roller coasters and play mini-games.
  • Create 20 death-defying WHOA Coasters such as the Hotrod Stunt, Pendulizer and many more.
  • Visit 15 themed areas, like Battleville, Winterville, Spaceville and Aeroville, all spread throughout five new parks.
  • Distinguish your rides even more with enhanced customization options. Attach animatronics, flowers and flaming hoops to all of your coasters and rides.
  • Smarter guests, better dialogue, and more focused two-way conversation.
  • Conversation more directly impacts the story than in the original Thrillville.

RGB rollercoaster

Pedal-Powered Japanese Roller Coaster”

The skycycle at Washuzan Highland Park in Okayama … these are dotted around Japan and also found in LegoLand California

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/strange-pedal-powered-japanese-roller-coaster


Bizarre pedal powered things”:

http://www.oobject.com/category/bizarre-pedal-powered-things/


In closing, we take a look at the site “Israel Around You” which offers creative kits, projects and products catering for the early childhood to adult age ranges, that serve to bring an experience of Israel to people throughout the world in simple and meaningful ways.

http://www.israelaroundyou.com/


Hope you enjoyed the read.


Take Care,

Julie

Israel Independence Day, '07



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