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HEADLINES

“Possible heart attack halts trial”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/7642133.stm


“Funeral for 22 year-old man found in suitcase”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/7649910.stm


“No charges over teenager’s death”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/7625790.stm


“Medical blunder girl wins millions in damages”:

http://www.thecomet.net/content/comet/news/story.aspx?brand=CMTOnline&category=News&tBrand=HertsCambsOnline&tCategory=newslatestCMT&itemid=WEED01%20Oct%202008%2016%3A56%3A09%3A683


“Autistic man sues police over tasering”:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081008.TASER08/TPStory/National


“I did not attack’ police,autistic man says”:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/513203


“Disabled man describes tasering”:

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/513562


Michelle Dawson “Another autistic victory”:

http://autismcrisis.blogspot.com/2008/10/another-autistic-victory.html


USA Conference Oct 24-25 “Signing on the Spectrum: Meeting the Needs of Deaf Autistic Children”:

http://www.autismconnect.org/events.asp?section=00010002&id=6455


“Link between 15 cases of measles”:

http://news.bbc.co..uk/1/hi/wales/7656794.stm


“Angela Browning MP urges colleagues to ensure better future for autistic people, UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/124376.php


“Police create autistic help card”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7656999.stm

“Supporters urge halt to hacker’s extradition to US”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/26/hacking.hitechcrime


“Don’t extradite Gary McKinnon”:

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=16133


“Report slams council over North Wales autism centre”:

http://www..dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2008/09/30/report-slams-council-over-north-wales-autism-centre-55578-21930950/


“NAS Cymru welcomes report on autism centre closure”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17597


Northern Ireland “Mental health services criticised”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7649625.stm


“Child mental health care warning”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7644115.stm


“President Bush signs $700B financial bailout bill that includes mental health parity provisions”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/124448.php


“End Child Poverty Campaign Rally: Gordon Brown urged to increase DLA, CLA”:

http://www.bloggernews.net/117967


“Child poverty group’s protest march … Prime Minister Gordon Brown met some of the campaigners and assured them of his intention to introduce a legal duty on Government to eradicate child poverty by 2020.”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20081004/tuk-child-poverty-group-s-protest-march-6323e80.html


“UK Autism Foundation joins End Child Poverty March in London”:

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-104038


“U.N. Panel tells Britain to improve child protection”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20081003/tpl-uk-britain-rights-child-ed79be6.html


Preston, UK “Society opens autism group”
The National Autistic Society (NAS) is opening a new branch in Preston.
The society, the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism, will launch the branch at an event at Corpus Christi Catholic Sports College on Tuesday October 14 at 4pm.
There will be stands and displays from organisations, an autism bookstall and a talented local 17-year-old singer who has Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism) will be performing.
For more information please call 07789 903250 or email: Preston@nas.org.uk


“NAS opens new branch at school”:

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Autism-charity-opens-new-branch.4561579.jp


Free 2 Day Programme Run By NAS Scotland “Support programme for autism carers to be held this November”:

http://icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk/gallowaynews/news//tm_headline=support-programme-for-autism-carers-to-be-held-this-november&method=full&objectid=21942125&siteid=77296-name_page.html


“U.S. To start $3.2bln child health study in January”:

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE4926V120081003?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews


“New technology holds the key to supporting people with learning disabilities, says charity”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/oct/01/learning..disability.personalised.care


“Bluetooth sustem orients blind and sighted pedestrians in urban environments”:

http://www.bjhcim..co.uk/news/2008/n810004.htm


“New iPod nano priased for aiding visually impaired”:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=104726


“Mereilles’ Blindness under fire … First it was people with learning disabilities protesting outside US cinemas over Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder. And now it seems that Julianne Moore’s new film has upset America’s National Federation for The Blind with its portrayal of a society in which a disease causes large numbers of people to lose their sight.”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2008/oct/02/dark.knight.blindness


“Blind activists plan film protest”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7646025.stm


“New local authority action launched”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1735&a=17621

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RESEARCH


“Many autistic adults beat odds, Utah researchers find”:

http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=ADULTAUTISM-10-02-08

“Autism can add up to genius … The idea that autism may have positive aspects is finding favour among some of those with the condition. Some resent being labelled disabled and have begun describing those without autism as “neurotypicals” to make the point that they could be the ones missing out.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4882699.ece


“Psychotropic drug use soars in UK Teens”:

http://www.naturalnews.com/024329.html


“Predictor of autism severity: Toddlers focus on mouths rather than on eyes”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/123328.php


“DVD helps autistic kids read emotions”:

http://www.virtualmedicalcentre.com/news.asp?artid=12575

“Unlocking the inner-savant in all of us”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/123484.php


“Math dyslexia unravelled”:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/123030.php


“Promising drug for patients with Fragile X syndrome”:

http://www.huliq.com/11/69936/promising-drug-patients-fragile-x-syndrome


“6th World Rett Syndrome Congress gathers researchers from around the globe”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/124736.php


“Acquisition of internal models of motor tasks in autistic children”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/jeclark/article/3345597


“Rutgers researcher examines connections between vision and movement”:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-10/ru-rre100808.php


“Sick leave link to early death”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7648460.stm

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EDUCATION


TOKYO “Autistic children thrive in English class”:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/language/20081009TDY14002.htm


“Torfield School praised for its work with autistic children”:

http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/479/Torfield-School-praised-for-its.4548390.jp


“On Playground, autistic kids bond with peers”:

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/98663.php


“Mind the gap: A year out can be a bonus – just choose wisely”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/gap-year/mind-the-gap-a-year-out-can-be-a-bonus–just-choose-wisely-947973.html


“Parents voice concern over mutism”:

http://news.bbc.co..uk/1/hi/wales/7655694.stm


“Autism school go-ahead likely”:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/localnews/Autism-school-goahead-likely-.4569611.jp


“Autism school standards protest”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/7626028.stm


“Parents: Special-ed busing not a priority”:

http://www.lowellsun..com/local/ci_10607201


“Math dyslexia unravelled”:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/123030.php


“Are multiplication tables bullying your child?”:

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080930163443zzzz.nb/topstory.html


“Abbey’s £20,000 boost for college … Sheffield’s Freeman College, which was founded in 2005, is one of three colleges established by RMET and offers a wide range of education and training to 16 to 25-year-olds with autistic spectrum disorders and developmental delay.”:

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/business/Abbey39s-20000-boost-for-college.4531301.jp


“School gets new minibus”:

http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/education/3717899.School_gets_new_minibus/


“Midwestern students & peers continue autism experiment”:

http://www.kauz.com/news/local/29865329.html

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EMPLOYMENT


“BBC widens search for journalists … BBC Wales is stepping up the hunt for journalists from ethnic minority and disabled backgrounds to help deliver the news to its diverse audiences.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7627129.stm


Position Available “Assistant Headteacher”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2695112


UK Positions Available – Starting Date Jan 2009 “Student support assistants to work with young people”:

http://www.ogloszenia.goniec.com/pokaz/38683.html


Getting a Job, Career Planning “Time for a change? Try a career in the not-for-profit sector”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/time-for-a-change-try-a-career-in-the-notforprofit-sector-947960.html


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


“Here’s how to build your hopes”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/child_health/article4876937.ece


“Help for the Caregivers”:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/28/AR2008092802162.html


“Dads with autistic children get a place to learn, brag and vent”:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-autism-fathers-15-sep15,0,877465.story


Stephen Shore “Reaching kids on the autism spectrum”:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/news/x555999454/Reaching-kids-on-the-autism-spectrum


“Plea for Dyspraxia … the charity is also launching a special competition during the awareness week -‘Reach for the Stars!’ – to recognise and reward those who have achieved something truly exceptional despite living with dyspraxia. For more information on how to enter, please visit www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk .”:

http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/newsxtra/3695119._Plea_for_Dyspraxia/


“Teen’s dyspraxia hope for others”:

http://news.bbc.co..uk/1/hi/wales/7639875.stm


“Geraldine takes centre stage at Conference”:

http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/burytimes/3724997.Geraldine_takes_centre_stage_at_conference/


“Autistic children explore firefighting”:

http://www.wahoonewspaper.com/site/tab3.cfm?dept_id=559850&newsid=20133716


“Fire emergency training set for children with disabilities”:

http://www.scrantontimes.com/articles/2008/09/24/news/sc_times_trib.20080924.a.pg5.tt24autism_s1.1966858_loc.txt


“Special needs children get their chance to not be singled out”:

http://www.gazette.net/stories/09282008/montnew84202_32545.shtml


“Life with autistic boy Joshua”:

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Life-with-autistic-boy-Joshua.4539070.jp


“Phelps among athletes, celebs at autism benefit”:

http://www.nbc4.com/news/17583846/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news


“TSC and Learning Disabilities”:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57504.asp


“Wood worth showing off … An advantage to working from home, Fulkerson says, is being able to spend time looking after his son, who is non-verbal and autistic.

“He likes to hang out in the shop until it gets loud,” Fulkerson said.

http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4439627


“20 things you didn’t know about … Genius”:

http://discovermagazine.com/2008/oct/01-20-things-you-didnt-know-about-genius

Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL

(ABRA) Associação Brasileira de Autismo (Deuzina)
Rua do Lavapes, 1123
Cambuci 01519-000
São Paulo, SP
BRAZIL
tel: 55 (11) 242 8822
fax: 55 (11) 270 2363
e-mail: info@ama.org.br
url:
http://www.ama.org.br
Brasilia

AMA-Ba – Associacao de Amigos do Autista da Bahia
Rua Macedo de Aguiar, 98 – Patamares
Salvador, Bahia, 41740-085
BRAZIL
tel: 55 71 233-4177
email: info@ama-ba.org.br

Brazil's Pantanal Wetlands

Associacao Brasileira de Autismo
Sector de Divulgacao e Publicaoes
Estrada Da Canoa 401
S. Conrado (22610)
Rio de Janeiro
BRAZIL

festival costume

Associaçao de Amigos do Autista (AMA)
Av. Ipiransa 919
16. andar cj. 1606, 013039
San Paulo
BRAZIL

Iguazu – Flow

 

Associaçao de Amigos do Autista (AMA)
Rua do Lavapés, 1123
SP – CEP: 01519-000
Cambuci Sao Paulo
BRAZIL
tel: (011) 242-8822
fax: (011) 270-2363
e-mail: ama@activemidia.com
url: http://www.activemidia.com/ama

Sao Paulo

 

Associacao de Pais de Autistas
Estr. Da Canoa 401
Rio De Janeiro
BRAZIL

Fortaleza

 

Associacao de Pais de Autistas do Rio de Janeiro (APARJ)
Av. General Guedes da Fontoura
880-Barra da Tijuca 22.621-240
Rio de Janeiro
BRAZIL
tel: 021-493-3367
fax: 021-495-6436
e-mail: ecgauderer@montreal.com.br
url: http://www.geocities..com/Athens/Agora/4140

Children on the Amazon River

Associaçao de Pais e Amigos dos Portadores de Nessidades Especiais (AMES)
Rua Goiania, 26
Vila Isabel
Rio de Janeiro
BRAZIL
tel: (55-21) 208-4873
e-mail: armindo@cvrd.com.br

Brazilian boy

Associacao de Protecao Aos Autistas
Av. Robert Kennedy
3345 Interlagos, CEP 04772
Sao Paulo
BRAZIL
tel: 55 246-4718

Brazil's Amazon River

Casa Da Esperanca
e-mail: casa@jangada.fortalnet.com.br
url: http://iate.fortalnet.com/br/casaesperanca/princip.htm

Golden Lion Tamarin of the Amazon

Federaçào Paulista De Autismo (FEPA)
Rua Napoleào de Barros, No. 809
Vila Clementino
Sao Paulo
CEP 04024 002
BRAZIL

The Honey Moon, Rio

“Brazil Facts, Videos, Flags, Photos”:

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

Copacabana Beach

“Photo Gallery: Brazil”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/gallery/brazil_capoeira-dancers.html

Brazilian children's music

Brazilian Music for Children

CD “Brazilian Playground”

Putumayo Kids presents Brazilian Playground, offers an enchanting mix of musical styles and artists from one of the most musical countries in the world.

Samba, bossa nova and forró are among Brazil’s most popular and accessible musical styles for adults and children alike. Brazilian Playground features multilingual liner notes in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, full colour photos, a map of Brazil and a glossary of musical terms.

http://www.cloudkissedkids.com/colorbooks-bedtime-books-cds-for-kids/1746-brazilian-playground.html

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ADD/ADHD


“Facts and Myths about ADHD”:

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_health_features_details.asp?channel_id=2044&relation_id=36718&health_feature_id=300&article_id=982


“Advice about heart tests before ADHD treatment”:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/544788/?sc=rsmn


“Verifying ADHD supplements’ effectiveness is still several studies away”:

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-skeptic6-2008oct06,0,5275200.story


“Ritalin abuse hits students looking for an exam kick”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/ritalin-abuse-hits-students-looking-for–an-exam-kick-537088.html


“ADHD stimulant meds cut young girls’ drug abuse risk”:

http://www.kltv.com/global/story.asp?s=9133275


“Free prescription drug samples pose risk to kids”:

http://www.kristv.com/global/story.asp?s=9129531


“Sleep apnea damages brains of young and old causing changes in brain functioning…”:

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/sleep-apnea-damages-brains-of-young-and-old-causing-changes-in-brain-functioning-from-sleep-apnea-poor-sleep-and-short-sleep-more-than-half-of-sleep-apnea-patients-do-not-use-their-cpap-dental-sleep-medicine-comes-to-the-rescue-with-comfortable-oral-appliances-68378.php


“Dealing with adult ADHD”:

http://www.13wham.com/guides/health/story.aspx?content_id=5f9b9c84-eef1-4b7b-b446-7a54b7ab8095


“Psychologically speaking: Life with a child with ADHD”:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1222017440496


“Health Tip: Parenting a child with ADHD”:

http://www.healthscout.com/news/1/619707/main.html


“Hyperactive kids struggle to smell”:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Hyperactive_kids_struggle_to_smell/rssarticleshow/3555965.cms


“Sleep deprivation triggering depression, ADHD: Expert”:

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=2&ContentID=100815


“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


“Runman: Bain enters marathon for the love of running”:

http://therunman.blogspot.com/2008/10/bain-enters-marathon-for-love-of.html


New DVD “Drive to develop active lifestyle”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7647243.stm


“British woman skydiver conquers Everest”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4886596.ece


“Sun shines on Great North Run”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20081005/tuk-sun-shines-on-great-north-run-6323e80.html


“Mum’s Great North Run for children’s sake”:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Mum39s-Great-North-Run-for.4558736.jp


“Fund-raising fun on the run”:

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/Fundraising-fun-on-the-run.4561366.jp


“Advocate raises £2,000 with multiple skydive”:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/Advocate-raises-2000-with-multiple.4553459.jp


“Free sport kicks off for Wyre youngsters”:

http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/sport/3707729..Free_sport_kicks_off_for_Wyre_youngsters_/


“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


“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


“New friends for Mr Electric”:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/entertainment/music/new-friends-for-mr-electric/2008/09/26/1222217517902.html


“All Keith wants for Christmas is a No.1”:

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/news-gossip/all-keith-wants-for-christmas-is-a-no1-1484233.html


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


“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/


“Traditional, Multicultural & Ethnic Musical Instruments”:

http://www.kidslikeme.co.uk/musical-instruments-c19.html

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ART


ARTIST: KWAME MINTA


Kwame Minta, 27, is the oldest of three sons of Akwasi Minta and Stella Dadson. He graduated from South Eugene High School in 1997, and completed the Community Living program.

Kwame lives at home with his Mom, takes a weaving class at Lane Community College, and a painting class at the Hilyard Community Center. Kwame loves to travel; by air, sea, train, any mode of transportation will do. His goal is to live on his own someday.

http://www.kindtree.org/notecardgroupRYOKMmax.html


“Mind of an artist”:

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/saanichnews/community/30631099.html


“Enter the Hoffman Foundation’s prize for drawing and painting”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17569


“Autism Rocks”:

http://www.kindtree.org/images/AA2008/index.htm


“NAS Christmas cards”:

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


“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


UK Spoonface Steinberg, Lee Hall’s award-winning play about a young autistic girl, is at Guildford’s Mill Studio this weekend.

There are performances until Saturday. For tickets call 01483 440 000 or log on to www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

http://www.getwokingham.co.uk/entertainment/theatre_and_dance/s/2036941_hot_tickets_snoopy_the_musical


“Teacher’s TV: Every Child Matters – Tom’s Team”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2008/oct/06/teacherstvvideos.children


“Dream come true for Lizzy”:

http://www.shrewsburychronicle.com/2008/09/18/dream-comes-true-for-lizzie/


“Rain Man inspires London stage play”:

http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=383797&rel_no=1


NAS “Rain Man’, the play, opens in London’s West End”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17513


“A Pin-Up fit for Judge Judy”

Giggling teenagers are flocking to the West End production of Rain Man to catch a peek of Josh Hartnett in his undies, but his co-star Adam Godley is not without his fans.

Godley, who plays Hartnett’s autistic brother Raymond, was paid a backstage visit on Monday night by Judith Sheindlin, also known as television’s Judge Judy.

“My character mentions her lot in the play as Judge Judy is his favourite programme, but she had no idea – she was just in town and wanted to see a play,” Godley tells me.

“I had never seen an episode before we started rehearsing, but decided I had better watch a few episodes and ended up hooked.

“I was thrilled to meet her. She very kindly signed her latest book for me.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/columnists/pandora/pandora-boriss-former-aide-in-religious-row-954594.html

“Heavy Load – film review …Heavy Load are much like the next jobbing pub band. The only difference is that three of the five have a learning disability – but in this documentary, which is very funny in places, it’s not disabilities that define them.”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/oct/03/documentary.music


“Full line-up of movies announced for Sci-Fi-London’s new Oktoberfest event …. The festival includes three all-night movie marathons and takes place at the Apollo West End cinema in Regent Street, London, on October 3 and 4.

It includes the UK premiere of Dark Floors, starring the Finnish winner of Eurovision, in which a man tries to remove his autistic daughter from a hospital. They get stuck in an elevator and when they emerge the hospital is deserted and dark creatures begin a terrifying attack.

http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2008/09/sci-fi-london.html


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

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BOOKS


“Talented autistic girl and mother share stories in new book”:

http://www.kpic.com/news/local/29889429.html


Mark Hendy “Panic and the Inner Monkey – I thought I was suffering heart failure at 20. It was the first of the panic attacks that left my life in turmoil”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1068432/I-thought-I-suffering-heart-failure-20-It-the-panic-attacks-left-life-turmoil.html


“Socialeyes”:

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


coming soon “Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want”

Author: Sarah Hendrickx

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106777


coming soon “Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know about the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years”

Author: Shana Nichols

With Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108559


coming soon “Alphabet Kids – From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: A Guide to Developmental Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals”

Author: Robbie Woliver

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108801


coming soon “The Liam Books”

Author: Jane Whelan Banks

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843109075


New “Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life”

Author: Nancy J. Patrick

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108764


New “How to Make School Make Sense: A Parents’ Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Clare Lawrence

Foreword by Tony Attwood

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106647


New “Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger’s Syndrome: The Way of the Pathfinder”

Author: Ron Rubio

Forewords by Irene Brody and Anthony Castrogiovanni

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108757


New “Integrated Yoga: Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach”

Author: Nicole Cuomo

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108627


“Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers”

Authors: Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts

Forewords by Louise Goldberg, Registered Yoga Teacher and Joshua S. Betts

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108177


“Don’t Call Me Special”:

http://www.kidslikeme.co.uk/dont-call-me-special-a-first-look-at-disability-i1591.html


Disability Resources – Books, Charts/Posters, Supplies etc”:

http://www.kidslikeme.co.uk/disability-resources-c92.html


“Joe: The Only Boy in the World”

Author: Michael Blastland

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joe-Only-World-Michael-Blastland/dp/1861979614


Review of Joe by Simon Baron-Cohen: The Only Boy in the World

“The Boy Who Made Everything Luminous”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/apr/01/featuresreviews.guardianreview10

Lego Batman video game

VIDEO GAME

LEGO BATMAN

UK RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 10, 2008

http://batman.lego.com/en-US/videogame/default.aspx

Fly Me To The Moon 3D Movie

MOVIE

FLY ME TO THE MOON

A World Premiere 3D Adventure

Now Playing Worldwide

Official Site

http://www.flymetothemoonthemovie.com/

Sweet Dreams

NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE

THE HUMAN BRAIN ~ SWEET SMELLS LEAD TO SWEET DREAMS

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/brain/dn14773-sweet-smells-lead-to-sweet-dreams.html

Flyborg

ROBOTICS

COMPUTER GAME FOR FLIES DRIVES ROBOTICS FORWARD

“Video game for flies may unlock secrets of insect flight”

http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/robots/mg20026765.900-computer-game-for-flies-drives-robotics-forwards-.html

SPACE

Space Rock Collides with Earth Right on Time

Chemistry Nobel for Green Jellyfish Protein

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14895-chemistry-nobel-for-green-jellyfish-protein.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=specrt14_head_Protein%20prize

In closing, we take a look at“Enchanted Learning’s Brazil” for children http://www.enchantedlearning.com/southamerica/brazil/ along with a visit to the Brazilian Touch Art Gallery http://www.braziliantouch.net/


Hope you enjoyed the read.

Take Care,

Julie

 
 Rio de Janeiro


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