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Child Seclusion

Dear Parent Advocates,


At it’s meeting on January 13, APRAIS members http://aprais.tash.org/MemberOrganizations.htm (Alliance for the Prevention of Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion) reviewed the opportunity to further our advocacy efforts for effective federal legislation in all 50 states to reduce and prevent restraint and seclusion use in public schools, or in schools that serve students who are receiving educational services through the use of federal funds.


Through APRAIS, we have an opportunity to continue an effort to pass effective federal legislation to reduce and prevent restraint and seclusion use in schools. The practice of restraint and seclusion presents a very serious health and safety risk to all students, and is most often used to control behavior of young students with disabilities and non compliance issues. Restraint should only be used as a very last resort and when behavior poses an imminent danger and substantial risk of physical injury to the student or others. Protections for students are long overdue. Each day we delay, school children are traumatized, injured and killed.


Seclusion/Solitary Confinement should NEVER be used on children with disabilities. If School Districts have the money to build seclusion rooms, they should have the money to build comfort or sensory rooms to help our children when they become overwhelmed. Our children are not criminals and do not deserve to be locked up in seclusion/solitary confinement rooms.


APRAIS plans to hire experienced federal education legislation to help educate Congressional members and work toward passage of a strong bill. Each organization is going to try and raise $1,000 by January 31st. Please help “Families Against Restraint and Seclusion” by supporting our cause to stop restraint, seclusion and aversive treatments used on our children by making a contribution of $10 (or more if you can). TASH will act as the fiscal agent, and donations can be made out to “TASH” for “Restraint and Seclusion Advocacy” at http://www.tash.org/index.html (Go to the top right side of the screen for information). Please identify yourself as a parent advocate (next to your name) when making your donation.


PLEASE help stop the unnecessary use of restraint and seclusion used on our children with disabilities in the public school system by supporting our cause. Our children are counting on us to keep them safe.


Please email us back if you have any questions or concerns and please pass this on to other parent advocates and others who would like to support this cause.


Regards,


Phyllis Musumeci


cvm514@bellsouth.net


Anna Moore


jamoore1@bellsouth.net


Families Against Restraint and Seclusion


http://familiesagainstrestraintandseclusion.blogspot.com/



posted Friday, 7 May 2010

Research carried out by the University of Warwick in collaboration with the Federico II University Medical School in Naples, Italy, has found that people who sleep for less than six hours each night were 12% more likely to die prematurely than those who get the recommended 6-8 hours.


The study, published today in the journal , provides unequivocal evidence of the direct link between short duration of sleep (less than 6 hours sleep a night) and an increased chance of dying prematurely.


The research also notes that consistent over long (over 9 hours a night) can be a cause for concern. While, unlike short sleeping, over long sleeping does not in itself increase the risk of death, it can be a significant marker of an underlying serious and potentially fatal illnesses.


The study looked at the relationship between the level of habitual duration of sleep and mortality by reviewing 16 prospective studies from the UK, USA, European and East Asian countries.


The study included more than 1.3 million participants, followed up for up to 25 years, with more than 100,000 deaths recorded.


The study provides unequivocal evidence of the direct link between both short (less than 6 hours sleep a night) and long (9 hours or more) duration of sleep and an increased chance of dying prematurely, compared to those who sleep 6-8 hours a night on average.


Professor Francesco Cappuccio, leader of the Sleep, Health and Society Programme at the University of Warwick and Consultant Physician at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said “whilst may represent a cause of ill-health, is believed to represent more an indicator of ill-health”.


He said: “Modern society has seen a gradual reduction in the average amount of sleep people take, and this pattern is more common amongst full-time workers, suggesting that it may be due to societal pressures for longer working hours and more shift-work. On the other hand, the deterioration of our health status is often accompanied by an extension of our sleeping time.


“Consistently sleeping 6 to 8 hours per night may be optimal for health. The duration of sleep should be regarded as an additional behavioural risk factor, or risk marker, influenced by the environment and possibly amenable to change through both education and counselling as well as through measures of public health aimed at favourable modifications of the physical and working environments ” Professor Cappuccio added.


More information: Cappuccio FP, D’Elia L, Strazzullo P & Miller MA. Sleep duration and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Sleep 2010; 33 (5) online.


Provided by University of Warwick (news : web)


Source:  http://www.physorg.com/news192188436.html


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First Published Thursday 13th January, 2011.


My heart goes out to all who have been affected by the Queensland floods.  Many are in shock over the sheer scale of the devastation.  Having been born and raised in Brisbane, and with family and friends who are currently directly affected, I am all too familiar with flash floods.  Sending my best wishes for the safety of all and of your homes. For those who’ve lost loved ones, my deepest sympathy.


The Queensland Government has set up a Relief Appeal:


http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html


For those living in Australia who wish to assist, please phone 1800219028.


Be Safe,

Julie

xx


Related Articles


Brisbane Floods – Before & After

(Move mouse over pics to view before and after):

http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/qld-floods/beforeafter.htm


Queensland Floods:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/queensland-floods


Australia: Thousands leave homes as floods hit Victoria:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12201918



posted Friday, 26 March 2010

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 25, 2010


First we learn about sex addiction, now researchers are studying work addiction and how better to measure the disorder.


In a new study, Spanish researchers have developed a new scale for measuring addiction to work.


According to background information, around 12 percent of all working people in Spain suffer from the disorder. The experts say that 8 percent of the working population in Spain devotes more than 12 hours per day to their job.


“Addiction to work is a kind of psychosocial problem that is characterized by two primary features – working excessively and working compulsively,” Mario Del Líbano, lead author of the paper, said.


The results, published in the Spanish journal Psicothema, not only confirm the two dimensions of workaholism, but also relate the results with psychosocial wellbeing (perceived health and happiness), in order to highlight the negative features of addiction to work in Spain.


“People are only workaholics if, on top of working excessively, they work compulsively in order to reduce anxiety and the feelings of guilt that they get when they’re not working,” Del Líbano explains.


“This study helps to evaluate addiction along with other phenomena that affect the psychosocial health of workers, without the time taken to fill in the questionnaire having any impact on their motivation,, he adds.


The new scale, called DUWAS (Dutch Work Addiction Scale), has been validated as a result of the criticisms about its validity and reliability made by two evaluation tools that have been most used to date – the WorkBAT (Workaholism Battery) and the WART (Work Addiction Risk Test).


Data on the worldwide prevalence of addiction to work vary from one study to another. It is placed at around 20 percent in countries such as Japan, while in Spain the figures are between 11.3 percent and 12 percent, according to research carried out in 2004 by Sánchez Pardo, Navarro Botella and Valderrama Zurián, and Del Líbano’s group in 2006, respectively.


The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says that 8 percent of the working population devotes more than 12 hours per day to their profession in order to escape from personal problems. According to the experts, spending more than 50 hours per week working could be a determining factor in addiction.


Addiction to work is characterized by extreme activity in and devotion to work (with people even working outside working hours, at weekends and on holidays), compulsion to work (inability to delegate), disproportionate involvement with work (people relating their self-esteem to their work), and focusing on work to the detriment of their daily lives (poor interpersonal communication).


Some risk factors that can lead to such addiction include financial, family and social pressures; fear of losing one’s job; competition in the labor market; the need to achieve a desired level of success; fear of overbearing, demanding or threatening bosses; high levels of personal work efficiency; and lack of personal affection, with the person trying to make up for this with their work.


In addition, workaholic people can also end up taking illegal substances to help them work harder, enabling them to increase their workplace performance and overcome tiredness and the need for sleep.


Source: Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/03/25/work-addiction-defined/12379.html



posted Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Monday, 10 May 2010


A project providing training for schools and businesses to raise awareness of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is to begin in parts of Wales.


Deis Cyfle, which means “opportunity” in Irish and Welsh, aims to provide greater opportunities for autistic school-leavers and job seekers.


The three-year project is a collaboration between Autism Cymru and the Irish Society for Autism.


The scheme will be officially launched at the Senedd on Monday.


Autism Cymru said levels of understanding and awareness about ASD among typical post-school providers such as companies, higher or further education and leisure services were often minimal, and in some cases were misinformed.


The charities have developed a three-day training package and self-evaluation tool, with material tailored for secondary school teachers, further education and leisure providers, and employers.


The project will be run in Gwynedd, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Wrexham and Flintshire, and through parts of the Irish Republic.


Read in Full:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/8670853.stm



HEADLINES


100.000 elderly and disabled adults feared to have been abused”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8138544/100000-elderly-and-disabled-adults-feared-to-have-been-abused.html


What needs to be done to end disability discrimination?”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11857490


Disability equality forty years on”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11860472


Government announces changes to DLA”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/en-gb/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/government-announces-changes-to-dla.aspx


Open Your Mind “Watch a sneak-peak of the new Young Campaigners film”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/open_your_mind__watch_a_sneakpeak_of_the_new_young_campaig.htm


NI: Autism services to be reformed”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/ni_autism_services_to_be_reformed.htm


Suicide problem among the young, research finds”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11858490


Kindergarten fined over runaway”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/australia_kindergarten_fined_over_runaway.htm


IDF recruits autistic volunteers”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/idf_recruits_autistic_volunteers.htm

HEALTH & RESEARCH


Autism, mental health and power of relationships the work of Dr. Dan Edmunds”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/autism_mental_health_and_power_of_relationship__dr_dan_e.htm


Aspergers children could lose diagnostic identity”:

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2010/11/children_with_aspergers_could.html


Brain scan ‘best thing so far’ for diagnosing autism”:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40470527/ns/health-mental_health/


The new Mito-Autism study”:

http://www.science20.com/countering_psychology_woo_and_science_asds/new_mitoautism_study_jama


Hidden Disability Series: Bipolar Disorder and Autism”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/hidden_disabilities_series_bipolar_disorder_and_autism.htm


12-fold increase of suicide risk in people with Bipolar, Schizophrenia”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/12fold_increase_of_suicide_risk_in_people_with_bipolar_sch.htm


A new method for classifying depression in relation to response to treatment”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/a_new_method_for_classifying_depression_in_relation_to_respo.htm


Keeping calm in an anxious age”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/keeping_calm_in_an_anxious_age.htm


Australia “False hope on ‘revolutionary’ mental illness diagnostic technique”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/false-hope-on-revolutionary-mental-illness-diagnostic-technique/story-e6frg8y6-1225961134130


Specific Language Impairment “The common childhood disorders that have been left out in the cold”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/01/sli-autism-childhood-developmental-disorders


Epilepsy: Women need specific treatment, experts say”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/epilepsy_women_need_specific_treatment_experts_say.htm


Eating Disorders more prevalent in kids under twelve”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/eating_dosirders_more_prevalent_in_kids_under_twelve.htm


Channelling experiences of Anorexia, UK”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/channeling_experiences_of_anorexia_uk.htm


Let’s Learn: Trichotillomania (Part 1)”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/lets_learn_trichotillomania_part_1_impulse_control_disor.htm


Drug prevents Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/drug_prevents_posttraumatic_stress_syndrome.htm


Sleep deprivation eliminates fear generalization: New way to treat PTSD?”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/sleep_deprivation_eliminates_fear_generalization_new_way_to.htm


Sleep: The teenager who sleeps for 10 days”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/sleep_the_teenager_who_sleeps_for_10_days.htm


Addictions and co-occurring disorders, the high rate of relapse”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/addictions_and_cooccurring_disorders_the_high_rate_of_rela.htm


BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter[1]”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bps_research_digest_the_special_issue_spotter_22.htm


BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter[2]”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bps_research_digest_the_special_issue_spotter_23.htm


Archives of General Psychiatry: Study Highlights for December”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/archives_of_general_psychiatry_study_highlights_for_decembe.htm


Combined consumption of caffeine and glucose improves the efficiency of brain activity”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/combined_consumption_of_caffeine_and_glucose_improves_the_ef.htm


Self Esteem: Why It Matters”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/self_esteem__why_it_matters.htm


How to spot a Narcissist”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/how_to_spot_a_narcissist.htm


John Lennon: Psychodrama of a Gifted Child”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/john_lennon_psychodrama_of_a_gifted_child.htm


Social Networks “Flaming drives online social networks”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19821-flaming-drives-online-social-networks.html


Relationships: Strategies For Communication & Maintenance, The Neurology Of Love & Marriage, Innovation In The Bedroom, Difficult Emotions & More …”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/relationships_strategies_for_communication__maintenance_t.htm


Virtual Hospital”:

http://www.uihealthcare.com/vh/

EDUCATION


Teacher tenure under attack from mother of autistic child voted out of class survivor-style”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/teacher_tenure_under_attack_from_mother_of_autistic_child_vo.htm


Boy with genetic disorder ‘in limbo’ and out of school”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/boy_with_genetic_disorder_in_limbo_and_out_of_school.htm


Paying for Superman: A South Pasadena mom explains why she moved her kids to private school.”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/education_paying_for_superman_a_south_pasadena_mom_explain.htm


State Report cites deficiency in autism training”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/state_report_cites_deficiency_in_autism_training.htm


Collier district hearing: Family continues fighting to get autistic child’s dog in classroom”:

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/dec/07/JC-bowen-family-fight-autistic-child-dog-classroom/?partner=RSS


New nonprofit school for autistic children opens in Burr Ridge, IL”:

http://www.examiner.com/nonprofit-business-in-chicago/new-nonprofit-school-for-children-with-autism-opens-burr-ridge-il


Students inspire teacher”:

http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/550135/Students-inspire-teacher.html?nav=5021


Local autistic student shadows Deputy Mayor of Ealing”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/local-student-with-autism-shadows-deputy-mayor-of-ealing.aspx


Planning for the future: Helping your autistic child achieve”:

http://www.examiner.com/autism-parenting-in-philadelphia/planning-for-the-future-helping-your-child-with-high-functioning-autism-achieve

EMPLOYMENT


Specialist Disability Employment Support – a call for evidence – DWP”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/specialist_disability_employment_support__a_call_for_eviden.htm


NAS: Government announces changes to DLA”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/nas_government_anounces_changes_to_dla.htm

Antidote for workplace distress may be confronting prejudice”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/antidote_for_workplace_distress_may_be_confronting_prejudice.htm


Performance expectations subject to gender bias”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/performance_expectations_subject_to_gender_bias.htm


Creative Support Ltd”:

http://www.creativesupport.co.uk/


Autelligent Laboratories

We believe all people have a contribution to make and deserve an opportunity to be productive.

With your caring and excellent help, we are creating jobs for the 40 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Today less than one in five of us are currently employed. We are motivated and competent and we deserve equal employment. Help make this a reality.

Autelligent Laboratories is dedicated to creating a space where autistic software engineers can more than contribute, we can excel.”:

http://www.autlabs.com/


Luxury Quality Scented Candles “Humbolt Candles – Autism & Disability Employment Company”:

http://www.humboldtcandles.com/index.html


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.autism.org.uk/our-services/employment-support/prospects-for-job-seekers.aspx


AutismJobs”:
Linking job seekers with vacancies in work related to autism, Aspergers and ASDs

http://www.autismjobs.org/?section=00010009


Employment within the NAS”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/en-gb/working-with/a-career-in-autism/career-opportunities-with-the-nas.aspx


For further employment information, please view”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/employment_on_the_autism_spectrum.htm

GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


Paul Dirac & Henry Cavendish: How autism leads to genius”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/paul_dirac__henry_cavendish__how_autism_leads_to_genius.htm


Imagine a world where Aspergers was the norm”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/imagine_a_world_where_aspergers_was_the_norm.htm


Dora Raymaker: On living with autism: I am comfortable with who I am”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/dora_raymaker_on_living_with_autism_i_am_comfortable_with_.htm


Giving hope to special needs children in Ethiopia”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/giving_hope_to_special_needs_children_in_ethiopia.htm


“Pokemon enthusiasts show off strategy, logic in tournament”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/pokemon_enthusiasts_show_off_strategy_logic_in_tournament.htm


Quick and simple activities for autistic children”:

http://www.examiner.com/autism-parenting-in-glendale/quick-and-simple-and-activities-for-children-with-autism

CHRISTMAS

Survival Hints For Making It Through The Holiday Season/Christmas & ASD”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/survival_hints_for_making_it_through_the_holiday_seasonchri_.htm


NAS: Talk about Christmas … Children and young people with autism and their families offer advice on coping with Christmas.”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/nas_talk_about_christmas.htm


Have Yourself a Mindful, Merry Christmas”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/have_yourself_a_mindful_merry_christmas.htm


Introvert’s Guide to Holiday Merriment”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/introverts_guide_to_holiday_merriment.htm


Managing Holiday Stress, Alone For The Holidays, Families In Recovery”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/managing_holiday_stress_alone_for_the_holidays_families_in.htm


Quick Tips To Avoid A Meltdown”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/7_quick_tips_to_avoid_a_meltdown.htm

Children’s Christmas Arts, Crafts & Activity Sites

Kaboose 2010”:

http://holidays.kaboose.com/christmas/index.html


Enchanted Learning: Christmas Crafts”:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/christmas/


Activity Village”:

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


Art & Craft Supplies “Yellow Moon”:

http://www.yellowmoon.org.uk/

Christmas Recipes

http://recipes.kaboose.com/holidays/christmas-recipes/christmas-recipes.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/christmas-recipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Holidays-and-Events/Christmas/Top.aspx

http://www.momswhothink.com/christmas/the-best-christmas-cookie-recipes-ever.html

Christmas Around the World”:

http://www.soon.org.uk/country/christmas.htm


Koala’s Christmas Pages – Includes Stories, Crafts & Activities, Games, Cooking, Traditions & Free Card Links”:

http://www.thekoala.com/christmas.htm


Christmas by Aussie Educator”:

http://www.aussieeducator.org.au/specialpages/christmas.html


Win a One-Off LEGO Buzz Lightyear & Help the NAS!”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/win_a_oneoff_lego_buzz_lightyear__help_the_nas.htm

COLORADO


Autism Society of Boulder County”

PO Box 270300

Louisville CO 80027-5004

(Boulder County)

(720) 272-8231 (Main Phone)

Julie Darrow

Fax: (866) 826-3995

E-Mail address: co-bouldercounty@autismsocietyofamerica.org

http://www.autismboulder.org/

Maroon Bells, Aspen

Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado: Maroon Lake (9,580′) provides one of the most memorable scenes in the Rockies. The lake occupies a basin that was sculpted by Ice-Age glaciers and later dammed by landslide and rockfall debris from the steep slopes above the valley floor. The Maroon Bells is a mountain in the Elk Mountains that consists of two peaks, South Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. The mountain is on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks are counted as fourteeners.

Autism Society Colorado Chapter”

550 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 100

Lakewood CO 80226

(Jefferson County)

(720) 214-0794 (Main Phone)

(800) 265-6273 (Toll Free in State)

Fax: (720) 274-2744

E-Mail address: contact@autismcolorado.org

http://www.autismcolorado.org/

Bear Lake

Bear Lake

Autism Society Larimer County Chapter”

921 Province Road

Fort Collins CO 80525

(Larimer County)

(970) 377-9640 (Main Phone)

Phyllis Zimmerman

E-Mail address:

aslc@autismlarimer.org

http://www.autismlarimer.org/

Colorado Balloon Classic

Colorado Balloon Classic

Colleges for Students with Asperger’s: The Very Friendly Ones”:

http://www.insidecollege.com/reno/Colleges-for-Students-with-Aspergers-The-Very-Friendly-Ones/421/list.do

Colorado River, Grand Canyon

Colorado River from Desert View, Grand Canyon

The Benefits of Asperger Syndrome”:

http://www.yourlittleprofessor.com/benefits.html

Evening Lights on Southwest Colorado Butte

Evening Lights on Southwest Colorado Butte

Temple Grandin, diagnosed HFA, American Doctor of Animal Science and Professor at Colorado State University”:

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

Mount Sneffels

One of the “Fourteeners”, Mt. Sneffels is in the San Juan Range between Ouray and Telluride in southwestern Colorado.

Colorado Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/colorado-guide/?source=A-to-Z

Squirrel in Downtown Denver

Squirrel in Downtown Denver.  The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) is about 18 to 28 inches long from nose to tip of tail and is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America.

Colorado Facts”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/colorado-facts/

Civic Centre, Denver

Christmas Lights on the City and County Building of Denver, Colorado. City and County Building of Denver, part of the Civic Center Historic District, is across the park from the Colorado State Capitol Building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Colorado Map”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/colorado-map/

Night falls over Denver

Night falls over Denver, Colorado’s Capital

Photo Gallery: Boulder, Colorado”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/boulder-colorado-photos-traveler/

A Denver Sunrise

A Denver Sunrise

Colorado Official State Vacation Guide”:

http://www.colorado.com/

B-17G

Wings Over The Rockies Air And Space Museum ( www.wingsmuseum.org/ )
B-17G “Aluminum Overcast” in Denver

Colorado’s Best Restaurants”:

http://www.opentable.com/best-denver-colorado-restaurants?li=275&topic=Best+Overall

Skyscraper Walk, Downtown Denver

Skyscraper Walk, Downtown Denver

Architecture, Lindal Home in snow

Architecture: Custom cedar home in snowy Colorado(More Lindal Cedar Homes in Colorado)

Snow Sculptures

Snow sculptures – Rocky Mountain National Park

Ski Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin is a renowned ski area for alpine skiing high in the Colorado Rockies. The A-Basin East Wall has a summit elevation of 13,050 feet (3977m), making it the highest skiable terrain in North America. Due to its high altitude (at tree line) and its mostly north to northeast face, the Basin remains open for skiing much longer than most Colorado resorts, and often starts earlier as well. Arapahoe Basin is known for a clientele of hardcore, yet relaxed folks that like simply to ski and avoid the glamour associated with resorts like Aspen, Colorado. It sometimes stays open until July, though recent management has opted to close the resort earlier despite complaints from locals.

Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Denver

Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Denver is a rock structure in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado (west of Denver), where concerts are given in the open air amphitheatre. There is a large, tilted, disc-shaped rock behind the stage, a huge vertical rock angled outwards from stage right, several large boulders angled outwards from stage left and seating area for up to 9,450 people in between. The amphitheatre is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, Colorado.

Weld County Oil & Gas, Larimer

Oil & Gas – Active Wells & Pumps are found in Weld & Larimer Counties

Bent's Old Fort, Colorado

Bent’s Old Fort along the Arkansas River operated from 1833 to 1849. A wonderfully restored fort – well worth the stop.

Bent's Old Fort

Bent’s Old Fort

Bent's Old Fort

Bent’s Old Fort

Colorado Brown

Colorado Brown, Poudre River Basin

Colorado Summer, Glen Cove

Colorado Summer, Glen Cove

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is the highest cascade waterfall in Colorado. This house used to be the Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant, which provided electricity to the town of Telluride. It is now a private residence.

Colorado Black Bear

Colorado Black Bear

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Monument, containing the largest sand dunes of North America.

Sixteen Stars Over Colorado Quilt

Sixteen Stars Over Colorado Quilt

ADD/ADHD


Is Home School best for ADD/ADHD?”:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/is-home-school-best-for-addadhd.html


Is this a money-making opportunity for franchises, or a legitimate therapy?”:

http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2010/12/is-this-a-money-making-opportunity-for-franchisees-or-a-legitimate-therapy.html


Leadership programs provide life-skills for kids with ADHD”:

http://www.examiner.com/adhd-in-toronto/leadership-programs-provide-life-skills-for-kids-with-adhd


ADHD and Depression”:

http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/adhd-and-depression/


Tips for New Teachers: ADHD students & the classroom”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6082100/tips_for_new_teachers_adhd_students.html?cat=4


Are you taking any of these dangerous drugs?”:

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_6653.shtml


ADRES “Adverse Drug Reaction Electronic System(Adverse Drug Reactions Website)”- This website provides patients, doctors, and other medical professionals with a comprehensive examination of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), side effects, and other safety information for both prescription and over-the-counter medications.. Our goal is to allow users of our website make informed decisions when taking (patients) or prescribing (doctors) drugs. We are providing unmatched information and analysis tools.

http://www.adverse-drug-reaction.net/


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 those 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/index.html


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

SPORT


Pioneer of martial arts autistic learning makes surprise discovery”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/pioneer_of_martial_arts_autistic_learning_makes_surprise_dis.htm


Gymnastics “Meet Nikki Gutman, age 10 “:

http://gymnasticscoaching.com/new/2010/12/gymnastics-for-autistic-kids/


Trek Mount Kilimanjaro – 8-19 Oct 2010/2-13 Feb 2011/13-24 July 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2200


Trek the Great Wall of China – 9-18 Oct 2010/8-16 October 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2356


Trek to Everest Base Camp – 5-21 November 2010/25 March – 10 April 2011/4-20 Nov 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2354


Trek to the Home of the Dalai Lama – 17-28 March 2011 and 15-26 Sept 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2602


Trek the Inca Trail – 14-23 May 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1863


Icelandic Lava Trek – 20-24 July 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2611


“Sky Diving – All Year Round”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1726

MUSIC


Music4ASD”:

http://www.music4asd.com/

http://www.autism.org.uk/directory/resources/7923.aspx


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


Rolando Davila: Autistic child exhibits ability in art, music”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/rolando_davila_autistic_child_exhibits_ability_in_art_musi.htm


GLIMPSE – the talents of the autism community

They are painters, sculptors and photographers; poets and storytellers; musicians and creators of amazing video games. They are kids, teens and adults. Last year, a new online publication arose to celebrate the talents of autistic individuals and other developmental disabilities: GLIMPSE, offered by ICDL (The Interdisciplinary Council of Developmental and Learning Disorders). In late 2008, Volume 2 of GLIMPSE was released, and was expanded into a print book and notecards. The works are serious, humourous, deeply personal and illuminating. See it for yourself, share it with others, submit your own/your child’s work for inclusion in Volume 3, to release later this year. Find information and ordering details at www.icdl.com

ARTROOM ………where under 17s can make and display art online”:

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artroom/index.php

MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


AMC Lennox to screen films for autistic children Dec. 11”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/amc_lennox_to_screen_films_for_autistic_children_dec_11.htm


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

BOOKS


Autism and Airline Travel: A new book for autistic children about flying called “What Can You Expect When You Fly?”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/autism_and_airline_travel_a_new_book_for_autistic_children_.htm


Fredericktown woman’s book details autistic son’s journey”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/fredericktown_womans_book_details_autistic_sons_journey.htm


Autism and Loss”

Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843104339


Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Professionals and Carers”

Robin Grey

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050203


Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for your Child with Special Needs”

Jan Starr Campito

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108511


Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook”:

Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050357


Autism, Discrimination and the Law: A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers”

James Graham

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843106272


Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!: How families of Children with Autism or AspergerSyndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities”

Lisa Jo Rudy

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058094


The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures”

Eileen Miller

Foreword by Robert Nickel MD

Illustrated by Kim Miller

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108894


Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Using Learning Preferences and Strengths

Heather MacKenzie

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843106234


Gold Medal Winner “Autistic Planet”

Jennifer Elder

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108429


CD Rom “ISPEEK at Home: Over 1300 Visual Communication Images”

Janet Dixon

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105107


CD Rom “ISPEEK at School: Over 1300 Visual Communication Images”

Janet Dixon

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105114

CINEMA

Tron: Legacy” PG

Release Date: December 17, 2010.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9szn1QQfas

Synopsis: TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10011582-TRON_legacy/

The Tourist”

Release Date: December 10, 2010.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XtbLezJtMg


Synopsis: Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tourist/

Depp, Jolie bring old Hollywood glamour to “The Tourist”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20101206/ten-uk-thetourist-3334b85.html


New Narnia 3D film gets Royal approval”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20101130/tuk-new-narnia-3d-film-gets-royal-approv-45dbed5.html


Social Network named best film by key group”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20101202/ten-uk-socialnetwork-90f61ed.html

TV Christmas 2010 “Doctor Who special ‘Jaws with a twist”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20101202/ten-dr-who-special-jaws-with-a-twist-5f8abb3.html


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – review”:

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blog/article/84636/the-chronicles-of-narnia-the-voyage-of-the-dawn-treaderreview.html

VIDEO GAMES

Kingdom Hearts: Recoded (Nintendo DS) 12+

Release Date: January 14, 2011.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingdom-Hearts-Recoded-Nintendo-DS/dp/B004AYEGHA/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__20?ie=UTF8&s=videogames

Patapon 3” (PSP) 7+

Release Date: December 17, 2010.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Patapon-3-PSP/dp/B003XIIW60/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__27?ie=UTF8&s=videogames

House (Nintendo DS, PC CD)

Release Date: December 10, 2010.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindscape-House-Nintendo-DS/dp/B00426DQFO/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__5?ie=UTF8&s=videogames


New gadget promises 3D without the headaches”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19825-new-gadget-promises-3d-without-the-headaches.html


10 exotic gifts for gamers”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/18962/10-exotic-gifts-for-gamers.html

TECH

Coolest Tech Products – Year In Review 2010”

http://uk.yearinreview.yahoo.com/2010/uk_cooltechproducts#Coolest%20tech%20products

ENVIRONMENT

Nat Geo “Top Ten Discoveries Of 2010”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/photogalleries/101130-best-of-2010-science-nature-pictures-news-fish-hands/

SPACE

Best Space Discoveries of 2010”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/101208-best-of-2010-space-discoveries-news/

Dear Readers ~ Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy 2011. Taking an indefinite break from the News in its current format as am undertaking some exciting new travel/education plans over the next 3 years. Will possibly provide a smaller scale News Roundup from Feb 1st (Tues – Fri), as time allows. Hope life is treating you well and that this Christmas remains as calm, peaceful and enjoyable as possible for you and yours.


Take Care,

Julie


Christmas Star

Boulder, Colorado




Liptov, Slovakia

HEADLINES


Grabe Case Update “Accused murderer’s wife takes stand”:

http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/89036632.html


Parents sue district , principal over bullied son’s death”:

http://www.ajc.com/news/parents-sue-district-principal-385837.html


Inseparable friends went for walk: only one came back”:

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/inseparable-friends-went-for-walk-only-one-came-back-20100305-pmw1.html


Man tormented to death by yobs”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100311/tuk-man-tormented-to-death-by-yobs-6323e80.html


Ten police officers under investigation over deaths of Fiona Pilkington and disabled daughter”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1258311/Fiona-Pilkington-Police-officers-investigated-suicide-tragedy.html


Parents’ tribute to gentle giant”:

http://www.rochdaleobserver.co.uk/news/s/1200200_parents_tribute_to_gentle_giant


2 LAPD Officers fatally shoot unarmed autistic man near Koreatown”:

http://cbs2.com/local/police.officers.Steven.2.1578133.html


ACLU ‘disturbed’ by Los Angeles Police”:

http://cbs2.com/wireapnewsca/ACLU.wants.Los.2.1581566.html


Local woman dies in Alaska; adventure was hallmark of her life, father says”:

http://www.alliednews.com/local/local_story_077122850.html


Search on for suspect in rape of severely autistic man”:

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/87194062.html


AAFP “Court again rejects vaccine-autism link”:

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/health-of-the-public/20100322vaccinerulings.html


Family of autistic boy filed a discrimination lawsuit against Bainbridge School District, citing sexual harassment”:

http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2010/03/09/family-autistic-boy-filed-discrimination-lawsuit-bainbridge-school-district-citing-sexual-harassment_201003093607.html


Police searching for Piers Hopson seek men on CCTV film”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8550753.stm


Parent of Chicago boy files lawsuit over controversial autism therapy”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-20632-Chicago-Environmental-Health-Examiner~y2010m3d5-Parent-of-Chicago-boy-files-lawsuit-over-controversial-autism-therapy


National Autism Association applauds Congress for passing federal legislation to end abusive restraint and seclusion in schools”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20100304/pl_usnw/DC64983


Neglect turned son to heroin, mental health charity founder claims”:

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/5080129.Neglect_turned_son_to_heroin__charity_founder_claims/


13-year-old autistic boy back home, found wandering in Hixson neighborhood”:

http://wdef.com/news/13_year_old_autistic_boy_back_home_found_wandering_in_hixson_neighborhood/03/2010


Ulster Sheriff launches Project Lifesaver”:

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2010/March/04/UCSO_Lifesaver-04Mar10.htm


Cwmbran mum’s fury after autistic son is left wandering”:

http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/5041764.Cwmbran_mum_s_fury_after_autistic_son_is_left__wandering_/?ref=rss


Mum’s anger at blue badge ruling”:

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Mum-s-anger-blue-badge-ruling/article-1889619-detail/article.html


Autistic/AS people call for more support”:

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/5076793.Autism_sufferers__need_more_help_/


Dimensions response statement to the Adult Autism Strategy”:

http://www.caringbusiness.co.uk/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=259730&CMPI_SHARED_articleId=3783592&CMPI_SHARED_ImageArticleId=3783592&CMPI_SHARED_articleIdRelated=3783592&CMPI_SHARED_ToolsArticleId=3783592&CMPI_SHARED_CommentArticleId=3783592&articleTitle=Dimensions%20response%20statement%20to%20the%20Adult%20Autism%20Strategy


Foster kid row claims first victim”:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Foster+claims+first+victim/2724326/story.html


Privacy battle looms for social networking sites”:

http://www.3news.co.nz/Privacy-battle-looms-for-social-networking-sites/tabid/412/articleID/148188/Default.aspx


On the matter of extradition”:

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Abbott-Mar-21


Hacker could get up to 25 years”:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1597462/hacker

HEALTH & RESEARCH


Obama wins historic Health Reforms battle”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100322/twl-obama-wins-historic-health-reforms-b-3fd0ae9.html


Mental Health America Hails Enactment of Historic Health Care Reform Bill”:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mental-health-america-hails-enactment-of-historic-health-care-reform-bill-88938142.html


For consumers, some clarity on Health Care changes”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/your-money/health-insurance/22consumer.html?ref=health


Neurologists on Capitol Hill to push for Health Care Reform”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/181288.php


Finding a better genetic test for autism”:

http://www.clpmag.com/news/2010-03-18_03.asp


Measles and mumps cases quadruple in one year”:

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/kent-news/Measles-and-mumps-cases-quadruple-in-one-year–newsinkent33478.aspx?news=local


Comparative effectiveness trial leads to evidence-based care for childhood epilepsy/Oldest epilepsy drug best for children”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/comparative_effectiveness_trial_leads_to_evidencebased_care.htm


Study faces up to the challenges of illness … Children have been helping Lancaster University psychologists better understand conditions including stroke, epilepsy and mental illness.”:

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Study-faces-up-to-the.6170149.jp


Indigenous psychologists establish online presence – Australian Psychological Society”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/indigenous_psychologists_establish_online_presence__austral.htm


Grinding teeth at night may be a sign of daytime stress”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/grinding_teeth_at_night_may_be_a_sign_of_daytime_stress.htm


BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bps_research_digest_the_special_issue_spotter_8.htm


Moderate drinking before trauma leads to more flashbacks”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/moderate_drinking_before_trauma_leads_to_more_flashbacks.htm


Tips to avoid burnout”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/tips_to_avoid_burnout.htm


Loss of enzyme reduces neural activity in Angelman Syndrome”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/loss_of_enzyme_reduces_neural_activity_in_angelman_syndrome.htm


What is Hydrocephalus(Water On The Brain) What causes Hydrocephalus?”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/181727.php


Latest on Depression: Includes When Personality Makes Drugs Ineffective, New Drug Strategy, Depression’s Upside, Down, Beating Depression After Divorce & More”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/latest_on_depression_includes.htm


Social Anxiety and Drugs: A Lesson About Addiction from Monkeys”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/social_anxiety_and_drugs_a_lesson_about_addiction_from_monk.htm


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/mindfulnessbased_stress_reduction_workbook.htm


Mental Health: One Page Questionnaire is Effective Screening Tool/5 Tips If You Love Someone With Mental Illness”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/mental_health_one_page_questionnaire_is_effective_screening.htm


Human brain becomes tuned to voices and emotional tone of voice during infancy”:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-03/cp-hbb031910.php


Child Development: Do Baby Einstein DVDs Affect Language Development?, The Infant Brain, Role of Baby-Sign & More …”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/child_development_do_baby_einstein_dvds_affect_language_dev.htm


Childhood Health & Behaviour: Behavioural Problems, Childhood Stress, Affects of Repeated Anesthesia on Learning, Unexplained Abdominal Pain, Teaching Self Control”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/childhood_health__behaviour_behavioral_problems_childhood.htm


Happiness: Happy People Talk More Seriously, Counting Your Blessings, What’s In A Smile?”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/happiness_happy_people_talk_more_seriously_counting_your_b.htm


Relationships: Men’s Preference For The Hourglass Figure, The Last Taboo, Teen Relationships & More”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/relationships_mens_preference_for_the_hourglass_figure_th.htm


Relationships: Playing Hard To Get, Does it Work?, The Truth About Open Marriage, Confidence, Grandparenting, Jealousy, Emotional Resiliency & More”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/relationships_playing_hard_to_get_does_it_work_the_truth.htm


Medical alert jewelry has become more stylish”:

http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2010/03/11/982364


Virtual Hospital”:

http://www.uihealthcare.com/vh/

EDUCATION

Court awards bullied student $800,000/Family of Autistic boy file discrimination lawsuit/Keeping all Students Safe Act passes House”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/education_court_awards_bullied_student_800000family_of_a.htm


PEI “Autism Society backs parents”:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/03/22/pei-autism-society-eastern-school-584.html


School criticised for putting autistic kids in pen”:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/11/2843283.htm?site=idx-nsw


Communication – Tobii Assistive Technology “Children learn to speak with their eyes”:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwood/news/lifestyle/x1013167347/Children-learn-to-speak-with-their-eyes


A pioneering new way to face up to dyslexia”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article7067419.ece


Computers help dyslexics learn better”:

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20100321180542/Article/index_html


Tom Heaffey: The boy whose blue-tinted glasses have cured his Meares-Irlen syndrome”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1259447/Tom-Heaffey-The-boy-blue-tinted-glasses-cured-Meares-Irlen-syndrome.html?ITO=1490


£1.8m plans for new school unit”:

http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/5039111.__1_8m_plans_for_new_school_unit/


Horses help teach special education students”:

http://www.wtoc.com/global/story.asp?s=12083109


Special Education terms and procedures: What all teachers should know”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2800872/special_education_terms_and_procedures.html?cat=25


Little Shop of Horrors: Teen with Asperger Syndrome takes root in horrors”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/little_shop_of_horrors_teen_with_asperger_syndrome_takes_ro.htm


TES Connect Download Resources: Young Geographers Go Local”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6038327


TES Connect Download Resources: Things That I Like”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6039553


TES Connect Download Resources: Things I Dislike”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6039585


TES Connect Download Resources: SEN Top TEN Motivational Staffroom Poster”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6039489

EMPLOYMENT


Only 15% of autistic people in jobs, expert says”:

http://www.efd.org.uk/media-centre/news/6623/only-15-autistic-people-jobs-expert-says


IT jobs for autistic people”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8580255.stm


DH launches autism strategy”:

http://www.efd.org.uk/media-centre/news/6625/dh-launches-autism-strategy


Skills for Care welcome new strategy to boost training for workers supporting autistic people”:

http://www.caringbusiness.co.uk/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=259730&CMPI_SHARED_articleId=3793378&CMPI_SHARED_ImageArticleId=3793378&CMPI_SHARED_articleIdRelated=3793378&CMPI_SHARED_ToolsArticleId=3793378&CMPI_SHARED_CommentArticleId=3793378&articleTitle=Skills%20for%20Care%20welcome%20new%20strategy%20to%20boost%20training%20for%20workers%20supporting%20people%20with%20autism


Program gives autistic students confidence to join work force”:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_672793.html


Position Available “Principal/Headteacher at Hillingdon Manor School”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2855299


Position Available “Mainstream Teacher at Snowsfields Primary School”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2865581


Worker to help autistic people in Cambridgeshire”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/8552706.stm


Disabled ‘wrongly denied’ benefit, Citizens Advice says”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8580936.stm


NAS response to the Not Working Report by Citizens Advice, UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/183095.php


Creative Support Ltd”:

http://www.creativesupport.co.uk/


“Autelligent Laboratories

We believe all people have a contribution to make and deserve an opportunity to be productive.

With your caring and excellent help, we are creating jobs for the 40 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Today less than one in five of us are currently employed. We are motivated and competent and we deserve equal employment. Help make this a reality.

Autelligent Laboratories is dedicated to creating a space where autistic software engineers can more than contribute, we can excel.”:

http://www.autlabs.com/


Luxury Quality Scented Candles “Humbolt Candles – Autism & Disability Employment Company”:

http://www.humboldtcandles.com/index.html


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

GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


Why my special son is a joy to the family”:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Why-my-special-son-is.6128011.jp


Book group gives girls a safe place to speak out”:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100310-LIFE-3100346


Special-needs and autism-friendly Philadelphia-area egg hunt”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-22693-Philadelphia-Autism–Parenting-Examiner~y2010m3d4-Specialneeds-and-autismfriendly-Philadelphiaarea-egg-hunt


At home with the android family”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/mar/09/robots-family-home-helps


Aspect “Autism website soldiers on despite hacking”:

http://www.periscopeit.co.uk/website-monitoring-news/article/autism-website-soldiers-on-despite-hacking/625

EASTER

Enchanted Learning Easter & Spring Crafts”:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/easter/


Kaboose Easter Crafts for Kids”:

http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/easter/

Activity Village Easter Crafts for Kids”:

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


Family Fun Website: Kids’ Easter Crafts”:

http://familyfun.go.com/easter/easter-crafts/

Easter Around the World”:

http://www.easterbunnys.net/easteraroundtheworld.htmh

Better Recipes: Easter”:

http://www.betterrecipes.com/holiday/easter/index.html


Easter Recipes”:

http://homecooking.about.com/od/easter/Easter_Recipes.htm

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Slovak Flag

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

Spolocnost na pomoc osobám s autizmom (SPOSA)
Fedakova 5
P.O.Box 8
841 O2 Bratislava 42
THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
tel/fax: 004212/ 544 11 774
e-mail: sposa@pobox.sk
Website: http://www.sposa.sk

Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle

ANED – Slovakia”:

http://www.disability-europe.net/en/countries/Slovakia?jsEnabled=1

Europe's Courtyard

Europe’s Courtyard
Located in the centre of Komárno, Slovak Republic. Construction began in 1998 and is almost complete. The idea was to create a mini Europe with all the various architecture styles represented. Komár in the Slovak language means Mosquito. This rings true to the fact that the town was built on a marsh which would have originally housed swarms of mosquitos.

A mission to promote disability rights in Slovakia”:

http://www.apa.org/monitor/feb05/slovakia.aspx

Primate's Palace

The Primacialny Palace (Primate’s Palace) in Bratislava Slovak Republic. The building where in the hall of mirrors in the early 1800s, Napoleon signed the document that ended the Holy Roman Empire. The statue of St. George at Primacialny Palace stabbing a three headed dragon.

Slovakia Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/slovakia-guide/

Slovak National Theatre

Slovak National Theatre

Slovakia Facts”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/slovakia-facts/

Bridge over Danube, Bratislava

Bridge over Danube, Bratislava

Slovakia – Official Tourism Sites & More”:

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/tripmarks/eastern-europe-text/17

View from Kraliky, Greater Fatra

View from Kalikry, Greater Fatra.  Learn More …  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Fatra

Mountain Village of Rybo

Slovakian mountain village Rybô in the south part of the Greater Fatra.

The High Tatras

The High Tatras

High Tatras, Gerlach

High Tatras, Gerlach 2656m.

Belianske, Tatry Mountains

Belianske Tatry Mountains

Main Road in Kosice

Main Road in Kosice

Kosice Fountains

Kosice Fountains

Stream in Smrekovica

A stream in Smrekovica

Jozef Murgas

Jozef Murgas  (17 February 1864 – 11 May 1929) was a Slovak inventor, architect, botanist, painter, patriot, and Roman Catholic priest. He contributed to wireless telegraphy and help develop mobile communications and wireless transmission of information and human voice. Murgaš was nicknamed the Radio Priest and deemed a Renaissance man.  Learn More … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_Murga%C5%A1 List of Famous Slovakians:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Slovaks

ADD/ADHD


Ritalin and Methylphenidate: Side Effects for Adult Users of this ADHD medication”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2810232/ritalin_and_methylphenidate_side_effects.html?cat=5


Treating ADHD without medication (Video 4:28)”:

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/5895/1357615?cpt=8&title=health&wpid=2057


Guide to ADHD”:

http://www.parenting.com/article/Toddler/Health/Guide-to-ADHD


Physician’s Focus: Multimodal Treatment of ADHD in children”:

http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/Modern+Medicine+Feature+Articles/Physicians-Focus-Multimodal-Treatment-of-ADHD-in-C/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/660442?


Building strong parental relationships with ADHD kids”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-41183-Austin-Relationship-Advice-Examiner~y2010m3d17-Building-strong-parental-relationships-with-ADHD-kids?cid=channel-rss-Relationships


Cats attracted to ADHD drug, a feline posion”:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/57213/title/Cats_attracted_to_ADHD_drug%2C_a_feline_poison


ADRES “Adverse Drug Reaction Electronic System(Adverse Drug Reactions Website)”- This website provides patients, doctors, and other medical professionals with a comprehensive examination of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), side effects, and other safety information for both prescription and over-the-counter medications.. Our goal is to allow users of our website make informed decisions when taking (patients) or prescribing (doctors) drugs. We are providing unmatched information and analysis tools.

http://www.adverse-drug-reaction.net/


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 those 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/index.html


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

SPORT


Hockey program giving special athletes a chance for ice time”:

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/03/21/sports/srv0000007865096.txt


Hannah steps up for autism charity”:

http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/5065902.Hannah_steps_up_for_autism_charity/


Swimming Challenges ~ Includes Great Swim Series 2010(June – September 2010)”:

The Great Swim series is taking place at various locations during summer 2010. There will be four televised one-mile outdoor swims, staged in lakes, lochs and docks around the UK.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2551


10-kilometre runs”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1816


Trek the Sahara – 5-25 March 2010 or 29 Oct-8 Nov 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2542


Trek the Inca Trail – 22-31 May 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1863


Trek Snowdon – 11–3 June 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2524


Trek the Jurassic Coast – 16-18 July 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2525


Trek Mount Kilimanjaro – 29 Sept-10 Oct 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2200


Trek the Great Wall of China – 9-18 Oct 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2356


Trek to Everest Base Camp – 5-21 November 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2354


Cycle Cuba – 14-22 March 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2357


London to Paris 2010 – 5-8 June”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2407


L’Etape du Tour 2010 – 18 July 2010”

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2404


“Sky Diving – All Year Round”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1726

MUSIC


Little Ellie is YouTube hit”:

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/neathporttalbot/news/Little-Ellie-YouTube-hit/article-1901001-detail/article.html


Chords for Kids lets autistic kids experience a live classical concert”:

http://chicagopressrelease.com/press-releases/chords-for-kids-lets-kids-with-autism-experience-a-live-classical-concert


David Lucas celebrated for contributions to musical composition and production … His most recent work has been with the Miracle Project – a cause devoted to Autism awareness. Lucas has helped produce a song written by his son Jason Lucas called “Butterfly,” which features Chaka Khan in a duet with the eight year old autistic talent Gina Incandela.”:

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/david-lucas-celebrated-for-contributions-to-musical-composition-and-production-140331.php


Rock band Spoon is no overnight success but the members like it that way”:

http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/55/1102893


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


Stephen Wiltshire to visit Sydney, Australia – 19-24 April 2010”:

http://autismmonth.wordpress.com/autism-month/stephen-wiltshire/


Rainbows and Monsters: Show spotlights artwork of autistic students”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/rainbows_and_monsters_show_spotlights_artwork_of_autistic_s.htm


The Help Group and Bear Givers celebrate young artists with autism spectrum disorders”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100318/bs_prweb/prweb3750224;_ylt=AutLBBWHNlLB8MEsiZM8vuw51sIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJtNDZtc3YyBGFzc2V0A3Byd2ViLzIwMTAwMzE4L3Byd2ViMzc1MDIyNARwb3MDMTkEc2VjA3luX3BhZ2luYXRlX3N1bW1hcnlfbGlzdARzbGsDdGhlaGVscGdyb3Vw


Closing Date: Wednesday 24th March 2010 “Young Brits at Art, Suggested Topic, Your Rights”

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is asking young Britons to express their vision of a world free from prejudice for Young Brits at Art 2010. This year the national art award invites 11-19 year olds to explore their beliefs, opinions and judgments by asking: “What would the world look like if we lived without prejudice?” Young Brits at Art 2010 includes new categories such as photography, sculpture and motion animation, as well as its previous sections for painting and drawing.

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6033713


GLIMPSE – the talents of the autism community

They are painters, sculptors and photographers; poets and storytellers; musicians and creators of amazing video games. They are kids, teens and adults. Last year, a new online publication arose to celebrate the talents of autistic individuals and other developmental disabilities: GLIMPSE, offered by ICDL (The Interdisciplinary Council of Developmental and Learning Disorders). In late 2008, Volume 2 of GLIMPSE was released, and was expanded into a print book and notecards. The works are serious, humourous, deeply personal and illuminating. See it for yourself, share it with others, submit your own/your child’s work for inclusion in Volume 3, to release later this year. Find information and ordering details at www.icdl.com


ARTROOM ………where under 17s can make and display art online”:

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artroom/index.php

MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


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

BOOKS

Will Hadcroft: Writing can make a difference”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/will_hadcroft_writing_can_make_a_difference.htm


“Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need: Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem”:

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050012


Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for Your Autistic Child”

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050418


Providing Practical Support for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Supported Living in the Community”

Denise Edwards

Foreword by E. Veronica Bliss

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105770


ADHD – Living without Brakes”

Martin L. Kutscher MD

Illustrated by Douglas Puder, MD

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108733


Caring for Myself: A Social Skills Storybook”

Christy Gast and Jane Krug

Photographs by Kotoe Laackman

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108726


Planning to Learn: Creating and Using a Personal Planner with Young People on the Autism Spectrum”

Keely Harper-Hill and Stephanie Lord

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105619


Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for your Child with Special Needs”

Jan Starr Campito

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108511


Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish: A Guide for Parents and Professionals”

Marilyn Martin

Foreword by Michelle Berg

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108580

MOVIE

How to Train Your Dragon (3D)”

Release Date: March 26, 2010.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHUhygdAZIw


Synopsis: From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” comes “How to Train Your Dragon.” Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Consensus: Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars.

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/1194522-how_to_train_your_dragon/

Clash of the Titans”

Release Date: March 26, 2010.

Offical Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcdP8YAW-8A


Synopsis: In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. Read More … http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/clash_of_the_titans_2010/

VIDEO GAME

Mystery Tales of Time Travel” (Nintendo DS)

Release Date April 1, 2010.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mystery-Tales-Time-Travel-Nintendo/dp/B00385X5CY/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__34?ie=UTF8&s=videogames


Doctor Who Becomes Doctor Wii”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/9859/


New guitar game is the real thing”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/9115/


New Playstation Controller”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/9150/


Console-Killing Game System Unveiled …

OnLive “The Death of Games Consoles – Coming Soon!”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/9173/


Wii could help prevent elderly falls”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7440871/Wii-could-help-prevent-elderly-falls.html

TECH

Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2

Babbage Nanomachine Promises Low-Energy Computing”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527536.600-babbage-nanomachine-promises-lowenergy-computing.html

SPACE

Neptune May Have Eaten A Planet And Stolen Its Moon”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527522.900-neptune-may-have-eaten-a-planet-and-stolen-its-moon.html


Take Care,

Julie

Liptov, Slovakia

Liptov, Slovakia



 

We trawl the world’s journals so you don’t have to:

Team Innovation, Knowledge and Performance Management (European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology).

Prisoner’s Mental Health (International Journal of Prisoner Health).

Activism and Emotional Sustainability (Emotion, Space and Society).

Improving Outcomes for Children and Young People in Care (Vulnerable Children and Young People).

Processing the Chinese language (Language and Cognitive Processes).

Beyond Psychopathology: Interrogating (Dis)Orders of Body Weight and Body Management (Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology). 

Source: http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2009/09/special-issue-spotter.html



UFO hacker Gary McKinnon to learn of Supreme Court appeal


14 September 2009


Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon, who gained unauthorised access to multiple Pentagon computer systems, will learn this week whether an application for an appeal in his case will be heard by the Supreme Court, the new highest court in the UK.


If the appeal goes ahead, then Infosecurity understands an extradition of McKinnon would be unlikely to happen before next spring.


McKinnon, who has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, has admitted his hacking exploits, but has claimed all along that he carried out his unauthorised accesses merely to prove the existence of UFOs and the fact that they have been investigated by the US military.


The Supreme Court application for an appeal comes as a cross party group of MPs attempted earlier this month to apply fresh political pressure on the current Home Secretary Alan Johnson to halt the extradition of McKinnon.


The delegation of three Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat members told Johnson in a Home Office meeting last week that he has the “power and the duty” to step in to prevent McKinnon from being sent for trial in the USA.


David Davis, the former Shadow Home Secretary, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne and Michael Meacher, the former Labour minister, all joined forces for the meeting looking at the case of McKinnon.


Read Article in Full:  http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/3950/ufo-hacker-gary-mckinnon-to-learn-of-supreme-court-appeal/


Wednesday 30 September 2009, 5:30 PM


McKinnon fight goes to Brighton


Posted by Tom Espiner


Campaigners against the extradition of Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon have garnered more support at the Labour Party conference in Brighton.

McKinnon’s mother Janis Sharp told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that MP Keith Vaz had agreed to write to American civil liberties campaigner Jessie Jackson outlining McKinnon’s case.

The hacker, who admits accessing US systems in 2001/02, claims to have been searching for evidence of UFOs. Last summer McKinnon was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) has requested a meeting with Sarah Brown, the prime minister’s wife, to discuss McKinnon’s situation, a NAS spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.


McKinnon faces extradition to the US to face hacking charges.


Read in Full:

http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10014038o-2000331828b,00.htm?s_cid=259


Previous Updates


“Gary McKinnon Updates: Protestors Challenge McKinnon Extradition/American Civil Liberties Union Attacks David Miliband over UK/US Extradition Treaty”:
http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/gary_mckinnon_updates_protestors_challenge_mckinnon_extradi.htm



14 September 2009


A young autistic boy from Swindon is hoping to challenge perceptions of autism after he created a series of computer games online.


Jack Booth, 11, of Beech Avenue, in Pinehurst has been busy creating games to challenge players around the world, reports the Swindon Advertiser.One of Jack’s games – which he says he can create in half an hour – City Of The Dead, is proving a real challenge for worldwide players as nobody has managed to complete the game in over 2,000 attempts. Now Jack hopes his achievements will help to challenge perceptions of autism. “I would like to show people they shouldn’t be scared to be friends with me,” he told the news provider.


Read Article in Full:

http://www.craegmoor.co.uk/news/industry/19359764/autistic_youngster_becomes_internet_hit.aspx