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January 2011




posted Thursday, 23 October 2008

Gent, Belgium


Boy kills himself with mother’s gun … A boy of four has accidentally killed himself with his police officer mother’s gun.

Brenda Lee Cotto was dropping her children off at school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when the gun apparently fell between the two front seats of the car as she leaned over to comb her daughter’s hair.

Her autistic son, Jeremy Marcano, got out of his booster seat, picked up the gun and shot himself in the face.”:

Brandon Crisp “Search to continue for missing Ontario teen”:

Gerwyn Morgan “Missing asperger’s boy found safe”:

Arrested New Britain teacher remains on payroll”:,0,6599761.story

Matthew Brook “Family claim victory over disabled man’s care”:

CHINA “Autism organisation is giving voice to families in China”:

First responders will get autism training”:

Aging mom seeks family to love her son”:

Aging parents fear autistic adults will be ‘forgotten’ in ‘piecemeal’ system”:

Mental health ‘disgrace’ a risk to young lives”:,25197,24513712-23289,00.html

Speechless man is denied pension”:

Man fails to beat ban from town”:

Eight new suspected measles cases”:

US Presidential Debate – NAS of UK encouraged to see autism high on the US political agenda”:

Palin’s record on special needs kids is mixed”:

Charity hits back at bid to scrap autism centre plan”:

Gary McKinnon Latest “Returns to Court – Oct 22”:

Jacqui Smith slammed by McKinnon lawyers”:,jacqui-smith-slammed-by-mckinnon-lawyers.aspx

Alleged NASA hacker loses another appeal”:

Accused hacker fails to halt extradition to U.S.”:

Contempt for hacker’s autism defence”:,contempt-for-hackers-autism-defence.aspx

Bold’ advert aims to help bullied autistic children”:

Autistic adults call for action”:

Charities join forces to combat misdiagnosis and poor management of Autism and deafness”:

Teacher who abused deaf  jailed”:

Autism support network launches”:,587982.shtml

Churches ‘underestimate’ people with disabilities”:

Churches challenged to embrace people with disabilities”:

Epilepsy “Epilepsy death inspires parents”:

Tesco faces court case after ordering disabled man to use PIN number he can’t remember”:

Blind masseurs protest at sighted competition”:

Taxi firm in court for refusing to take blind woman’s guide dog”:

Stephen Hawking “Hawking to be depicted in statue”:

Blind road speed record ~ Blind Belgian drives at 192 miles per hour”:

Denis Leary says autism criticism taken “out of context”:



Never gamble with an autistic opponent … Michelle Dawson, who is autistic and researches cognition in autism at the University of Montreal in Canada calls the findings “fascinating and important”.

“Autistics performed with enhanced accuracy compared to non-autistics, responding to the actual task demands rather than being hampered, as the non-autistics were, by the detrimental effects of unhelpful biases,” she says.

Autistic people make more rational decisions, study shows”:

Autistic people know the odds”:

Study reveals long-term effects of Asperger’s”:

It’s all in the tone”:

Looking through the broken mirror”:

M.I.N.D. Institute researchers find important clue to learning deficit in autistic children”:–mir100908.php

Autism linked to genius? Well, of course!”:

New test to detect autism in babies”:

Schizophrenia fight stepped up with $1.5m grant”:,25197,24513708-23289,00.html

Scientists engineer supersensititve receptor, gain better understanding of dopamine system”:



Education for all ‘Freddies”:

Father’s fury over school’s skating ban”:

Autistic brains wired for pictures, not words”:,25197,24473597-23289,00.html

Experts question benefit of school time-out rooms”:

Dyslexic pupil wins £25,000 compensation”:

Reaching an autistic teenager”:

Non-credit online College course covers teaching autistic students”:

Dublin “Northside teachers awarded bursaries … Colin McElroy was awarded a bursary in respect of his research into the transition from primary to post-primary school for students with Asperger’s syndrome.
“It is a great personal achievement to be awarded this research bursary,” said Mr McElroy.
“It reaffirms the significance and validity of my research which will raise the awareness and profiles of students with Asperger’s syndrome in Irish schools today, and the problems they face when making the transition from primary to post-primary school.”:

Princess visits specialist school”:



Tips from the top”:

UK: NAS Prospects Employment Service “Employment training courses for autistic adults”:”:
Individuality, Diversity, Equality, Achievement 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.


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

Current job vacancies within the NAS”:

For further employment information, please view”:



Donna Williams “Autism as a fruit salad”:

Woman’s autism took years to diagnose”:

Autism group a boon for teens”:

pumpkin wagon

For those who celebrate Halloween…

Halloween experiences for autism families”:

How to enjoy Halloween with your autistic child”:


Thankyou to the ‘mom’ who compiled the following:

Social stories: 20or%20treat.htm – trick or treat (no illustrations) g_a_costume.htm – wearing a costume (no illustrations) ween/Happy%20Halloween3.htm – short social story about Halloween.

Halloween cupcake – Halloween social story with pictograms. Halloween pumpkin eating.pdf – illustrated trick or treat story

doorstep decoration

Other useful resources: – lots of links pertaining to Halloween, including some that are autism-specific. – “How to enjoy halloween with your autistic child”

Halloween, DisneyLand lloweenclrbk.pdf – Halloween safety coloring book. 0from%20the%20PROS.PDF Tips from the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. Sample tip: Put a sign on your door that a neighbor is also distributing candy for your home (if your child is bothered by people coming to the door, or if he gets obsessed by the candy bowl).– Mask games from a Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in autism.

From the Archives ~ The O’Donnell Family “Autism Coach software donated to family featured on Extreme Makeover”:


Belgian flag

The colours of the Belgian flag represent the following:

Yellow ~ a symbol of generosity

Red ~ hardiness, bravery, strength and valour

Black ~ determination

Belgium - map

Opleidingscentrum Autisme”

Philosophy: … “We must try to understand the ‘autistic way of thinking’ and try to experience the world as people with autism do. Only this way we will understand the causes of their difficulties.”

Carpet Flower, Great Market

Vlaamse Vereniging Autisme”:

Stock Exchange, Brussels

Autism Europe aisble – To improve the quality of life of autistic people”:

Het Steen("The Stone Castle"), Antwerp

Belgium Facts, travel videos, flags & photos”:

Hotel de Ville, Brussels

Explore the Music of Belgium”:

Grote Market, Leuven, Belgium

Belgium – Wikipedia”:

Belgian chocolates

Art Programs for Children “Art In All Of Us – The Project – Art in All of Us (SM) (AiA) is a non-profit organization based in Belgium (Brussels) and New York (Chelsea and Manhattan):

Fjord horses pulling carriage, Antwerp

Enchanted Learning – Belgium”:

The Leie River, Grasbrug, Gent

About the Languages of Belgium

Dutch, French and German are all official languages of Belgium. More than half of Belgians speak Dutch, about a third speak French, about a tenth are bilingual and less than 1% speak German.

The Dutch spoken in Belgium is sometimes called Flemish by English speakers. It’s mainly spoken in the north. French is largely spoken in the south, and German is mainly spoken to the east, on the German border.
Christmas in Belgium
Belgian Children’s Songs”:

Association de Parents Pour L’Epanouiseement Des Personnes Autistas (APEPA)
Rue Château des Balances
3/27 à 5000 Namur
tel: 32 81 744350
fax: 32 81 744 350

Opleidingscentrum Autisme (Centre for Training on Autism)
Laar 61
B-2140 Antwerpen- Borgerhout
tel: (32) 3 235 37 55
fax: 32 2 236 58 46

Vlaamese Veriniging Autisme
Groot Benginjhof, 14
B-9040 Gent (Sint-Amandsberg)
Tel: (32) 78 152 252
Fax: (32) 92 188 383
(updated 8/08)



Nature may ease ADHD symptoms”:

Howie Mandel “TV star talks about having adult ADHD”:,0,7672157.story?track=rss

Conference to answer tough questions about children and technology”:

ADHD people more likely to be addicted to cigarettes”:

Promotional ADHD drug video draws FDA’s rebuke”:

ADHD – A very incomplete puzzle”:

What do you really know about ADHD?”:

Parents of LA School for the Deaf students frustrated about post-closure plans … Mahogany is not only deaf, but she also suffers from ADD, ADHD, and mental retardation. She gets hysterical. Her whole routine has been broken.”:”
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.

ADDISS” The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service…


hi2u ADHD Pages”:




CBC Compass News “Alex in a Tale of 3 Runners at the PEI Marathon”:

Alex Bain “Runman: Alex’s First Marathon in Pictures”:

Paralympians an inspiration – Brown”:

Darren’s great walk of China”:

Rosemary’s baby: autism awareness”:

Olympics/Paralympics blog …

A father recently wrote to Nova Canturion saying his son, who has the autistic condition Asperger’s Syndrome, was struggling at school, but had been transformed since watching Adlington on TV. He had not only taken up swimming, but swam five days a week to copy her regime. His school results have improved dramatically.”:

The 5k Santa run – 7th December”:

Flora London Marathon 2009”:

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

Cycle India 2009”:

Dublin Marathon – 27th October, 2008”:

Newcastle & Portsmouth “BUPA Great North Run 2008 – World’s Biggest Half Marathon – 5th October”:

Sahara Desert Trek – 8th-15th November, 2008”:

Cycle China 2009 – 19th-29th March”:

Trek the Inca Trail 2009 – 14th-23rd May”:

Trek Jordan 2009 – 10th-14th September”:



DVD “Autism the Musical”:

The AutisMusic Project”:




Daniel Barnett (Danjo) is 30 and realized only three years ago that he could express his feelings through his art. His style is typically naïve. He comments: ‘ Savant I am not. My art echoes the way I have to live – quite two dimensional and short on detail!’ He is single and lives in North Manchester although he hails from the Home Counties. Danjo enjoys art galleries and listening to a broad range of music, preferably live:

Art exhibit aids autism awareness”:

NAS Christmas cards”:

Take part in our creativity competition”:

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



Cartoon series aids autistic kids”:

Bakery film that was an inspiration coins in the dough at film festival … the makers of a low-budget Scottish documentary about a bakery staffed by people with Down’s syndrome and autism have won $75,000 (£46,000) at a festival in Abu Dhabi.

The bakery is run by Garvald Edinburgh, which provides support services for adults with disabilities.”:

“Spoonface Steinberg: be prepared to weep”:

Licensed to thrill! New Bond film’s on its way … Hampshire Autistic Society has also pulled off a coup by securing a screening of the film at The Apollo Cinema, Fareham, on the same night at 7.30pm.
The society’s head of community fund-raising Gemma Harvey said £16 tickets for the premiere were selling fast.”:

Juliet Stevenson to appear in Dustbin Baby”:

Actors for Autism”:



Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure”

Author: P A Offit

“[Dr. Offit] has done a huge public service by exposing the tragic and dangerous place the anti-vaccine hysteria has taken us.” — Huntly Collins, Philadelphia Inquirer

UC Authors Featured at Cincinnati Book Festival”

James C. Wilson, professor of English & Comparative Literature, A&S
Wilson’s memoir, “Weather Reports from the Autism Front: A Father’s Memoir of His Autistic Son” (McFarland & Company, Inc.), is described as follows by “Based on detailed research and a lifetime of personal experience, James Wilson recounts his personal journey as the primary companion of his now twenty-six-year-old autistic son, Sam. This realistic, irreverent account of an autistic young man and his misadventures while transitioning to adulthood provides enlightening truths as well as sardonic humor. Formally seen as a neurological disorder, autism is increasingly being looked upon as simply a form of neurodiversity. Rejecting mainstream attitudes, Wilson explores this modern view of autism through his own experience as well as quotes from autistic people and bloggers, some of whom are the most vocal proponents of this viewpoint. A detailed bibliography accompanies this engaging memoir of a father and son’s experience negotiating the slippery slopes of normality.”

When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety”

Authors: Brenda Smith Myles and Kari D. Buron

Congratulations! It’s Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Jen Birch

Asperger’s Syndrome and High Achievement: Some Very Remarkable People”

Author: Ioan James

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes”

Author: Jennifer Elder

My Social Stories Book”

Author: Carol Gray

New “The Hidden Curriculum 2009

One-A-Day Calendar: Items for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations

By Brenda Myles with Megan Duncan

New “In His Shoes”

Author: Joanna Keating-Velasco

New “The Chameleon Kid”

Author: Elaine M. Larson

More Than Little Professors”

Author: Lisa Barrett Mann, M.S. Ed.

IGOR movie poster



IGOR is an animation starring the voices of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese. Igor is a talented inventor who’s determined to prove his worth at the annual Evil Science Fair. With help from his wise-cracking sidekicks Scamper, a grumpy lab rabbit, and the not so brainy Brain, he plans to create the greatest invention the world has ever seen and win first prize.


As always, the Kaboose team have a great range of Fall crafts, colouring and recipes for children to enjoy …

Sailor's Dream


Stars the only guide for Briton’s historic sail to Australia”

Speaking of sailboats and Australia for that matter, during an expedition in August/September this year, paintings of sail boats, ocean liners and biplanes were discovered in what’s been hailed as the largest Rock Art Site find, spanning art from the past 15 000 years. To view some examples of the newly discovered Art Trove …

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S. Korea’s dancing robot can also tackle the chores”:



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Conscientiousness Reportedly The Secret To A Long Life”

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