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HEADLINES


Special school staff investigated”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/7713703.stm


Investigation: Doctors turning away autistic children”:

http://www.woai.com/content/troubleshooters/story.aspx?content_id=53565605-c58a-4d62-995a-5b1281b7ed2b&rss=322


Anger over ban on vulnerable man”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7723134.stm


Justice system fails vulnerable”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7736141..stm


Betraying the disabled”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/nov/09/disability-unitednations


Fed complaint filed over dog for NYC autistic boy”:

http://www.topix.net/content/ap/2008/11/fed-complaint-filed-over-dog-for-nyc-autistic-boy


William Stillman “Demonstration lets you get ‘inside’ autism and see what it’s like”:

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081117/NEWS/811170319/-1/rss12


Jeddah ~ Autism, Reality & Future “Forum sheds light on new methods in autism care”:

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=116216&d=11&m=11&y=2008&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom


Rickets returns to Birmingham … The Victorian children’s disease of rickets has made a shock return to Birmingham after decades of lying dormant, public health bosses have revealed. Measles and mumps swept through communities, killing thousands in the Victorian era, and Midlands cases have surged over a decade, partly due to false claims the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine was linked to autism.”:

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-health-news/2008/11/19/rickets-returns-to-birmingham-65233-22290225/


Autism help for social care professionals”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130018.php

Autism2008 – the world’s biggest online autism conference – opens on November 24, 2008”
www.awares.org/conferences


OCD Conference 2008”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/128766.php


First ever NAS reception at 11 Downing Street”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17979


Gary McKinnon “Hacker loses latest fight over extradition”:

http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/content/haringey/tottenhamjournal/news/story.aspx?brand=HCEJOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newstwgj&itemid=WeED19%20Nov%202008%2015%3A44%3A09%3A283


Alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon could serve sentence in UK jail”:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2008/11/20/british-jail-hope-for-us-hack-trial-man-86908-20909158/


PM urged to intervene over hacker suspect”:

http://www.worthingherald.co.uk/latest-london-news/PM-urged-to-intervene-over.4710862.jp


McKinnon turns to internet fame in extradition battle”:

http://www.mxlogic.com/securitynews/disaster-recovery/mckinnon-turns-to-internet-fame-in-extradition-battle535.cfm


Justice should punt McKinnon”:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081110/BLOG32/811100261?Title=Justice_should_punt_McKinnon


Controversial Debate, London “Should we want to cure autism?”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/3356688/Should-we-want-to-cure-autism.html


UK autism campaigner Lee Scott MP shortlisted for e-Politix Disability Award 2008”:

http://www.huliq.com/212/72738/uk-autism-campaigner-lee-scott-mp-shortlisted-e-politix-disability-award-2008


Blind pilot guided to land by RAF”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/7715345.stm


Man develops mobile phone satnav system to help guide the blind”:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/11/10/man-develops-mobile-phone-satnav-system-to-help-guide-the-blind-115875-20883401/


Wacky vids for deaf are web hit”:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1944498..ece


VIDEO “The teenage rock band formed at a school for deaf children”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/video/2008/nov/18/disability-youngpeople

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RESEARCH


Lecture explores robots, autism”:

http://nn.byu.edu/story.cfm/70141


Supercomputers unlock brain’s secrets(includes photo gallery)”:

http://www.zdnetasia.com/photo_gallery/0,39067317,62047607,00.htm


Dangers of cod liver oil”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129013.php


Optic nerves regrowth raises hope for blind”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/nov/07/optical-nerves-medicine-science


Is cognitive therapy the answer?”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7714848.stm


Warning over untested web cures”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7718997.stm


Researchers find link between nicotine addiction and autism”:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/546499/?sc=rsmn


Ouch! Q & A: Depression”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/fact/ouch_q_a_23_depression.shtml

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EDUCATION


Around the world, parents of autistic children are fighting to give them a future”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2008/nov/18/autism-special-needs-education


New report: Schools are failing pupils”:

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


Clarity in autism approach”:

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2008/10/28/27065_opinion.html


New Report “Why don’t you understand?: The difficulties of teaching autistic children”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/11/special-needs-autistic-children-education


One in six school children in Scotland has learning difficulty”:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2467587.0.One_in_six_school_children_in_Scotland_has_learning_difficulty.php


Homeschooling the middle school years”:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59351.asp


Baroness Warnock gives lecture on education for children with special needs”:

http://media-newswire.com/release_1079525.html


Special Sensory Room helps autistic students in Michigan classroom”:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/usworld/news-article.aspx?storyid=124080&catid=6


Well done Torfield School”:

http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/newshastings/Well-done-Torfield-School.4680152.jp


Speaking up to help Max”:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/3835451.Speaking_up_to_help_Max/


Parents want children to get higher education they missed”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/06/regret-education-delay

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EMPLOYMENT


Position Available “Chair of the Board of Trustees, Adepta”:

http://jobs.thirdsector.co.uk/job/313967/chair-of-the-board-of-trustees


Position Available “Director of Children’s Services”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2703738


Position Available “Development Director, The Autism Trust”:

http://jobs.thirdsector.co.uk/job/313760/development-director


Position Available “Subject Leader: Learning Support Leading on Literacy”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2704786


MP backs Autism Cymru at Westminster”:

http://www.tivysideadvertiser.co.uk/news/3828578.MP_backs_Autism_Cymru_at_Westminster/


Backing for Glencraft future plan”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/7726939.stm


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


Archived “What Asperger’s syndrome has done for us”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3766697.stm


Archived “The Holocaust and Disabled People”:

http://www..bbc.co.uk/ouch/fact/the_holocaust_and_disabled_people_1207.shtml


Soldier is facing Taliban threat”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/11/08/soldier-is-facing-taliban-threat-91466-22208544/


VIDEO “Charity helps autistic child”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7724925.stm


After 17 years I’ve only just learnt why my Annie is so different”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/mental_health/article5113268.ece


Tinnitus: a whistling and distorted nightmare”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/article5081524.ece?openComment=true


Dogs make you healthy – official”:

http://www.getwokingham.co.uk/lifestyle/s/2038979_dogs_make_you_healthy__official


Disabled West Cumbrian teen Ana aiming to be an inspiration”:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1.267533


Choices limited for those with disability”:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c5bf8ef6-aade-11dd-897c-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1

Blue Icelandic Iceberg

ICELAND

Flag of Iceland

Flag of Iceland”

http://www.flags-flags-flags.org.uk/iceland-flag.htm

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

3 grass-roofed houses

Umsjonarfelag einhverfra”

http://www.einhverfa.is/

Biggest guyser in Iceland

Around Iceland”

http://www.endtoend.info/iceland/default.asp

Secret horse spotting place on the fjord

Archived “Icelandic director starts work on autism documentary”

http://www.autismconnect.org/news.asp?section=00010001&itemtype=news&id=6114

Jokulsarlon glacier lake

Travels and Tribulations in Iceland”

http://www.synergise.com/travel/Homepage/ed_iceland.php

Gorgeous sunrise in Iceland

Iceland’s Heated Debate: Photo Gallery

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/iceland/bendiksen-photography

Iceland's Flying Viking

Iceland: Power Struggle”

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/iceland/del-giudice-text

Viking Village, Iceland

Iceland – Introduction(includes a wealth of resources), Land of Fire and Ice, Icelandic Vikings”

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/geopedia/Iceland

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ADD/ADHD


Includes Audio “Diagnosis can miss ADHD symptoms in girls”:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97149159&ft=1&f=5


MHAPC presents educational program”:

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1478794.html


Large deformation diffeomorphic mapping reveals brain abnormailities in ADHD”:

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


Early onset approved for ADHD drug – Focalin XR”:

http://www.healthday.com/Article..asp?AID=621317


Gluten/Celiac, Migraine, & ADD/ADHD connections 1”:

http://www.corepsychblog.com/2008/11/glutenceliac-migraine-addadhd-connections-1.html


Aripiprazole in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/alexhakkinen/article/3521148


UNT to test ADHD treatment with amino acids, B-vitamins”:

http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/111508dnmetadhd.364119d.html


Canteens to look at effects of slushies”:

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/national/national/general/canteens-to-look-at-effects-of-slushies/1361885.aspx


Injuries link to ADHD diagnosis”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7713679.stm


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


Racing star honoured in national rally event … The official charity for the rally this year is TreeHouse.

TreeHouse is the national charity for autism education. Its vision is to transform through education the lives of children with autism and the lives of their families.”:

http://www.dgstandard.co.uk/dumfries-sport/other-sport-dumfries/2008/11/07/racing-star-honoured-in-national-rally-event-51311-22198128/


Top award for young javelin star”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/7719780.stm


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


Sahara Desert Trek – 8th-15th November, 2008”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16303


Cycle China 2009 – 19th-29th March”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16305


Trek the Inca Trail 2009 – 14th-23rd May”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16310


Trek Jordan 2009 – 10th-14th September”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1667&a=16314

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MUSIC


The Sunbeam Music Trust “Eleanor Rigby worked as a maid on a ward where she slowly grew old, mystery solved”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/eleanor-rigby-worked-as-a-maid-on-a-ward-where-she-slowly-grew-old-mystery-solved-1012505.html


Ladyhawke: ‘You have no idea what I have been through”:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/ladyhawke-you-have-no-idea-what-i-have-been-through-1017492.html


Vines singer’s mental health deteriorating”:

http://www.tourdates.co.uk/news/12871-Vines-singers-mental-health-deteriorating


Matt Savage on Wikipedia”:

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


The Jazz of Matt Savage”:

http://www.savagerecords.com/


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

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ART


ARTIST: Rozagy

Rozagy is a musician, writer, artist and a Mother of two.Rozagy’s artwork from her “DON’T Demonise Autism!” series was recently displayed in a Birmingham museum and in private galleries. She currently fronts the Autism Awareness campaign with a song “Open Every Door” that was presented to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Sept. 2007 to highlight the plight of Autistic people of Britain for better services and education. To view/purchase Rozagy’s art, you’ll click on her picture on page 2 of “Artists”, where you’ll find examples of her work.

http://www.autismart.org/


Philippines “Colors of a Spectrum Photo Workshop – November 22”:

http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5501&Itemid=247

Autistic artist having big year”:

http://wake.mync.com/site/Wake/news/story/19291/artist-with-autism-having-big-year/


NAS Christmas cards”:

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


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

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

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MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


Autism-friendly film screenings coming to Cineworld on the Isle of Wight”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17993


Mary McDonnell talks ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica” … She plays Dr. Virginia Dixon, a cardiac surgeon who begins a stint at Seattle Grace. The character also has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism that causes an inability to interact socially with others.

“This woman is really an excellent surgeon and a leader in her field, but she has a really interesting twist to her,” McDonnell says. “… It’s accompanied in her case by an inability, in a sort of normal social sense, to perform everyday functions easily that other people do quite easily.”:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2008/11/mary-mcdonnell.html


Disability: Beyond a Joke”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/17/television-freelance-cameraman#history-byline


Director’s anger over comedy film’s ‘disability’ warning”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/directors-anger-over-comedy-films-disability-warning-1020484.html


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

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BOOKS


Book review “The House of Wittgenstein by Alexander Waugh”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/08/house-wittgenstein-alexander-waugh


Book/Film – A Mother Like Alex “Grimsby link to wonder story”:

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/news/Grimsby-link-wonder-story/article-461276-detail/article.html


New “The Hidden Curriculum 2009 One-A-Day Calendar: Items for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations”

by Brenda Smith Myles with Megan Duncan

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9016.htm


Coming Soon “Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management”

Author: Nick Dubin

Foreword by Valerie Gaus

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108955


Coming Soon “Fathering Your Special Child”

A Book for Fathers or Carers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Josie Santomauro

Illustrated by Carla Marino

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106586

Anne Droyd and the House of Shadows

New “Anne Droyd and the House of Shadows”

Author: Will Hadcroft

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

Kung Fu Panda

MOVIE

Kung Fu Panda(Now Available on DVD)

Synopsis – http://www.cineworld.co.uk/cinematheque/Cinematheque.jgi?FILM=26486&FILMPART=4856

Sonic Unleashed

VIDEO GAME

Sonic: Unleashed

UK Release Date November, 30, 2008

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sega-Sonic-Unleashed-Xbox-360/dp/B001788Q8M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1227199526&sr=1-2

Hollywood

SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

New project aims to unite science and Hollywood

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16088-new-project-aims-to-unite-science-and-hollywood.html

Danger Will Robinson!

TECH

How to build robots we can trust”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16068

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating. For a listing of over 50+ interesting Thanksgiving websites … http://www.virtualquincy.com/quincy/holiday/thanks..html


Hope you enjoyed the read.


Till next time,

Take Care,

Julie

Icelandic canvas


1. Lenni left…

Saturday, 22 November 2008 10:09 pm :: http://www.thegirlwhospokewithpictures.c

After reading your blog, I thought you may be interested in Kim Miller. She’s an autistic artist. There is a website with her information on it: http://www.thegirlwhospokewithpictures.com/ill.html

2. Julie left…

Sunday, 23 November 2008 4:56 pm

Thanks Lenni – have just posted a feature page and will include Kim in the December 4 Newsletter.



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