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"Comrades" - Moldova

HEADLINES

“UKAF congratulates President Elect Obama”:

http://www.bloggernews.net/118491


“Barack Obama and Joe Biden – Supporting Americans with ASD”:

www.barackobama.com/pdf/AutismSpectrumDisorders.pdf


“Missing Xbox runaway Brandon Crisp found dead”:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,24610280-5014239,00.html


“Parents fear internet addiction”:

http://www.thestar.com/article/523702


“Children in care drugged”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24591922-601,00.html


“Doctor barred from Australia because of Down syndrome son”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/3329411/Doctor-barred-from-Australia-because-of-Down-syndrome-son.html


“Chorus of demands to let doctor Bernhard Moeller stay”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24584089-23289,00.html


“Torfield teachers trip to Russia”:

http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/Torfield-teachers-trip-to-Russia.4663366.jp


“Major initiative on poverty and autism in the UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/127852.php


“Treehouse supports the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Housing/2008-11-05-TreeHouse-supports-the-UN-Convention-on-the-Rights-of-People-with-Disabilities


“The inaugural Annual Treehouse Lecture: “Are we ambitious enough about autism?”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2008-10-29-The-inaugural-Annual-TreeHouse-Lecture-Are-we-ambitious-enough-about-autism


“Single vaccine safety warnings”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7689901.stm


“Clarke backs bid for better deal for autistic people”:

http://www.acadvertiser.co.uk/lanarkshire-news/local-news/airdrie-news/2008/10/29/clarke-backs-bid-for-better-deal-for-people-with-autism-65864-22152243/


UK “Elaine Hill appointed as the new specialist advisor for autism”:

http://pr-canada.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58098&Itemid=61


“I Exist campaign win: Department of Health appoints new specialist advisor for autism”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17877


“Benefit changes come into force”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/11/20081027/tpl-benefit-changes-come-into-force-0a1c1a1.html


“Looking for a home for special needs play centre”:

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2038237_looking_for_a_home_for_special_needs_play_centre


“City set to ban the mosquito”:

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/City-set-ban-mosquito/article-428116-detail/article.html


Gary McKinnon “Calls grow to save autistic Scots hacker from threat of US prison”:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/Calls-grow-to-save-.4643340.jp


“Cross-party attemt to fight extradition of British hacker”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/nov/03/gary-kinnon-hacker-aspergers-extradition


“Appeals made to prevent hacker being extradited”:

http://www.scmagazineuk.com/Appeals-made-to-prevent-hacker-being-extradited/article/120151/


“Hacker too sick for US extradition”:

http://www.policeoracle.com/news/Hacker%2DToo%2DSick%2Dfor%2DUS%2DExtradition%5F17609%2Ehtml


“Jacqui Smith should be ashamed of handling of hacker case”:

http://woodandvale.london24.net/woodandvale/postbag/story.aspx?brand=NorthLondon24&category=Postbagwoodandvale&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=postbagwoodandvale&itemid=WeED24%20Oct%202008%2015%3A30%3A26%3A703


“Understanding Adolescents Conference to be held … Topics include: promoting sexual health within the context of teen health care visits; update on the use of antipsychotics in primary care pediatrics; adolescents with autism spectrum disorders; and the teen presentation “Communicating with Teens.”:

http://news.uky.edu/news/display_article.php?category=0&artid=4097&type=1


“New NAS branch opens in Calderdale”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17804


“New autism support group to launch in Stratford-upon-Avon”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17895


“help! at hand for parents of autistic children in Sandbach: free support programme”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17805


“Invitation to a Christmas party”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17836


“Denis Leary tells parents: I’m Sorry”:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1128280


“When not to write about autism”:

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn15125-comment-when-not-to-write-about-autism.html?feedId=online-news_rss20


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RESEARCH


“Probe into anti-depressants being conducted ‘in secret”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24584116-23289,00.html


“Machinery that helps make memories identified”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/127632.php


“Autism link to firstborn of older parents”:

http://news.scotsman.com/health/Autism-link-to-firstborn-of.4630550.jp


“Treatment with Paliperidone ER significantly improves symptoms of schizoaffective disorder, Study”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/127866.php


“Personal genomes: The case of the missing heritability”:

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081105/full/456018a.html?s=news_rss


“Is mirror neuron activity just a mirage?”:

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn15133-is-mirror-neuron-activity-just-a-mirage.html?feedId=online-news_rss20


“NEJM – A functional genetic link between distinct developmental language disorders”:

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMoa0802828


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EDUCATION


“Educational neuroscience: where are we?”:

http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/educational-neuroscience-where-are-we-3675


“Norfolk’s shock £8m bill for out of county schooling”:

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED05%20Nov%202008%2011%3A13%3A30%3A323


“Training would cut bullying of autistic pupils”:

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/northeast/redbridge/3786820.Training____would_cut_bullying_of_autistic_pupils___/


“Taking stock as garden centre makes way for a £6m school”:

http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/Taking-stock-garden-centre-makes-way-6m-school/article-430243-detail/article.html


“Differently abled students earn and learn at store in Reading school”:

http://www.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=111513


“Pupils earn just reward for healthy eating”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/03/health-scotland-dinners-schools-charity


“Program helps autistic students discover the joys of recess”:

http://www.stargazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008810220317


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EMPLOYMENT


Deborah Orr: “Having a hard time in the office? … Recently Gill Switalski appeared to have won a case against F&C Asset Management, in which she accused a new line manager of becoming “fixated” with her flexible hours – even though she was hitting her targets – and mounting a campaign of “bullying, harassment, intimidation, sexual discrimination and victimisation against her”. Switalski’s flexible hours were in place so that she could look after her sons – one with cerebral palsy and one with Asperger’s. She still faces further litigation, with the prosecution alleging that she “faked a breakdown”. Individual cases tend to drag on, as allegations are always ruthlessly contested.”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/deborah-orr/deborah-orr-having-a-hard-time-in-the-office-the-city-should-share-the-blame-972774.html


UK: NAS Prospects Employment Service “Employment training courses for autistic adults”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1342&a=17008


“Auties.org”:
Individuality, Diversity, Equality, Achievement

Auties.org is an Aspie & Autie friendly site for all people on the Autistic Spectrum who are ready to dare reach out to occupation and employment, open the doors to the community and market their abilities directly to the public and for those interested in supporting these pioneers. http://www.auties.org/


“Prospects”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=473&a=2348


“AutismJobs”:
Linking job seekers with vacancies in work related to autism, Aspergers and ASDs
http://www.autismjobs.org/?section=00010009


“Current job vacancies within the NAS”:
http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=170


For further employment information, please view”:
http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/employment_on_the_autism_spectrum.htm


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GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


Indonesia & Korea “Breaking down barriers for autistic children”:

http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2896659


“Children with Asperger’s: A 21st Century Brain Trust”:

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/nov2008/db2008113_305056.htm


“Service dog changes life for Fairbanks autistic girl”:

http://newsminer.com/news/2008/oct/26/service-dog-changes-life-fairbanks-girl-autism/


“Braxton comes to terms with son’s autism”:

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur48127.cfm


MOLDOVA

Flag of Moldova

“Flag of Moldova”:

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

Chisinau, Moldova's Capital

“Keystone Human Services International – Community based children and family services available on an international basis”:

http://www.keystonehumanservices.org/khsi/moldova/aboutMoldova.php

Moldovan countryside

“Services Center for Students with Disabilities”:

http://www.cssdmoldova.org/index.html

House of Parliament, Moldova

Moldova CAJPD(Founded 2006) “Legal Assistance Center for people with disabilities”

Defence and promotion of the Rights of Disabled People


Company Address: MD-2002
Moldova
Kishinev
AÅŸhabad
134


Phone: (+373 22) 287090

Email: consultant_juridic@yahoo.com

Web: http://www.advocacy.md

http://www.allmoldova.com/index.php?action=viewfirm&id=1197364480&lng=eng

Fountain at Opera, Chisinau

“Moldova’s system of social protection of disabled people will be reorganised, President says … Data put out by the Social Protection, Child and Family Ministry show that there are 168,600 people with disabilities in Moldova, of whom 13,000 children.”:

http://www.moldpres.md/default.asp?Lang=en&ID=78038

Air Moldova

“UN experts examine disability issues, family support”:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=22557&Cr=disabilities&Cr1=

Moldavian children

“International Prospects(Christian Support): A Visit to Hincesti, Moldova”:

http://www.prospects.org.uk/index.php/international_prospects/1/3/1

Returning from the fields

“Moldova Vision”:

http://moldovavision.org/index.htm

Moldovian boy with Russian car

“Moldova Aid Project”:

http://www.moldovaaidproject.org.uk/orphanage.html

Park in Chisinau

“Outreach Moldova”:

http://www.outreachmoldova.org/orm.aspx

Moldavian kid

“UNICEF – Moldova – New options for disabled children”:

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/moldova_28501.html

Nightfall in Chisinau

“Diagnosing autism from a distance”:

http://autism.about.com/b/2008/05/17/your-help-requested-will-doctors-diagnose-autism-from-a-distance.htm

Moldova's Grapes

Disability with Ability “Young people with disabilities to display their works at National History Museum in Chisinau”:

http://www.allmoldova.com/index.php?action=newsblock&rid=0&id=1187593375&sd=20&sm=08&sy=07&ed=20&em=08&ey=07&lng=eng

Moldovan mosaic

“Moldova facts, travel videos, flags & photos”:

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

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ADD/ADHD


“ADHD more likely to affect movement in boys”:

http://www.andhranews.net/Health/2008/November/4-Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-72186.asp


“Study: Kids increasingly medicated”:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/health&id=6485905&rss=rss-wls-article-6485905


“More kids taking medication; Obesity blames”:

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20081103/more-kids-taking-medication-obesity-blamed?src=RSS_PUBLIC


“ADHD tied to more severe nicotine dependence”:

http://www.postchronicle.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=99&num=182693


“A license to drive with ADHD”:

http://www.huliq.com/11/72137/license-drive-adhd


“ADD/ADHD – Medication Management Series: Measuring the top of the window”:

http://www.corepsychblog.com/2008/10/addadhd—medication-management-measuring-the-top-of-the-window.html


“Is a walk as good as Ritalin?”:

http://business.scotsman.com/nhshealth/Is-a-walk-as-good.4644019.jp


“Expert advice to de-clutter homes”:

http://www.sbsun.com/living/ci_10868596


“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


“Davies sets off to ‘Bike India”:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=119252


Wii Sport “Real workout, virtual world”:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/harford/bal-ha.autism02nov02,0,6886161.story?page=1&track=rss


“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 AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/


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ART


ARTIST – Steve Frisby


“Steve Frisby has been inspired to paint and study geometric and fractal designs for 14 years. He is 34.

Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in January 2005, Steven has pondered about boldness and the nature of beauty since childhood, and feels that geometry has led him to see his autistic abilities as keys to understanding.”:

http://www.autismart.org/


Yvette Prefontaine “Autistic expression through art”:

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/cityplus/story.html?id=9cea5a62-7eae-4f93-942c-52ef01f4487c&p=1


Art Exhibition “Celebrating 10 years of caring at Little Havens”:

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/echofeatures/3786070.Celebrating_10_years_of_caring_at_Little_Havens/


“Show helps autistic artists”:

http://www.yrng.com/article/83811


“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


“Autistic teen makes TV debut”:

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=8288


“The Lost Prince”:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=69258


“Films of my life: Miranda July on Billy the Kid”:

Billy the Kid
Jennifer Venditti (2007)


I’m such a fan of this movie. A film-maker called Jennifer Venditti followed a 15-year-old kid with Asperger’s around for three days. He’s just amazing and fascinating, because he seems to be the thing that each of us have inside us and that we make sure to keep inside so we won’t get destroyed. Watching him walk around so undefended is totally terrifying and exhilarating. It really affected me.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/nov/02/miranda-july-films-of-my-life


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


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BOOKS


Dr. Paul Offit: Debunking the Vaccine-Autism Link”:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/165644


New “Why do I have To?: A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules”

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

Illustrated by Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108917


New “The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome”

Author: K.I. Al-Ghani

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843109433


New “Fun with Messy Play: Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs”

Author: Tracey Beckerleg

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106418


“Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity: Looking Beyond the Label”

Authors: Harvey Molloy and Latika Vasil

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843101260


“Talking Teenagers: Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome”

Author: Ann Boushey

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108443


“Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between”

Edited by Liane Holliday Willey

Foreword by Luke Jackson

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843107422


“AS Poetry: Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life”

Author: Wendy Lawson

Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843104186


“Build Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide For Individuals with Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Wendy Lawson

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843101147


VIDEO GAME

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts (Released Nov ’08)

Banjo Kazooie Official Website

http://banjo-kazooie.com/


President Elect Barack Obama

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


“Obama promises new era of scientific innovation”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn15130?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=top1_head_Obama%20promises%20new%20era%20of%20scientific%20innovation


“Obama on science, in his own words”:

http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn15134-obama-on-science-in-his-own-words.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news4_head_dn15134


“Obamanauts’ may become space watchdogs”:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2008/11/obamanauts-may-become-space-wa.html

robotics

ROBOTICS


VIDEO“Robot maid launched in Japan – Revolutionises housework”

A Wall-e style robot that loves doing the washing, cleaning and tidying up has been launched in Japan.

http://itn.co.uk/news/cb3b7a7a934e8160d600741d2d98d760.html


“Cultured robots make sweet music together”

http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/robots/mg20026805.500-cultured-robots-make-sweet-music-together–.html

fireworks

For those celebrating Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night, Activity Village have some great safety advice, crafts, puzzles and recipes”:

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


Hope you enjoyed the read.


Take Care,

Julie

Moldova River at sunset



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