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HEADLINES


“Vulnerable deaths inquiry set up”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7834393.stm


“Victim support”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/21/learning-disability-mental-health


“Disabled foster kids to be returned to carer”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24973281-23289,00.html


“Action for Children or action against autistic children?”:

http://actionforautism.co.uk/2009/01/23/action-for-children-or-action-against-autistic-children/


“Autistic children demonised by Action for Children”:

http://thefamilyvoyage.blogspot.com/2009/01/autistic-children-demonised-by-action.html


“Dan: The Real Story”:

http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.com/2009/01/dan-real-story.html


“Autistic Monster Dan (Cured)”:

http://the-newrepublic.blogspot.com/2009/01/autistic-monster-dan-cured.html


“Sudbury, Ont., woman whose home care was discontinued will be treated again”:

http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=216184&sc=509


“Possible pre-natal screening test for autism sparks eugenics debate in UK … pro-life advocates and parents of autistic children say that the whole idea of pre-natal “screening” is a matter of eugenics and that no child should be killed on the basis of a disability, whether or not they may become a great mathematician.”:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09012005.html


Baron-Cohen “Our research was not about prenatal screening for autism”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/20/research-autism-health-response-comment


“Autistic ‘runaway’ found seven miles away … An autistic teenager who ran out of an Islington special school when a fire alarm went off was found three hours later by police – SEVEN miles away in Greenwich.”:

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED21%20Jan%202009%2014%3A43%3A22%3A770


“Missing girl found safe”:

http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/content/havering/recorder/news/story.aspx?brand=RECOnline&category=newsRomford&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsromford&itemid=WeED16%20Jan%202009%2010%3A59%3A11%3A580


“MP’s plan to boost autism support”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7841692.stm


“New autism bill welcomed by NAS”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jan/21/uk-autism-bill


“Include autistic children in mainstream society”:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=71699


“Charity chief quits over autism row”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/25/autism-mmr-vaccine


“NAS debuts online awareness film”:

http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/874196/National-Autistic-Society-debuts-online-awareness-film/


“Web cafe planned for blind people”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7838171.stm

RESEARCH


“Vaccines’ role in autism further discounted”:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/397425_vaccine26.html


ASAN in Education Week “Plan for Federal Autism Research Marked by Debate on Vaccines”:

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


“Neuropsychiatric conditions linked by iron and serotonin”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/137015.php


“Many children with autistic traits go unnoticed”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/136204.php


“Study finds range of autism trials in many kids”:

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090121/autism_study_090121/20090121?hub=TopStories


“Study finds drug risks with newer antipsychotics”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/health/research/15psych.html?ref=health


US National Survey “Caregivers may lack help caring for disabled kids”:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUKTRE50E6P620090115?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0


“What happens in cognitive behaviour therapy?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-what-happens-in-cognitive-behaviour-therapy


“Families fail on schizophrenia”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7839430.stm


“Risk factors for depression in children and teenagers”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/depression-in-children-risk-factors-for-depression-in-children-and-teenagers


“Sharp rise in depression and anxiety as quarter of middle-aged women suffer common mental disorder”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1129802/Sharp-rise-depression-anxiety-QUARTER-middle-aged-women-suffer-common-mental-disorder.html


“Animal study improves treatment of OCD”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/137009.php


“Preventing measles”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/measles-mumps-and-rubella-prevention-treatments-preventing-measles


“Is the MMR vaccine safe?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/measles-mumps-and-rubella-prevention-is-the-mmr-vaccine-safe


“MMR vaccine and autism”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/autism-mmr-vaccine-and-autism


“Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/autism-treatments-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors


“What’s the evidence for early teaching by parents?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/autism-evidence-whats-the-evidence-for-early-teaching-by-parents


“Auditory integration training”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/autism-treatments-auditory-integration-training


“Vitamin D is mental health aid”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7845703.stm


“High blood pressure raises risk of dementia”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24973122-23289,00.html


“Coffee linked to lower dementia risk”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/health/research/24coffee.html?_r=1&ref=health


“Pencil is mightier than the Nintendo”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24965829-23289,00.html


Happiness Index “Country people happier than city slickers”:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/lifeandstyle/lifematters/happiness-index/2009/01/28/1232818519178.html

EDUCATION


“Mum of autistic son slams school bosses”:

http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/Mum-of-autistic-son-slams.4898575.jp


“Teenage depression to be tackled in class”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/jan/25/schools-tackle-teenage-depression


“More teenagers get drug treatment”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7845471.stm


“Home educators angry at review”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7838783.stm


“Stringer’s in denial about dyslexia”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/16/dyslexia-politics-education


“Couple upset about school closure”:

http://www.tabertimes.com/index.php?id=1279&task=view&option=com_content


“Finishing what she started”:

http://www.grahamleader.com/news/get-news.asp?id=14670&catid=3


“Notebooks hit right spot for schoolchildren”:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/digital-life/laptops/articles/netbooks-hit-right-spot-for-schoolchildren/2009/01/28/1232818512278.html

EMPLOYMENT


“Retail staffing: Power to the People”:

http://www.retail-week.com/News/2009/01/retail_staffing_power_to_the_people.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


Give ‘G’ an ‘A’ for understanding autism … Gatorade took a series of bold marketing steps to relaunch its brand. While some panned its initial teaser campaign, many parents of children with autism applaud it.”:

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/current-issue/e3ic96aa80f511fb30ff2a376a2e0aa905f?imw=Y


Adopt the personal touch”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/28/putting-people-first-social-work


How the Putting People First programme has put choice in service users’ hands”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/28/putting-people-first-adult-care


Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at Horse Expos”:

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=13519


Daniel Tammet “Inside the mind of an autistic genius”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5575661.ece


An autistic boy and his dog find a world in common”:

http://www.kentucky.com/211/story/671050.html


Autism service dog helps Hampton boy”:

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/health_wavy_hampton_autismdog_20090128


“Tube maps made for the disabled”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7850675.stm


Why only local autism support?”:

http://autism.cafebabel.com/en/post/2009/01/21/Why-only-local-autism-support


Get your head around mental health”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/25/mental-health-psychology


Town centre access meeting plan … People with disabilities have been invited to meet council staff and builders to discuss the development of a Cornish town centre.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7849886.stm

Lake Pukaki, NZ

NEW ZEALAND


Autism New Zealand: Autism – a different way of thinking”

http://www.autismnz.org.nz/

Seal colony, Palliser Bay, NZ

humans.org.nz – A website to advocate, provide a voice, stimulate policy debate and provide essential information to people on the autistic spectrum and their friends and families”:

http://humans.org.nz/

Otago, NZ

New Zealand Photo Gallery”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/gallery/newzealand_milford-sound.html

Kiwi sign, NZ

New Zealand Facts, Travel Videos, Flags & Photos”:

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

NZ - Home of the free-range llama

National Geographic Kids “First Look at New Zealand”:

http://kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/globalbros/2008/11/new-zealand-1.html

Hawkes Bay Valley, NZ

World Heritage Destinations Rated: Australia and New Zealand”:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/features/whsrated0611/whsrated_aus.html

Kiwi bird, Auckland War Museum

FOR EVERYTHING NEW ZEALAND


Official Tourism Sites

Tourism New Zealand

Information on New Zealand accommodations, attractions, driving routes, and regions.

New Zealand Embassy Entry requirements and information on New Zealand’s climate, economy, and geography.

Air New Zealand Flights schedules and deals from New Zealand’s official air carrier.

Other Popular Sites

DineOut Listing of restaurants throughout New Zealand by name, city, and cuisine type; restaurant reviews.

New Zealand Nature Directory Read about national parks, volcanoes, geysers, coastal areas, native forests, etc.

New Zealand Museums Search for museums by location and by topics such as natural history, art, and maritime.

New Zealand’s Leading Attractions Learn about top attractions on the North and South Islands and find tour operators for guided excursions.

Zero Land Get information on archaeology, architecture, theater, art galleries, and more.

Food Lovers Get a listing of the country’s farmers markets. Plus: check out recipes to make local dishes.

New Zealand Herald
Read breaking news, and get information on the arts, sports, health, and more from New Zealand’s largest newspaper.

Maori

Autistic Association of New Zealand
P.O Box 7305, Sydenham
Christchurch 8002
NEW ZEALAND
tel: +64 (0)3 332 0550
fax: +64 (0)3 332 1038
e-mail: info@autismnz.co.nz
Website: http://www.autismnz.org.nz/

Autistic Children’s Sub-Committee, New Zealand Society for the
Intellectually Handicapped
5 Buchanan Street
Wellington 1
NEW ZEALAND

Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation
PO Box 30979
Lower Hutt
NEW ZEALAND
Tel: 64 4 920 9488
e-mail: foundation@entercloud9.com
Website: http://www.withyoueverystepoftheway.com

ADD/ADHD


ADHD drug hallucination risk”:

http://www.ksfy.com/news/local/38436009.html


Hallucinations are rare side effects of ADHD medications”:

http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=9733922


Health Tip: Taking ADHD Medications”:

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=623129

Treating college students with ADHD poses challenges, UA researcher says”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=136453


Taking the ‘H’ out of ADHD”:

http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=9710427


EU: Screen Ritalin patients for heart problems”:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/22/europe/EU-EU-Ritalin.php

 


Includes Symptoms and Tips “Way back to childhood”:

http://www.thehindu.com/mag/2009/01/18/stories/2009011850010100.htm


ADHD medication: Can your child go without?”:

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/brain-and-behavior/2009/01/14/adhd-medication-can-your-child-go-without.html


Robert Fox: Cognitive-enhancement pills are a disappointment in waiting”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/13/modafinil-clever-pill


CAS ‘over the bounds’ by taking son to doctor: dad”:

http://www.peterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1384271


Deceased girl inhaled an aerosel”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/7839724.stm


Nick Cannon “Cannon honours school principal … I wasn’t a very good kid. I spent a lot of time in the principle’s office. I got into a lot of trouble. But, Mrs. Verritti took the young Cannon under her charge: “He had a big smile and, although he was rarely out of trouble at school, he was one of my favourites.” He used the presentation to urge other teachers to find ways to inspire troubled kids – and lead them away from mischief.”:

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/cannon%20honours%20school%20principal_1092269


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


Autistic surfing event to expand”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/7844223.stm


Dave is the running man”:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/4065813.Dave_is_the_running_man/


Blind athlete halfway to Pole”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7829800.stm


Series of sport sessions begin”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7848892.stm

Trek the Inca Trail 22-31 May, 2010”:

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

Trek Ben Nevis – 19-21 June, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1971


Flora London Marathon 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1823


It’s back! The London to Paris Bike Ride 2009 – 15-18 May”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1860


5-8th June, 2009 “Five Countries Bike Ride – England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1970


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

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1833


“Sky Diving”:

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

MUSIC


Gary Numan”:

http://www.garynuman.com/


Stars Shine for Autism 2009 – 12th March, 2009

Featuring Alfie Boe and the London Chamber Orchestra:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1972&a=18050


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


ARTIST Gabriel D.J. Atienza – My Life As A Comic Book

Autobiography Release Date 30th January

Gabby is now 48 years old and works as an in-house artist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorder (CARD). He was also an art teacher in Shine Special Education Center. He continues to give art lessons to children. He is also the writer and artist of “Adventures of Deputy Dodgers”

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view_article.php?article_id=43905


Art Auction – 26 February 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1972&a=18049


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

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


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

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

MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


And the winner is … The US$20,000 Alfred P. Sloan prize, awarded to a film focusing on science or technology, or depicting a scientist as a major character, went to Adam, a romantic comedy in which the male lead is an electronics engineer with Asperger’s Syndrome.”:

http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=1217455


US “Sensory-friendly films”:

http://www.midvalleynewsonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=626:utism-society-of-america-and-amc-entertainmentr-to-host-sensory-friendly-films-january-31&catid=30:this-weeks-headlines&Itemid=102


“Picturehouse Cinemas launch autism-friendly screenings around the country”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=18616


“The Black Balloon”:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=69895


“Play lifts lid on mental health abuse”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/7846912.stm


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

BOOKS


Review: Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present by Lisa Appignanesi”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jan/25/mad-bad-sad-appignanesi


Encouraging A Positive View & Exposing the Charlatans

Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion”:

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


NEW “The Classroom and Communication Skills Program: Practical Strategies for Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Developmental Disabilities in the Public School Setting”

Authors: Megan Ahlers, M. S., & Colleen Hannigan Zillich, M. S., CCC-SLP

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9008.htm


NEW “Learn to Move, Moving Up!”

Sensorimotor Elementary-School Activity Themes

Author: Jenny Clark Brack, OTR/L, BCP

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9024.htm


Coming Soon “”Appreciating Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Brenda Boyd

Foreword by Kenneth Hall

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106258


A Different Kind of Boy: A Father’s Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism”

Author: Daniel Mont

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843107156


Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behaviour”

Authors: Lynn E. McClannahan and Patricia J. Krantz

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_A103.htm


Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges”

Authors: Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D., & Danielle Wendel

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9989.htm


Just Give Him The Whale!: 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism”

Authors: Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_J105.htm


The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and related Disorders”

Author: Judith A. Coucouvanis

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9001.htm


Joey Goes to the Dentist”:

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108542

MOVIE

BOLT (PG)

Bolt is an Academy Award-nominated 2008 computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and is the 48th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animation Studios canon.

The film stars the voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Holt, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Greg Germann, Susie Essman and Mark Walton. The film’s plot centers around a small white dog named Bolt who, having spent his entire life on the set of a television series, thinks that he has super powers. When he believes that his human, Penny, has been kidnapped, he sets out on a cross-country journey to “rescue” her.

http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/bolt/

VIDEO GAME

Animal Crossing Cover

Animal Crossing: Wild World /City Folk

(GameCube/Wii, Nintendo DS)

Animal Crossing – Creating Connections via Video Games” Review – Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine(Jan-Feb 2009) by homeschooling mom, Sandi Busch and 15 year old son, Ben Markle(AS) coming to aspie-editorial Feb 12.

http://www.animal-crossing.com/cityfolk/

TECH

We Have The Technology To Rebuild Ourselves

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126884.500-we-have-the-technology-to-rebuild-ourselves.html

Take Care,

Julie

Lake Tekapo, NZ



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