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HEADLINES


“Tragedy at rail crossing … A seven-year-old autistic boy and his grandmother killed by a train at a railway crossing was “an accident waiting to happen”, claimed a local councillor.”:

http://www.itv.com/News/Articles/Tragedy-at-rail-crossing-998283675.html


“Second arrest in murder inquiry … Mr White has been described by police as “a harmless young man, who despite his learning difficulties, led an independent, happy life”.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7757008.stm


MISSING John McLintock “Fears growing over missing autistic man”:

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Fears-growing-over-missing-autistic.4755273.jp


“Scalded teenager’s organs failed”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/7740531.stm


“Careworkers not fully trained”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/7741989.stm


“Family shock at Florida web death”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7743835.stm


“Jury deliberating whether MySpace hoax was crime”:

http://www.onelocalnews.com/prescottherald/stories1/index.php?action=fullnews&id=50042


“Disabled boy given standing detentions that left him unable to walk”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/20/discrimination-disabled-pupil


“Dad upset over autistic son incident … A Lynchburg man says his autistic son was taken away from him and sent to a mental institution far from home. Officials did send the boy back the next day, but the father is struggling to find the care his son needs. Joshua is a father’s pride and joy. Gordon Bowyer, Joshua’s Dad – “And they took him from me, and they took him by force.”:

http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1108/570837.html


“Woman forced to quit job wins new rights for carers”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/28/sharon-coleman-ruling-employment-tribunal


“Disabled people ‘bullied at work’, according to new research”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/27/disability-nhs-survey


UK “Measles “epidemic” risk as parents shun vaccine”:

http://www.stv.tv/articles/reuters/news/Measles_epidemic_risk_as_parents_shun_vaccine_146927


“Nurses hit 200 schools in mass vaccination campaign to control ‘escalating’ measles outbreak”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1091574/Nurses-hit-200-schools-mass-vaccination-campaign-control-escalating-measles-outbreak.html?ITO=1490


“7-year-old Austin gets a new family, and a perfect fit”:

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=225135


ASAN President Ari Ne’eman will deliver a keynote titled “Representations of Disability: Fighting the War of Ideas in the Disability Rights Movement” at TASH’s National Conference 2008 on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Philippines “Inter-agency efforts for autistic people sought”:

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/135174/Inter-agency-efforts-for-people-with-autism-sought


“Parents fear day centre closures”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/7760879.stm


“UK Autism Foundation launches appeal”:

http://www.inspiremagazine.org.uk/news.aspx?action=view&id=2952


“UELSU creates history with first East End Concert for Autism”:

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-155442


“Moeller family granted residency … German migrant doctor Berhard Moeller and his family have been granted permanent residency in Australia after a battle with the Government over Down syndrome.”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24710240-23289,00.html


Risperdal “J&J helped plan child research institute – report”:

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE4AO0IH20081125?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&rpc=22


“Program helping autistic adults threatened by budget cuts”:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2008/11/23/news/ctautism2.txt


“Welfare plan may cause poverty”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7740943.stm


“Downturn to affect mental health”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/8050496


Australia “Don’t hand mental services to states”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24682413-23289,00.html


“Mentally conflicted”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/nov/27/mentalhealth-health


“Hearing at the cutting edge”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7738974.stm


“Botnet builder: I could be the next Bill Gates”:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=107912


Gary McKinnon “Demonstrators ask Barack Obama to intervene”:

http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/news/index.cfm?newsid=23787

“PM speaks out on NASA hacker plight”:

http://management.silicon.com/government/0,39024677,39349367,00.htm


“PM needs to help hacker Gary McKinnon, says MP”:

http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/11/21/233508/pm-needs-to-help-hacker-gary-mckinnon-says-mp.htm


“Live Aid style concert planned to support hacker”:

http://www.scmagazineuk.com/Live-Aid-style-concert-planned-to-support-hacker/article/121352/


“Marillion sought for McKinnon concert”:

http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10009799o-2000331827b,00.htm


“A new perspective on disability”:

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article5250815.ece


“More babies with Down’s syndrome born as attitudes change”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/24/mentalhealth-disability


“Parents who give up their Down’s syndrome children”:

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article5225770.ece


VIDEO “Many keeping babies with Down’s”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7741411.stm


“I can’t imagine her any other way”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7738262.stm


“Delay in NHS hearing tests mean deaf babies are not being spotted”:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23591274-details/Delay%20in%20NHS%20hearing%20tests%20mean%20deaf%20babies%20are%20not%20being%20spotted/article.do


“Lenses restore teenager’s sight”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/7755344.stm

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RESEARCH


“Research shows locked wards harm patients”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/30/mental-health-nhs-locked-wards


“Health needs of autistic children often unmet”:

http://www.drugs.com/news/health-needs-autistic-children-often-unmet-14961.html


“New theory suggest genetic origins of mental illness … Two scientists argue that autism and schizophrenia are opposite disorders when viewed through the lens of the brain’s development.”:

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081121/mental_illness_081123/20081123?hub=BritishColumbiaHome


“Sticky cell clues to epilepsy”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7741680.stm


“Adult brain neurons can remodel connections”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130604.php


“Behavioural phenotype of Cornelia de Lange syndrome: case-control study”:

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/193/6/466


“Researchers urge physicians to test for fragile X gene mutations in patients of all ages”:

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=43430


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

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/359/22/2337


“Study shows autistic children face difficulty processing sounds”:

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Study_Shows_Autistic_Children_Face_Difficulty_Processing_Sounds_30432.html


ANXIETY “Childhood constipation deemed significant health issue, just as serious as asthma”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=130822


“Moving study to shed new light on the loneliness of autism”:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=4212


“Hormones: Learning the rules of attraction … Hormones are being used as the basis for treatments for conditions as diverse as stress, anaemia and memory difficulties, and are being investigated for others, such as symptoms of autism, obesity and depression.”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/attraction/hormones-learning-the-rules-of-attraction-1044079.html

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EDUCATION


Alex Barton Case “Elementary school teacher suspended after autistic child voted out of class”:

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


“DC setting nationwide standard”:

http://www.crescent-news.com/news/article/4476433


“Good news for everyone? New technology is helping to increase access to education for those with disabilities and learning difficulties, but can one system please everyone?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/digitalstudent/good-news


Autism Hangout “How to prepare autistic students to succeed in College”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20081126/bs_prweb/prweb1668094_1


“Children families are suffering and it seems no one listens”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/11/24/children-and-families-are-suffering-and-it-seems-no-one-listens-91466-22323421/


“Helping autistic children in the classroom”:

http://www.newschannel5.com/global/story.asp?s=9422561


“Monarch Teaching Technologies unveils Vizzle autism software”:

http://blog.cleveland.com/health/2008/11/monarch_teaching_technologies.html


“We need to raise confidence”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/resource/raise-confidence

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EMPLOYMENT


UK Position Available “Headteacher – Start Date April 2009(preferred):

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=2708628

“Lottery-awarded farm shop opens”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/7739490.stm


“A new leaf: Why businesses need to invest in differently-abled employees”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/a-new-leaf-why-businesses-need-to-invest-in-disabled-employees-1025469.html


“Blunkett plans volunteering scheme for young people”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/27/david-blunkett-charities-volunteering


“Interview: Tim Matthews, new head of Remploy”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/dec/03/disability-remploy-tim-matthews


“Disabled people bullied at work”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/27/disability-nhs-survey


“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


Sailing “Md. Camp started by D.C. Man gives kids confidence”:

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=598&sid=1524589


“Youngsters lead way for Children in Need”:

http://www.times-and-star.co.uk/news/other/1.273169


“It was all too easy to lose my son”:

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article5212421.ece


“Service dogs and the restaurant industry”:

http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/article.php?id=12610


“2008 Holiday Lights”:

http://projects.kansas.com/maps/2008-holiday-lights/

Finland, sleigh ride

FINLAND

Flag of Finland

“The Finnish Flag”:

http://virtual.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=27078

Port of Helsinki, Finland

“Autismi – ja Aspergerliitto: Etusivu

Our goal at the Finnish Association for Autism and Asperger`s Syndrome is to change society in such ways that a good quality of life becomes attainable for all people on the autism spectrum.”:

http://www.autismiliitto.fi/

Finnish red squirrel(professional model!)

“Independent Living and Personal Assistant Services in Finland”:

http://www.disabilityworld.org/01-02_01/il/finland.htm

Forest Cabin, Finland

“Autism, Finland style and public speaker, Heta Pukki”:

http://blog.donnawilliams.net/2008/05/05/autism-finland-style-and-public-speaker-heta-pukki/

Finnish lighthouse

“ANED – Academic Network of European Disability Experts

Includes Latest Documents – Report on the Employment of Disabled People in European Countries – Finland”:

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

Kakslauttanen's Igloo Hotel

“Finland Facts, History, Flags, Music & Photos”:

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

2 polar bears greet you outside Igloo Hotel Chapel

“Finland: Ultimate Travel Library”:

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/travel-books/western-europe-text/5

Finland's Winter Seashore at Dusk

“Gulf of Finland, Photo of the Day”:

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/ice-formation-finland_pod_image.html

National Costume(Southern Ostrobothnia region)

“48 Hours: Helsinki”:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/features/48hours_helsinki0605/helsinki.html

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ADD/ADHD


“Does my child really have ADHD?”:

http://ednews.org/articles/31246/1/Does-my-child-really-have-ADHD/Page1.html


New Study “ADHD medications don’t pose cancer risk”:

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=621584


Dramatic fall in prescribing of Ritalin in last three years”:

http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Dramatic-fall-prescribing-Ritalin-years/article-519634-detail/article.html


“Brain abnormalities that may play key role in ADHD”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081117110938.htm


“Differences in perception in children with ADHD”:

http://www.groundreport.com/Health_and_Science/Differences-in-Perception-in-Children-with-ADHD_1


“Treatments for ADHD are better than ever”:

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/burrridge/lifestyles/health_family/1288731,on-ADHD-112008-s1.article


HowStuffWorks Definition, Symptoms etc “ADHD”:

http://healthguide.howstuffworks.com/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-dictionary.htm


“Ability to quit smoking may depend on ADHD symptoms”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=130399


“Single mom, grandmom grateful for help”:

http://www.pottsmerc.com/articles/2008/12/03/news/srv0000004147253.txt


“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/


“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


“My swimming compensates for my disability”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2008/nov/20/youth-week-blogs-learning-disability


“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


“Ladyhawke reveals disability”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/music/newsid_7745000/7745453.stm


“Music to our ears”:

http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/tv-showbiz-news/music-news/music-reviews/2008/11/23/music-to-our-ears-78057-20917737/


“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

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ART

ARTIST: Kim Miller …

http://www.thegirlwhospokewithpictures.com/ill.html

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

Violinist

“Autism Through Art – a must-read News Review article”:

http://www.nrtoday.com/article/20080925/NEWS/809249955/1057&title=Autism%20through%20Art

Edgar Allen Poe, Kim Miller

Kim on Autism Rocks:

http://www.kindtree.org/images/AA2008/index.htm#Kim


“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


“Watch trailer for BBC film Dustbin Baby”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/nov/26/bbc-dustbin-baby


“The Black Balloon is close to home for Elissa Down”:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-indieeye30-2008nov30,0,3773672.story?track=rss


“Blindness, the film, will harm blind people”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2008/nov/24/blindness-disability-film


“How TV show turned the spotlight on stigma”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2008/nov/19/how-mad-are-you-mental-health


A milestone in mainstream cinema “Ready and able”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/nov/20/film-disability-special-people-disable


“Ben X – movie review”:

http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-capsules28-2008nov28,0,2330439.story


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

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BOOKS


“Author to speak on autism … Anyone whose life has been touched by a developmental disability will identify with “See Sam Run” and with Heinkel-Wolfe’s experiences as she explains how she learned to understand her son’s needs and in doing so not only helped him grow and develop, but transformed herself with a newfound ability to love in the process.”:

http://www.colonyleader.com/articles/2008/11/23/the_colony_courier-leader/news/936.txt


NEW “The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art”

Eileen Miller

Foreword by Robert Nickel MD

Illustrated by Kim Miller

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

NEW “A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life: Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing”

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108924


“Inner Journeying Through Art – Journaling: Learning to See and Record your Life as a Work of Art”:

Marianne Hieb

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843107941


NEW “Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers – 2nd Edition”

Author: Julia Moor


“Caring for Myself: A Social Skills Storybook”

Authors: Christy Gast and Jane Krug

Photos by Kotoe Laackman

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108870


“My Social Stories Book”

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White

Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781853029509

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INKHEART book cover

MOVIE

INKHEART (PG)

Coming January 23, 2009

Meggie and her father Mo share a passion for books, the ability to hear the characters’ voices and a gift for bringing fictional characters from books to life when they are read aloud. On a trip to a second-hand book shop, Mo hears voices from a book called “Inkheart,” a book Mo has been searching for since Meggie’s mother disappeared 3 years ago. Starring Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis and Eliza Bennett.

INKHEART

Official Movie Website

http://www.inkheartmovie.com/

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VIDEO GAME

Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)

Game Review:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologyreviews/videogamereviewsandpreviews/3438510/Professor-Layton-and-the-Curious-Village-video-game-review.html

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body swap - take my hand

TECH

VIDEO Body Swapping Becomes Reality

http://news.nationalgeographic..com/news/2008/12/081203-swapping-video-ap.html?source=rss

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Collared Lizard

ROBOTICS

Macho Robot Helps Explain Lizards’ Odd Behaviour

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16123-macho-robot-helps-explain-lizards-odd-behaviour.html

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“Koala’s Christmas Pages – comprehensive site on everything Christmas”
Includes crafts, recipes, stories, e-cards, music, online games, multi-cultural traditions, children’s activities(word searches, games, puzzles, colouring in, and jokes etc).
http://www.thekoala.com/christmas.htm?

“Bruce’s Christmas Links”:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/Joker/Christmas_Links.html


Hope you enjoyed the read.

Take Care,

Julie

Winter Story, Finland



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