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HEADLINES


Mother convicted of killing ordered to pay”:

http://www.examiner.com/a-1763749~Mother_convicted_of_killing_girl_ordered_to_pay.html


Report: Kids are restrained, secluded”:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1153ap_restraining_kids.html


Special needs student left alone overnight on frigid bus”:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/01/02/left.on.bus/index.html


Parents consider legal action after autistic girl, 8, arrested at school”:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=6640478&page=1


Disabled student takes state to court”:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/disabled-student-takes-state-to-court-20081230-77f2.html?page=-1


Deaf girl wins landmark discrimination case after sports day trauma”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1108262/Deaf-girl-hear-teachers-telling-stop-running-sports-day-wins-discrimination-case.html


Long-running MMR case resumes today”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/12/mmr-autism-case


Assemblyman proposes closing five institutions for developmentally disabled”:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/01/assemblyman_proposes_closing_f.html


Giving help to parents and carers”:

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Giving-help-to-parents-and.4865630.jp


Disabled rights delay criticised”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7810211.stm


Failing disabled people”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/05/convention-rights-disabilities-uk-ratification


Warning over youth mental health”:

http://news.bbc..co.uk/2/hi/health/7810902.stm


Spending is no remedy for mental health credit crisis, says Clare Allan”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/07/clare-allan-mental-health-credit-crisis


Don’t forget the children plea by charity”:

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/uk/4013971._Don_t_forget_the_children__plea_by_charity/


Every child to be checked for speech difficulties at the age of two”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1103997/Every-child-checked-speech-difficulties-age-two.html


Malta excels in measles eradication campaign”:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090108/local/malta-excels-in-measles-eradication-campaign


Eliminating measles in Europe by 2010 may be difficult, study suggests”:

http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_NEWS&ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=30310


Disabled base wins go-ahead”:

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/Disabled-base-wins-goahead.4825242.jp


Professor Simon Baron-Cohen calls for caution – “Autism Test could hit maths skills”:

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


If we screen out autism we run the risk of losing genius, too”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/magnus_linklater/article5496799.ece


Anya Ustaszewski: “I don’t want to be ‘cured’ of autsim, thanks”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/14/autism-health


Nadine Stavonina de Montagnac: “Autism: equality’s last frontier”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/13/autism-health


Gary McKinnon “Peter Howson’s portrait of injustice for Scots hacker”:

http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Peter-Howson39s-portrait-of-injustice.4842317.jp

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article5454618.ece


Gary McKinnon Updates”:

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


UK “Hotline for help with winter fuel bills”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=18459


Volunteers needed to help out at new club for AS youngsters”:

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/news/Volunteers-needed-help-new-club-youngsters-Asperger-syndrome/article-584324-detail/article.html


Deaf woman, 90, runs after robber”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7808217.stm


Wheelchair woman denied bus entry”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7814694.stm


Google works on android for the blind”:

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2233292/google-works-android-blind


Stevie Wonder in touchscreen plea”:

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/01/09/stevie_wonder_touchscreen/


In praise of … braille”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/06/praise-louis-braille


Appeal to preserve Braille press”:

http://news.bbc..co.uk/2/hi/health/7805868.stm


Why Braille is brilliant”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7807217.stm

RESEARCH


Autism screening test on unborn babies raises fears of rise in abortions”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1112622/Autism-screening-test-unborn-babies-raises-fears-rise-abortions.html


Key developmental mechanisms of the amygdala revealed by Children’s National Scientists”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/135227.php


Missing slice of DNA is epilepsy riskfactor”:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/health/display.var.2480868.0.Missing_slice_of_DNA_is_epilepsy_risk_factor.php


University leads self-harm study”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_yorkshire/7818601.stm


Animated series helped autistic children recognize emotions: study”:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/01/13/autism-dvd.html


LEGO helps social development of autistic children”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=18380


Visual Impairment & Autism Project”:

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


PTSD “Tetris helps to reduce trauma”:

http://news.bbc..co.uk/2/hi/health/7813637.stm


Behaviour link to lifelong health”:

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


Visions link to coffee intake”:

http://news.bbc..co.uk/2/hi/health/7827761.stm


Standardized test battery to aid those with Down Syndrome”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/135169.php


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

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


Longer fingers point to bigger profits”:

http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=2341

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16396-finger-length-may-reveal-your-financial-acumen.html

EDUCATION


Schools fail special needs rule”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7808278.stm


Creaking special needs system faces overhaul”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6006483&navcode=94


MP brands dyslexia a fiction”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7828121.stm


School transforms life of self-harming autistic girl April”:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/real-life-stories/2008/12/24/school-transforms-life-of-self-harming-autistic-girl-april-86908-20992766/


Teachers for autism students need in WV”:

http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=49741


Facilitating reading for additional support needs”:

http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/facilitating-reading-additional-support-needs-3965

EMPLOYMENT


AUSTRALIAAlpha Employment”
http://www.alpha-employment.org.au/


AUSTRALIA “JobAccess – help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability”
http://www.jobaccess.gov.au/joac/home


WESTERN AUSTRALIA “AIM Employment Services”:
http://www.autism.org.au/AIM%20EMPLOYMENT%20SERVICES.htm


NEW ZEALAND “Equal Employment Opportunities Trust”:
http://www.eeotrust.org.nz/index.cfm


Position Available – Birmingham, UK “Curriculum Area Manager”:

http://www.tes.co.uk/jobDetailsGold.aspx?ac=271746


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


Family Travel “Can we take our disabled son to Florida?”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/family-travel-can-we-take-our-disabled-son-to-florida-1264489.html


The chance of a better future still depends on time or money – or both”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5512564.ece


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

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126881.800-inside-the-mind-of-an-autistic-savant.html


Social Skills “Making Room for Miss Manners …”:

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


An obsessive condition that fits in well with computing”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5505486.ece


Recollections for New Year”:

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story..asp?file=/2008/12/28/lifefocus/2875545&sec=lifefocus


Monitoring mental health by text”:

http://news.bbc..co.uk/2/hi/health/7797155.stm


A child’s best friend is his dog”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/south-wales-news/cynon-valley/2008/12/18/a-child-s-best-friend-is-his-dog-91466-22487135/


Joel’s gift from kind stranger”:

http://www..walesonline.co.uk/news/south-wales-news/bridgend-maesteg/2009/01/01/joel-s-gift-from-kind-stranger-91466-22575307/


Famous people with autistic traits”:

http://www.autismjersey.org/FamousPeople.htm

Uluru

AUSTRALIA


Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia”:

http://a4.org.au/a4/

Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

Latest A4 Update

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/australia__a4_update_october_2008.htm

 
Comprehensive List of Links:http://www.autismsupport.org.au/links.html

koalas

ASAN in Australia”:

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

The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Tony Attwood “Minds and Hearts”:

http://www.mindsandhearts.net/index.html

Surfers Paradise, Qld

Autism Queensland”:

http://www.autismqld.com.au/index.html

Sulpher-Crested Cockatoo

Autism Asperger ACT”:

http://www.assn.org.au/assn/index.html

Ferris Wheel, Melbourne

Autism Victoria”:

http://www.autismvictoria.org.au/home/

Kookaburra

Autism South Australia”:

http://www.autismsa.org..au/index.html

Tasmania

Autism Tasmania”:

http://www.autismtas.org.au/

Saltwater Croc, Kakadu, NT

Autism Northern Territory”:

http://www.autismnt.com.au/

Perth, Western Australia

Disability Services in Perth & Western Australia”:

http://www.bcl.com.au/perth/help/disability.htm

kangaroo

Aspect”:

http://www.aspect.org.au/our%20services/schools.asp

A Dreamy Scape

Australia – Facts, Travel Videos, Flags Etc”:

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

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Australia and Oceania”:

http://kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/globalbros/australia-and-oceania/

Prawns on the Barbie

Australian Cuisine & Recipes”:

http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Cooking%20by%20Country/Australia%20Recipes%20Culinary%20History%20and%20Information.htm

ADD/ADHD


New Website “Adhd & Add Infocentre: your free information directory about ADHD”:

http://www.adhdinfocentre.com/


Curtin University misled about ADHD drug”

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24893755-23289,00.html


What if a parent is told the child has ADD or ADHD?”:

http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/39795


Are Doctors doing what’s best for ADHD kids?”:

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Are-Doctors-Doing-Whats-Best-for-ADHD-Kids/fdGChSgHt0mOwgEfet-1Xw.cspx


Study suggests meditation may ease ADHD – Researchers call technique effective”:

http://www.ketv.com/health/18388193/detail.html


Alternative and controversial treatments for ADHD”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/plantpoisons/article/3824609


Can a pill make you brainier? … Modafinil – better known as Provigil – is the pill the academics have been taking. Officially, it’s used to treat conditions that cause daytime sleepiness, such as narcolepsy. But off-prescription, it’s being used, not only by academics and students, but reportedly by the U.S. and UK military, to improve mental energy.”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1106022/Can-pill-make-brainier-This-intrepid-writer-decided-.html?ITO=1490


Disorder-specific dissociation of orbitofrontal dysfunction in boys with pure conduct disorder during reward and ventrolateral prefontal dysfunction in boys with pure ADHD during sustained attention – Rubia et al”:

http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/short/166/1/83?rss=1


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


Sherwoods joins children with special needs for sports day celebrations”:

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/press_releases/detail/35058


Mum’s challenge for eight year old son”:

http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/todays/Mum39s-challenge-for-eight-year.4860341.jp


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


Donna Williams “Donna and the Aspinauts”:

http://theaspinauts.wordpress.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

Jessi Upton “Soul Art by Jess”:

http://www.soulartbyjess.com/

Soul of Fire”:

http://www.newsreview.com/reno/Content?oid=882397


Artist Kim Miller: The Girl Who Spoke With Pictures”:

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


VIDEO “Painting Autism with world-renowned artist, Romero Britto”:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/health/topics/Painting_Autism_All__National_.html


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


Adam Elliot’s Mary & Max Earns Prestigious Opening Spot At Sundance Film Festival”

Mary and Max – A claymation film about a pen-pal relationship between a lonely 8 year-old girl in Australia and a 44 year-old Jewish man in New York who has Asperger Syndrome. Voice Cast: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Eric Bana. Narrated by Barry Humphries.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-01-13/here-comes-the-sundance/]


Mary & Max Official Site”:

http://www.maryandmax.com/

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


Exclusive screening of “The Black Balloon”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=18402


DVD “Her Name Is Sabine”:

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


Peeping ahead into 2009 … My Name is Khan: Karan Johar / Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol — The film is shot in USA with the 9/11 theme and an ‘autistic’ Khan. And Kajol too plays a Muslim in a story culled from real life.”:

http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Jan42009/enter20090103110434.asp


Shining a light: Autism documentary includes story of Cape native Taylor Crowe”:

http://www.semissourian.com/article/20090106/NEWS01/701069956


Twilight “Vampire romance is feisty stuff”:

http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view..asp?no=384632&rel_no=1

BOOKS


Paul Dirac(Britain’s Einstein) – New biography set for release as Baron-Cohen calls for public debate of Autism Test”:

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


The Forever Story”:

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


George and Sam “Autism: A mother’s story”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/12/prenatal-autism-test

Book is rallying resistance to the antivaccine crusade”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/health/13auti.html?scp=9&sq=&st=nyt


So Odd a Mixture: Along the Autistic Spectrum in Pride and Prejudice”

Author: Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer

Forewords by Eileen Sutherland and Tony Attwood

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843104995


Children with Seizures”

Author: Martin L. Kutscher MD

Foreword by Gregory L. Holmes MD

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108238


New “Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities”

Edited by Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths

Foreword by Orville Endicott

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843105909


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

Authors: Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

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


Coming Soon “Making the Move: A Guide for Schools and Parents on the Transfer of Pupils with ASD from Primary to Secondary School”

Authors: K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward

Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843109341

MOVIE

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories (PG)

Adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. Also starring Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce and Courtney Cox.

Official Website

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

VIDEO GAME

Mr Bean's Wacky World of Wii

Mr Bean’s Wacky World of Wii

(Release Date Feb 6th, 2009)

http://www.blast-games.com/en/product.asp?pid=743

Natural-born scientist

SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

Why Kids Are Natural-Born Scientists

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126885.000-comment-why-kids-are-naturalborn-scientists.html

LEGO/NAS

LEGO CLUB CHARITY CHALLENGE 2009!

I’m proud to announce the brand new LEGO Club Charity Challenge 2009! The LEGO Club is still helping the National Autistic Society to raise money for a new playground at one of their fantastic schools and we want to go bigger and better in 2009!


CHARITY CHALLENGE FACTS


WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

A year’s supply of LEGO toys!

200 runner up prizes of LEGOLAND tickets!

A LEGO Frog and a LEGO Brick keyring with your name engraved on it for all members who raise £10 or more!

WHEN?

From 15th January 2009 to 31st December 2009

HOW?

Raise money to help build a playground at a NAS school!

Do sponsored activities such as walks with your family or a LEGO speed building contest!


HOW CAN WE HELP?:

-Phone 01753 495 180 or email clubchallenge@LEGO.com and ask for a sponsorship pack including:

LEGO Club Charity card and lanyard

A sticker for your t-shirt

Building steps for a LEGO brick money box

Sponsorship forms, hints & tips and terms and conditions


Over the next two years LEGO UK and their staff will be aiming to raise £80,000 to build a fantastic new playground at the NAS Radlett Lodge School in Hertfordshire.

To enjoy the Official LEGO website:
http://www.lego.com/en-US/default.aspx

Or to visit Legoland:
http://www.legoland.com/


Take Care,

Julie

Desert meets the sea



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