January 2011



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Sydney Opera House


“Mother convicted of killing ordered to pay”:

“Report: Kids are restrained, secluded”:

“Special needs student left alone overnight on frigid bus”:

“Parents consider legal action after autistic girl, 8, arrested at school”:

“Disabled student takes state to court”:

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

“Long-running MMR case resumes today”:

“Assemblyman proposes closing five institutions for developmentally disabled”:

“Giving help to parents and carers”:

“Disabled rights delay criticised”:

“Failing disabled people”:

“Warning over youth mental health”:

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

“Don’t forget the children plea by charity”:

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

“Malta excels in measles eradication campaign”:

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

“Disabled base wins go-ahead”:

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

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

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

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

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

“Gary McKinnon Updates”:

UK “Hotline for help with winter fuel bills”:

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

“Deaf woman, 90, runs after robber”:

“Wheelchair woman denied bus entry”:

“Google works on android for the blind”:

“Stevie Wonder in touchscreen plea”:

“In praise of … braille”:

“Appeal to preserve Braille press”:

“Why Braille is brilliant”:


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

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

“Missing slice of DNA is epilepsy riskfactor”:

“University leads self-harm study”:

“Animated series helped autistic children recognize emotions: study”:

“LEGO helps social development of autistic children”:

“Visual Impairment & Autism Project”:

PTSD “Tetris helps to reduce trauma”:

“Behaviour link to lifelong health”:

“Visions link to coffee intake”:

“Standardized test battery to aid those with Down Syndrome”:

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

“Longer fingers point to bigger profits”:


“Schools fail special needs rule”:

“Creaking special needs system faces overhaul”:

“MP brands dyslexia a fiction”:

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

“Teachers for autism students need in WV”:

“Facilitating reading for additional support needs”:


AUSTRALIA “Alpha Employment”

AUSTRALIA “JobAccess – help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability”

WESTERN AUSTRALIA “AIM Employment Services”:

NEW ZEALAND “Equal Employment Opportunities Trust”:

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

Individuality, Diversity, Equality, Achievement 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.


Linking job seekers with vacancies in work related to autism, Aspergers and ASDs

“Current job vacancies within the NAS”:

For further employment information, please view”:


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

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

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

Social Skills “Making Room for Miss Manners …”:

“An obsessive condition that fits in well with computing”:

“Recollections for New Year”:

“Monitoring mental health by text”:

“A child’s best friend is his dog”:

“Joel’s gift from kind stranger”:

“Famous people with autistic traits”:



“Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia”:

Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

Latest A4 Update

Comprehensive List of Links:


“ASAN in Australia”:

The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Tony Attwood “Minds and Hearts”:

Surfers Paradise, Qld

“Autism Queensland”:

Sulpher-Crested Cockatoo

“Autism Asperger ACT”:

Ferris Wheel, Melbourne

“Autism Victoria”:


“Autism South Australia”:


“Autism Tasmania”:

Saltwater Croc, Kakadu, NT

“Autism Northern Territory”:

Perth, Western Australia

“Disability Services in Perth & Western Australia”:



A Dreamy Scape

“Australia – Facts, Travel Videos, Flags Etc”:

Byron Bay Lighthouse

“Australia and Oceania”:

Prawns on the Barbie

“Australian Cuisine & Recipes”:


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

“Curtin University misled about ADHD drug”,25197,24893755-23289,00.html

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

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

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

“Alternative and controversial treatments for ADHD”:

“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.”:

“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”:

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.

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.

“ADDISS” The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service…


“hi2u ADHD Pages”:



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

“Mum’s challenge for eight year old son”:

“Trek the Inca Trail –  22-31 May, 2010”:

“Trek Ben Nevis – 19-21 June, 2009”:

“Flora London Marathon 2009”:

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

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

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

“Sky Diving”:


Donna Williams “Donna and the Aspinauts”:

“Stars Shine for Autism 2009 – 12th March, 2009

Featuring Alfie Boe and the London Chamber Orchestra”:

“The AutisMusic Project”:


Jessi Upton “Soul Art by Jess”:

“Soul of Fire”:

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

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

“Art Auction – 26 February 2009”:

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

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


“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.]

“Mary & Max Official Site”:

“Exclusive screening of “The Black Balloon”:

DVD “Her Name Is Sabine”:

“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.”:

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

Twilight “Vampire romance is feisty stuff”:


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

“The Forever Story”:

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

“Book is rallying resistance to the antivaccine crusade”:

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

Author: Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer

Forewords by Eileen Sutherland and Tony Attwood

“Children with Seizures”

Author: Martin L. Kutscher MD

Foreword by Gregory L. Holmes MD

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

Edited by Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths

Foreword by Orville Endicott

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

Authors: Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

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


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


Mr Bean's Wacky World of Wii

Mr Bean’s Wacky World of Wii

(Release Date Feb 6th, 2009)

Natural-born scientist


Why Kids Are Natural-Born Scientists



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!



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!


From 15th January 2009 to 31st December 2009


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!


-Phone 01753 495 180 or email 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:

Or to visit Legoland:

Take Care,


Desert meets the sea

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