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HEADLINES


Raymond Singh found guilty of murdering his wife Wendy –

Wendy Singh’s 15 year old autistic son is now in the care of his aunt”:

http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/content/eveningstar/news/story.aspx?brand=ESTOnline&category=news&tBrand=ESTOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=IPED03+Feb+2009+09%3A21%3A57%3A407


MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5683671.ece


How the MMR scare led to the return of measles”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5683687.ece


Fears of mumps outbreak as 20,000 children wait for jab”:

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/health/article-1133039/Fears-mumps-epidemic-20-000-children-wait-jab.html


Adult psychology service crisis”:

http://www.thisisjersey.com/2009/02/07/adult-psychology-service-crisis/


Parents of autistic child take case to Supreme Court … Free appropriate public education at center of suit”:

http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=21333


Disability activists call on Action for Children to withdraw autism ad/NAS/Tony Attwood Response to Ads”:

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


Bill must recognise autistic people face discrimination, NAS says”:

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2009/01/30/110587/national-autistic-society-warns-over-welfare-reform-bill.html


TreeHouse urges you to ask your MP to support the Autism Bill on 27 February”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2009-02-06-TreeHouse-urges-you-to-ask-your-MP-to-support-the-Autism-Bill-on-27-February


Jacobus ten Broek Disability Law Symposium”:

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


Too many mentally ill in jails”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7867398.stm


Judge in autism case injects insult to Sarah Palin”:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/02/04/2009-02-04_judge_in_autism_case_injects_insult_to_s.html


Blind man’s 3 hour trek in NHS snub … A blind epilepsy patient was forced to walk home five miles from hospital at night – after nurses refused to find him transport.

Paul Hilton, 48, had been rushed by ambulance to A&E with a seizure – but forgot his white stick.”:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/02/08/blind-man-s-3-hour-trek-in-nhs-snub-115875-21107151/


Blind man stranded after guide dog attacked”:

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/news/Blind-man-stranded-guide-dog-attacked/article-680633-detail/article.html


Green light bulb fears rejected”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7858156.stm


First-ever concert for the deaf to be staged in Toronto … The Emoti-Chair, an audio-tactile device developed by Ryerson University, promises to ensure good vibrations for the hearing impaired by translating live music into mechanical responses”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/05/emoti-chair-first-deaf-concert

RESEARCH


MIT: Multiple genes implicated in autism”:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-02/miot-mmg020409.php


Anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/gedragstherapeut/article/3988192


First gene discovered for most common epilepsy”:

http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/first_gene_discovered_most_common_epilepsy


Genetic roots of synaesthesia unearthed”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16537-genetic-roots-of-synaesthesia-unearthed.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


Adults and Asperger Syndrome”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/137989.php


Article Release Date Jan 2009 “Mental health among adults in England, 2007”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=136746


Computer games may fight obesity … “We are particularly interested in examining the effects of playing GHWT on child and adult obesity, autism, stroke patients, disengaged communities and health and mental well-being in the workplace.”:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5j6l8Nwj01aZHLH5Zf4FiEZdjl41g


Blondie drummer launches study into benefits of playing guitar “Why drumming can help you live longer … Drumming has a number of benefits. It can energise or relax. It can foster a sense of playfulness or release anger and tension. It can also help in the conquering of social isolation and the building of positive relationships.”:

http://www.yourcanterbury.co.uk/kent-news/Why-drumming-can-help-you-live-longer-newsinkent20369.aspx?news=local


Good Childhood Report Set for Release “Children should be allowed to be sad … What makes children unhappy is to ask them to carry loads that are beyond their strength. Too many children are in this position. They need grown-ups able to demonstrate that painful experiences can be coped with and able to protect them from being weighed down with anxieties that are too much for them. That leaves room for happiness and ordinary, manageable unhappiness.”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/01/children-family


Panic attacks”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/panic-attacks


Anxiety”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/anxiety


The buzz on tinnitus”:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/the-buzz-on-tinnitus/


Time to Change Campaign”:

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


Times Online “Schizophrenia is the modern leprosy”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/sathnam_sanghera/article5663115.ece


LEGO ‘walker’ disarms assumptions about human gait”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16570-lego-walker-disarms-assumptions-about-human-gait.html

EDUCATION


Suspended teacher accused of having student voted out of class to appeal”:

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20090130/BREAKINGNEWS/90130011/1086


School action urged on behaviour – Many SEN children failed by school system”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7873125.stm


An interactive sensory room is helping Rosehill School, St Ann’s, Nottingham, pupils to learn”:

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Technology-sets-school-MILEs-apart/article-660360-detail/article.html


Special needs poser for borough’s school … Parents can have their say on plans to shake up provision for pupils with severe and complex communication difficulties such as autism.”:

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news/19756/special-needs-poser-for-boroughs-schools


Pets can help college students cope with stress & loneliness”:

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


Cleverness Squared “KenKen – New puzzle challenges math skills”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/arts/09ken.html?em

EMPLOYMENT


Northern Ireland (Video)“Larne Company dedicated to helping people with disabilities get into work”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsline/content/articles/2009/02/05/family_focus_acceptable_enterprises_feature.shtml


Acceptable Enterprises (Larne) Limited:

http://www.packaged4u.co.uk/


Newport man launches national coach service … Peter Young(AS), 27, launched UK Express Coaches yesterday morning at Newport bus station yesterday.”:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/4095058.Newport_man_launches_national_coach_service/


Success for factory for disabled … A furniture factory for disabled workers in Aberdeen which was fighting for survival has reported record sales for January.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/7878665.stm


I was laid off twice in a year”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/7869765.stm


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


Jamaica “Conversations with mothers of autistic and disabled children”:

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20090204/health/health2.html


Dog is ‘magic leash’ for autistic boy”:

http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/2009/jan/31/dog_magic_leash_boy_autism/


A savvy savant finds his voice”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24986084-30417,00.html


America’s Next Top Model finalist turns to game design”:

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/02/04/americas-next-top-model-finalist-turns-to-game-design/


Communication on the Spectrum(Includes Resources):

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

Singapore - A Walk near the Esplanade

SINGAPORE


Disability Portal – Autism Spectrum Disorder”:

http://www.disability.org.sg/autism/

Singapore, Labrador Park

Autism Help and Advice in Singapore – The most comprehensive guide for autism related information in Singapore”:

http://singaporeautism.blogspot.com/2008/09/table-of-contents.html

The Parliament of Singapore

Autism Association
Blk 381, Clementi Ave 5, #01-398 Singapore 120381
Tel: (65) 6774 6649

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~autism/

St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore

Focus on Individual Learning
408A River Valley Road, Singapore 248306
Tel: (65) 6738 3240

http://www.focusonindividuallearning.com/

The Twins - Oriental Buildings

EVA Psychology Centre (Stars Children’s Clinic)
1 Orchard Boulevard, #11-05A Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Tel: 6235 9092 / 9230 7410

http://www.evapsychologycentre.com/

Koi Carp at Singapore Airport

Dynamics OTC
583 Orchard Road, #13-02 Forum the Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Tel: (65) 6100 9235

http://www.therapy.com.sg/

Wildlife from Singapore

Children’s Partnership
43 Watten Drive
Tel: (65) 6468 8364

http://www.childrenspartnership.com.sg/

Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Autism Resource Centre
6 Ang Mo Kio St 44, Singapore 569253
Tel: (65) 6323 3258

http://www.autism.org.sg/

Dragon Boats

Hand in Hand OTC
91 Tanglin Place, #04-02, Singapore 247918
Tel: (65) 6738 6223

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~hihotc/

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Eric Chen – Autism Awareness Website

http://iautistic.com/

Singapore River

Adult Autism Support Listings

Day Activity Centres


Autism Youth Centre (Age: 12-21)
Blk 425 & 426, Hougang Avenue 6, #01-253, Singapore 530426
Tel: (65) 6287 4727

http://www.autismlinks.org.sg/

Raffles, Singapore

St Andrew’s Autism Centre DAC (Age: 19-55)
Blk 33, Bedok South Ave 2, #01-319, Singapore 460033
Tel: (65) 6441 9575

http://www.sach.org.sg/

Gret Egret, Singapore

Emmanuel Activity Centre (Age: 12+)
414 Tampines Street 41, #01-301, Singapore 520414
Tel: (65) 6787 3200

http://www.coh.org.sg/

National Museum of Singapore

AWWA Centre for Caregivers
11 Lorong Napiri, Singapore 547532
Tel: (65) 6511 5280

http://www.awwa.org.sg/

Singapore Grand Prix, 2008

International Asperger Parent Support Group

http://www.iapsg.com/

Night Reflections in Singapore River

Rainbow Center
501 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149306
Tel: (65) 6472 7077

http://www.rainbowcentre.org.sg/

Martial arts

Singapore’s Autism Schools

http://iautistic.com/autism-school-singapore.php

Shrine

WorldWise Quiz: Singapore”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/singapore-quiz.html

Singapore writing/art implements

Singapore Facts, Information & History”:

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

Ms Singapura

Singapore Photo Gallery”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/photos/places-singapore-gallery-2.html

ADD/ADHD


7 year-old boy is youngest case of suicide attempt”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=138177


Girls with disorder overlooked”:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/education/Girls-with-disorder-overlooked.2755479.jp


CompuMed Inc.’s exhibit at 2009 Masters of Pediatrics Conference Program draws attention to cardiac screening programs for children”:

http://www.pr-inside.com/compumed-inc-s-exhibit-at-2009-masters-r1044935.htm


ADHD drug, Ritalin, possibly addictive – may cause changes in a person’s brain similar to that of cocaine.”:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/02/03/adhd-drug-ritalin-possibly-addictive/3898.html


Supernus Pharmaceuticals initiates phase Ila clinical trial for SPN810 in conduct disorder … Serious conduct problems include symptoms of engaging in fights and knowingly destroying property. It has been reported that up to 25% of pediatric patients treated for ADHD exhibit such symptoms.”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/137498.php


What if my child begins to exhibit symptoms of ADHD?”:

http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20252266,00.html


Sleep Apnea

Press Release “Comfortable CPAP alternatives are provided by sleep apnea dentist – It is estimated that 80% of ADHD children have sleep apnea.”:

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/mchenry-crystal-lake-illinois-comfortable-cpap-alternatives-are-provided-by-sleep-apnea-dentists-dental-sleep-medicine-provides-great-solutions-for-patients-who-hate-cpap-cpap-intolerance-and-cpap-failure-are-major-problems-of-sleep-medicine-85785.php


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


Olympic gold medal biker joins twin towns challenge”:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Olympic-gold-meal-biker-joins.4934105.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”:


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


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

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


Racecourse Bike Ride – 12 July, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2116


Trek Hadrian’s Wall – 7-9 August, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2088


Trek Jordan 2009 – 10-14 September”:

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


Cycle India – 27 November – 6 December, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1832


“Sky Diving”:

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

MUSIC


Rex: A musical savant’s remarkable strides”:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/14/60minutes/main4604368.shtml?source=RSSattr=60Minutes_4604368


Why drumming can help you live longer … Drumming has a number of benefits. It can energise or relax. It can foster a sense of playfulness or release anger and tension.
“It can also help in the conquering of social isolation and the building of positive relationships.”:

http://www.yourcanterbury.co.uk/kent-news/Why-drumming-can-help-you-live-longer-newsinkent20369.aspx?news=local


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


Eric Jiani … It has been said that Eric Jiani’s art defies classification but its impact is unmistakable. You are invited to take a long look at the detail of his pictures and then make up your mind for yourself. ”:

http://www.eric-jiani-artist.com/


How a £50 000 fund is adding colour to disabled artists lives”:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/otherfeatures/display.var.2488098.0.How_a_50_000_fund_is_adding_colour_to_disabled_artists_lives.php


Squease’ a new product at the Royal College of Art this month … It’s a garment that allows the wearer to apply deep pressure to their body, to create a calming effect. It also has integrated headphones, which help to reduce noise levels and discomfort for people with hypersensitive hearing.”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=18712

Rozagy “Autistic artist calls for joining autistic culture movement”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1/119/29132/artist-autism-calls-join-autistic-culture-movement.html

Creativity exhibitions showcase work by autistic adults”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1665&a=18751


Art Auction – 26 February 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2118&a=18049


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

http://www.nas.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 Godley nominated for Laurence Olivier Award”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2122&a=18693


Sundance 2009 Review: Max Mayer’s Adam”:

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/01/22/sundance-2009-review-max-mayers-adam/


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

BOOKS


Marla Comm (1956 – 2008) “Severe Autism, Denied Support: Struggling to Survive in the Mainstream”

Authors: Leonard Jayson and Marla Comm

http://books.google.com/books?id=jKiK7XE7QYcC


Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies”

Author: Yvona Fast

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843107668


Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Professionals”

Author: Lisa A. Kurtz

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108269


Autism and Loss”

Authors: Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843104339


NEW “Weird, wild and wonderful – a naturally autistic tale”

Author: Stuart Nicklen

This is a father’s tale, the story of Laurence, who is a gorgeous, loveable boy who has classic autism, as well as severe learning difficulties. Stuart tells how he tries to support Laurence and enter his world. His account is very readable, lively and moving.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=433&a=18489


Coming Soon “Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School: A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions”

Authors: Joanne Steer and Kate Horstmann

Illustrated by Jason Edwards

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106630


Coming Soon “What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: 120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards, plus Booklet with Information, Ideas and Instructions”

Author: Jude Welton

Illustrated by Jane Telford

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843109242

MOVIE

Disney’s The Secret of the Magic Gourd (Only on DVD) Rated G

Synopsis:

Experience a magical story about the boundless limits of imagination and the strength we each have inside us with Disney’s heartwarming film The Secret Of The Magic Gourd. Based on the beloved children’s novel and featuring the voice talent of High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu, this wondrous fantasy is sure to delight the entire family. It’s a truly inspiring story that captures the wonder and awe of childhood, raves Carey Bryson of KidsTVMovies.About.com. When an inquisitive 11-year-old discovers a mythical, magical gourd while fishing, he has no idea of the trouble that lies at the end of his hook. With the ability to grant any and every wish, The Magic Gourd attempts to make all of the boy’s dreams come true, but instead succeeds in turning his world upside down. Enjoy every moment of this enchanting adventure as a curious child discovers that the best things in life are those he earns himself.

Official Website:

http://adisney.go.com/disneyvideos/liveaction/magicgourd/

VIDEO GAME

wii fit

Wii Fit

http://www.nintendo.com/wiifit/launch/


Does the Nintendo Wii help your autistic child?”:

http://www.trusera.com/health/answers/trusera_on_autism/does-the-nintendo-wii-help-your-child-with-autism


Mom Embracing Autism – Wii Love it!”

(Article published Sun. Jan 25th, 2009)

http://momembracingautism.blogspot.com/

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing Creating Connections via Video Games”

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/01/12/autism-aspergers-digest-animal-crossing-creating-connections-via-video-games/

SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

Charles Darwin

Special Feature: Darwin 200”:

2009 is both the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his most famous and important book, On the Origin of Species.

http://www.newscientist.com/special/darwin-200

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Facts: Gifts, History, and Love Science”:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090211-valentines-day-gifts-history.html

AUSTRALIAN  BUSHFIRES

Service, National Day of Mourning for Victorian bushfires”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25044698-601,00.html


Essential information for people affected by the bushfires”:

http://lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/essential-information-for-people-affected-by-the-bushfires/


Take care,

Julie

Singapore - Chinese Garden Sunset



One Response to “News 12th February, 2009.”

  1. 網站設計 Says:

    hooray. your writings on theater and writing much missed!

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