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HEADLINES


Starved girl’s mum and dad found guilty of murder, manslaughter respectively”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25678271-2702,00.html


Family, police search for missing Calgary man”:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/06/24/missing-calgary-brendan-davis.html


Parents settle case over locking up of autistic boy”:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/ireland/parents-settle-case-over-locking-up-of-autistic-boy-14345421.html?r=RSS


Single mum who took van’s full impact of Oxford Road crash”:

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2053021_single_mum_who_took_vans_full_impact_of_oxford_road_crash


Funeral held for couple killed in car crash”:

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/suffolk/ny-liprof2512915425jun24,0,7292992.story


Family speaks about nanny’s past/Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Abuse”:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31533125/ns/local_news-ft_myers_fl/

http://www.nctsn.org/nccts/nav.do?pid=typ_sa_prom


YouTube bully abuse video trial delayed”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/youtube-bully-abuse-video-trial-delayed-1716467.html


Autism Bill wins House of Commons backing”:

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2009/06/22/111906/autism-bill-wins-house-of-commons-backing.html


DH autism advisor calls on all to help shape National Autism Strategy at Brookdale Care Conference”:

http://in.sys-con.com/node/1010601


My son is not a cyber-terrorist”:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/107358/-My-son-is-not-a-cyber-terrorist-


NASA hacker petition tops 4,000”:

http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10012954o-2000331828b,00.htm?new_comment


Protest over hacker extradition move”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/protest-over-hacker-extradition-move-1708574.html


Why it’s important that children receive the MMR vaccination”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/06/15/why-it-s-important-that-children-receive-the-mmr-vaccination-91466-23876447/


MSPs approve new hate crime laws”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8078988.stm


System ‘failing autistic adults”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8083280.stm


NAS response to the National Audit Office(NAO) Report on autistic adults”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=152970


Disabled are still ‘victims’ says charity Scope”:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/06/08/disabled-are-still-victims-says-charity-scope-115875-21423841/


Watchdog Group: VA needs to improve autism services”:

http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/47310917.html


Autism help lacking, study says”:

http://www.psycport.com/showArticle.cfm?xmlFile=washingtonpost%5F2009%5F06%5F09%5Feng%2Dwashingtonpost%5Fwpni%5Feng%2Dwashingtonpost%5Fwpni%5F030112%5F11518381049054963%2Exml&provider=


Carers of autistic people ‘paid just 75p an hour”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2009-06-10-Carers-of-people-with-autism-paid-just-75p-an-hour


Most carers hit breaking point”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8087797.stm


The future: in whose hands? … One in five UK adults has a disability – meaning the disabled voice is becoming ever more varied. But are policy-makers listening?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/beyondboundarieslive/the-future


Blind miss millions in benefits”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8087044.stm

RESEARCH & HEALTH


Psychiatric diagnoses are less reliable than star signs … According to Bentall, the evidence supports a treatment model that relies on supportive relationships rather than pills. “What works is being kind and listening to people, encouraging them to be optimistic and treating them with respect. The tragedy of psychiatry is that it makes patients feel that they are objects to be chemically tinkered with by a bunch of arrogant people in suits. The biomedical model has led to a disrespect of the patient,” Bentall continues.:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article6538213.ece


Hospital investigates link between anorexia and autism”:

http://www.craegmoor.co.uk/news/industry/19229814/hospital_investigates_link_between_anorexia_and_autism.aspx


Epileptic seizures may dissipate after brain surgery … Brain Surgery to Cure Epilepsy Can Be Dangerous But Effective.

Emma Kon, 25, made news in the United Kingdom after doctors performed multiple surgeries to remove seven parts of her brain in an effort to treat an epileptic condition which crippled her with up to 100 seizures each day. Now, about nine months after her treatments, Kon told the U.K.’s Daily Mail that she has had no seizures and is feeling well.”:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=7885128&page=1


The 5 most common myths about autism”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1813714/the_5_most_common_myths_about_autism.html


Autistic people better at problem solving than non-autistics: Research … New research suggests that autistic people are 40 per cent faster at problem solving than non-autistics.”:

http://www.canada.com/health/Autistic+people+better+problem+solving+than+autistics+Research/1708831/story.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154336.php


Standard IQ test may undervalue autistic people … Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test ”:

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=628202


New tool key in evaluating language skills in autistic kids”:

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-54238.html


Is it autism, sensory processing disorder, or both?”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-13970-Wichita-Special-Needs-Kids-Examiner~y2009m6d24-Is-it-Autism-Sensory-Processing-Disorder-or-both


Antidepressants offer no relief for repetitive behaviors in autistic children”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/152561.php


Mental disorders in China underestimated”:

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE55B4P520090612


Understanding borderline personality disorder”:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/understanding-borderline-personality-disorder/


Language may be key to theory of mind”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17352-language-may-be-key-to-theory-of-mind.html


Life Force’ linked to body’s ability to withstand stress”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154507.php


Partner relationship as a buffer against stress”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/155066.php


Sleepwalking treatment”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2569-NY-Mental-Health-Examiner~y2009m6d19-Sleepwalking-Treatment


Gadgets for a healthier future at home (Includes Video – 02:21)”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8107843.stm


Virtual Hospital”:

http://www.uihealthcare.com/vh/

EDUCATION


Expelled from school at five”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8116816.stm


AS student voted out: School board reinstates Wendy Portillo/All children deserve only the best teachers”:

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


Mother finds autistic child naked in classroom”:

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/mostpopular/story/Mother-Finds-Autistic-Child-Naked-in-Classroom/prcOYivxX0ayfy0-iZwDQA.cspx


Court says parents of special-education students can seek reimbursement”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/education/23special.html?hpw


Staffing shuffle alarms parents”:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090624/ARTICLE/906241039/0/FEATURES05


UMMC autism school closing”:

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990610012


Barrow primary school to move”:

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow_primary_school_to_move_1_571797?referrerPath=news/


Communication “Device offers hope to children with communication problems”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jun/05/children-communication-device


Teacher training to spot dyslexia”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8109554.stm


Bilingual education – helping your child become bilingual”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-11020-Families-Living-Abroad-Examiner~y2009m6d22-Bilingual-education–helping-your-child-become-bilingual


Celebrate a perfect day with Helena Bonham Carter … The Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School has 151 pupils aged between 2-16 years and employs almost 100 staff, plus teams of therapists, nurses and other visiting professionals. All the children attending the school have learning difficulties and additional disabilities, including communication, physical, emotional/behavioural, mental health, and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).”:

http://www.easier.com/view/Travel/Attractions_and_Events/article-256100.html

EMPLOYMENT


Government aims high with diversity targets”:

http://www.guardianpublic.co.uk/diversity-harman-government


Skills for Work Award “St Albans teen conquered his fears thanks to education and training”:

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/4445491.Oakland_College_teen_an__inspiration__to_all/?ref=rss


Autelligent Laboratories

We believe all people have a contribution to make and deserve an opportunity to be productive.

With your caring and excellent help, we are creating jobs for the 40 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Today less than one in five of us are currently employed. We are motivated and competent and we deserve equal employment. Help make this a reality.

Autelligent Laboratories is dedicated to creating a space where autistic software engineers can more than contribute, we can excel.”:

http://www.autlabs.com/


Luxury Quality Scented Candles “Humbolt Candles – Autism & Disability Employment Company”:

http://www.humboldtcandles.com/index.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


WISK Support Group”:

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/wyre-news/Love-that-conquers-all.5388431.jp


Autistic child gets cold shoulder”:

http://www.ottawasun.com/life/2009/06/11/9759056-sun.html


Time to recognise all those real women of substance”:

http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/diane-crabtree/Time-to-recognise-all-those.5365677.jp


Young inventor’s handle on design”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/8105045.stm


Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and International Exchange: What, Why & How

http://www.miusa.org/ncde/tipsheets/autismtips

Moon over Morocco

MOROCCO

Er Rachidia, Merzouga - Caravan of Time

Association des Parents et Amis d’Enfants Inadaptes
68 Rue du Neuf, Avril
Maarif
Casablanca
MOROCCO
tel: +212 25 81 43/25 57 11
fax: +212 2 25 57 11
e-mail: AUTISME@iam.net.ma

Blue boats above Morocco's Sidi Jonas Beach

Autism and Culture

http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyles/family_community/story/1165189.html

Chefchouen, Morocco

Morocco – Latest in Moroccan News

http://topnews.in/regions/morocco

Snake Dancing, Morocco

Morocco – Facts, Information & History

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

Morocco Colours

Morocco – A Photo A Day

http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/category/photos/morocco/

Camels ...Just Waiting...

Surviving the Sahara

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0212/feature3/

Morocco Fes Dye Pits

48 Hours in Marrakech

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/48-hour-guide/marrakech-text

Ait Benhaddou

Among the Berbers

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2005/01/among-the-berbers/among-the-berbers-text

Large Scorpion(Androctonus amoreuxi), Southern Morocco

Sudden Journeys: Moroccan Weekend

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/features/suddenjourneys0705/journeys.html#rory

Colours of Fes(Silkweaving)

Morocco Travel Basics

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Travel/Morocco-Travel.html?xa=1

Hairpin Bends, Morocco

Map of Morocco

ADD/ADHD


Study links ADHD drugs to sudden death in children”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154030.php


FDA issues safety communication about an ongoing review of stimulant medications used in children with ADHD”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153989.php


ADHD genes found; Known to play roles in neurodevelopment”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/155087.php


An ADHD student finds confidence on the track”:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/15/finding-confidence-on-the-track/


Time moves too slowly for hyperactive boys”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227115.100-time-moves-too-slowly-for-hyperactive-boys.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


BOOK “ADHD – Living without Brakes”

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108733


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


Do we know the power of yoga? … One woman has thrown away the wheelchair to which she was confined for two years … Television presenter Gaby Roslin said: “I’ve watched Jo working with autistic children. I’m astounded by what she achieves with kids who can’t normally even make eye contact or sit still.”:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/health/article-23711492-details/Do+we+know+the+power+of+Yoga/article.do


Stress and culture affect exercise motivation”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/151698.php


Non-profit organization helps special needs youth enjoy sports”:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/2009/06/20/20090620heretohelp0620.html


Six-hour aerobathon boost for children”:

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/25546/sixhour-aerobathon-boost-for-children


Trip of a lifetime could drive duo up the wall”:

http://www.rochdaleobserver.co.uk/news/s/1120543_trip_of_a_lifetime_could_drive_duo_up_the_wall


Cyclists gear up to race their way across the United States”:

http://news.scotsman.com/world/Cyclists-gear-up-to-race.5365508.jp


Hazards – The fewer the better on the trampoline”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/health/research/16haza.html?ref=health


Join our Racecourse Bike Ride this summer”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2116&a=18586


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


Unlocking the talent of a musical savant”:

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/Europe/2009/june/Unlocking-the-Talent-of-a-Musical-Savant.html


Susan Boyle is great for the learning disability cause”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jun/08/susan-boyle-learning-disability


Deaf Youth Orchestra feels the good vibrations”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jun/24/deaf-youth-orchestra


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART

Joel Lorand

http://www.outsiderart.co.uk/lorand.htm

GLIMPSE – the talents of the autism community

They are painters, sculptors and photographers; poets and storytellers; musicians and creators of amazing video games. They are kids, teens and adults. Last year, a new online publication arose to celebrate the talents of autistic individuals and other developmental disabilities: GLIMPSE, offered by ICDL (The Interdisciplinary Council of Developmental and Learning Disorders). In late 2008, Volume 2 of GLIMPSE was released, and was expanded into a print book and notecards. The works are serious, humourous, deeply personal and illuminating. See it for yourself, share it with others, submit your own/your child’s work for inclusion in Volume 3, to release later this year. Find information and ordering details at www.icdl.com


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

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

MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


The launch of Learning Disability and Contemporary Theatre”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jun/10/learning-disability-actors-theatre


Israel’s first Australian culture celebration to start Saturday”:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1094269.html


Stars out for film festival’s opening night”:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2514984.0.Stars_out_for_film_festivals_opening_night_gala.php


A CineVegas film festival wrap-up”:

http://www.seattlepi.com/movies/407330_film28711976.html


Adam (Trailer 2:30)”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92U6OnVZG3U


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

BOOKS


The Kaleidoscope Kid”

Author: Elaine Marie Larson

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9977.htm


The Speed of Dark”

Author: Elizabeth Moon

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_S325.htm


VIDEO “Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work”

by Coulter Video

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_V218.htm


“Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities”

Author: David B. Wiegan

Foreword by Ron Rush

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843109228


“Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities”

Author: Bonnie Thomas

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843109211


Bringing Up Parents – The Teenager’s Handbook”

Author: Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_B114.htm


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

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

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


Tics and Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals”

Author: Uttom Chowdhury

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843102038

MOVIE

HP and the Half Blood Prince poster

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Coming July 15

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/harry_potter_and_the_half_blood_prince/


Official Site

http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/harrypotterandthehalf-bloodprince/

VIDEO GAME

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii, Nintendo DS, Playstation Portable, PS2) 16+

Release Date June 9, 2009

The game is the third in the series of original 3D Indiana Jones games, preceded by Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine.

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/indianajones/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indiana-Jones-Staff-Kings-Wii/dp/B001U0O3JS/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3D88ODHMX6UDH&colid=2M2468ZYIVALY

Lego Battles (Nintendo DS) 7+

Release Date June 9[NA], June 26[PAL], 2009

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Warner-Bros-Interactive-Battles-Nintendo/dp/B001W0Y5Q2/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__25?ie=UTF8&s=videogames


Official Website

http://www.legobattles.com/


Holding pattern for Wii”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/4738/

SPACE

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard: Space Geeks(Interview)

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227131.900-tom-hanks-and-ron-howard-space-geeks.html

HEALTH

Virtual Medicine

Virtual Body Parts Take the Guesswork Out of Medicine

Doctors could soon be testing medications or surgery on your virtual twin before you get to undergo the real treatment.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17274-virtual-body-parts-take-the-guesswork-out-of-medicine.html

TECH


DIY Gadgetry”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8107803.stm

It’s good to be back.

Take Care,

Julie

Sunset, Essaouira, Morocco



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