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Santorini, Greece

HEADLINES


“Care home firm fined over death … A CARE home firm has been fined £250,000 for failures that led to the death of a resident. Autistic Jesse Moores, 26, choked on a ham sandwich at The Chine in Winchmore Hill in May 2005. Robinia Care Group ignored pleas from staff to employ more staff, Wood Green crown court heard. It also failed to ensure recommendations from a care home regulator were acted upon.”:http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23678433-details/Care+home+firm+fined+over+death/article.do


“Woman denies killing disabled son”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/essex/8029342.stm


“Newfoundland police chief apologizes for jailing of autistic teenager”:

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/canada/article/218046–newfoundland-police-chief-apologizes-for-jailing-of-autistic-teenager


“Octuplets mother questioned over son with black eye”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5250854/Octuplets-mother-questioned-over-son-with-black-eye.html


Nugache worm creator avoids prison term “Five years’ probation for ‘talented’ botnet builder”:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=115164


“Neighbors go to war over 4-year-old-boy”:

http://www.10news.com/news/19306624/detail.html?ref=rss


“Parents wonder how autistic boy, 13, flew across US”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/parents_wonder_how_autistic_boy_13_flew_across_us.htm

UK “Free health checks for carers 8-14 June 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=19477


UK “Have your say on the government’s autism strategy for adults”:

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


“UK Consultation launches, Minister receives first responses to Autism Consultation in person”:

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


“NFB Disability Law Symposium Keynote Address by ASAN President Ari Ne’eman”:

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


“Oklahoma Daily: Autism Speaks promotes hysteria, ignorance”:

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


“Hatfield family advise Government over Autism Strategy”:

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/content/whtimes/news/story.aspx?brand=WHTOnline&category=News&tBrand=HertsCambsOnline&tCategory=newslatestWHT&itemid=WEED01%20May%202009%2017%3A40%3A24%3A530


“Autistic adults get boost from Pa. Efforts”:

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090420/HEALTH/904200301/1006/NEWS


“Recession’s threat to vulnerable people”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/apr/22/social-care-older-people


“Police card helps autistic people”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8027375.stm


“Autism centre is unveiled”:

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/1112775_autism_centre_is_unveiled


“Mums launch autistic society to help others”

http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/news_at_a_glance/mums_launch_autistic_society_to_help_others_1_545805?referrerPath=home


“Airport security humiliated man”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8024169.stm


“UK ‘least wanted’ list published … Talk show host Michael Savage – real name Michael Weiner – is also excluded. His views on immigration, Islam, rape and autism have caused great offence in America.”:

http://news.myjoyonline.com/international/200905/29632.asp

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5288279/Michael-Savage-brands-Jacqui-Smith-a-witch-over-Britains-banned-list.html


“Blind boy starts China treatment”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/8037357.stm


“Phone calls for the deaf a step closer, hints minister”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/apr/23/telephony-deaf-people

RESEARCH & HEALTH


“Genes have key role in autism”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8020837.stm


“Gene variant found in 65% of autism cases”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17041-gene-variant-found-in-65-of-autism-cases.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


“Autism’s DNA jigsaw unravelled”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090429/twl-autism-s-dna-jigsaw-unravelled-41f21e0.html


“Autism diagnosis often made years after it was possible”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090504161704.htm


“Section of brain larger in autistic toddlers, rsearchers find”:

http://www.syracuse.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/national-4/1241483596293070.xml&storylist=new_topstories&thispage=1


“Helping autistic kids sleep”:

http://www.kcendt.com/?p=9054


“Sleep and our sanity”:

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


“Robots for autism”:

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=311089


“Research: Multilingual lip-reading system”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/norfolk/8011858.stm


“Anger may stem from alcohol and other drugs – Anger Management, Anxiety Attacks & Social Anxiety Disorder”:

http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=weblog&id=681&wlid=6&cn=116


**“Highlights of BJP – Includes Depression, genes, screening & childhood; Imaging autism and bipolar disorder, and lithium revisited, Psychosis, cognition, metabolism and early intervention/Related Articles”:

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/194/5/A19


“Psychosis and autism: magnetic resonance imaging study of brain anatomy”:

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/194/5/418


“Father’s depression harms young … Mind, the charity was due to launch a campaign next week calling for “male-friendly” mental health services and better support for men.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8028452.stm


“Social Phobia: No need to shy away from web therapy”:

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


“Call to increase child therapists”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8029179.stm


“Lithium in water curbs suicide”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8025454.stm


“Immune fault link to narcolepsy”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8025662.stm


“New campaign helps in dealing with stressful times – Live Your Life WellSM”:

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


“Mental Health Week 2009 – May 4-10”

Women’s mental health hit hard by recession(but many show resilience and resourcefulness in coping with stress)/Father’s mental health impacts on children, study finds

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/mental_health_week_2009__may_4__10.htm


“National Children’s Mental health Awareness Day – May 7, 2009”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/national_childrens_mental_health_awareness_day__may_7_200.htm


“Depression can make your brown eyes blue/Evidence suggests poor sleep increases risk of depression”:

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


“Panic Attacks: Trapped indoors for eight summers”:

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


“APA offers tips on managing anxiety about Swine Flu/Latest Swine Flu Updates/FAQ Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment”:

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


“Virtual Hospital”:

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

EDUCATION


“COPAA releases report detailing 143 incidents of aversive interventions in school programs”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/fwd_copaa_releases_report_detailing_143_incidents_of_aversi.htm


“Autistic History whiz kid fights for Tennesse diploma”:

http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-tn–historywhiz-diploma,0,4633793.story


“Autistic students self represent”:

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


“Daily classroom routines for autistic students”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-9474-Baltimore-Special-Education-Examiner~y2009m5d6-Daily-classroom-routines-for-autistic-students


VIDEO “Home Education for disabled child … A Rotherham couple claim they have been discriminated against because they have decided to teach their severely disabled daughter at home.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8036971.stm

EMPLOYMENT


“Equality Bill ignores discrimination faced by job seekers with disabilities, say charities”:

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


Position Available “LEXINGTON FAMILY SEEKS Psychology, Special needs, student female preferred to sit and help entertain 13year old girl with High Functioning Autism. Begin June 29-Mid- August at $10.00 per hour at least 3 hours per day and or evening. Number of days to be discussed. Call Elysa at 914 763-3049.”:

http://kykernel.com/2009/05/04/help-wanted/


“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


Recently Updated  For further employment information, please view”:

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

GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


“Fostering: Who cares? …They are currently looking after three teenage boys with autism spectrum disorders. Neither Con nor Ann knew anything about autism before they started fostering but they received specialist training in order to meet the very complex needs of the children they care for. Sixteen-year-old John, for example, is at a similar stage of development to a toddler. He can’t be left unattended as he has no concept of danger and needs 24-hour supervision. He has no vocal skills and the couple are currently teaching him sign language, which they have only just learned themselves. Thirteen-year-old David stays with the couple ten days a month. He has nocturnal epilepsy in addition to autism and can have up to seven seizures a night. Con and Ann monitor him throughout his sleep via CCTV cameras in his bedroom. You feel like nobody else out there could look after them as well as you do and that’s how a lot of parents must feel when their kids are being fostered.”:

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/spectrum/Fostering-Who-cares.5227606.jp


“Photographer pledges donations to autism … A photographer from North East England has pledged to donate £5 to The National Autistic Society (NAS) for every 8×12 print she sells for £20. Victoria, who has been taking photographs since the age of 14, has a sibling with profound autism and has previously supported the NAS by doing a sponsored skydive and a trek to the Himalayas. She has also skydived for her local Tyne and Wear Autistic Society.”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2122&a=19371


“Garden restoration offers Leo new hope … An Ambitious garden restoration project has been launched that could give a disabled youngster a new lease of life. Four-year-old Leo Donaldson has Down’s syndrome and he may also be autistic.”:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1201423?UserKey=


“Twins train showjumping rabbits”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/8014916.stm

Athens: Sunrise on the City/Acropolis

GREECE

Acropolis at Dusk, Athens

GIVE LIGHT “Greek Association of Autistic Asperger and HFA Adults

We, the Greek Autistic and Asperger adults, feel we must take matters into our hands and promote
a more accurate and realistic image of what Autism is, and how it affects our daily lives.

Because, unlike the way Autism is presented by the scientific community, Autism is not an illness,
or a condition that can be treated and cured! Autism is a way of life, a way of being, a way of
understanding the world around us. Without Autism, we would not be who we are, but someone else.”:

http://www.aspergerhellas.org/campaign-english.html

Thesaloniki Historic Center

“Greek Society for the Protection of Autistic People”
2 Athenas Street
105 51 Athens
GREECE
tel: +30 210 321 6550
fax: +30 210 321 6549
e-mail: gspap@internet.gr

Theater - Odeion di Erode Attica

“Association of Parents and Friends of the Autistic Child “Espoir”
PO Box 48
57013 Oreokastvo
Thessaloniki
GREECE
tel: 30 31 697-614
fax: 30 31 696 460

Cyprus Petra tou Romiou/The Birth of Aphrodite

“Greece Map, Facts, Information & History”:

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

Corfu Town

“Athens Landmarks Photo Gallery”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/photos/places-athens-gallery-1/athens-1-feast.html

Paros

“Athens City Life Photo Gallery”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/photos/places-athens-gallery-2/athens-2-avissinias-square.html

Donkey, Greece

ADD/ADHD


“Finnish Study Sleep deficits could trigger behavioural symptoms of ADHD”:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/04/28/sleep-deficits-could-trigger-adhd/5557.html


“ADHD and sleep problems in adolescents linked by study”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148636.php


“Hypertensive kids more likely to have learning/attention problems”:

http://www.physorg.com/news160673994.html


“Study links ADHD medicine with better test scores”:

http://www.psycport.com/showArticle.cfm?xmlFile=ap%5F2009%5F04%5F26%5Fap%2Eworldstream%2Eenglish%2Ehealth%5FD97QJ1CG0%5Fnews%5Fap%5Forg%2Eanpa%2Exml&provider=


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


“Chairman’s cash call for learning-disabled sports”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/may/04/disability-sports-special-olympics-investment


“Autistic student shines in martial arts”:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_12234972


“It’s pedal power to Paris for Stephen”:

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/It39s-pedal-power-to-Paris.5230822.jp


“Runners make history in fastest London marathon”:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/runners-make-history-in-fastest-london-marathon-14282062.html


“35, 000 in record-setting marathon”:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/uk_national_news/4321759.35_000_in_record_setting_marathon/


“NAS: London Marathon success. Details for 2010 Marathon”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=19372


“Cycling: Silver party for cyclists”:

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/cycling/silver-party-for-cyclists-25963.aspx


“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


5-8 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


Derek Paravicini
& Rex Lewis-Clack


“Musical Savants”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_GUPcg25QI


“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


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


“Callum’s got talent for viewers”:

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/hertfordshiremercury-news/displayarticle.asp?id=414149


“Picturehouse cinemas hold autism-friendly screenings in May”:

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


“Edinburgh Film Festival boasts 23 world premieres … Highlights include Spread, the first Hollywood outing by David MacKenzie, the Scottish director, and Adam, the closing-night film, a romantic comedy centred on a man with Asperger’s syndrome, starring Hugh Dancy.”:

http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Edinburgh-Film-Festival-boasts-23.5242557.jp


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

BOOKS


“Moving House: A Guide for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

NAS Publication

http://www.mugsy.org/cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=1899280804&templates=default&locale=uk


NEW “You Are How You Move: Experiential Chi Kung”

Author: Ged Sumner

http://www.jkp.com/singingdragon/catalogue/9781848190146


“Integrated Yoga: Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach”

Author: Nicole Cuomo

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108627


“Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers”

Authors: Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts

Foreword by Louise Goldberg, Registered Yoga Teacher and Joshua S. Betts

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108177


Hyperlexia “When Babies Read” A Practical Guide to Helping Young Children with Hyperlexia, Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioing Autism

Author: Audra Jensen

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/index.php/cat/hyperlexia


“Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism”

Author: Nicole Martin

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781849058070

“Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities: A Guide to Improving Coordination”

Author: Lisa A. Kurtz

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843108658


“A Blessing and a Curse: Autism and Me”

Author: Caiseal Mor

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843105732


“Autistic Authors, Booklist & Facts”:

http://www.autistics.org/library/booklist.html

MOVIE

Transformers Revenge of The Fallen Poster

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Rated TBA)

Official Movie Site & Trailer

Release Date: June 24, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is an upcoming science fiction/action film due for release on June 24, 2009. It is the sequel to 2007‘s Transformers, which was the first live action Transformers film. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg return respectively as director and executive producer, while Shia LaBeouf reprises the role of Sam Witwicky, the human caught in the war between Autobots and Decepticons. The film introduces many more robots and the scope has been expanded to numerous countries, the most important of which is Egypt.

http://www.transformersmovie.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers:_Revenge_of_the_Fallen


The new Star Trek movie goes back to the series’ basics, but is it as inspiring as the original?

“Star Trek: New technology beams up old franchise”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16993-star-trek-new-technology-beams-up-old-franchise.html

VIDEO GAME

Burnout Paradise Cover

Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360 & PS3) 3+

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-Burnout-Paradise-Xbox/dp/B000I5TL4I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1241617817&sr=1-1


Burnout Paradise Review for Xbox 360

http://uk.gamespot.com/xbox360/driving/burnout5/review.html


“A personal trainer plugged into the TV”:

http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/a-personal-trainer-plugged-into-the-tv/?ref=health

TECH

Get Connected

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About The Internet

http://www.newscientist.com/special/unknown-internet

LIFE

Baby Einstein

Morning Sickness May Be Sign Of A Bright Baby

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227074.600-morning-sickness-may-be-sign-of-a-bright-baby.html


Take Care,

Julie

A Grecian View



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