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HEADLINES

 

“Canadian Press Release: Seven-year-old N.S. Boy who went missing has died, Health officials say”:

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

 

“Runman: CBC Interviews – Autism Search & Rescue, Challenges & Strategies”:

http://therunman.blogspot.com/2009/12/cbc-interviews-autism-search-rescue.html

 

“Boston police search for missing autistic teen”:

http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/2009/12/09/Boston-Police-search-for/1260412121.html

 

“Man died of multiple stab wounds”:

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/4774494.Man_died_of_multiple_stab_wounds/

 

“Parents pay tribute to murder victim Kevin Fielding”:

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/burynews/4785095.Family_pay_tribute_to_murder_victim_Kevin_Fielding/?ref=rss

 

“Park victim lured to her death”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8402787.stm

 

“Man denies murder of girl, 18, stabbed to death in Burnley park”:

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/4783818.Man_denies_murder_of_girl__18__stabbed_to_death_in_Burnley_park/?ref=rss

 

“Florist drowned her disabled daughter in the bath by accident before throwing the girl and herself into a lake, inquest is told”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1234242/Florist-drowned-disabled-daughter-bath-accident-throwing-girl-lake-inquest-told.html?ITO=1490&referrer=yahoo

 

“Deputies searching for missing Marion County boy”:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-marion-missing-latimore-20091127,0,11568.story

 

“Autistic boy, 9, found dead in Ocala”:

http://www.wesh.com/news/21739403/detail.html

 

“2 kids found dead in separate drownings”:

http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/1880604.html

 

“Man left disfigured after mistaken identity attack”:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/09/2766673.htm?site=idx-nt

 

“Kids seized in raid on Llanelli home”:

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/southwalesnews/Kids-seized-raid-home/article-1576370-detail/article.html

 

“Former teacher’s court hearing postponed”:

http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_25a8a55c-e13c-11de-9189-001cc4c002e0.html

 

Canada “Advocates want institutions shuttered”:

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

 

“Care of disabled a ‘national disgrace’, report finds”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/care-of-disabled-a-national-disgrace-report-finds/story-e6frg6nf-1225806349487

 

“Autistic people ignored in Care Quality Commission Report on Adult Social Care”:

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

 

“NJ looks to expand services for those on the autism spectrum”:

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20091206/UPDATES01/91206003/NJ+looks+to+expands+services+for+those+with+autism

 

“Gary McKinnon Updates: New hope on extradition”:

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

 

Butterflies “MP Dan Norris talks to autism families”:

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/educationplus/home/MP-Dan-Norris-s-talk-autism-families/article-1572956-detail/article.html

 

Communication Matters “Half a million lottery win for Communication charity”:

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=6341818

 

“AUTREAT Call for Proposals”:

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

 

“Anger as council drags heels over autistic boy”:

http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/content/redbridge/recorder/news/story.aspx?brand=RECOnline&category=newsIlford&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsilford&itemid=WeED04%20Dec%202009%2012%3A20%3A06%3A360


HEALTH & RESEARCH

 

“Vaccinate your children to protect them from measles … According to the U.S.-based Measles Initiative about 164,000 died from measles in 2008 down from 733,000 in 2000.”:

http://www.thelatestnews.in/vaccinate-your-children-to-protect-them-from-measles/22967.html

 

“Four autism treatments that worry physicians”:

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-autism-side7-2009dec07,0,7708120.story

 

“Carnegie Mellon scientists discover first evidence of brain rewiring in children”:

http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/article.php?q=09121002-carnegie-mellon-scientists-discover-first-evidence-brain-rewiring-children

 

“UB Physiologist wins “Concept Award” to study GI mutation related to autism”:

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/10693

 

BJP “Association between extreme autistic traits and intellectual disability: insights …”:

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/195/6/531

 

“Nurses welcome new strategy for mental health”:

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

 

“Mental Health from Young Minds to Grey Matters, Australia”:

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

 

“Likely cause of drug-resistant epilepsy revealed”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8385790.stm

“New insights on comorbidities and other considerations for Epilepsy treatment”:

http://www.sunherald.com/457/story/1787939.html

 

“Autism and schizophrenia linked to faults in same genes”:

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=f9f7616d-edf9-49b5-9576-4000892c9c83

 

“Avatar’s gaze illuminates social brain”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18236-avatars-gaze-illuminates-social-brain.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

 

“Abstract: Empirically supported psychological treatments for Adult Acute Stress Disorder”:

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

 

“Scrambled brain connections linked to Generalized Anxiety Disorder”:

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

 

“Anxiety: Caffeine is not a remedy for intoxication”:

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

 

“Latest on Depression: Includes New Treatment for Secondary Teachers, Seniors at Risk, Teen Insecurity, Boosting Happiness, Physician Depression & More …”:

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

 

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – CBT for Depression”:

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

 

“Bright ideas for beating the Winter Blues”:

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

 

“PTSD: New Techniques To Assess PTSD, Smaller Brain Linked To PTSD Risk, Military Children Face Challenges & Children’s PTSD”:

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

 

“OCD, Phobias Etc: Brain Power ~ New techniques in brain surgery mix hope with risk”:

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

 

“Holiday Anxiety and OCD Exposed”:

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

 

“BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bps_research_digest_the_special_issue_spotter_4.htm

 

“Loneliness can be contagious”:

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

 

“Fuel vapour heightens aggression, likely aggravates road rage/New discoveries about the experience of anger”:

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

 

“Research explores the therapeutic benefits of pets”:

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

 

“Happiness: What’s It Going To Take To Make You Happy?”:

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

 

Nurse-Family Partnership”Agency goal: Get mom, child off to a good start”:

http://www.timesleader.com/features/Agency_goal__Get_mom___child_off_to_a_good_start_12-02-2009.html

 

“Prescribing medical marijuana to kids … Debate is raging over the use of medicinal marijuana to treat childhood ADHD and autism”:

http://www.theweek.com/article/index/103325/Prescribing_marijuana_to_kids

 

“Sleep: Dreamlike Thoughts During Sleepwalking, Sleep Terror Etc”:

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

 

“Relationships: Female Friends, Supporting Divorced Families, Apologizing To A Woman, Personality, Do Opposites Attract?, Marital Satisfaction Etc”:

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

 

“For low-income families with special needs kids, where you live matters”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091204145707.htm

 

“How Other People’s Unspoken Expectations Control Us”:

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

 

“Get Healthy Tri-State: The opposite sex’s brain: What you need to know”:

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x456827252/The-opposite-sexs-brain-What-you-need-to-know

 

“Virtual Hospital”:

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


EDUCATION

 

“Autistic child beaten, dog tied and thrown into isolation cell at middle school”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-4959-Special-Education-Examiner~y2009m12d10-Autistic-child-beaten-dog-tied-and-thrown-into-isolation-cell-at-middle-school

 

“Outlaw child abuse in schools”:

http://us.cnn.com/2009/OPINION/12/08/miller.mcmorrisrodgers.childabuse.legislation/index.html

 

“Secluding students under fire”:

http://www.freep.com/article/20091210/NEWS06/912100485/1322/Secluding-students-under-fire

 

Communication “Assistive Technologies eSchool News: Five Key Trends in Assistive Technology/Talking Head Baldi Now An iPhone App”:

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

 

“Teachers as students”:

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/12/10/autism

 

“Parents concerned at vale of Berkeley College closure threat demand answers”:

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/4768321.Parents_concerned_at_school_closure_threat_demand_answers_at_meeting/?ref=rss

 

“Mountain View Voice: Parents worry over cuts to special ed assistants”:

http://www.mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=2230

 

“Navan mother’s bid to secure a school place for daughter”:

http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/navan/articles/2009/12/03/3993245-navan-mothers-bid-to-secure-a-school-place-for-daughter/

 

“SEN pupils made to travel far afield”:

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Health/972667/SEN-pupils-made-travel-far-afield/

 

“School gets the royal seal of approval”:

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/bedsonsunday-news/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=466701

 

“Aldermen clear way for school”:

http://www.chapelhillnews.com/news/story/53839.html

 

“Filey School chosen for specialist status”:

http://www.fileymercury.co.uk/news/Filey-School-chosen-for-specialist.5883341.jp

 

Peer Mentoring Improves Social Skills “Peer tutoring program helps Idaho students connect”:

http://www.theolympian.com/northwest/story/1058224.html

 

“Living and learning with disabilities … The challenges and joys of teaching children with special needs is something faced by all public school systems in New Hampshire.”:

http://nhbr.com/news/458244-196/living–and-learning–with-disabilities.html

 

“Student group Making waves Montreal receives prestigious award”:

http://media.www.mcgilltribune.com/media/storage/paper234/news/2009/12/01/News/Student.Group.Making.Waves.Montreal.Receives.Prestigious.Award-3842201.shtml

 

“JCTC course gives students with Down syndrome a taste of college life”:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20091129/FEATURES/911290302/1010/JCTC+course+gives+students+with+Down+syndrome+a+taste+of+college+life

 

Archived “Educational Disabilities: A Brief Overview”:

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/special_education/117337

 

“Belgrave Primary School has a new £36,000 sensory garden”:

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Learning-blossom-sensory-garden/article-1575184-detail/article.html

 

“Children learn with therapy dog(includes video)”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8378569.stm

 

Kingsbury Elementary School “All aboard the Polar Express”:

http://www.theitem.com/article/20091209/ITNEWS01/712099826/-1/itnews


EMPLOYMENT

 

“Autism seen as asset, not liability, in some jobs”:

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

 

“National prize for autistic students … A PROJECT which provides work opportunities for young people with autism has received a national award.

Perfect Pots, which is run by students at the Holbrook Centre for Autism, has been given a prestigious social enterprise award for the Best Social Enterprise in a School.”:

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

 

“Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne backs autistic adults’ work fight”:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/4768259.MP_backs_autistic_adults____work_fight/?ref=rss

 

Penelope Trunk “Asperger’s at Work”:

http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2009/12/01/aspergers-at-work-why-i-need-a-sick-day-to-register-my-car/

 

“Out-of-state jobs tear families apart … For the first few months, their 8-year-old boy cried nearly every Sunday night when Gary left. Their 6-year-old son, diagnosed with autism, has had behavior problems. “He holds it together at school, but when he gets home he lets me have it,” Jill said.”:

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/business/national/story/948563.html

 

“Creative Support Ltd”:

http://www.creativesupport.co.uk/


“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

 

“Autistic children carry their care issues into adulthood”:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bal-to.hs.autism07dec07,0,3134215.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+baltimoresun%2Fentertainment%2Frss2+%28Live%21%29

 

“Santas turn streets of Sydney red … off through the streets of Sydney they went to raise money for a charity called Variety which works for children with special needs.”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20091129/tod-santas-turn-streets-of-sydney-red-870a197.html

 

“Lego UK employees raise money for autism”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-9121-Orange-County-Special-Needs-Kids-Examiner~y2009m11d28-Lego-UK-employees-raise-money-for-autism


CHRISTMAS

“Guide helps autistic children and families cope with Christmas”:

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=6352665

 

“Survival Hints for Making it Through the Holiday Season/Christmas and ASD”:

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

 

“NAS: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly”:

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

 

“Holiday Shopping Tips, Christmas Stress Management, Why Holidays Don’t Have To Be “Happy”:

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


REPUBLIC OF SERBIA


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

Autism Society of Serbia
Milan and Jelena Markovic
Generala Horvatovica 26, Beograd 11000
SERBIA
Tel: 381-11-444-30-64
Email: autism@beotel.yu
Website: http://www.beotel.yu/~autism/

Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbian Capital

Autism Society of Serbia, Parent’s Association
Gundulicev Venac 40
Belgrade 11000
SERBIA
Tel: +381 11 3391051
Fax: +381 11 3391051
e-mail: autismpr@eunet.yu

St. Petka's Chapel, Belgrade
Црквa Св. Пeткe у Београду Saint Petka’s Chapel – Kalemegdan (Belgrade)

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association ~ Making It Happen: a community where everyone, regardless of background or disability, feels welcome, included and supported

“Attitudes Towards People With Disability”

Currently, Serbia has approximately 800,000 people with disability who are fighting for their rights and equal opportunity in Serbian society. Economic sanctions imposed on the Serbian government by the USA and European Union had negative effects on funding, treatment and support for people with disability in Serbia.

Current Serbian legislation states that people with disability have the same rights as other people in the community. In reality, however, this is not followed. For instance, people with disability have difficulty using public transport and accessing appropriate services or public buildings, such as hospitals, churches and post or police offices.

http://www.mdaa.org.au/publications/ethnicity/serbian/general.html

Mountain House, Serbia
Mountain house on Divcibare, Serbia(Ideal mountain for first time skiers)

World Vision “Serbia’s Institutionalized Children With Disabilities In Desperate Need”

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/wvmeero/d9f603139b4e057af92279e887494e35.htm

 

"Old Village", Sirogojno
Sirogojno ~ An Alpine Museum of Serbian Ethnos. Sirogojno is located in south-western Serbia, on the slopes of the Zlatibor mountain and 20 kilometers away from the town of Uzice. In 1980, it became a museum and ever since, it has been know as the Old village. Occupying the area of 5 ha, it represents a genuine architectural wonder that depicts life, culture and heritage of past generations. The museum itself contains 47 wooden objects relocated from the surrounding villages and equipped with authentic furniture and tools. Each household has a dairy room, a barn, a bread-baking oven, wooden vessels for production of home-made brandy, a beekeeping chamber, a room for production of prunes, while stables for cattle were built outside the main area. The whole exhibition has over 2000 valuable pieces spread around the yards and under the roofs of this ethno village. Around 100.000 people visit Sirgojno annually, and unique accommodation, souvenir shops and pubs make their stay unforgettable. Learn More…http://www.serbiatouristguide.com/live/Destinacije/Etno_sela/Sirogojno

MDRI “Mental Disability Rights International: Disability Rights Are Human Rights”:

http://www.mdri.org/serbia_abuse.html

Countess Ljubica's Residence
Countess Ljubica’s Residence (Konak kneginje Ljubice) in Belgrade was built between 1829 and 1831 by Hadži-Nikola Živković, one of the first modern architects in Serbia. The residence was built on order by count MiloÅ¡ Obrenović for his wife Ljubica and their sons Milan and Mihailo. It is to this day saved as the most representative city house from the first half of 19th century. Architecturally it contains oriental attributes, the so called Serbian-balkan style, but with elements of classicism decoration which announce the future influence from the west on domestic architecture in the first years of rebuilding the Serbian state.
Since the Prince of Serbia came to power the building was used as the lyceum, court of cassation, appellate court, art museum, church museum, house of the elderly, department for the protection of the monuments of culture of Serbia and nowadays it is the part of the Museum of Belgrade and is used as an exhibition space. Permanent exhibit includes original furniture made in oriental balkanic style and many other styles of that time (Classicism, Biedermeier and Neo-baroque).

“UN Enable: Rights & Dignity of Persons with Disabilities”:

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=313

Nikola Tesla
More Than A Spark of Genius
Nikola Tesla(10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) An inventor, electrical engineer, and scientist.
Inventions: a telephone repeater, rotating magnetic field principle, polyphase alternating-current system, induction motor, alternating-current power transmission, Tesla coil transformer, wireless communication, radio, fluorescent lights, and more than 700 other patents.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

“UN Enable: Latest Developments”:

http://www.un.org/disabilities/latest.asp?navid=26&pid=169

Belgrade Sea
Ada Ciganlija is a river island, artificially turned into a peninsula, in the Sava River’s course through central Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is also the colloquially used name for the adjoining artificial Sava Lake and its beach.

Humanitarian Assistance “USAID Disability & Development: Mainstreaming Inclusiveness for Disabled Workers & Youth”:

http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/disability/serbia.html

Zlatibor Mountain
ZLATIBOR is a mountain of exquisite beauty. It has pleasant and mild climate, large clearings, exuberant pastures intersected with mountains with mountain streams and pine trees – which this mountain is known for. It’s average height is about 1000m above sea level. Mountain and sea gulfs encountered here tend to hasten the curing and the recovering from a large number of lung and heart illnesses, especially from illnesses of the thyroid and anaemia.

“FENIX ~ Association of People with Disabilities”:

http://www.fenix-pirot.org/eng/news.htm

Pannonian Sea of Green, Serbia
Pannonian Sea of Green, Serbia

“Map of Serbia”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/maps/map_country_serbia.html

Summer Landscape
The Drina is a river in the Balkan Peninsula. It is a 346 kilometer (215 mi)-long tributary of the Sava River, and it forms most of the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Its name is derived from the Latin name of the river, Drinus. The Drina is a very fast river with cold and greenish water, which is from the limestone which constitutes a major part of the area in which the river carved its bed. The largest impact the river has had in culture probably is the novel “Na Drini ćuprija” (The Bridge on the Drina) by the Yugoslav Nobel Prize for literature laureate, Ivo Andrić; the book is about the building of a bridge near ViÅ¡egrad by the Ottomans in the 16th century.

“History of Serbia”:

http://www.serbiatouristguide.com/live/About_Serbia/History_of_Serbia

A City Square , Belgrade
A City Square in Belgrade, one of the oldest cities of Europe, with a continuous documented history of 7,000 years

“Serbia Facts, Information & History”:

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

Kalemegdan Fortress
Kalemegdan is the core and the oldest section of the urban area of Belgrade and for centuries the city population was concentrated only within the walls of the fortress, thus the history of the fortress, until most recent history, equals the history of Belgrade itself (see: Timeline of Belgrade history). First settlement was founded in the 3rd century BC by the Celtic tribe of Scordisci. The city-fortress was later conquered by the Romans, became known as Singidunum and became a part of “the military frontier”, where the Roman Empire bordered “barbaric Central Europe”. Singidunum was defended by the Roman legion IV Flaviae which built a fortified camp on a hill at the confluence of the rivers the Danube and the Sava. City’s history is long and complicated, more about Kalemegdan and Singidunum can be read on wikipedia. After almost two millennia of continuous sieges, battles and conquests the fortress is today known as the Kalemegdan fortress. The name Kalemegdan derives from two Turkish words, kale (fortress) and megdan (battleground) (literally, “battlefield fortress”).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalemegdan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singidunum

“Discover Music of Serbia”:

http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/country/content.country/serbia___montenegro_879

"Camelot" - Kalemegdan Fortress
“Camelot” ~ Kalemegdan Fortress

“Yugoslavia Name Change No Surprise to Geographers”:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/02/0214_030214_yugoslavia.html


Serbian National Costume

“Montenegro Splits From Serbia, Redrawing Europe’s Map”:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/060522-montenegro.html

Traditional Serbian Dress & Bagpipe

Traditional Serbian Dress and Bagpipe

“Serbs Face the Future”:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/07/serbs/carroll-text

Belgrade View
Belgrade View

“Serbia News”:

http://www.topix.net/world/serbia

Snowing in Belgrade
Snowing in Belgrade

“Serbia Travel Guide”:

http://www.serbiacity.eu/serbia


ADD/ADHD

 

“New technology makes ADHD diagnosis more precise”:

http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2009/12/04/r_qrsbyr5ytrwwndruriuzza/index.xml

 

“Antipsychotic drugs and kids”:

http://macondaily.com/news.asp?id=26580

 

“Should my child with ADHD be medicated?”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-28829-Toronto-Parenting-Issues-Examiner~y2009m12d3-Should-my-child-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-be-medicated?cid=channel-rss-Family_and_Parenting

 

“Medical marijuana prescribed to kids with ADHD … And not everyone is happy about it.”:

http://www.propeller.com/story/2009/11/25/medical-marijuana-prescribed-to-kids-with-adhd/

 

“Abstract: Retrospective Reports of Childhood Trauma in Adults with ADHD”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/jaymefrey/article/6235920

 

“Does your child have ADHD?”:

http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/does-your-child-have-adhd–425384.html?

 

“Top Ten ADHD articles on Associated Content”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2445152/top_ten_adhd_articles_on_associated.html

 

ADHD & OCD(Includes Video 2: 20) “Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me,’ by Howie Mandel and Josh Young”:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/heres-deal-touch-howie-mandel-josh-young/story?id=9206685

 

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

 

2009 Sportsman of the Year “Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics Founder, Sportsman pick”:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/magazine/specials/sportsman/2009/11/24/roberts.sportsman/index.html?eref=si_mostpopular

 

“Small waves create ripples that last a lifetime”:

http://reporter.mcgill.ca/2009/11/small-waves-create-ripples-that-last-a-lifetime/

 

“10-kilometre runs”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1816

 

“Trek to Everest Base Camp- 5-21 November 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2354

 

“Trek Snowdon – Date TBA”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2524

 

“Trek the Sahara – 5-25 March 2010 or 29 Oct-8 Nov 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2542

 

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

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1863

 

“Trek Mount Kilimanjaro – 29 Sept-10 Oct 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2200

 

“Trek the Great Wall of China – 9-18 Oct 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2356

 

“Trek to Everest Base Camp – 5-21 November 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2354

 

“Cycle Cuba – 14-22 March 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2357

 

“London to Paris 2010 – 5-8 June”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2407

 

“L’Etape du Tour 2010 – 18 July 2010”

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2404

 

“Sky Diving – All Year Round”:

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


MUSIC

 

“When Gary Numan met Little Boots”:

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

 

“They’re friends electric”:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2009/1209/1224260346913.html

 

“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/


ART

 

Teen Mural Art “Autistic boy’s drawings lead to art show”:

http://journalstar.com/news/local/article_ed875ec6-dfa0-11de-bfca-001cc4c03286.html

 

Nathan Taulbee “Program aids disabled students … As a fifth grader, Nathan Taulbee had seen his classmates shine time after time, but he failed to make it into the spotlight. Teachers seemed to care more about what he couldn’t do as an autistic student than what he could do as an artistic one.”:

http://www.wkuherald.com/2009/12/04/program-aids-disabled-students/

 

“Local artists featured on holiday cards”:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Local+artists+featured+holiday+cards/2296538/story.html

 

This year’s NAS Christmas Cards are now on sale. There’s a selection of cards, two of which are designed by our competition winners. For fans of Thomas and Friends, there’s also a festive Thomas card. For more information, visit http://www.autism.org.uk/christmascards

 

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

 

“Drama schools must do more to attract disabled students”:

The Don’t Play Me, Pay Me campaign has been initiated by Nicky Clark, an actress whose daughter, Lizzy, has Asperger’s Syndrome and recently appeared in the BBC children’s drama Dustbin Baby.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/26525/drama-schools-must-do-more-to-attract

 

“Pupils film a tale of Tam … The film, which has already won an award, will be shown at 11:15am along with 1945 romance I Know Where I’m Goin!”:

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/entertainment/Pupils-film-a-tale-of.5866893.jp

 

“The best of modern brother casting”:

http://www.seattlepi.com/movies/412844_film31193977.html?source=rss

 

“Forrest Gump boat to be cut in two for Planet Hollywood”:

http://blog.taragana.com/e/2009/12/07/forrest-gump-boat-to-be-cut-in-two-for-planet-hollywood-67377/

 

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


BOOKS

 

Robert Schrum “Autistic poet shares his work”:

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

 

“An interview with writer T.O. Daria, author of Dasha’s Journal”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-10560-Special-Needs-Kids-Examiner~y2009m12d9-An-interview-with-writer-TO-Daria-author-of-Dashas-Journal?cid=channel-rss-Family_and_Parenting

 

“Cognitive Daily: What Makes A Good Writer, And What Motivates Them”:

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

 

“Effective Communication: A Workbook for Social Care Workers”

Author: Suzan Collins

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843109273

 

“Safeguarding Adults: A Workbook for Social Care Workers”

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843109280

 

“Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence”

Author: Nancy Perry

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843109044

 

“Challenging the Gifted Child: An Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers”

Author: Margaret Stevens

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105701

 

“Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers”:

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843106081

 

“The Myriad Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome”

Author: John M. Ortiz

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108832

 

“Breaking Free from OCD: A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families”

Authors: Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner

Illustrated by Lisa Jo Robinson

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105749

 

“Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Teachers” 2nd Edition

Author: Maria Wheeler

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781932565492

 

Shortlisted Nasen Awards 2008 ~ Teaching and Learning Pupil Book Award

“Planning to Learn: Creating and Using a Personal Planner with Young People on the Autism Spectrum”

Authors: Keely Harper-Hill and Stephanie Lord

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105619


MOVIE

“The Imaginarium of Doctor Pernassus” Rated 12A

Official Site[Includes Trailer]: http://www.doctorparnassus.com/

 

Consensus: Terry Gilliam remains as indulgent as ever, but The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus represents a return to the intoxicatingly imaginative, darkly beautiful power of his earlier work, with fine performances to match all the visual spectacle.

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/1190561-imaginarium_of_doctor_parnassus/


VIDEO GAME

“A Boy And His Blob” 7+ (Wii)

A Boy and His Blob is a 2D puzzle platformer. The protagonist feeds the blob jelly beans in order to transform him into one of fifteen different objects that can be used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-His-Blob-Wii/dp/B002IC0G34/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1260040437&sr=1-1

 

“A Boy and his Blob Interview”:

http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/games/wii/a_boy_and_his_blob_-_interview_14921.html

 

“BloomingKids offers autsm/PDD special needs software at recession discount of 20% off for holiday season”:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/12/prweb3289384.htm

 

“New device gets a better grip on gaming”:

http://www.livescience.com/technology/091204-bts-switchblade.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Livesciencecom+%28LiveScience.com+Science+Headline+Feed%29

 

“Xbox 360: Top 5 Christmas Games”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/7053/

 

“Nintendo Wii: Top 5 Christmas Games”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/7191/

 

“PlayStation 3: Top 5 Christmas Games”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/7240/

 

“Nintendo DS: Top 5 Christmas Games”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/7276/

 

“5 Games that could spoil Christmas”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/7088/


TECH

“Can’t Find The Words? Google With A Photo Instead”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18251-cant-find-the-words-google-with-a-photo-instead.html

 

“Top 10 Gadgets of 2009”

http://uk.yearinreview.yahoo.com/2009/blog/6

 

“The 100 Essential Websites”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/dec/09/best-websites-internet?CMP=AFCYAH


PHYSICS & MATH

“The World’s Smallest Snowman”(Gallery)

In a bid to create festive cheer, scientists at the National Physical Laboratory have created the world’s smallest snowman and other micro-delights …

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/worlds-smallest-snowman

 

Take Care,

Julie

Serbian Snow

 



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