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HEADLINES

Colorado mom accused of killing child because she thought he had autism”:

http://www.kdvr.com/news/sns-ap-co–autismkilling,0,1716680.story

Autistic boy dies after running into burning home”:

http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20100620-223053.html


Missing boy found dead in Bernards Township pond after frantic search”:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/young_boy_drowns_at_bernards_t.html


Hospital fined £50,000 over death of disabled man”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jun/08/hospital-fined-over-flack-death


Flintshire mum’s agony over death of daughter, 11”:

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/89492/flintshire-mum-s-agony-over-death-of-daughter-11.aspx


San Jose: Funeral set for troubled man whose body was found in creek”:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_15394859?source=rss&nclick_check=1


Boy’s parents to sue council over injuries”:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/headlines/Boys-parents-to-sue-council.6352930.jp


Missing autistic Vancouver teen may be in danger”:

http://www.democratherald.com/news/state-and-regional/article_2c846e95-1402-564f-acdb-55d7da90df75.html


Police: missing autistic Vancouver teen is found”:

http://www.examiner.com/a-2698934~Police__missing_autistic_Vancouver_teen_is_found.html


Police: Woman lied about her qualifications to work with autistic students in Weston”:

http://www.courant.com/community/weston/hc-weston-autism-fraud-0609-20100608,0,135640.story


Mother says teacher torments her autistic kindergartner”:

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20100608_Mother_says_teacher_torments_her_autistic_kindergartner.html


Diagnosis of Gilbert boy’s autism pits doctor’s vs. schools”:

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2010/06/06/20100606boy-autism-gilbert.html


Autistic child forced to walk home alone after being denied use of a phone”:

http://www.fox4kc.com/news/wdaf-story-autistic-child-turned-away-060210,0,3866796.story


Family wins disability tribunal against school”:

http://www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/Family-wins-disability-tribunal-against.6332611.jp


Council criticised for prosecution over boy with school phobia”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7813478/Council-criticised-for-prosecution-over-boy-with-school-phobia.html

HEALTH & RESEARCH


FDA : Autism ‘Therapy’ illegal … OSR#1 is not a dietary supplement but a toxic, unapproved drug with serious potential side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.”:

http://www.courant.com/health/sns-health-illegal-autism-therapy,0,3707347.story


Q & A: The autism spectrum”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/10/autism-spectrum-questions


Dozens of genetic mutations linked to autism in children discovered”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7814775/Dozens-of-genetic-mutations-linked-to-autism-in-children-discovered.html


Research suggests genetic basis for autism”:

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Research+suggests+genetic+basis+austism/3132417/story.html


Autistic children prescribed medicines for mental illnesses”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/06/28/autistic-children-prescribed-medicines-for-mental-illnesses-91466-26738523/


Psychiatric medication risk in children”:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/06/27/psychiatric-medication-risk-in-children/15109.html


Brain cells multitask”:

http://www.health24.com/news/Brain_Neurological/1-896,56619.asp


NHS failing to support autistic children”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-failing-to-support-children-with-autism-1994411.html


New autism early intervention centers promised for Mackay and Bunderberg”:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100603/New-autism-early-intervention-centers-promised-for-Mackay-and-Bundaberg.aspx


Study at ASCO shows Novartis drug Afinitor(R) first to shrink SEGA brain tumors in children and adults with Tuberous Sclerosis”:

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/prnewswire/press_releases/national/New_Jersey/2010/06/05/NY16235


Wellcome Trust launches effort to sequence 10,000 human genomes”:

http://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/wellcome-trust-launches-effort-sequence-10000-human-genomes


Why am I mixing up my words? Is this a learning disability?”:

http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/24/why-am-i-mixing-up-my-words-is-this-a-learning-disability-or-something-worse/


Distance diagnosis: Program at Dale-Roy eliminates the need for some visits to the doctor’s office”:

http://www.times-gazette.com/news/article/4837246


Agencies ending use of term ‘mentally retarded”:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_686865.html


Cellceutix autism research demonstrates increase in serotonin levels in three areas of the brain”:

http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=422353&Itemid=33

Born Schizophrenic: Q & A with Michael and Susan Schofield”:

http://health.discovery.com/tv/psych-week/articles/born-schizophrenic.html

Virtual Hospital”:

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

 

EDUCATION


Eric Duquette, an autistic salutatorian, rocks graduation speech”:

http://illuminate.newsvine.com/_news/2010/06/21/4537666-eric-duquette-a-salutatorian-who-has-autism-rocks-graduation-speech


School restraint measure criticized”:

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/latest/97037819.html


Autistic child pulled from N.B. School … Grandmother opts to homeschool Grade 1 student after seeing ‘little jail”:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/06/21/nb-moncton-inclusion-school-isolation-room-1113.html


Wilson Magnet students with Asperger’s focuses on success”:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100625/NEWS01/6250338/Wilson-Magnet-student-with-Asperger-s-focuses-on-success


Schools develop programs to help autistic students tap their incredible abilities”:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/06/schools_develop_programs_to_he.html


Public schools challenged to serve more autistic students despite budget cuts”:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/public-schools-challenged-to-serve-more-students-with-autism-despite-budget-cuts-95761104.html


Karen Heller: Camphill School ‘an amazing blessing … To visit the campus is to fall in love. Children with IQs of 70 or lower, many with autism, children who struggled in other settings, can be seen dancing, playing, studying, working. There’s a farm, a homeopathic center, multiple performing spaces, gardens, horses, and Beulah, the extremely fertile Yorkshire White and Hampshire pig. “We remove all the institutional aspects, all the walls. Many of them learn better not being behind a desk,” says development director Guy Alma, a 20-year Camphill veteran. “We don’t treat them as patients, but human beings.” Many parents melt in tears when they first visit, overwhelmed by the approach, the care, the setting, the comprehensive staffing.”:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/karen_heller/20100606_Karen_Heller__Camphill_School__an_amazing_blessing_.html#axzz0qYtXA2pR


Voices in Education: Jeremy E. Brown II”:

http://www.gazette.net/stories/06022010/montsch201202_32550.php


North Carolina Education: Cutting the bottom line is cutting out the basics”:

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/14543-1


David, 11, steps out for language unit”:

http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/8219367.David__11__steps_out_for_language_unit/


Super school is on the way”:

http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/content/newham/recorder/news/story.aspx?brand=RECOnline&category=newsNEWHAM&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsnewham&itemid=WeED30%20Jun%202010%2008%3A16%3A54%3A783

EMPLOYMENT


National recognition for employability programme”:

http://swindon-business.net/index.php/2010/06/02/national-recognition-for-employability-programme/


Autism means great workers – the hidden talent of the autistic”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-23301-Detroit-Human-Capital-Examiner~y2010m6d2-Autism-means-great-workers?cid=exrss-Detroit-Human-Capital-Examiner


Mothers of autistic children pay price in workplace”:

http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/06/mothers-autistic-kids-pay-price-workplace.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


ChildsTurn.com launches free Resource Directory for Special Needs Children”:

http://www.seopressreleases.com/childsturncom-launches-free-resource-directory-special-children/10068


Asperger’s Syndrome kids deserve understanding”:

http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106280303


Family takes autism as a gift … Andrew Bara, after a football game this year. Doctors diagnosed Andrew with severe autism as a toddler. He now plays several sports at Heppner High School, composes music and plays five instruments.”:

http://woodchip1.newsvine.com/_news/2010/06/21/4539418-family-takes-autism-as-a-gift


Pawn of Fate is His Personal Castle”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-50448-Savannah-Career-Management-Examiner~y2010m6d23-Pawn-of-Fate-in-His-Personal-Castle?cid=channel-rss-Careers_and_Workplace


Professor speaks out on autism”:

http://www.paducahsun.com/local-news/todays-news/425516-professor-speaks-out-on-autism


Parent’s view on genetic link to autism: ‘I don’t want it to be eradicated”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/10/autism-parents-view-genetics


Planning the financial future for people with learning disabilities”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/7816757/Preparing-the-financial-future-for-people-with-learning-disabilities.html


Autistic boy gets second chance, thanks to mentor”:

http://wvgazette.com/News/201006080749


Art student fights back after brain op”:

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/eveningnews24/norwich-news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=xNews&itemid=NOED24%20Jun%202010%2016%3A53%3A19%3A037


Andrea Bocelli praises mother for not aborting after doctors told her he would be born disabled”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1285058/Andrea-Bocelli-praises-mother-aborting-doctors-told-born-disabled.html?ITO=1490


Daniel Tammet says numbers are moving in his mind”:

http://www.providingnews.com/daniel-tammet-says-numbers-are-moving-in-his-mind.html


Carer finds his work inspiring”:

http://www.macarthuradvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/general/carer-finds-his-work-inspiring/1847160.aspx


Autistic people get vital support”:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/People-with-autism-get-vital.6387694.jp


Duffy backs national autism campaign”:

http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews.htm?a=2625496


Sketch-A-Space Competition: Design the perfect room for an autistic person”:

http://inventorspot.com/articles/sketchaspace_competition_design_perfect_room_autistic_person_43050?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+inventorspot%2Farticles+%28Inventor+Spot+Articles%29


Communication: Journal Diary 1.1.4 for iPhone – Creative expression to relieve stress”:

http://prmac.com/release-id-13620.htm


Communication: Autistic boy communicates by typing”:

http://www.hc2d.co.uk/content.php?contentId=15216


Autism: Need structure? Summer activities in the Bay Area”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-26516-SF-Autism–Parenting-Examiner~y2010m6d30-Autism-Need-stucture-Summer-activities-in-the-Bay-Area

HAWAII

Autism Society Hawaii Chapter(ASA)”:

http://209.200.89.252/search_site/chapter_detail.cfm?program_id=882

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii – Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Honolulu HI Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Doctors – Asperger Syndrome Symptoms, and Diagnosis”:

http://www.medicinenet.com/asperger_syndrome/honolulu-hi_city.htm

Maui Dreams - Surfboard Fence

Maui Dreams – Surfboard Fence

Clay Marzo “Wave hello to the surf genius with Asperger’s”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/wave-hello-to-the-surf-genius-with-aspergers-1797025.html

http://www.newquaysurfer.org/2009/11/30/clay-marzo-surfer-profile/

Surfers in Maui

Surfers in Maui

Pipeline, Hawaii

Pipeline, Hawaii

Wipeout in spectacular style, Waimea Bay

Wipeout in spectacular style, Waimea Bay(north shore of Oahu)

Waimea Bay

 Waimea Bay – In Summer, Waimea Bay is a playground of fun for freedivers, S.C.U.B.A. divers, and those who desire to jump off “da Big Rock” or “Jump Rock” – a rock that is perfectly positioned in the bay (for use at your own risk!). You can also find rock climbers practicing their skills on the cliff and in the dry cave on the beach. The Bay- as well as Three Tables, Pupukea, & Shark’s Cove- are protected waters. The diversity of life in these waters is astounding. Waimea Bay is one of the filming locations used for the television series Lost, which is an American drama-adventure television series surrounding the survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious tropical island. (The location of the downed plane – not there anymore – is Mokuleia at the end of Dillingham airstrip almost to road’s end at Ka Ena Point.)

Hawaii Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/hawaii-guide/

Honolulu, Diamond Head, Hawaii

Hula Festival

Hula Festival, Hawaii

Hula Festival

Hula Festival(Tahitian-style Hula)

Elvis Statue, Hawaii

“Honolulu Honors the King”:  Elvis statue in Hawaii: A life-sized, 1,100-pound bronze sculpture of Elvis Presley was unveiled today on the grounds of the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. The 6’2″ music icon is depicted atop a pedestal, commemorating his 1973 “Aloha from Hawaii” concert. It was a major television milestone, broadcast live, globally, to over a billion people in over 30 countries. The statue was donated by TV Land.

Hawaiian Facts”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/hawaii-facts/

Lava Lake

Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano’s West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake had just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior.  More photos like this at: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/en/photos/hawaii_big_island/

Top of the World, Haleakala Crater, Maui

Top of the World, Haleakala Crater, Maui –  the edge of the Haleakala Crater looking out to the West side of Maui.

Map of Hawaii”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/hawaii-map/

Manta Ray & Cleaner Wrasse

Manta Ray and Cleaner Wrasse – This Manta Ray (Manta birostris) was moving slowly over a cleaning station at a depth of about 16 metres just off Honokohau on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. It had Cleaner Wrasse on several parts of it, including in its gill slits. In June 2009, the Hawai’i legislature passed a bill protecting Manta Rays in the waters around Hawai’i. 

Video: Destination Hawaii(3:35)”:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/countries-places/united-states/usa-hawaii-dest.html

Sea Turtle, Hawaii

Sea Turtle, Kauai North Shore , Tunnels area

Clown Fish, Hawaii

Clown Fish, Hawaii

GoHawaii.com “Islands of Hawaii”:

http://www.gohawaii.com/

Turtle, Turtle Beach

 Turtle Beach, North Shore, Oahu

Baby Wolphin

Baby Wolphin(9 months old)

Hawaiian gecko on a post, Kona, Big Island

Hawaiian Gecko

Hawaiian Gecko

Hawaii Travel Information, Holiday Idea, Advice & Reviews”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/northamerica/usa/hawaii/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/northamerica/usa/hawaii/6996230/Hawaiian-highs-what-to-do-on-Oahu-Big-Island-and-Maui.html

 Byodo-In Temple

Byodo-In Temple Oahu – The Byodo-In Temple situated at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park was established on June 7, 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawai‘i. The Byodo-In is a replica of the 950 year-old Buddhist temple in Japan, which was converted from a villa in the year 1053.

Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbour

Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii: This very aircraft was up in the air training a lawyer from Honolulu with an instructor the same day that Japan struck Pearl Harbor during WWII, and encountered them head-on having to take evasive manoeuvres downward and still got shot; obviously, however, the Japanese had no interest in taking the time to shoot down one small training plane so the instructor and student ended up watching the massive fleet of aircraft continue on to tear apart Pearl Harbor. 

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor

Plumeria, Honolulu

Plumeria, Honolulu

 Hawaiian Orchid

Hawaiian Orchid

ADD/ADHD


Parents’ fury at pills mix-up for ADHD lad”:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Parents39-fury-at-pills-mixup.6388663.jp


Three fathers honoured for their love and dedication”:

http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/6/28/central/6559586&sec=central

 

Plan for treating ADHD naturally without prescription drugs”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5542414/plan_for_treating_adhd_naturally_without.html?cat=5

 

Shire braced for US study into heart risks of attention deficit drug”:

http://pharmagossip.blogspot.com/2010/06/shire-braced-for-us-study-into-heart.html

 

Brain chemical makes us more impulsive”:

http://www.livescience.com/health/dopamine-brain-impulsive-100629.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Livesciencecom+%28LiveScience.com+Science+Headline+Feed%29

 

Meth leaves physical, mental effects”:

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100628/NEWS01/6280331/Meth+leaves+physical++mental+effects

 

ADHD kids must manage symptoms when they get jobs”:

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106290302

 

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


Kids with disabilities get league of their own”:

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_9a4fd150-7057-11df-976d-001cc4c03286.html


Swimming Challenges ~ Includes Great Swim Series 2010(June – September 2010)”:

The Great Swim series is taking place at various locations during summer 2010. There will be four televised one-mile outdoor swims, staged in lakes, lochs and docks around the UK.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2551

 

10-kilometre runs”:

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

 

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

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

 

Big Fun Run (See Link For UK Location Dates):

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2169

 

L’Etape du Tour 2010 – 18 July 2010”

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

 

Trek the Jurassic Coast – 16-18 July 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2525

 

3 Peaks Challenge – 24-25 July 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2603

 

Trek Mont Blanc – 26-30 August 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2604

 

Victory for Autism Bike Ride – 11 September 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2409

 

Land’s End to John O’Groat’s Bike Ride – 28 Sept-10 Oct 2010/3-15 May 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2605

 

Royal Parks Half Marathon – 10 October 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2208&a=19143

 

Trek Mount Kilimanjaro – 8-19 Oct 2010/2-13 Feb 2011/13-24 July 2011”:

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

 

Trek the Great Wall of China – 9-18 Oct 2010/8-16 October 2011”:

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

 

Trek to Everest Base Camp – 5-21 November 2010/25 March – 10 April 2011/4-20 Nov 2011”:

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

 

Trek to the Home of the Dalai Lama – 17-28 March 2011 and 15-26 Sept 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2602

 

Trek the Inca Trail – 14-23 May 2011”:

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

 

Icelandic Lava Trek – 20-24 July 2011”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2611

 

“Sky Diving – All Year Round”:

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

MUSIC


Edinburgh band with a difference”:

http://news.scotsman.com/education/Capital-band-aren39t-letting-disability.6343184.jp


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


Autistic boy communicates through his award-winning art”:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jun/09/autistic-youngster-communicates-through-his-award-/


Autistic artist reaches out to help teacher scarred in acid attack”:

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/class-39557-bodytext-rush.html


Haley Moss “From autistic to artistic”:

http://www.southflorida.com/sfparenting/sfe-sfp-artistjuly,0,813204.story


Blind photographer’s work to be showcased at festival”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_east_and_fife/10224715.stm


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


Mum and son feature in TV autism show”:

http://news.scotsman.com/education/Mum–and-son-feature.6387319.jp


Li hopes autism film alternative to blockbusters”:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10844018


Movie magic makes Pittsfield premiere … Meanwhile, Dennis Connors, a New Jersey resident, was honored on Saturday at the Beacon as the winner of the Next Great Filmmaker Award for his documentary “Breaking Boundaries; The Art of Alex Masket.” Shot over a year-and-a-half period, the short film chronicled the work of Masket, an untrained and autistic artist. “I would watch [Masket] and wonder, ‘How is he doing this?’ ” said Connors, of what drew him to the project.”:

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/145853949


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

BOOKS


Summer books for young readers: Recommended titles from Northern California authors”:

http://www.mercurynews.com/books/ci_15269763?nclick_check=1


Top ten list is perfect for teens who want good summer reads”:

http://www.news-press.com/article/20100630/NEWS0103/6300320/1005/ACC/Top-ten-list-is-perfect-for-teens-who-want-good-summer-reads


Autism book for children: Trains and Autism”:

http://www.alphaonenow.org/story.php?news_id=4500


Pick Me Up Real Lives: Stand Up For Autism”:

http://www.pickmeupmagazine.co.uk/real_lives/Pick_Me_Up_Real_Lives_Stand_Up_For_Autism_article_298705.html


Book Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin”:

http://www.seattlepi.com/books/422504_138031-blogcritics.org.html?source=rss


“The Passionate Mind: How People with Autism Learn”

Wendy Lawson

Foreword by Rita Jordan

Illustrated by Lisa Simone

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051217


“Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism: The Definitive Guide to Using Alternative-Augmentative Communication, Visual Strategies and Learning Supports at Home and School”

Carol L. Spears and Vicki L. Turner

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058377


“Top Tips for Asperger Students: How to Get the Most Out of University and College”

Rosemary Martin

Illustrated by Caitlin Cooper

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051408


“Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: An Insider’s Guide”

Gill D. Ansell

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051569


“Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child: A Practical Guide for Parents”

Cheryl R. Carter

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058391


“Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom: How Teachers Can Maximise Existing Skills to Support Special Educational Needs”

Richard Hanks

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050579


“Ready, Set, Potty!: Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders”

Brenda Batts

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058339


“Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome”

A Photocopiable Workbook

Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050357


Stand Up for Autism: A Boy, A Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter”

Georgina J. Derbyshire

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050999


Motivate to Communicate: 300 Games and Activities for your Child with Autism”

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050418


Autistic Authors, Booklist & Facts”

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

CINEMA

Toy Story 3”

Release Date: June 18, 2010

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0SXH_3XcMo


Synopsis: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the the all-star casts of TOY STORY and its sequel return for a third outing as the voices of Pixar’s beloved toys. Lee Unkrich, a co-director on TOY STORY 2 and FINDING NEMO, takes the reins for this third film, while LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE screenwriter Michael Arndt pens all the action. This time around, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the rest of the toys have their adventures in Disney Digital 3-D.


Consensus: Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works.

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/toy_story_3/

Knight and Day”

Release Date: June 23, 2010.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCWrFNsRIJQ


Synopsis: A fugitive couple (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) wages a war between truth and trust while speeding across the globe in an attempt to avoid capture by a determined federal agent (Peter Sarsgaard). Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Olivier Martinez, Maggie Grace, and Marc Blucas co-star.


Consensus: It’s pure formula, but thanks to its breezy pace and a pair of charming performances from Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, Knight and Day offers some agreeably middle-of-the-road summer action.

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

 

VIDEO GAMES

LEGO Universe

Launches on October 26, 2010

Pre-Order for Early Access October 12

Lego Universe Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzq8urCvJA8

http://universe.lego.com/en-us/splash/default.aspx

Hidden Mysteries: Titanic (Nintendo DS)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Mysteries-Titanic-Nintendo-DS/dp/B003Q6WZEE/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__30?ie=UTF8&s=videogames


The Super Mario Marathon: gamers gone good”

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/06/gamers-gone-good.html


New Nintendo 3DS Announced”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eClqr828Bp0&feature=related

PHYSICS & MATH

Thundercloud Gamma Rays Hint At Origins Of Lightning”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627654.700-thundercloud-gamma-rays-hint-at-origins-of-lightning.html

TECH

Innovation: Smarter Books Aim To Win Back The Kids”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19091-innovation-smarter-books-aim-to-win-back-the-kids.html


Take Care,

Julie

Kekaha Beach Sunset, Kauai, Hawaii

Kekaha Beach Sunset, Kauai, Hawaii 



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