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 Algeria, Port of Tamentefoust

HEADLINES

Cameras captured chilling break-in at Fla. Home … Byrd and Melanie Billings had a growing brood of adopted children with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and took care to make their nine-bedroom house a safe place for them, wiring it with surveillance cameras in every room.

It was those cameras that captured images of the masked men who shot the wealthy couple to death in a break-in executed with chilling precision.”:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6527811.html

7 in custody in Pensacola couple’s slayings”:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090714/ARTICLE/907141049/2062/NEWS?Title=A-chilling-twist-in-slayings-

Beverly Eitzen accused of killing disabled son, 16”:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25824447-601,00.html

Disabled girl Meg Makila attacked in respite care”:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25823168-421,00.html

Head pays tribute to stabbed worker”:

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2009/07/15/head-pays-tribute-to-stabbed-worker-55578-24157709/

Autistic children treated like criminals by transport officers,’ say parents”:

http://www.awares.org/pkgs/news/news.asp?showItemID=985&board=&bbcode=&profileCode=&section=

Disabled man bullied with helmet, has been awarded £78,000 for unfair dismissal”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8156396.stm

Stop Foundation Inc creates awareness on the use of Electric Shock Treatment … Electric shock appears to be in wide use at The Judge Rotenberg Center “School of Shock” a special needs school in Massachusetts. Their target market is the mentally disabled. It currently takes in children with dow syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder and those labeled emotionally disturbed. They attempt to alter their behavior with electric shock treatment to the body and limbs. There are no studies and none expected that the treatment has any positive effects. It is also a cash cow since the school charges $220,000 per student with the expense being picked up by States and school districts. The school has been under well deserved scrutiny for its use in electric shock, but it is still operating. “:

http://www.clickpress.com/releases/Detailed/141332005cp.shtml

David Cameron makes autism pledge and backs Autism Bill”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158110.php

UK: Tories to cut disability red tape”:

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

Gary McKinnon Updates”:

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

 

The extradition of Gary McKinnon is brutal, mad and wrong’, says Boris Johnson”:

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1198715/The-extradition-Gary-McKinnon-brutal-mad-wrong-says-Boris-Johnson.html

 

Row delays green paper on care funding for older and disabled people”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jul/08/green-paper-elderly-disabled-care-whitehall-delays

  

Social Care Reform but at what cost?”: A NAS response to the Care and Support Green Paper, UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157507.php

Green Paper funding proposals “disastrous” for people with mental health problems”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157598.php

What about learning disabilities, asks Christopher Edwards”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jul/22/learning-disability-social-care-proposal

India “Bhandare stands up for the physically challenged”:

http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=9&theme=&usrsess=1&id=261203

Africa “River blindness ‘can be beaten”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8160525.stm

Blind can take wheel with vehicle designed by university engineering design team”:

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/blind-can-take-wheel-vehicle-designed-university-engineering-design-team-23061.html

QAC Sight Village – Blind Tech Show”:

http://www.qac.ac.uk/sightvillage/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ouch/2009/07/sight_village_blind_tech_show.html

RESEARCH & HEALTH

Autism alters how kids sense motion”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327165.300-autism-alters-how-kids-sense-motion.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

27 genes associated with either Asperger Syndrome and/or Autistic Traits and/or Empathy identified”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090715101427.htm

Fragile X leaves its mark on health”:

http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/ci_12851079

Scientists develop ‘cure’ for peanut allergies”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200694/Scientists-develop-cure-peanut-allergies.html

Social Reasoning and Brain Development are linked in Preschoolers”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090715074928.htm

Shedding light on social brain development”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157781.php

Teens sensitive to others’ perceptions of them”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157782.php

Scientists first to characterize novel syndrome of Allergy, Apraxia, Malabsorption”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157347.php

Patients with depression frequently suffer from medically unexplained pain”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090715152042.htm

Depressed college students twice as likely to drop out”:

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

Family obligation, ties may prevent depression”:

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

WCBP 2009: Omega-3 supplements provide mixed results as antidepressant”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/wcbp_2009_omega3_supplements_provide_mixed_results_as_anti.htm

And the orchestra played on: Activation of distress pathways – A common feature of mood, anxiety, sleep, and pain disorders?”:

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

Review provides new insights into the causes of Anorexia”:

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

Starve a fever, feed a cold, don’t be stressed”:

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

Abstract: Genetic variations associated with red hair color and fear of dental pain, anxiety regarding dental care and avoidance of dental care”:

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

[Australia]Macquarie University pioneers combined social anxiety and alcohol abuse therapy”:

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

[Australia]University pioneers online PTSD Therapy”:

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

 

Psychological interventions deemed ineffective at preventing PTSD”:

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

Abstract+: Nail-biting stuff? The effect of N-Acetyl Cysteine on nail biting”:

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

Signing would greatly improve deaf people’s GP experiences”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jul/21/deaf-people-healthcare-nhs-gp

Virtual Hospital”:

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

EDUCATION

Protect Florida’s students with disabilities against restraint and seclusion”:

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

Autistic twins decision demanded(Video)”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8159469.stm

Autistic teenager left in limbo in Limerick, Ireland”:

http://www.awares.org/pkgs/news/news.asp?showItemID=987&board=&bbcode=&profileCode=&section=

Program helps autistic high schoolers gain independence”:

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

Alfred Barrow students’ special day”:

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/alfred_barrow_students_special_day_1_582668?referrerPath=/1.118665

Autism school gives hope to immigrant families”:

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=ea4d1264403b23f9c763c3c3d9899a86&from=rss

Autism and education: challenges and opportunities”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=19650

EMPLOYMENT

NAS: Employment training courses for autistic adults”:

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

Who says Aspies are unemployable?”:

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

Specialisterne: Why a firm wants autistic staff”:

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

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

Malaysia “A brighter home”:

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2009/7/16/lifefocus/4299559&sec=lifefocus

Leonardo da Vinci: A Lifelong Learning Programme funded by the EU”:

http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=91134

Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-14700-Pittsburgh-Autism–Parenting-Examiner~y2009m7d13-Adult-Autism-Spectrum-Disorder

Adult Autism II: After Diagnosis”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-14700-Pittsburgh-Autism–Parenting-Examiner~y2009m7d16-Adult-Autism-II-After-Diagnosis

Algerian Flags

ALGERIA

Sahara Desert, Algeria

Ministere de la Sante et de la Population
17 Rue Abderahmane Laala
Algiers
ALGERIA
tel: 213 261 5315
fax: 213 265 3646

Madagh Plage

Handicap International’s activities in Algeria”:

http://www.handicap-international.org.uk/page_160.php

Hoggar

Algeria Facts, Information & History”:

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

Gherdaya(Horse Race)

Photo Gallery – Algeria”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/gallery/algeria_the-white-port.html

Jumping in The Sahara

Map of Algeria”:

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

Marsa Ben Mehidi, Moscarda

Latest Algerian Health News”:

http://health.einnews.com/algeria

Casbah's Children

Latest Algerian News”:

http://www.topix.com/world/algeria

http://algeriapost.com/

http://algeriadaily.com/

http://algeriatimes.com/

Barbary Macaques

Algerian Travel Guide/Best Restaurants – includes ‘Off the Beaten Path’, Photos, Things To Do, Nightlife”:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Algeria/TravelGuide-Algeria.html

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Algeria/Restaurants-Algeria-BR-1.html

Casbah Restaurant, Algiers

 

ADD/ADHD

Consumer reports to parents: Think twice about free prescription ADHD samples for your children”:

http://www.freshnews.com/news/179281/consumer-reports-parents-think-twice-about-free-prescription-adhd-drug-samples-your-chil

Abstract: The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/bjh878/article/2189765

Abstract: Overview and neurobiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/bjh878/article/1369197

Abstract: ADHD characteristics: Concurrent comorbidity patterns in children and adolescents”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/bjh878/article/5128943

Abstract: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and ethnicity”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/bjh878/article/5128173

Queens study aims at early diagnosis for ADHD and Parkinson’s”:

http://qnc.queensu.ca/story_loader.php?id=4a5b580f3c6dc

Researchers study academic effects of ADHD drugs”:

http://www.physorg.com/news166727448.html

Michael Jackson’s death focuses attention on prescription drug abuse … Ramsy Darwish, a recovering drug addict commented “Once you become addicted to like pain pills and that sort of thing, it is really a necessity that you need on a daily basis. Your life basically revolves around the prescription drug. You’re not active with people or aren’t really motivated enough to go out into society.”:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=99305

Health Tip: Does your child have symptoms of ADHD?”:

http://www.healthscout.com/news/1/628889/main.html

Children with FASD have more severe behavioral problems than children with ADHD”:

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/children-fasd-have-more-severe-behavioral-problems-children-adhd-23113.html

Sleep benefits from tonsillectomy peak at 6 months”:

http://www.hon.ch/News/HSN/629145.html

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

Roger Black backs policeman’s three marathons a day challenge”:

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=5977304

Take on the adidas Women’s Challenge this September”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1815&a=18075

10-kilometre runs”:

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

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

Cycle Cuba – 14-22 March 2010”:

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

“Sky Diving”:

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

MUSIC

The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART

Amanda LaMunyon: A Dream Unfolds”:

http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/savant_syndrome/savant_profiles/amanda_lamunyon

Summer arts project for teenagers in London on the autism spectrum”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2122&a=19213

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

Q & A with ‘Adam’ star Hugh Dancy”:

http://nymag.com/movies/features/57876/

Korea “Rain Man”: The play adaptation of the same-titled hit movie from 1988 starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise is staged for the first time in Korea. The piece features Charlie, a self-made businessman, who meets his autistic brother Raymond after his parents die. Charlie, who first only cared about his parents’ inheritance, starts to genuinely love and care for Raymond. Well-known screen and television actor Lee Jong-hyuk plays Charlie. The play runs through Aug. 2 at SM Arts Hall in Daehangno, Seoul. For details, call (02) 2051-3307.”:

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/NEWKHSITE/data/html_dir/2009/07/18/200907180012.asp

The importance of being disabled”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jul/22/disabled-actors-theatre

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

BOOKS

Laura Would “Young autistic writer puts finishing touches to her first novel”:

http://www.awares.org/pkgs/news/news.asp?showItemID=982&board=&bbcode=&profileCode=&section=

Jenna Lumbard “Worried Wendy Goes to School” is first in series for autistic author”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-10971-Autism–Education-Examiner~y2009m7d16-Autism-Worried-Wendy-Goes-to-School-is-first-in-series-for-author-with-autism-Jenna-Lumbard

Available from BookSurge(Read Reviews):

http://www.booksurge.com/Worried-Wendy-Goes-to-School/A/1439208492.htm

Devoted gran speaks of 10-year battle for answers into grandson’s health … “I have gone through a lot of stress but it’s not a doom and gloom book. It’s a happy story and I hope people can take something positive away from it.”:

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/4484826.WOODFORD_GRN__Devoted_gran_speaks_of_10_year_battle_for_answers_into_grandson_s_health/

 

New “Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders”

Author: Mary Wilkinson

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843104155

New “Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law”

Author: Michael Mandelstam

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843106920

Coming Soon “Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for your Child with Autism”

Authors: Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

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

“101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorders”

Author: Tara Delaney

http://www.mugsy.org/cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=0071623361&templates=default&locale=uk

“The One and Only Sam”

Author: Aileen Stalker

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050401

Life at the Edge: Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Jan Greenman

http://www.mugsy.org/cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=0955498201&templates=default&locale=uk

MOVIE

Planet 51 poster

Planet 51

Release Date November 21, 2009

Synopsis: The tables are turned in this animated sci-fi adventure featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Seann William Scott, Gary Oldman, and John Cleese. In PLANET 51, an astronaut arrives on a distant planet, but he’s not alone; he’s surrounded by aliens who desperately fear invasion by…aliens.

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/planet_51/

Official Site:

http://www.planet51.com/

VIDEO GAME

Need For Speed Shift

Need For Speed: Shift (Xbox 360, PS3)

Rating 7+

Release Date Sept. 18, 2009

Need for Speed SHIFT is an all-new simulation racing IP that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks. Need for Speed SHIFT takes players in a different direction to create a simulation experience that replicates the true feeling of driving high-end performance cars…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Need-Speed-Shift-Xbox-360/dp/B0021AEKO4/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__58?ie=UTF8&s=videogames

SPACE

Total Eclipse, July 22, 2009

July Eclipse, Best Chance To Look For Gravity Anomoly”

From remote observatories on the Tibetan plateau to a cave in a Shanghai suburb, Chinese researchers are poised to conduct an audacious once-in-a-century experiment. The plan is to test a controversial theory: the possibility that gravity drops slightly during a total eclipse.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17481-july-eclipse-is-best-chance-to-look-for-gravity-anomaly.html

Shadow & Substance “Eclipse of the Sun, July 22, 2009 as viewed by NASA”:

http://shadowandsubstance.com/

NASA – Total Solar Eclipse of 2009 July 22”

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009.html

The force was with me – Short Sharp Science”

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/07/the-force-was-with-me.html

HEALTH

"Eye in the Sky"Right Brain

Girl With Half a Brain Retains Full Vision”

A 10-year old girl born with half of her cerebral cortex missing sees perfectly because of a massive reorganisation of the brain circuits involved in vision, a new study finds.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17489-girl-with-half-a-brain-retains-full-vision.html

Take Care,

Julie

Bengut Dellys



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