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Plovdig, Bulgaria
Plovdiv, Bulgaria`s second largest city.
It is one of the oldest still living European cities – contemporary to Troy (Turkey), older than Rome (Italy) and Athens (Greece). It keeps thousands of monuments from prehistoric times – 8 000 years ago, from the time when Alexander the Great called it Philipopolis – in memory of his father Philip – 4 c.B.C., from the days it was capital of the Thracian Kingdom – till 45 A.D.
Roman theatre, stadium, odeon, mosaics, Renaissance houses and islamic, orthodox, catholic and Jewish temples adorn the city, which is geological, botanical, archaeological, historical and architectural reserve. Many travellers, for example Evliya Cheleby from the 17 c. call it the most beautiful of all Balkan cities…

HEADLINES


NYC to pay $340k to autistic man jailed after interrogation led to false murder confession”:

http://www.startribune.com/nation/73804847.html


PSL parents arrested for child neglect”:

http://www.cbs12.com/news/psl-4722738-arrested-spotted.html


Anti-bullying efforts gain in Mass.”:

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/anti-bullying-efforts-gain-mass/story?id=9103058


Forestdale mom appeals for Bullying Law”:

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


Young boy found behind the wheel of damaged car”:

http://www.eastbayri.com/detail/132500.html


5-year-old autistic boy missing in Douglas State Forest found safe”:

http://wbztv.com/local/missing.boy.douglas.2.1326228.html


13 year-old runaway boy(AS) rides subway for 11 days”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/13_yearold_runaway_boyas_rides_subway_for_11_days.htm


Police ‘tracker’ program to begin in January in Schaumburg”:

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=339132&src=1


Something better than a patchwork of services for the disabled”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/something-better-than-a-patchwork-of-services-for-the-disabled/story-e6frg6zo-1225802514927


Message from Australian MP Bill Shorten: Disability e-news”:

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


Australia “PM calls for national disability reforms”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/pm-calls-for-national-disability-reforms/story-e6frg8y6-1225802698071


Australia “Disability rates rise as population ages”:

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/disability-rates-rise-as-population-ages-20091117-ik9s.html


New York “Developmentally disabled object to cuts”:

http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-c-2009-11-23-64064.113122_Developmentally_disabled_object_to_cuts.html


Autism Act”:

http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/30897


Dorchester housing scheme is saved”:

http://www.thisisdorset.net/news/tidnews/4748028.Dorchester_housing_scheme_is_saved/


NAS welcomes new guidelines on diagnosing autistic adults”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2294&a=20897


David Cameron responds to UKAF’s call on public services”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171060.php


Government’s Social Care Green Paper overlooks mental health, UK”:

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


Children needing mental health care are victims of postcode lottery say experts”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/11/24/children-needing-mental-health-care-are-victims-of-postcode-lottery-say-experts-91466-25235642/


P.E.I. “Parents desperate for autism strategy”:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/11/20/pei-autism-strategy-584.html


Entrepreneur of the Year award for Saudi woman”:

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093283899


Mum’s fight to save Chipping Sodbury day centre”:

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Mum-s-fight-save-Chipping-Sodbury-day-centre/article-1524967-detail/article.html


Gary McKinnon Updates”:

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


GMC resumes inquiry into Dr Wakefield”:

http://www.ethioplanet.com/vybes/2009/11/21/gmc-resumes-inquiry-into-dr-wakefield/


The disgrace of Britain’s jails

… Martin Foreman was in and out of prison six times before he died of a drug overdose two years ago, aged 23. He suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, and from the age of 18 his difficulties fitting in led him into trouble with the law. Each short prison sentence for minor affray left him in a worse state, and, according to his mother Sue Foreman, he was left to fend for himself with no support from social services or mental health teams.”:

 

In need of dental work, blind, autistic woman receives outpouring of help”:

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_95dad056-d594-11de-90dd-001cc4c03286.html

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


Abuse of blind people on the rise”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8309006.stm


Blind woman tells of horror as pitbull mauls her guide dog”:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23772137-blind-woman-tells-of-horror-as-terrier-mauls-her-guide-dog.do


Brian Negus: Amazing photographs prove you don’t need sharp eyesight to produce stunning shots”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1228852/Brian-Negus-amazing-photographs-prove-dont-need-sharp-eyesight-produce-stunning-shots.html


Art exhibition caters for blind”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/8365987.stm


STL today “Cases 12-14 Families Require Help …”:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/special/100neediestcases.nsf/0/7DE161459BB802638625767300154609?OpenDocument

RESEARCH & HEALTH


Safety of alternative autism treatments questioned”:

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2009/11/23/autism-alternative-treatment/6259/


Parent training key to improved treatment of behavior problems in autistic children”:

http://opa.yale.edu/news/article.aspx?id=7107


Study links genetic variation to individual empathy, stress levels”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171166.php


Scientific link to autism identified”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171457.php


Now, a cap that scans the brain in an hour”:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Now-a-cap-that-scans-the-brain-in-an-hour/articleshow/5258958.cms


“The chemical coshing of sexuality … Disabled people, including patients with dementia, are often given libido-suppressing antipsychotics without informed consent”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/nov/13/disability-sexuality


Picking out speech from background noise is easy

for musical brains”:

http://www.medindia.net/news/Picking-Out-Speech-from-Background-Noise-is-Easy-for-Musical-Brains-60948-1.htm


Long-term depression treatment provides sustained recovery for Teens/At-risk college students reduce BP, anxiety, depression through Transcendental Meditation”:

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


Latest on Depression: Includes 10 Common Myths, Evolution of Depression, Deep Brain Stimulation, Medication “Poop Out”, SSRIs & Under 18s, Depression After Stroke, CBT Guide & Emotional Resilience”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/latest_on_depression_includes_10_common_myths_evolution_of.htm


Latest Stress & Anxiety Studies: Chocolate for an Emotional Release, Banishing Monsters, Impact of Stress Upon Children, Stressful in Seattle Etc”:

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


The Special Issue Spotter”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/the_special_issue_spotter_1.htm


Relationships: Includes Remarriage, Respect & Communication, Reducing Divorce Rates, Friendships Etc”:

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


Surviving the Suicide of Someone You Love/Dealing With Grief & Loss(Post Fort Hood)”:

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


How do I know if I have bipolar disorder?”:

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_thompson_nicola/kamloopsthisweek/opinion/72843262.html


5 clues you should be letting go of something”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/5_clues_you_should_be_letting_go_of_something.htm


Easing needle anxiety”:

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


Studying ways to use robots to encourage people to be active”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171729.php


Introverts: Party Survival Tactics, The Party Predicament, Introverts & Health”:

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


Virtual Hospital”:

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

EDUCATION


Disabled students restrained, injured in public schools”:

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


Part 1: Family on mission to stop school bullying”:

http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/Education/local_story_325235752.html?keyword=topstory


Part 2: Professionals on bullying”:

http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/local/local_story_325235508.html


Support swells for anti-bully legislation”:

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2009/11/15/support_swells_for_anti_bully_legislation/


Teacher who let boy be voted out of class starts new job”:

http://www.wpbf.com/news/21665950/detail.html


Dad speaks out on autism issue

A Father has spoken out about how he feels local education services failed his autistic son after he claims teachers locked him in a classroom.”:

http://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/Dad-speaks-out-on-autism.5822978.jp


Hong Kong “Autism school needed”:

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=9&art_id=91083&sid=26221158&con_type=1&d_str=20091126&fc=4


Autism Tasmania “More funding for autistic students”:

http://www.media.tas.gov.au/release.php?id=28503


Mandelson slashes adult education spending … Courses for people with learning disabilities and evening classes for the elderly are being cut and funds redirected to reskill the unemployed”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/nov/19/mandelson-slashes-adult-eduction-spending


Special-needs school program faces cuts”:

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/article/26355/


City College Norwich wins impressive national award”:

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=News&itemid=NOED18%20Nov%202009%2011%3A48%3A26%3A087


Project Spectrum – Strengths of Autism shine through in 3D”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/project_spectrum__strengths_of_autism_shine_through_in_3d.htm


Callier Asperger Program gives students confidence”:

http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2009/11/23-001.php


Here for the holidays? Not when there are 28 other reasons to be a teacher”:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/education/2009/1124/1224259332656.html


Hillsborough: Institute puts teachers in the classroom seats”:

http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2009/11/22/hillsborough_beacon/news/doc4b04611ba074c247051418.txt


TreeHouse “The X Factor’s Jamie Archer performs live at TreeHouse!”:

http://www.24dash.com/news/Education/2009-11-20-The-X-Factors-Jamie-Archer-performs-live-at-TreeHouse


Marian Hope Center focuses on individual needs”:

http://www.examiner.net/news/x1755557711/Marian-Hope-Center-focuses-on-individual-needs


School Psychologists “Jordan provides hands-on help”:

http://www.sltrib.com/valleywest/ci_13795474


Setting up the kitchen for an autistic child … Charlie’s teacher had been visiting the student’s home periodically during his first year in her classroom.”:

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/autistic-105415-child-kitchen.html


New Altadena preschool designed to accommodate autistic children”:

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_13847328


Schools secretary visits Tottenham special school”:

http://www.haringeyindependent.co.uk/news/topstories/4749981.Schools_secretary_visits_Tottenham_special_school/


Parents pleased with school district’s approach to autism”:

http://www.tooeletranscript.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Parents+pleased+with+school+district%E2%80%99s+approach+to+autism%20&id=4874015-Parents+pleased+with+school+district%E2%80%99s+approach+to+autism&instance=home_news_left


Unique technology aids students in musical production”:

http://www.yourobserver.com/news/sarasota/Front-Page/111820093153/Unique-technology-aids-students-in-musical-product


Teen mental health linked to educational success/Focused education for Autism, ADHD”:

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


Autism 101: Communication with your child’s teacher is key”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-26516-SF-Autism–Parenting-Examiner~y2009m11d22-Autism-101-Communication-with-your-childs-teacher-is-key


Courses of Action Available to those starting in the Teaching Industry: “An ongoing process of learning before, during and after they qualify”:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Courses-of-action-available-to.5845689.jp

EMPLOYMENT


MP backs drive for autism rights”:

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/32689/mp-backs-drive-for-autism-rights


Third of those on the autism spectrum ‘lack income”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8365214.stm


Desperate need for people in specialist speech therapy jobs”:

http://www.mediplacements.com/article-19470123-desperate_need_for_people_in.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


Australia “Livvi’s Place – Jay Laga’aia celebrates the opening of Australia’s first truly all abilities playground”:

http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/1919


Devotion to OAPs wins Polly award …

A woman with epilepsy and learning difficulties has been honoured for looking after elderly people for more than 10 years.”:

http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/4757492.Devotion_to_OAPs_wins_Polly_award/?ref=rss


LEP reader donates birds to heartbroken child”:

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/LEP-reader-donates-birds-to.5852905.jp


Tracy Lee, son find niche in Scouting”:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20091126/LIVING01/911260309/1083/LIVING01/Tracy-Lee-son-find-niche-in-Scouting


Symposium speaker provides insight on living with autism”:

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091115/NEWS/911150334/-1/news


Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson speaks of son’s suicide”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6573910/Gruffalo-author-Julia-Donaldson-speaks-of-sons-suicide.html


Project Lifesaver “Device helps find missing girl”:

http://www.easternwakenews.com/front/story/5382.html


Matthew counts the days ’til a fuzzy friend arrives”:

http://www.standard.net.au/news/local/news/general/matthew-counts-the-days-til-a-fuzzy-friend-arrives/1680099.aspx?src=rss


Boy to receive service dog”:

http://www.argusobserver.com/articles/2009/11/15/news/us/doc4affa68054f1b501454546.txt


High hopes for future camp”:

http://www.kmeg.com/Global/story.asp?S=11512142


Retardation’ terms not supported by Ohioans”:

http://www.newsrecord.org/sections/news/retardation-terms-not-supported-by-ohioans-1.2083427


Veronica Zysk Interview “A 10 Year Milestone for Autism”:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,575617,00.html


Lego people star in their own 2010 Calendar from the UK”:

http://www.geeksugar.com/6202225


LEGO NAS Charity Calendar 2010 & New LEGO Games”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/lego_nas_charity_calendar_2010__new_lego_games.htm


NAS: Real life stories: people with an ASD”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=120

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Wreath

Thanksgiving Articles ~ On Coping, Inclusion Tips, History, Art, Craft & Recipes”:

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

Holiday Pieces: Getting Through The Holidays, Family Ties, Doing Right For Others & Holiday Blues”:

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


BULGARIA

Bulgarian Flag

Parents Association Autistic Child Sofia
Medical Academy
Department of Child Psychiatry
33 Prochlada Str.
BG-1619 Sofia
BULGARIA
Tel: (359) 2-57-3013

Sofia, Bulgarian Capital
Sofia, Bulgarian Capital

ANED – Reports on Implementation of Policies Supporting Independent Living, Social Inclusion and Social Protection, Facts, Figures, Resources & More … [Compiled April 2009]”:

http://www.disability-europe.net/en/countries/Bulgaria?jsEnabled=1

Gasse in Nessebar, Bulgaria
Gasse in Nessebar, Bulgaria

FIMITIC: Promoting the equalisation of opportunities for disabled persons and fights against their discrimination.”:

http://www.fimitic.org/node/58

Summer in Bulgaria
Summer in Bulgaria, Dobrudja(one of the most fertile regions in Bulgaria)

Press Release “Persons with Mental Disabilities Discriminated Against”:

http://www.disabilitynet.net/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=919

Donkey, Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Facts, Information & History”:

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

Kaliakria Beach
Kaliakria Beach is on the North Bulgarian Coast in the heart of the Bulgarian Gulf Riviera.

Rila Mountain
Beautiful Rila Mountain
Rila is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria and the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans, with its highest peak being Musala at 2,925 m. The name Rila is allegedly of Thracian origin and is thought to mean “well-watered mountain”, owing to Rila’s abundance of glacial lakes (about 200) and hot springs in fault areas at the base of the mountain. Some of the Balkans’ longest and deepest rivers originate from Rila, including the Maritsa, the Iskar and the Mesta. Culturally, Rila is famous for the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s largest and most important monastery founded in the 10th century by Saint John of Rila.

Map of Bulgaria”:

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

Rila Monastery
Monastery of Saint John of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery (Bulgarian: Рилски манастир, Rilski manastir) is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the northwestern Rila Mountains, 117 km south of the capital Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River at an elevation of 1,147 m above sea level. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments.
whc.unesco.org/en/list/216

Photo: Thracian Tomb, Tarnovo, Bulgaria”:

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/thracian-tomb-garrett_pod_image.html

The Great Basilica of Pliska

The Great Basilica at the Outer Town of Pliska, the first Bulgarian capital (partial reconstruction).
The Great Basilica of Pliska…

Bulgaria’s Gold Rush: The lure of such fabulous artifacts as the solid gold mask of a fifth-century B.C. Thracian king inspires both legal and illegal excavators.”:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/12/gold-rush/garrett-photography

Battle of Pliska
Every year, on 26 July, at the archaeological site of Preslav (the second ancient Bulgarian Capital) takes place a kind of representation of the Battle of Pliska (the first ancient Bulgarian capital) when the Bulgarian Khan Krum defeated the Byzantine emperor Nikephoros I who had seiged and burned Pliska.
The Battle of Pliska…

Bulgaria News”:

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

Baba Vida Fortress, Vidin
Baba Vida Fortress(along the Danube) ~ medieval fortress built in the 10th Century. Said to be the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. The fortress played a significant role during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, serving as a weapon warehouse and a prison, as it has been no longer used for defensive purposes since the end of the 18th century. Today, Baba Vida is a fortress-museum, where finds and intelligence about its history are kept. Being a popular tourist attraction, the fortress was restored to its former appearance. Learn more … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Vida

Battle of Nicopolis
Battle of Nicopolis ~ often referred to as the Crusade of Nicopolis and was the last large-scale crusade of the Middle Ages. Learn more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nicopolis

Sofia News Agency”:

http://www.novinite.com/

Chess, Bulgaria

ADD/ADHD


Urgent review to be undertaken of ‘tainted’ ADHD guidelines”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/urgent-review-to-be-undertaken-of-tainted-adhd-guidelines/story-e6frg6n6-1225802595063


Ritalin? But my son’s only 2”:

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article6923471.ece


Adult AD/HD: Effects on Relationships and Self-Esteem”:

http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=33855&cn=3


The Brain, Nutrition and ADHD”:

http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=33850&cn=3


Shire reports analysis examining Emotional Lability in children with ADHD taking Vyvanse”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/170933.php


ADHD Across the Lifespan on ADVANCE for Nurses”:

http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Article/ADHD-Across-the-Lifespan.aspx


Medical Marijuana – No longer just for adults”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/health/22sfmedical.html?_r=2&partner=TOPIXNEWS&ei=5099


Site of the Day: ADHD Coaches Organization”:

http://specialchildren.about.com/b/2009/11/16/site-of-the-day-adhd-coaches-organization.htm


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


Alex Bain “Runman: My Olympic Torch Run”:

http://therunman.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-olympic-torch-run.html


Olympic torch lights autistic boy’s dream”:

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2187980


Intellectual disability ban ends”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/8323369.stm


Exercises tailored for autistic kids”:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09329/1016099-114.stm


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 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


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


Derek Paravicini “The Inner World of Music, Radio 4”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/the-inner-world-of-music-radio-4-1825241.html


Mary Brown: Singing and dancing helps give your child a good start … Mary Brown is executive director of Nordoff-Robbins, a charity transforming the lives of sick or disabled children and adults through music. See www.playtalkread.com :

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/education/Mary-Brown-Singing-and-dancing.5846154.jp


Gary Numan is still electric”:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/2009/11/16/gary-numan-is-still-electric-91466-25178247/


X Factor: Jedward are Autistic, says Louis Walsh”:

http://www.anorak.co.uk/231206/celebrities/x-factor-jedward-are-autistic-says-louis-walsh.html


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


Mustafa Al-Rahman “Painting for Postage”:

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


Autism doesn’t limit Rehoboth artists’ palettes”:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20091116/NEWS01/911160304/1002/Autism-doesn-t-limit-Rehoboth-artists–palettes


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


Mary and Max engaging for all”:

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


Encountering creative films at Bristol festival”:

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Encountering-creative-films-Bristol-festival/article-1522231-detail/article.html


Mentally disabled actors are victims of modern ‘blacking-up’, says campaigner”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/15/disabled-actors-television-campaign#history-byline


A new Mayberry comes to life in Apex”:

http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/story/190430.html


Screenings: Upstate Films, Route 9, Rhinebeck, is showing “The Asperger’s Difference,” a 30-minute documentary for and about young people with Asperger’s syndrome. It’s at 11 a.m. Saturday, and it’s free. For more information, visit www.upstatefilms.org.”:

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091120/ENTERTAIN/911200325/-1/ENTERTAIN08


European Affairs – The EU Film Festival starts today”

Ben X (Belgium): Mildly autistic and a sitting duck for the school bullies, Ben wants to cry out his hurt to his tormentors and all the silent bystanders. Inspired by a mysterious girl he meets on the web and fuelled by his signature video game, he takes revenge.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/entertainment/movie/27799/european-affairs


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

BOOKS


Author David George “Be Unique, Be You and Live!”:

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


“Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs”

Author: Ruth Birnbaum

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843109877


Learning To Listen: Positive Approaches and People with Difficult Behaviour”

Author: Herbert Lovett:

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781853023743


Conduct Disorder and Behavioral Parent Training: Research and Practice”

Author: Dermot O’Reilly

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843101635


Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Frequently Asked Questions”

Author: Shira Richman

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108252


Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers”

Author: Pamela Lewis

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108092


Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned”

Authors: Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843108078


Stepping Out: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs”

Author: Sarah Newman

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843101109


Small Steps Forward: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs”

Author: Sarah Newman

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781853026430

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843106937


Through the Eyes of Aliens”

Author: Jasmine Lee O’Neill

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781853027109

MOVIE


Nativity”

Release Date: 27 November 2009

A nativity play gets the Hollywood treatment in this heart-warming Christmas comedy.

http://www.cineworld.co.uk/films/2987


9”

Rated 12A

Released 28.10.09


Synopsis: A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker’s distinctively original and thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. Read more … http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/1205483_nine/


Consensus: Although its story is perhaps too familiar and less complex than some might wish, 9 is visually spectacular, and director Shane Acker’s attention to detail succeeds in drawing viewers into the film’s universe.

VIDEO GAME

Science Papa” (Wii, Nintendo DS)

Release Date 30 October 2009

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ACTIVISION-Science-Papa-Wii/dp/B002MUAFJW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1259167255&sr=1-2

LEGO Rockband” (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, Nintendo DS)

Release Date: 27 November 2009

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lego-Rock-Band-Xbox-360/dp/B002J9G9KA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1259167692&sr=1-2


Drew Taylor “Depraved videogames get serious … Being the father of three-year-old triplets, two of whom are autistic, the use of gaming technology to reach into their ‘private’ world offers yet another avenue of hope.”:

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

HEALTH

ViRob

Medibots: The World’s Smallest Surgeons”

Surgery just got smaller …

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427351.100-medibots-the-worlds-smallest-surgeons.html

PHYSICS & MATH

Fluid Dynamics

The Eye Catching Best Of Fluid Dynamics”

This week, physicists at the Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, exhibited their best experimental images in a “gallery of fluid motion”.

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/aps-physics-fluid-dynamics


Take Care,

Julie

Rila Mountain
Rila Mountain



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