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HEADLINES


Texas mom told 911 operator she killed 2 children”:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=160390&catid=6


Uncle: Mom accused in kids’ chokings had been depressed”:

http://www.bnd.com/2010/07/20/1335535/texas-mom-accused-of-strangling.html


Accused killer delusional: Doc”:

http://www.canada.com/Accused+killer+delusional/3295245/story.html


Police: Autistic man, 20, found dead in hot van after trip to suburban Philly theme park”:

http://www.kdvr.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-autistic-man-death,0,2296559.story


Second employee suspended in death of Oceanside autistic man”:

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/second-employee-suspended-in-death-of-autistic-oceanside-man-1.2147168


Prosecutors: Coach raped autistic teen at Ll hoops tourney”:

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/prosecutors-coach-raped-autistic-teen-at-li-hoops-tourney-1.2118521


Parents of Mansfield neglect death girl lose appeals”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-10785531


Autistic child gets electrocuted by switch box near playground”:

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


Search on after hit-and-run of Minn. Autistic boy”:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/38184085/ns/health


3 year old autistic boy left in hot bus”:

http://www.wfmz.com/lehighvalleynews/24332522/detail.html


Family worried as autistic boy goes missing”:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/July/theuae_July388.xml&section=theuae&col=


Disturbing guide to restraining jailed kids”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100718/tuk-disturbing-guide-to-restraining-jail-45dbed5.html


Gary McKinnon Updates “UK hacker could serve time in British jail/Gary McKinnon’s mother praises Cameron-Obama talks”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100721/tuk-uk-hacker-could-serve-time-in-britis-dba1618.html


Poll reveals widespread discrimination against people with learning disabilities”:

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


Little protection: cloak of secrecy can work against the vulnerable”:

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


Australia “Bill Shorten MP: Disability eNews – Election 2010 Announcement”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bill_shorten_mp_disability_enews__election_2010_announceme.htm


Australia “Bill Shorten MP: Disability eNews – Election 2010 – Breaking News!”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bill_shorten_mp_disability_enews__election_2010__breaking.htm


Australia “Gillard announces Labor’s mental health policy with $277m plan to tackle suicide”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/gillard-announces-labors-mental-health-policy-with-plan-to-tackle-suicide/story-fn59niix-1225897375540


MP backs autism campaign”:

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/mp_backs_autism_campaign_1_880863


Dyslexic postman dumped letters as he struggled to read addresses”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7887513/Dyslexic-postman-dumped-letters-as-he-struggled-to-read-addresses.html


Would the ADA pass today?”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/2010/jul/26/congress-usdomesticpolicy-would-ada-pass-today


NYTimes: Clara Claiborne Park, 86, dies – Wrote about autistic child”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/nytimes_clara_claiborne_park_86_dies__wrote_about_autis.htm

HEALTH & RESEARCH


Voice technology could help detect autism”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10686912


Abstract: A twin study of autism symptoms in Sweden”:

http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/mp201082a.html


Autistic kids grow normally despite limited diet”:

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/health/article_212313309.shtml?ref=rss


Autistic kids often fussier eaters, but nutrition OK”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20100719/hl_hsn/autistickidsoftenfussiereatersbutnutritionok

Autism: What’s sex got to do with it?”:

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

Screening vital for Fragile X gene”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/screening-test-vital-for-fragile-x-gene/story-e6frg6nf-1225895303245

Only some epilepsy drugs increase risk of suicide”:

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

New investments in Mental Health Care will pay dividends, say psychologists”:

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

Young people shape mental health for their peers”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jul/21/young-people-mental-health-support

Identifying youth at high risk for Bipolar Disorder”:

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

Gene protects cognitive function in Schizophrenia”:

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

Different effects of marijuana in Bipolar and Schizophrenic patients”:

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

Cutting edge perspective on causes of Schizophrenia; Related disorders – New Book”:

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

Age of onset influences prognosis in Bipolar”:

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

Mel Gibson, Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol”:

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

Withdrawing from psychiatric medications”:

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

Link between childhood physical abuse and heart disease”:

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

Trichotillomania: The Girls Tearing Their Hair Out (Literally)”:

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

Children and sleeping pills”:

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

To dream, perchance to sleep”:

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

Sleep Case Study: There’s A Party In My Dream And Everyone’s Invited”:

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

Circadian rhythms, their role and dysfunction in Affective Disorders”:

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


A blood test for depression?”:

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

Serotonin cell discoveries mean rethink of depression”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727703.300-serotonin-cell-discoveries-mean-rethink-of-depression.html

The Neural Basis of the Depressive Self”:

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

Why does everything look gray when you feel blue?”

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

Did Abraham Lincoln use faith to overcome depression?”:

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

People with severe depression find it harder to judge facial expressions”:

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

NICE consults on draft recommendations for Generalized Anxiety Disorder”:

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

Stressed out? Visit a forest”:

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

Afraid to leave the house? TV documentary wants you”:

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

Therapy plus Ecstasy for PTSD”:

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

Women in their 50s more prone to PTSD than men”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/women_in_their_50s_more_prone_to_ptsd_than_men.htm

PTSD Study: Kids also vulnerable to stress, depression”:

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

BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bps_research_digest_the_special_issue_spotter_15.htm

The Neurosciences and Music: IV Learning and Memory”:

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

Are negative emotions more important than positive emotions”:

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

An eccentric history of headache treatments”:

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

Asperger’s Syndrome in Women: A Different Set of Challenges?”:

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

Relationships” Others Influence Our Choice Of Mates, Concerned From Tunbridge Wells, Have A Happy Marriage …”:

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

Relationships: Speaking Male, Speaking Female, Broken Hearts Hurt Men More Than Women, Relationship Insecurity Ups Health Risks”:

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

Virtual Hospital”:

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

EDUCATION


BBC – Democracy Live – Debate on autism/Patchy provision for autistic children”:

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


(Vic, Australia) “Autistic children failed by education system”:

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


Parents a anger at threat to Newport school”:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8284666.Parents__anger_at_threat_to_Newport_school/?ref=rss


Mum’s campaign to save Coventry’s special needs school”:

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2010/07/15/mum-s-campaign-to-save-coventry-s-special-needs-schools-92746-26858796/


Parents say RUSD must develop a classroom for autistic students”:

http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_15526902


PM for psychologists at schools for autistic children”:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=24821


Autism in the classroom: The benefits and drawbacks of inclusion”:

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


Should homeschooling parents have college degrees?”:

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


Learning activities for autistic children”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-59948-LA-Special-Education-Examiner~y2010m7d22-Learning-activities-for-preschool-children-with-autism


Debra Kaplan returns from China with increased global outlook”:

http://hastings.patch.com/articles/debra-kaplan-educator-with-a-global-outlook-2


Green Initiative gives new meaning to educational environment for students”:

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/niles/news/2478892,park-ridge-YPgreen-071510-s1.article


Teaching autistic children how to handle classroom”:

http://www.ocregister.com/news/children-259057-preschool-autistic.html


Harmful stereotypes hinder learning and performance”:

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

EMPLOYMENT


Do disabled people fare better in the open labour market?”:

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


Benefits health test to face urgent review”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jul/27/benefits-health-test-review

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.autism.org.uk/our-services/employment-support/prospects-for-job-seekers.aspx


AutismJobs”:
Linking job seekers with vacancies in work related to autism, Aspergers and ASDs

http://www.autismjobs.org/?section=00010009


Employment within the NAS”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/en-gb/working-with/a-career-in-autism/career-opportunities-with-the-nas.aspx


For further employment information, please view”:

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

GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


Renowned speaker coming to Austin”:

http://www.austindailyherald.com/news/2010/jul/19/renowned-speaker-coming-austin/


Autism: A Perspective”:

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


Asking Ann about Autism: Occupational therapy and sensory integration(includes slideshow)”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-10971-Education-Collaboration-Examiner~y2010m7d15-Asking-Ann-About-Autism-Occuptaional-therapy-and-sensory-integration


Teaching a child social skills”:

http://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2010-07-15-243105.114135_Teaching_a_child_social_skills.html


Ribble Valley boy, 9, praised for cheering up autistic pal”:

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/blackburndarwenhyndburnribble/8273777.Ribble_Valley_boy__9__praised_for_cheering_up_autistic_pal/


South Lake Tahoe autistic boy learns to love horses”:

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


Communities for autistic adults: Camphill California”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-26516-SF-Autism–Parenting-Examiner~y2010m7d14-Communities-for-adults-with-autism-Camphill-California


Businesses working to understand autism are great; Effort needed”:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20100722/EDIT02/7225039/1398


Houston: Circus clowns, acrobats entertain autistic children”:

http://www.khou.com/entertainment/Houston-Circus-clowns-acrobats-entertain-autistic-children-98458189.html


The Help Group offers innovative Summer Day Camps for autistic/AS and other special needs children”:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20100722/pl_usnw/DC39023


Jokes computer programme launched online … A joke-generating computer programme created to help children with disabilities develop language skills is launched online.”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-10714802

OREGON

State of Oregon Flag

Autism Society Oregon Chapter”:

http://209.200.89.252/search_site/chapter_detail.cfm?program_id=872

Rogue River Gorge, Prospect, Oregon

Rogue River Gorge, Prospect, Oregon

Autism Oregon”:

http://autismoregon.org/

Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Autism Links Oregon”:

http://www.ohsu.edu/cdrc/clinical/portland/autism_links_oregon.html

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Benson Footbridge

Benson Footbridge, Multnomah Falls, Oregon: Bridgepixing the very famous and frequently photographed Benson Footbridge, built 1914 at Multnomah Falls. Spanning the lower of two falls on a pedestrian trail leading from the Multnomah Falls Lodge to the top of the falls, near the Historic Columbia River Highway, at milepost 32, Multnomah County, Oregon, east of Portland. 

Portland Aspergers Network”:

http://www.aspergersnet.org/

Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Oregon State Capitol, Salem

ASD Oregon – Camps”:

http://www.asdoregon.org/

Portland, Oregon skyline

Portland, Oregon skyline

Welcome to Oregon: Your Oregon Gateway”:

http://www.el.com/to/oregon/

Portland at Sunset

Portland at Sunset

Oregon Guide”:

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

Kwanza Cherry Tree on Mt Tabor

Kwanza Cherry Tree on Mount Tabor, Portland

Travel Oregon”:

http://www.traveloregon.com/

Streetcar in Portland

Streetcar in Portland

Oregon Facts”:

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

The Waffle Window

Craving Waffles?  Visit The Waffle Window, Portland Oregon:

Strawberry Key Lime Pie Waffle

Fresh strawberries, lime curd, our special cheesecake pudding and whipped cream

The Waffle Window
SE 36th Ave & SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 239-4756

Oregon Map”:

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

Blue Skies in Eugene, Oregon

Blue Skies in Eugene, Oregon(King Estates Winery & Vineyard)

Video[2:31] Author of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”: Ken Kesey’s Oregon:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/countries-places/united-states/us_keseysoregon.html

Architecture - House in Eugene

Architecture – House in Eugene

Portland, Oregon”:

In this Oregon city, eating, drinking, and getting around are at least three things you can do especially well.

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2009/11/feature/portland-text

Waves of Sand, Agate Beach

 Waves of sand: Light & shadow play through the dunes along Agate Beach at sunset. In the distance, the Yaquina Lighthouse near Depoe Bay, Oregon coast.

Cascade Lakes, Oregon Drive”:

Step back in time as the volcanic landscape of central Oregon’s desert plains conjure up prehistoric visions.

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/drives/cascade-oregon.html

Seal Rock, Oregon Coast

Pacific Coast Highway Drive”:

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/drives/pacific-coast-highway

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda, Oregon Coast

Starfish & Barnacles

Starfish and barnacles decorate a tidal pool on the Oregon Coast.

Southern Oregon Coast

Southern Oregon Coast

Cooks Chasm

Cooks Chasm, Oregon Coast

 John Day Fossil Beds/Painted Hills

John Day Fossil Bed Painted Hills: On the very edge of the 16 million year old massive layers of basalt that came from near where Oregon, Idaho, and Washington meet, and cover much of Oregon and Washington – – is this area of soft, rounded claystone hills. The colors of the clay range from reds, yellows, and greens – – to every color of earth tones you can imagine.

John Day River

John Day River

Redmond, Oregon

Redmond, Oregon

Western Fence Lizard, Redmond

 Western fence Lizard, Redmond. (Note his brilliant blue underside)

Yellow-bellied Marmot, Redmond

Yellow-bellied Marmot, Redmond –  There was an entire family of Marmota flaviventris, or Rock Chucks in the rocks along the Dry Canyon Trail.

Oregon Trail, Covered Wagon

Oregon Trail, Covered Wagon – An actual “Prairie Schooner” (though immigrants simply referred to them as wagons) sitting on the Oregon Trail east of Baker City, Oregon. It was very cool to hike the short ways on the Oregon Trail. It’s so desolate out here, though over 250,000 people have passed through.

Oregon Trail Mural Detail

Oregon Trail Mural Detail in Vale, Oregon: Murals featured on buildings in Vale, Oregon depict the trials and tribulations of pioneers , traders, and prospectors who sought a new life in the Oregon Territory. These murals were designed to commemorate the 150th year of the Oregon Trail and are a community effort developed by The Vale Heritage Reflections Mural Society.

Siletz Indian Pow Wow

 Siletz Indian Pow Wow.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon: http://ctsi.nsn.us/

Siletz Indians

The Siletz Indian Pow Wow is held annually each August.

Little Dancer

“Little Dancer” –  Even the little ones partake in the dancing at the Nesika Illahee Pow Wow at Siletz Oregon.

Siletz Pow Wow

Siletz Pow Wow

Teepees, Siletz Pow Wow

 Teepees, Siletz Indian Pow Wow

American Pronghorn Antelope

American Pronghorn Antelope

 

ADD/ADHD


Mission Hospital doctor publishes ADHD study in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics … A study published by Dr. Adrian Sandler has been generating quite a stir in the medical community. The study published in the June 14 edition of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics found that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can do just as well on half their medication.”:

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


Overdiagnosis, Mental Disorders and the DSM-5”:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/07/26/overdiagnosis-mental-disorders-and-the-dsm-5/


Teen ADHD linked to delayed High School graduation”:

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


Children with Attention Deficits concentrate better after walk in the park”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/susanswanger/article/4343994


Five tips to help children with ADHD manage with Back to School”:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5591084/five_tips_to_help_children_with_adhd.html?cat=25


UNH professor to study impacts of ADHD treatment”:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100726-NEWS-7260326


Review “Challenged Kids, Challenged Teachers: Teaching Students with Tourette’s Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and More”:

http://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/challenging-kids-challenged-teachers-teaching-students-with-tourette-s-bipolar-disorder-executive-dysfunction-ocd-adhd-and-more/


Wooden rocker is potentially therapeutic”:

http://www.i-newswire.com/wooden-rocker-is-potentially-therapeutic/50350

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


Ways to help an autistic child learn to ride a bike”:

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


Canadian squad beckons Nanaimo swimmer”:

http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/sports/story.html?id=2e0cb17f-123e-446f-b1f0-a22281b9e3fc


Hadrian’s Wall trek after son diagnosed as autistic”:

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2074547_hadrians_wall_trek_after_son_diagnosed_as_autistic


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

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


Long-term benefits from musical training”:

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


The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


Views of Stephen Wiltshire’s London”:

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


Autistic children’s painting exhibition begins”:

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2010/07/18/news0697.htm


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


DVD “Temple Grandin”

http://store.fhautism.com/p-604-temple-grandin-dvd.aspx


Hollywood’s mental block”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jul/22/hollywood-mental-block


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

BOOKS


Maria & I: Award winning Spanish illustrator Miguel Gillardo releases comic on everyday life with autistic daughter”:

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


Savoring ‘Islands of Genius’ is a true no-brainer”:

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


Summer reading is key to maintaining or improving students’ reading skills”:

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


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


Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome”

Rudy Simone

Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058261


Bubble Riding”

by Lori Lite

Illustrated by Max Stasuyk

A Relaxation Story, designed to help children increase creativity while lowering stress and anxiety levels

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_B401.htm


Sea Otter Cove”

by Lori Lite,
Illustrated by Max Stasuyk

A Relaxation Story, introducing deep breathing to decrease stress and anger while promoting peaceful sleep

http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_S401.htm


Affirmation Weaver”

by Lori Lite
Illustrated by Max Stasuyk

A Believe in Yourself Story, designed to help children boost self-esteem while decreasing stress and anxiety
http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_A401.htm


Future Horizons: New Releases”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-208-new-releases.aspx


Future Horizons: Children’s Books”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-187-Childrens-Books.aspx


Future Horizons: Communication”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-188-Communication.aspx


Future Horizons: Art & Music”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-183-Art-and-Music.aspx


Future Horizons: First Person Accounts”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-194-First-Person-Accounts.aspx


Future Horizons: Foreign Language Books”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-195-Foreign-Language-Books.aspx


Future Horizons: Recently Added”:

http://store.fhautism.com/c-210-recently-added.aspx

CINEMA

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

Release Date: July 14, 2010.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZllR44gdA


Synopsis: Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, present THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE — an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.

Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (ALFRED MOLINA). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (JAY BARUCHEL), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE.


Consensus: It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sorcerers_apprentice/

SALT”

Release Date: July 23, 2010.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ40WlshNwU


Synopsis: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt’s efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: “Who Is Salt?”


Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives it her all in the title role, and her seasoned performance is almost enough to save Salt from its predictable and ludicrous plot.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1213717-salt/

VIDEO GAMES

Art Academy” (Nintendo DS)

Release Date: August 6, 2010

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Academy-Techniques-Step-Step/dp/B003UVA4KC/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__28?ie=UTF8&s=videogames

Metroid: Other M” (Wii)

Release Date: September 3, 2010

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-RVLPR3OE-Metroid-Other-Wii/dp/B002BSC4ZS/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__58?ie=UTF8&s=videogames


Australia “Whiz Kids awarded for special games”:

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


Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/f5/lego-harry-potter–years-1-4-d234f5.html


Toy Story 3 Review”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/51/toy-story-3-9e4f51.html


Kinect pricing announced”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/14028/


E3: Who came out top?”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/13892/

HEALTH

Brain Origins Of ‘Blindsight’ Revealed”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627664.600-brain-origins-of-blindsight-revealed.html

SPACE

Zooming in on the most massive stars ever found. Star R136a1 (far right) is in a dense cluster of stars 165,000 light years from earth.

Monster Star Is Master Of The Universe”

A huge star a staggering 320 times the size of the Sun has been found by scientists – and quickly labelled the biggest ever discovered.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100721/tod-monster-star-is-master-of-the-univer-870a197.html


Biggest Star Ever Found May Be Ticking Antimatter Bomb”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19201-biggest-star-ever-found-may-be-ticking-antimatter-bomb.html


Take Care,

Julie

Mt Washington on Big Lake, Oregon Cascades

Mt Washington on Big Lake, Oregon Cascades

 



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