January 2011



Recent Posts


 Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina



“Nottinghamshire social services criticised over death”:


“Autistic boy drowned in neighbour’s pond”:


“Thatcham boy’s ice plunge death ruled accidental”:


“Mother of autistic boy murdered”:


“Gran backed over autism death”:


“Teacher who attacked pupil with dumbbell spared jail”:


“Teacher who attacked pupil sacked”:


“Attorney speaks of long-term damage to autistic students in abuse case”:


“Jim Watts is serving 12 years for abusing disabled women but is he a victim of a miscarriage of justice?”:


“MMR Doctor struck off/The psychological barriers facing MMR promotion campaigns”:


“Autistic boy arrested after confrontation with Officer”:


“Autistic teen says police used Taser on him”:


“GBI investigating tasing of autistic teen on Tybee”:


“Autistic teen back in court”:


“Autistic man with restraining orders could get life in prison”:


“Brazilian woman, autistic son fight to stay in U.S.”:


Singapore “More help for autistic adults”:


“Autistic boy sunburned on Day Care outing/Day care under investigation”:


“Autism Carers urge legislation”:


“Scope launches venture philanthropy scheme”:


“Mind launches new Police and Mental Health Guidance, UK”:


“Disability on the frontline thanks to petitions”:


“European Court of Human Rights reinforces the right to vote”:


“Gary McKinnon Updates: Nick Clegg raises doubts over powers to halt extradition”:


“NAS launches new website”:




“You do make a difference in the DSM-V”:


“Early treatment doesn’t help autism symptoms”:


“Autism diet does not demonstrate behavioral improvement”:


“Trained parents help autistic children”:


“Kids’ autism not helped by parent training alone”:


“First drug to demonstrate therapeutic effect in a type of autism”:


“Researchers at UCSD have made a giant step toward understanding autism”:–Researchers-at-UCSD-have-made-a-giant-step-toward-understanding-Autism


Baron-Cohen “Gender might have everything to do with autism, British researcher says”:


“Scanning babies for autism”:


“Speech therapy for autistic children”:–Parenting-Examiner~y2010m6d1-Speech-therapy-for-children-with-autism?cid=channel-rss-Family_and_Parenting


“Modeling behavior for children has long-lasting effects”:


“Research links autism with rough sleeping”:


“Shadows open window into the autistic mind”:


“People with Asperger’s less likely to see purpose behind the events in their lives”:


“The Mouse Trap: Autism, Psychosis and Circadian Clock”:


“Why autism is the key to the mind(and why philosophers should take note)”:


“Brain changes with Anorexia can be reversed”:


OCD “Obsessed with hygiene?”:


“Canadian Mental Health Association proudly endorses launch of Telsus(TM) Platform for Consumer eHealth”:


“Immune disorders tied to mental illness”:


“Study shows combining L-methylfolate with an antidepressant at the start of treatment significantly improves depression symptoms”:


“Government anti-depressant target questioned”:


“Miscarriage risk with use of antidepressants during pregnancy”:


“The importance of early detection of depression in very young children”:


“I didn’t know what was wrong”: Physicians should help patients with depression name their problem, experts urge”:


“Cognitive Behavior Therapy on the iPhone”:


“Loss & Grieving: On Losing a Child”:


“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network answers two millionth call”:


“NAMI sponsors congressional briefing to raise Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness”:


“New data on Invega(R) Sustenna(R) & Risperdal(R) Constra(R) for Schizophrenia to be presented/People with Schizophrenia OK with Doctors”:


“Common virus may lead to cognitive problems in schizophrenia”:


“Uncovering Lithium’s mode of action”:


“Debate over change in diagnostic criteria for pediatric bipolar”:


“Teenagers face stigma of mental illness”:


“Some anxiety meds overprescribed”:


“Nature reduces anxiety and sharpens mental skills”:


“Stress/Anxiety: Exercise appears to reduce cellular aging caused by stress”:


“Tai Chi gets cautious thumbs up for psychological health”:


“Legendary singer Connie Francis partners with Mental Health America on National Campaign on Trauma-Informed Care”:


“Brain images reveal how learning strategies work”:


“Singing in the rain”:


“BPS Research Digest: Opera singing in the brain scanner”:


NYTimes “Phys Ed: Does exercise help you sleep better?”:


Video [1:32] Overactive Thyroid Health Byte “Thyroid illness causes only 10% weight gain: expert”:


“How to see yourself through others’ eyes”:


“The good and evil of alcohol”:


“Macho personality tied to driving issues”:


“Doubt cast on the maxim that time goes faster as you get older”:


“Happiness: What’s an obstacle to your happiness?”:


“Does money influence happiness? Depends on how you spend your cash”:


“Relationships: Daily Appreciation Helps Romance, Men Literally Die For Sex(Male Mortality), Giving & Accepting An Apology, Female Friendship”:


“Relationships: To Love Well, You Have To Sometimes Feel Inadequate, The Sound of Seduction, Shyness Affects Marital Quality, An Inconvenient Truth: Monogomy & Libido, Happiness …”:


“Virtual Hospital”:




“Parents’ shock at threat of Dorchester school closure”:


“School honoured by Autistic Society”:


“Schools for children with learning problems: Disability shouldn’t leave children disenfranchised”:


“Study shows more disabled students are dropping out of university”:


“Voice problems affect more than 60 percent of teachers”:




“Support Programs & Employment: Growing up with autism”:


“Adult autism program”:


“Disability benefit: 2m claimants are fit enough to work”:


“Mixed messages in the coalition’s plans for social care”:


“The secret to getting the job, the raise, the promotion, the deal”:


“Creative Support Ltd”:


“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.”:


Luxury Quality Scented Candles “Humbolt Candles – Autism & Disability Employment Company”:

Individuality, Diversity, Equality, Achievement 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.




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


“Current job vacancies within the NAS”:


For further employment information, please view”:




“The deed to a new life for autistic man”:


“Home sweet home”:–daschs-residential-care-gives-down-syndrome-adults–and-youth-a-place-to-call-their-own-95172529.html


“At Wilson commencement, Grandin offers insight into the autistic mind”:


“An interview with animal scientist Temple Grandin”:


“Noted autistic author Temple Grandin to speak at fundraiser in Harrisburg”:


Twins “Double timing”:


“Barnardos launches two new groups in Redditch”:


“First autism development center opens in Coral Gables”:


“Respite care for parents of special needs kids”:


“Local boy gets voice through unlikely technology”:


“Communication at his fingertips: Group donates iPod Touch to help autistic child/An App for Autism”:


“Millionaire hands out cuddly toys”:


“I am not autism”:


Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Disability Monitor Initiative – The Right to Live in the Community“:

 Sarajevo Sunset

Sarajevo Sunset 


 Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of 305,242 people in the four municipalities that make up the city proper, and a metro area population of 423,645 people in the Sarajevo Canton as of August 2009[update]. It is also the capital of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity, as well as the center of the Sarajevo Canton. Sarajevo is located in the Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated around the Miljacka river.

“Disability Statistics Fight Invisibility”:

 Letter from Bosnia

 Mountains surround a peaceful lake on the drive to Bugojno

“Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association”:

 Avaz twist Tower

Avaz Twist Tower

Sarajevo City

Sarajevo City

“The Advocates for Human Rights”:

Kravice Waterfall

Kravice Waterfall

“Persons with Disability at the open labour market”:

 Autumn in Bosnia

Autumn in Bosnia

Village of Stanisici

In the village Stanišići, recently an open-air museum “Etno Selo” (Ethno Village) emerged, which represents a traditional Bosnian village.

“Self-Help & Advocacy for Rights & Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities”:

 Stary Most(Old Bridge), Mostar

Stari Most (Old Bridge) Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina – During the Croat-Bosnian Conflict (1991-93) this bridge was completely destroyed. After the end of the war, the bridge was reconstructed as a symbol of peace and ethnic harmony. It was rebuilt with the same materials and original techniques. Stari Most (The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until the bridge was destroyed on November 9, 1993 during the Bosnian War. Slobodan Praljak, the commander of the Croatian Defence Council, is currently on trial at the ICTY for ordering the destruction of the bridge, among other charges. Consequently, a project was set in motion to rebuild it, and the new bridge opened on July 23, 2004.  UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Pigeon Square

Pigeon Sqaure, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
The city centre of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This is the Turkish quarter in the heart of the city… with a lot of pigeons.

“BUBL Link”:

 Medieval tombstones in Bosnia

Medieval tombstones in Bosnia: The tombstones were associated with the native Bosnian Church. Crkva bosanska, ecclesia bosniensis is historically thought to be an indigenous branch of the Bogomils that existed in Bosnia during the Middle Ages. Adherents of the church called themselves simply Krstjani (“Christians”). The church no longer exists.

Letter from Bosnia - Girls Eating Sweets

A group of girls eat sweets given to them by Heartfelt volunteers. After 3 years of war, Bugojno, is still under attack. The large town in central Bosnia has suffered three years of continual bombardment and internal fighting that has left the area a distinctive mix of destroyed homes, refugee settlements and a desperate but determined local population. At the beginning of 1994 a small group of British volunteers decided to try and do something for those they saw suffering on the television. After collecting medical Aid and food they set off in their own vehicles over land to Bosnia under the name Heartfelt. Heartfelt is continuing to provide skills, equipment and medical supplies to the people of Bugojno. Every three months a new convoy leaves the UK with new drivers carrying aid raised and donated by British Volunteers. 15/05/2006, Bugojno, Bosnia.

“Bosnia & Herzegovina Travel Guide & Facts”:

Urban Bosnia - Sevdah

Sevdah is a part of Bosnian way of life:

 World of Sevdah:

Musician focused 'in sevdah'

  Musician deeply focused on song interpretation or ‘in Sevdah’ (as it is said in Bosnia)

Bosnian Ladies in Traditional Dress

A group of Bosnian ladies in early 1900s wearing examples of traditional outfits. 

Bosnian Saz

 Bosnian Saz: A close up shot of Bosnian saz (Bosnian take on the Turkish lute).

Market Place, Bosnia

Market place in old Bosnia. Ladies selling cloth for making clothes.

Two Red Windows, Samac, Bosnia

Two red windows – Samac, Bosnia (With beauty in it’s own simplicity!)




“ADHD Without Drugs – A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD”:


“Adult ADHD & Time Management”:


“For some Utah students, learning is a ball”:


“Kinesthetic learners”:


“How to determine if your child has ADHD”:


NYTimes “Seeking an objective test for Attention Disorder”:


“LA counseling, social experiences and social skills groups for special needs kids”:


“ADHD: How to survive with a wild child”:


Martial Arts & Fitness “Kessler’s care goes beyond the kicks”:


“AACAP’s Facts for Families: Children who can’t pay attention/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder informs parents, families”:


“Disability challenges students, colleges”:


“NHS students show initiative, creativity, responsibility”:


“Socioeconomic factors predict ADHD-medication in Swedish schoolchildren”:


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.


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.


“ADDISS” The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service…




“hi2u ADHD Pages”:





“Autistic hoops star going Hollywood”:


“Rowers in successful cross-Channel bid”:


“Training people to ride with robotic horses”:


“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.

“10-kilometre runs”: 


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


“London to Paris 2010 – 5-8 June”:


“Challenge Scotland – 6 June 2010”:


“Trek Snowdon – 11–13 June 2010”:

“Super Hero Run – London – 13 June 2010”:


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


“Eurocities Bike Ride – 17-21 June”:


“L’Etape du Tour 2010 – 18 July 2010”


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


“3 Peaks Challenge – 24-25 July 2010”:

“Trek Mont Blanc – 26-30 August 2010”:

“Victory for Autism Bike Ride – 11 September 2010”:


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


“Royal Parks Half Marathon – 10 October 2010”:


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


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


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

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


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


“Icelandic Lava Trek – 20-24 July 2011”:


“Sky Diving – All Year Round”:



“Pathways Inc. hosts Matt Savage Trio June 5”:



“A music program for autistic kids that has nothing to do with therapy”:


“Autistic Superstars(Video 7:34) Autistic Superstars is a new two-part documentary about a group of young people with autism who have a passion for music.


“The AutisMusic Project”:




“Boundless – Connecting artists: From July 21-27, Bankside Gallery in London is displaying an eclectic range of work by English artists, some of whom have learning disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health problems, or conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome and dyslexia. The exhibition, Boundless – Connecting Artists, was conceived by Steven Rose, the chief executive of the learning disabilities charity Choice Support”:


“Festival celebrates art and disability”:


“Enchantment of Rembrandt explained”:


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

“ARTROOM ………where under 17s can make and display art online”:



“Autism Society partnership with AMC theaters to help special needs children”:


“Equal opportunities for disabled actors, says Equity”:


“Actors for Autism”:



“New book seeks to thwart bullying of those with autism”:


“Vaccine book brings out hidden support”:


“The Man who Lost his Language: A Case of Aphasia: Revised Edition”

Sheila Hale


“Providing Practical Support for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Supported Living in the Community”

Denise Edwards

Foreword by E. Veronica Bliss


“Can’t Play Won’t Play: Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia”

Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter


“Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome”

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith


“Let’s All Listen: Songs for Group Work in Settings that include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism”

Pat Lloyd

Foreword by Adam Ockelford


“Guiding your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life”

Tools for Parents

Mary Korpi


“Born on a Blue Day”

Daniel Tammet


“Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour across the Horizons of the Mind”

Daniel Tammet



“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Release Date: November 2010

Official Trailer:

Synopsis: Instead of distilling J.K. Rowling’s behemoth bestseller into a single film, director David Yates and his cast and crew have divided the final book in the Harry Potter series into a pair of movies. In this first installment in the two-part epic, Harry’s final adventure begins. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART I marks the third Potter film for Yates, who also helmed HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and HARRY POTTER AND THE HALFBLOOD PRINCE.



“Winter’s Bone”

Grand Jury Prize: Winner Best Picture, Best Screenplay at Sundance Film Festival


Synopsis: 17 year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.



Science Museum/Imax Theaters Only

*****“Hubble 3D Trailer” [2:24]

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio


“Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House (Nintendo DS)

Release Date: 25 June 2010


“Tardis takes off early”:


“Video Game Research Project To Help Blind Children Exercise”:


“Impossible figures brought to life in virtual worlds”

Recreating optical illusions in virtual 3D environments could bring a new level of complexity to computer games…



“Language Lessons: You Are What You Speak”



“Giant Airship To Carry Science Back To The 1930s”

Wanted – an airship to carry NASA science experiment. Only helium-filled craft need apply…


Hope you are all doing well. It’s that time of the year here where summer’s upon us and things are winding down. In a week’s time, we’ll be heading off travelling for awhile. Gin has completed her psychology studies and is heading to California next Monday, for the summer, where she’ll be working as a Counselor for children aged from 6 to 17 years. Apologies for a bit of a delay with the next Newsletter, which I’ll post around the 1st July.


Till then,

Take Care,


Adriatic Coast, Neum, Bosnia

Adriatic Coast, Neum, Bosnia

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