January 2011



Recent Posts


 Danish Coastline


“Mom gets 38 years in death of 10-year-old-son”:

“Teen pleads no contest in Fla. Couple’s slayings”:

“Fine after disabled teen left fatally scalded”:

“19-year-old wins £2.5m compensation”:

“Drugs made my son take his life”:

“MMR row doctor abused trust”:

“Doctor who linked vaccination to autism ‘unethical”:

“Urgent Action Alert: HR 4247 going to Committee this week”:

“Teacher tapes student’s mouth”:

“New suit filed against Special Ed teacher”:

“Mental Health Court keeps children out of jail”:

“Mental Health Discrimination in Parliament ‘Untenable’ says Government, UK”:

“Mother ‘not clever enough to raise child’ has baby removed by social workers”:

“Autistic daughter at risk from Letchworth phone mast, court told”:

“Need for autism centre ‘urgent’: society”:

“Adult Autism Strategy hangs in the balance”:

“State Autism Bill of Rights proposed”:

“Wales leads in autism care”:

Wales “Deputy Minister announces £1.7 million to develop and improve services for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Wales”:

“Groundbreaking training in autism and deafness”:

“Gary McKinnon Updates: Death threats”:

“Blind woman, 59, tackled intruder with garden fork before locking him in shed until police arrived”:


“Lancet medical journal retracts study linking vaccine to autism”:

“Anti-psychotic drug use soaring among pre-school children”:

“Identification of brain protein for synapse development”:

Fragile X “Experiment takes aim at genetic learning disorder”:

“Psychologists use non-expert student observers in autism research”:

“Study shows children with suspected developmental problems may not get needed referrals”:

“Star students, beware bipolar disorder”:

“Stanford/Packard autism researchers seek twins for brain-imaging study”:

“Early intervention could prevent schizophrenia before it starts … After treatment with risperidone and clozapine, two commonly used drugs to treat schizophrenia, brain scans showed that the lateral ventricles and the hippocampus retained a healthy size.

“Clinicians have suspected that these drugs can be used to prevent the onset of schizophrenia, but this is the first demonstration that such a treatment can arrest the development of brain deterioration,” says Weiner. She said that the drugs work best when delivered during the rats’ “adolescent” period, several months before they reached full maturity. More at”:

“Psychosis: Estrogen as Possible Preventative, Bipolar & Psychotic Features, Psychotic Depression, Childhood Clues to Adult Schizophrenia”:

“Chronic Insomnia: Losing sleep, losing brain?”:

“Therapy to quiet mind eases insomnia”:

“Sleep problems in autistic children”:

“Counting Sheep ~ Sleep Issues on the Spectrum”:

Sleep Apnea “When tonsils cause trouble”:

“Signs of Dyslexia”:

“Design vs. Dyslexia: Innovation promises new hope for children with Dyslexia”:

“In people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, distorted self-image could be result of brain’s abnormal processing of visual input”:

“Mental Health problems linked to mixed-handedness”:

“Personality Disorders: OCD article”:

“Men and Mental Health Conference, UK”:


“6 Steps toward Freedom from Depression”:

“Depression: Excessive Internet Use, Diagnosing MDD, Stroke Recovery, DBS, Effectiveness of Antidepressants & Lawyers & Depression”:

“Kids & Depression: Parents’ Call to Action, Part 1”:

“Kids & Depression: Parents Call to Action, Part 2”:

“Depression, Anxiety & Pets”:

“Stress hormone key to alcohol dependence”:

“Online help for Panic Disorders”:

“On illness and incarceration”:

Sleep “Therapy to quiet mind eases insomnia”:

“The missing psychiatric file of Adolf Hitler”:

“Mind, UK: Police Mental Health champion wins Social Justice Commendation”:

“7 Tips for Making the Most Of Online Support Groups”:

“Johns Hopkins Health Alert: Blood Pressure Basics/Cardiac Risk From Chronic Stress”:

100% of Proceeds Go To Hope For Haiti Now “PTSD: Trauma: A Mindul Dialogue”:

“Jerilyn Ross, Leader in Raising Awareness About Anxiety”:

“Trauma erased from the brain: anxiety disorders”:

“Addictions: Alcoholic’s Anonymous, Outcomes & New Research on Alcoholism/Stress Hormone Linked to Alcoholism”:

“The Special Issue Spotter”:

“From Times Past: Gladiator’s blood as a cure for Epilepsy”:

“Loss & Grieving: The Evolution of Death & Dying”:

“Relationships: Co Dependent or Addicted to Love?, Desire May Skew Reality, The Scent of a Woman, Fidelity, Facebook”:

“Relationships: Couples with Shared Identity & Conflict Resolution, Pretty Women & Anger Issues, Men & Guilt, Romance in the Digital World, Emotional Affair Recovery, Valentine’s Day & More”:

“Why we love Narcissists (At First)”:

“John Cleese on Neuroanatomy”:

“Virtual Hospital”:


“Ending Seclusion and Restraints in Georgia schools”:

“Autistic boy wins first place in geography bee”:

“Fight to save Ewing School fails”:

“TreeHouse concerned about Conservatives’ drive towards more discipline in schools”:

“Do disabled students’ test scores measure progress?”:–test-scores-measure-progress

“College to get new £1m speech unit”:

“Dunfermline special school ‘best in Scotland”:

“Pursuing dream in Dracut: Private school for autistic is poised to expand with state aproval”:

Australia “Gillard hails schools site … Parents can compare how their children’s school is performing against the results of 20 neighbouring schools on the My School website.”:,23836,26633702-952,00.html

“Winners typify Aussie spirit”:

“Oklahoma bill provides special needs scholarships”:

“Three towns join to create mentor program for special needs kids”:

“UK boarding schools get popular among Middle East parents”:

UK “Top-notch scheme for pupils with special needs in Southampton”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Interactive Whiteboard”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Worksheet Matching Words & Pictures”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Big and Small Sorting”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Face Matching(expressions)”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Five Pirates(Counting Rhymes)”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Non Fiction Writing Instructions”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: My Hobbies(Worksheet):

“TES Connect Download Resources: LesPays Worksheet”:

“TES Connect Download Resources: Revision Aid”:


“SEN Teacher (ASD) Job in North London”:–job-in-north-london

Position Available(Starting Date: April 2010) “Lead Teacher of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASD) Provision at Parkside School”:

Position Available “Speech and Language Therapist Paediatric – Speech and Language Therapist Jobs in East of England”:

“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”:


“Parenting: Autistic adults are parents too (Parts 1 & 2)”:

“Distance Education for parents of autistic children found effective”:

“Meet Eileen Parker: Autistic adult and creator of the Cozy Calm weighted blanket”:

“Sunny, remarkable Bryn White”:

“Teenager fell silent, hating his own voice”:

Diagnosis “Dunfermline mum’s agonising wait for son’s diagnosis”:

“Langley shopping centre apologises to mum of autistic boy”:

“Turn TV time into meaningful activities”:

“Air travel for autistic children”:


Landsforeningen Autisme/Autism Denmark
Kiplings Allé 42, 1. sal
DK – 2860 Søborg
Tel: + 45 70 25 30 65
Fax: + 45 70 25 30 70

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Videnscenter for Autisme/The Danish Information and Resource Centre for Autism
Kongevejen 256
DK – 2830 Virum
Tel: + 45 45 11 41 91
Fax: + 45 45 11 41 85

 The Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue):
Churchillparken – a 10-minute walk through the park past the fountain and along the waterfront will lead you to the statue of the Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), which was designed by Edvard Eriksen in 1913. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the statue depicts a mermaid who fell in love with a prince but had to wait 300 years to become human. This much-photographed bronze figure, perched on a rock at the water’s edge, has a certain grace, but don’t expect a great monument – the mermaid is indeed little and sports a rather drab, industrial harbour background. The face of the famous statue was modelled after the ballerina Ellen Price, while Eline Eriksen, the scuptor’s wife, modelled for the body. The
Little Mermaid survived he Great Depression and  WWII occupation unscathed but modern times haven’t been so kind to Denmark’s leading lady. In January 1998, in the middle of the night, someone took a saw and decapitated the bronze statue. The next day, international news services spread the gory scene round the world, as divers searched the waters around the statue for clues but to no avail. Three days later the severed head mysteriously turned up in a box outside Copenhagen TV station – and it was speedily reattached. This was not the first time the gentle lady had been the subject of undesired attention. In 1964 the original head was lopped off and in 1983 an arm was sawn off – neither was ever found and both appendages had to be recast and welded back on.

Center for Autisme/Center for Autism
Laurentsvej 14, 1. sal
DK – 2880 Bagsværd
Tel: + 45 44 98 23 55
Fax: + 45 44 98 23 53

 Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg castle is a castle in Hillerød, Denmark. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV, and is now known as The Museum of National History. The current building replaced a previous castle erected by Frederick II, and is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. Most of the current palace, however, was built from 1602 to 1620 by Christian IV using Dutch architects, Hans and Lorents van Steenwinckel, and follows the Dutch style favoured by Christian IV for his new buildings in Copenhagen.

Helping Autism-diagnosed teenagers Navigating and Developing Socially (HANDS)
c/o Professor Peter Øhrstrøm, Aalborg University
Kroghstræde 3, 9220
Aalborg Øst
Phone: 45 9940 9048

 Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

“ANED – Denmark(Facts & Figures, Reports(pdf), Policies, Organisations & Resources”:

 Royal Danish Life Guard

Royal Danish Life Guard: The Royal Guards protect Amalienborg Palace, winter home of the Danish Royal family.

“Study and Work in Denmark for People with Disabilities”:


Christian V had the hall with the thrones partly modernized with twelve tapestries showing the King’s victories in the Scanian War, 1675-1679. 

“Disability & Development Web Initiative in Denmark”:


During the 8th–11th centuries, the Danish people were amongst those known as Vikings.
Viking Country has throughout the time, obviously always been associated with Denmark and the – Home of the Vikings – as well as the heartland of the great Viking society during the historical Viking age from around 800 to about 1050 AC – which is a very important part of Denmark’s history and culture that formed the way to build up the Danish kingdom. As a descendant of the Vikings – ethnic Danes are commonly coupled with the terms of being a Viking – coming from the “Barbaric North” with adventurous blood running through their veins. More Viking info

“Danish Centre for Assistive Technology”:

 Viking Longship

The Viking Longship – Sea Stallion
This longship is properly named “The Sea Stallion from Glendalough”, and is a full-scale reproduction of a Viking longship. it was built by the Viking Ship Museum between 2000 and 2004 (the real Vikings would build a ship over a single winter).  It is based on Skuldelev 2, a real warship originally built by Vikings in Ireland the 1040s. The Skuldelev 2 was scuttled by the Vikings in the late 11th century as a defensive measure to block attackers trying to enter Roskilde Fjord.  This longship completed the full voyage from Dublin to Roskilde in 2008, manned by volunteers. 

“Denmark Facts”:

 Viking Helmets

Viking Helmets from the Viking Market in Ribe, Denmark

“Denmark Map”:

Gorm's Stone

Gorm’s Stone(The Jelling Stones)
For over 1000 years this stone has stood. Erected in honor of Old King Gorm by his son Harald Bluetooth, this stone honors Gorm’s death and his accomplishments as King of Denmark and Norway.

“Demark Photo Gallery”:

 Sunlight, Denmark

Sunlight, Denmark

“48 Hours in Copenhagen”:

 Hans Christian Andersen Statue

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for his children’s stories such as The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and The Ugly Duckling. Like the Alice in Wonderland sculpture nearby, Hans Christian Andersen is meant to be climbed on.The two favorite spots for climbing are on top of the open book displaying the opening lines of The Ugly Duckling and on the freestanding duck. The memorial cost $75,000 contributed in part by Danish and American schoolchildren. The remainder was raised by the Danish-American Women’s Association to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Andersen’s birth.

“Copenhagen Photo Gallery”:


Visiting Den Gamle,_Aarhus

Arhus(Open Air Museum)

Arhus Open Air Museum: Danish National Dress of times past.
Walking down the Algade towards the Torvet

Arhus, Horse & Carriage

Den Gamle
Encounter by the


Historic houses from Arhus, Denmark(on Vimeo)
Arhus vibrant structures segment from “Vikings, Tivoli, and Trolls”, the Intrepid Berkeley Explorer’s new free video presenting highlights of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Starring Copenhagen’s colorful Nyhavn Canal, entertainment at the Tivoli amusement park; Stockholm’s Vasa, a huge Swedish warship that sank in 1628; Norway’s scenic fjords, waterfalls, the Bergen World Heritage Site, Trolls, and the Viking Ship Museum, plus much more. With historic houses and digital effects.
To enjoy all of this 25 minute video, please click on:
Gallery of Scandinavia still pictures:
Video clip on Vimeo. 


“Famous names flourished with ADHD”:

“Alterations in the brain’s reward system related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder”:

“Abstract: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Outcomes for Children Treated in Community-Based Pediatric Settings”:

“Study links hormone to addiction, risk-taking”:

“Neural processing differences in ADHD in individuals with and without Prenatal Alcohol Exposure”:

“Girls with ADHD show other mental health risks”:

“How the great outdoors can help relieve ADD, ADHD symptoms”:

“ADHD challenges college students/Attention span of a Fly: implications for ADHD, Autism”:

“Managing ADHD in children”:

“Marijuana in the classroom? Sometimes it’s legal”:

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”:



“Striving toward a goal: running a 5K”:

“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.

“Phys Ed: How exercising keeps your cells young”:

“10-kilometre runs”:

“Trek to Everest Base Camp- 5-21 November 2010”:

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

“Trek the Inca Trail – 22-31 May 2010”:

“Trek Snowdon – 11–3 June 2010”:

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

“Trek Mount Kilimanjaro – 29 Sept-10 Oct 2010”:

“Trek the Great Wall of China – 9-18 Oct 2010”:

“Trek to Everest Base Camp – 5-21 November 2010”:

“Cycle Cuba – 14-22 March 2010”:

“London to Paris 2010 – 5-8 June”:

“L’Etape du Tour 2010 – 18 July 2010”

“Sky Diving – All Year Round”:


“Martin offers music classes for people with disabilities”:

“The AutisMusic Project”:


“No kicking penguins … How one boy’s simple message is making its way around the planet”:

Closing Date: Wednesday 24th March 2010 “Young Brits at Art, Suggested Topic, Your Rights”

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is asking young Britons to express their vision of a world free from prejudice for Young Brits at Art 2010. This year the national art award invites 11-19 year olds to explore their beliefs, opinions and judgments by asking: “What would the world look like if we lived without prejudice?” Young Brits at Art 2010 includes new categories such as photography, sculpture and motion animation, as well as its previous sections for painting and drawing.

“Design a NAS card for Christmas 2010! ~ Deadline 15th February 2010”:

Child Prodigy “The boy who paints like an old master”:

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”:


Airs Feb 6th on HBO “Temple Grandin”:,,20339569,00.html?xid=rss-tv-reviews-Temple+Grandin

“Claire Danes learns from husband”:

“TV movie ‘Temple Grandin’ traces passion, perseverence of autistic genius”:

“Film festival calls cut to ‘disabled’ label”:

“Actors for Autism”:


Emily Iland’s Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z “Changing the way autism is viewed”:

“Thomas the £1billion Tank Engine”:

“Asperger’s Syndrome Parenting Books … Four Helpful Titles for Families With High-Functioning Autistic Kids ”:

“The Man Who Disappeared, by Clare Morrall”:

NEW “Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer: Thirteen Personal Stories”

Author: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

Foreword by Sheila Hollins

Coming Soon “Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Professionals and Carers”

Author: Robin Gray

“Concepts of Normality: The Autistic and Typical Spectrum”

Author: Wendy Lawson

Foreword by Lucy Clark

“Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism: An Insider’s View”

Author: Wendy Lawson

“Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Author: Wendy Lawson

Foreword by Patricia Howlin

“Build Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome”

Author: Wendy Lawson

“Dasha’s Jounal”

Author: T.O. Daria

“The Lovable Liam Series”:

Author: Jan Whelan Banks

“Caring for Myself: A Social Skills Storybook”

Authors: Christy Gast and Jane Krug

Photographs by Kotoe Laackman


“The Last Airbender” (Rating To Be Announced)

Release Date July 2 2010(US) August 6 2010(UK)


Official Site:

Synopsis: Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.



“Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep” (Wii)

Release Date: Feb 5 2010


“Apple Tablet: New iSlate details leaked by publishing chief”:

“The Latest News About the Apple iSlate”

…And we call it the iPad


“The Comedy Circuit: When Your Brain Gets The Joke”

“Valentine’s Day Special: The Right Chemistry”

Take Care,


Scandinavian Sunset

Scandinavian Sunset

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