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HEADLINES

Autistic Gray man, 22, killed by his father”:

http://www.pressherald.com/news/autistic-man-22-killed-by-his-father_2010-04-28.html

Disabled man beaten to death”:

House fire death was preventable”:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/house-fire-death-was-preventable-92845214.html

At risk autistic man disappears”:

http://www.ksbw.com/news/23226055/detail.html

Autistic man found unharmed”:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100428/BREAKING/100429766/2055/NEWS

JRC “Joyce’s bills would curb shock treatments at Canton school”:

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

Police fire taser as man has fit”:

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

Facedown Holds Under Scrutiny: Dangerous but legal in New Jersey”:

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

Mum rejects autistic daughter”:

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

Girl’s alligator swamp terror”:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2948166/Girls-alligator-swamp-terror.html

Newark center trains N.J. Police, emergency personnel on autism awareness”:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/newark_center_trains_nj_police.html

Secretary Sebelius announces new members of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee”:

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

Ari Ne’eman: Autistic man draws support, doubt as nominee”:

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

Home Secretary Alan Johnson accused over second Briton facing extradition to the U.S.”:

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

General Election 2010: Nick Clegg quizzed by boy 12 over education policy/Parties divided over best way to help SEN children”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/general_election_2010_nick_clegg_quizzed_by_boy_12_over_edu.htm

McKinnon’s mum fights for civil liberties in parliamentary run”:

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

‘Stanley I. Greenspan, Developer of ‘Floor Time’ Teaching, Dies at 68”:

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

HEALTH & RESEARCH

Majority think autistic children just naughty”:

http://news.scotsman.com/health/Majority-think-autistic–children.6257378.jp

Researchers take major step to predict adverse drug reactions using genetic information”:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100423/Researchers-take-major-step-to-predict-adverse-drug-reactions-using-genetic-information.aspx

Autism heritability higher in siblings”:

http://www.cbs19.tv/global/story.asp?s=12422716

Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two”:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/564050/?sc=rsmn&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewswiseMednews+%28Newswise%3A+MedNews%29

New Research: Autism Effects May Be Reversible”:

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=186262

Community Care Magazine: Evaluating Risk Factor In Case of Vulnerable Adult, Living Alone & Rejecting Services”:

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

Abstract “Sleep problems in autistic children and in typically developing children”:

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

Naps and dreams help academics/The secrets of sleep”:

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist treating patients with no clinical basis”:

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

Discovery of rare genetic mutation could help battle Tourette syndrome”:

http://www.physorg.com/news192283164.html

Aggression tied to timing of puberty”:

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

Help for children with anxiety and peer-related issues”:

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

The Neurobiology of Social Anxiety Disorder”:

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

Addictions: New College Addiction? Social Media, Facebook or Friends/New approach for Opioid Addiction”:

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

Mental Health at Harvard”:

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

Uncontrolled brain activity linked to epilepsy”:

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

New research on Darwin’s study of recognizing emotion:

How Darwin’s little-known work impacts current schizophrenia and autism treatment”:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/l-hdl050410.php

Extreme preterm ups psych disorder risk”:

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2010/04/27/Extreme-preterm-ups-psych-disorder-risk/UPI-28571272346434/

Single gene found responsible for OCD-like behaviors”:

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

Repetitive laughter response is similar to the effect of repetitive exercise”:

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

LSD and Ecstasy being used to combat cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1268331/LSD-Ecstasy-used-combat-cancer-anxiety-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html

Children can display symptoms of psychosis”:

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

Helping children handle loss and grief”:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/roslindale/news/opinions/x1394812163/May-I-Ask-Helping-children-handle-loss-and-grief

Why do so many women have depression?”:

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

Side effects of depression meds improve heart health”:

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

7 ways to beat depression if you’re unemployed”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/7_ways_to_beat_depression_if_youre_unemployed.htm

Surgery, Depression, and Anxiety”:

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

Why is late-life depression harder to treat?”:

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

 

Short duration ‘green exercise’ restores mood”:

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

Severe IBS symptoms relieved by non-medical treatment”:

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

Walter Reed Report confirms validity of fast-acting, non-drug PTSD treatment”:

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

PTSD: LSD and Ecstasy being used to combat cancer anxiety & PTSD”:

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

US Army PTSD Treatment: Heaven and Hell”:

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

Defining Intelligence: Cell Intelligence and Surviving the Dead of Winter”:

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

An underlying cause for psychopathic behaviour?”:

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

Mental Health Statistics”:

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

BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/bps_research_digest_the_special_issue_spotter_11.htm

Spring fever blossoms in warm weather – but is it a real ailment?”:

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

Alice Ricciardi-von Platen: Against the Grain”:

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

Feel like venting to a complete stranger? Try BlahTherapy.com”:

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

Relationships: Friends First, Understanding Male Friendships, The Power of the Ex, One Dating Trait of a Successful Future Mate, Intimacy & Vulnerability & More …”:

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

Relationships: Intelligence & Exclusivity, A Marriage Made In Hormones, Indifference, Serial Adultery, Alcohol Dependence, Choosing a Partner & More …”:

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

Virtual Hospital”:

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

EDUCATION

Restraints used by NJ educators to curb unruly behavior under scrutiny”:

http://www.app.com/article/20100505/SPECIAL20/100504060/1024/POLITICS/Restraints-used-by-NJ-educators-to-curb-unruly-behavior-under-scrutiny

Flintshire father’s fury as autistic son’s course faces cuts”:

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/88088/flintshire-father-s-fury-as-autistic-son-s-course-faces-cuts.aspx

Norquest opens door to high needs autistic students”:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/04/26/edmonton-norquest-autistic-students.html

Teacher Magazine: Leveling the playing field for autistic students”:

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

Students in Tottenham fight for their right to education”:

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

Isolated autistic boy gets special place at last”:

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/8122615.Isolated_autistic_boy_gets_special_place_at_last/

Wasau schools use iPod Touch to reach children in new way”:

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20100425/WDH06/4250334

Noble cause … Former model Emma Noble, who went through a bitter divorce from Sir John Major’s son, James, tells me she is struggling to find a secondary school for their son, Harry.

The provision of special-needs schools — specifically for Asperger’s and autism — is very poor in this country,’ she says. ‘I am searching at the moment and am finding it so difficult.’:

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1268121/Richard-Kay-April-23-2010.html

Special school rated outstanding”:

http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/latest-west-midlands-news/Special-school-rated-39outstanding39.6247368.jp

Debingh school one of the best in the UK”:

http://www.timeplan.com/news-and-events/news/1474-debingh-school-%27one-of-the-best-in-uk%27/

Keeping needed special education services in place after graduation”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-10067-LA-Special-Education-Examiner~y2010m4d27-Keeping-needed-special-education-services-in-place-after-graduation?cid=edition-by-channel-rss-Los_Angeles-Education_and_Schools

Video: Nick Hornby co-founder of Treehouse charity on the launch of its Talk About Autism campaign”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2010/apr/28/treehouse-autism-nick-hornby

Special needs pupils in Wirral schools enjoy scootboarding activity sessions”:

http://www.wirralnews.co.uk/wirral-news/local-wirral-news/2010/05/05/special-needs-pupils-in-wirral-schools-enjoy-scootboarding-activity-sessions-80491-26373856/

EMPLOYMENT

To Tell or Not to Tell your Boss: Bipolar and Depression in the Workplace”:

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

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

The advantages of autism”:

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

Majority think autistic children just naughty”:

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

Useful metaphors for explaining autism to neurotypicals – Part 3”:

http://www.examiner.com/x-7542-NY-Special-Needs-Kids-Examiner~y2010m5d3-Useful-metaphors-for-explaining-Autism-to-Neurotypicals–Part-3?cid=channel-rss-Family_and_Parenting

How the web is improving the lives of disabled computer users”:

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/how-the-web-is-improving-the-lives-of-disabled-computer-users-684644

Who’ll be there to care for our autistic son when we’re gone? Writer Nick Hornby’s ex-wife tells of her fears for the future”:

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

No help to be found … a 23 year old with asperger syndrome falls through the cracks in the system”:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Public+Citizen+help+found+autistic+young+adult/2948673/story.html

Parenting a child with Asperger Syndrome”:

http://www.kgun9.com/Global/story.asp?S=12335700

Autism Program (IL) releases “Temple Grandin” type curriculum”:

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

Pet Talk: Temple Grandin straddles the worlds of animal welfare and autism”:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2010/04/pet_talk_temple_grandin_stradd.html

Autistic college professor, featured on HBO special, will speak in Harrisburg about her life”:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/04/temple_grandin_will_speak_on_a.html

Communication: Son’s autism leads to innovation”:

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

Kevin Wos: Asperger’s student makes top 20”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/kevin_wos_aspergers_student_makes_top_20.htm

Pennsylvania DPW Report: Developing New Housing Options for Autistic Adults Will Foster New Opportunities, Greater Independence”:

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/prnewswire/press_releases/national/Pennsylvania/2010/04/22/DC91657

Dare to be different”:

http://north-west-news.whereilive.com.au/news/story/dare-to-be-different/#When:22:59:03Z

Communication “Grace iPhone gives autism a voice”:

http://www.psfk.com/2010/04/grace-iphone-app-gives-autism-a-voice.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+psfk%2Fwhen+%28PSFK+-+[Was+IF!]%29

Blind 4 year old learns to navigate using ‘sonar’ clicks”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/blind_4_year_old_learns_to_navigate_using_sonar_clicks.htm

CROATIA

Croatian Flag

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia

Association for the Care of Autistic Persons
Senjskih uskoka 1
51000 Rijeka
CROATIA
E-mail:
lidijap@gzr.hr
Website:
http://www.autizam-ri.hr/
Tel: 051-551-344, 091-344-2220
Fax: 051-551-355
Zagreb, Croatian Capital

Zagreb, Croatian Capital

Autism Association Zagreb
Šulekova 16
10000 Zagreb
CROATIA
Tel: +385 1 2303 901
Fax: +385 1 2303 901
Email:
uaz@zg.t-com.hr
Website:
www.autizam.net

 Dubrovnik at Dusk

Dubrovnik at Dusk

A cloudy evening in Dubrovnik, Croatia.The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages, it was known as the Republic of Ragusa, also known as the fifth Maritime Republic (together with Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa and Venice), and it became the only eastern Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. The city is on the list of Unesco World heritage sites.

Autism Europe: Croatia”:

http://www.autismeurope.org/PORTAL/Default.aspx?tabid=122

Opatija

 Opatija is in the eastern coast of the Istria peninsula

UNDP: Watching From the Sidelines – Children with Disabilities”:

http://www.undp.hr/show.jsp?page=97271

Dubrovnik Cathedral & Rector's Palace

Dubrovnik Cathedral & Rector’s Palace

Croatia Facts”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/croatia-facts/

Skradinski Buk

Skradinski Buk is a massive, clear, natural pool with quite high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other located in the Krka National Park, in Croatia. It is the lowest of the three sets of waterfalls formed along the Krka river. In an area 400 m in length and 100 m in width there are 17 waterfalls and the total difference in height between the first and the last falls is 47.7 m. Due to the wealth and variety of geomorphological forms, vegetation, and the various effects caused by the play of light on the whilpools, Skradinski Buk is considered to be one of the most beautiful calcium carbonate waterfalls in Europe. The rate of flow is 43 m³ a second in winter, 18 m³ in summer, with an average of 55 cubic metres a second flowing down Skradinski Buk annually. It is the largest travertine cascade system in Europe.

Summer in Croatia

Summer in Croatia

Croatia Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/croatia-guide/

Mala Kapela Mountains

Mala Kapela Mountains

Cravable Croatia”

http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2006/10/cravable-croatia.html

Trogir

Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia. The city’s historic core is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trogir

Pula's Arena

 Pula’s Arena (Ampitheater, Istria)

BUBL Link: Croatia(Catalogue of Resources):

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/c/croatia.htm

 Povlja

Povlja after dusk – This was taken in the nice little village of Povlja, Croatia.

"Maiden with a Gull"

“Fly Away” – Opatija – “Maiden with a Gull.” This statue was erected in honor of a young couple lost at sea (film)

ADD/ADHD

Is it ADHD? – Family and Child Health”:

http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_health_features_details.asp?channel_id=9&article_id=1375

Fewer than 50% elementary students with ADHD get special education”:

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1243536&lang=eng_news&cate_img=logo_taiwan&cate_rss=TAIWAN_eng

Wausau area boys with special needs experience scouting life”:

http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/92361094.html

Eton Academy “Five ways to help your child overcome dyslexia and ADHD”:

http://www.aadl.org/node/35865

Local girl runner-up in APT writing contest”:

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20105010305

Dealing with button pushing”:

http://add.about.com/b/2010/05/04/dealing-with-button-pushing.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

Autistic surfer Clay Marzo masters waves but struggles on land”:

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

League busy breaking down the barriers”:

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2546782

London Marathon major Phil Packer gets over line in 26 hours”:

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/823478-london-marathon-major-gets-over-line-in-26-hours

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

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

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1863

Trek Snowdon – 11–3 June 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2524

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

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2525

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 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

The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART

Autistic artist to show off incredible skill in Sydney”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/stephen_wiltshire_autistic_artist_to_show_off_incredible_sk.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

The Landscape Man and The Autistic Me: One Year On”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/apr/23/the-landscape-man-review

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

BOOKS

“Count Me In!: Ideas for Actively Engaging Students in Inclusive Classrooms”

Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin

Foreword by Paul Cooper

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843109556

“Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches”

Edited by Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin and Kedar N Dwivedi

Foreword by Peter Wilson

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843104377

“The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions”

Sarah Hendrickx

With a contribution from Claire Salter

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843109808

“Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook”

Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050357

“An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome”

Biomation

** Winner of the International Animation Award at the Edinburgh Mental Health and Arts Festival 2008**

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051347

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

Jan Greenman

Foreword by James Gray MP

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051064

“Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome”

Rudy Simone

Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey

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

“Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant”

Darold A. Treffert

Foreword by Daniel Tammet

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058100

CINEMA

Shrek Forever After

Release Date: May 21, 2010

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7__TG7swg0

Synopsis: After the success of the first three films in the Shrek series, a fourth entry appears with more adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and Puss in Boots. But in addition to all the laughs the first three films have brought, SHREK FOREVER AFTER features a whole new element in the series: 3-D animation.

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

Iron Man 2

Release Date: April 28 2010(France) May 7, 2010(US)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siQgD9qOhRs

Synopsis: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero “Iron Man,” reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. In “Iron Man 2,” the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/iron_man_2/

VIDEO GAME

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, Sony PSP, Nintendo DSi, PC DVD, ) 16+

Release Date: May 21, 2010.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prince-Persia-Forgotten-Sands-Xbox/dp/B003AU5NAO/ref=pd_nr_vg_h__53?ie=UTF8&s=videogames

Super Street Fighter IV Review”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/da/super-street-fighter-iv-aef2da.html

Monster Hunter Tri makes strides for Wii”:

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/12511/

LIFE

To Be The Best, Learn From The Rest”

Imitation isn’t just the sincerest form of flattery – a €10,000 game has shown it can be a smarter survival strategy than innovation … If societies are to adapt to changing conditions, there must be innovation too – people cannot blindly copy everything because the information may be wrong, outdated or unavailable.

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627581.700-to-be-the-best-learn-from-the-rest.html

SPACE

 

What Would It Take To Put A Walking Robot On The Moon?”

A humanoid robot could be walking on the moon – and drawing the Japanese flag on its surface – by 2015, according to a plan proposed by a group of Japanese companies … Mary-Anne Williams, a robotics designer at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, says the mission concept is “pretty cool”, but says a more stable, four-legged design could also grab the public’s attention. “If I were [doing it], I’m building a robotic dog to go up there.”

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18852-what-would-it-take-to-put-a-walking-robot-on-the-moon.html

Take Care,

Julie

In the Stillness, Croatia

In the Stillness, Croatia



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