January 2011



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Pyramid Lake, Nevada


“Missing boy’s body found at ski resort in Snowy Mountains”:

“Autistic B.C. boy’s killer learns fate Thursday”:

“Mansfield woman charged with stabbing her autistic son”:

“Pa. Revokes home’s license after autistic man dies”:

“Drug arrest at facility where autistic man died”:

“Chromosome disorder may have taken N.C. boy’s life”:

“S.F. Lawyer accused of fraud in autism care”:

“Parents warned on Lego after child nearly chokes”:

“Federal court of appeals rejects link between vaccines, autism”:

“National Special Ed: Teacher who kicked 5 yr old autistic boy out of class, now refusing to wear mike for deaf child”:

Australia “$300,000 not enough, Premier”:

Hawaii “Settle DOE autism case now”:

“Harpenden mother: “Social services have let my son down”:

“Disabled are socially excluded says Scope survey”:

“Appeals court allows autism helper dog in class”:


Australia “Prime Minister has support of psychologists to address community challenges”:

Minnesota “State Health Program deadline may kick out people of color, most vulnerable by next summer”:

“Autism and schizophrenia: Scientists measure gene mutation rate”:

“List of Mental Disorders and Symptoms”:

“Signs of autism”:

“Infant’s gaze may be an early, but subtle, marker for autism”:

“Autistic toddlers may fix their eyes on geometric patterns rather than children playing”:

“New research applies computing to detecting autism”:

“Structural basis for autism disorders”:

“Autism: Picky eating does not impact growth”:

“Autism and Schizophrenia: Scientists measure gene mutation rate”:

Language Deciphering “Autism and language”:

“Abstract: Speech and Prosody characteristics of Adolescents and Adults with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome”:

“Pica: Particular or peculiar eating habits in autistic children”:

“Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder”:

“Study shows ME/CFS ‘virus link’ found in children”:

“Oppositional Defiant Disorder in preschoolers: Kids being kids or a serious disorder?”:

“Teenage self-injury identified and treated by radiologists”:

“Why self-harm feels good in the brain”:

“Effects of Oxytocin clarified”:

“23rd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), CNS Research, Translating into Clinical Progress”:

“Researchers explore gene-environment trigger for psychosis”:

“Antipsychotics are not appropriate for a 2 year old”:

NYTimes “Child’s ordeal shows dangers of antipsychotic drugs”:

“Psychedelic drugs return as potential treatments for mental illness”:

“Johns Hopkins Health Alert: Digestive Health – Treating Nausea: 12 Practical Tips”:

“Abstract: Revisiting Lynam’s notion of the “Fledgling Psychopath”: Are HIA-CP children truly psychopathic-like?”:

UK “Concern over mental health orders”:

“Non-invasive therapy significantly improves depression, researchers say”:

“The mechanism behind fast-acting antidepressant Ketamine”:

“Risk of marijuana’s ‘gateway effect’ overblown, new research shows”:

“Bipolar disorder not to blame for violent behaviour”:

“Special Issue on Schizophrenia is free and open”:

“Does the impact of psychological trauma cross generations”:

“PTSD and traumatic brain injury common among returning troops”:

“Acamprosate prevents relapse to drinking in alcoholism”:

“BPS Research Digest: The Special Issue Spotter”:

“Sleep-deprived teenagers ‘triple chances of mental illness’ by spending nights online”:

“Shorter sleep durations linked to greater risks of mental distress in young adults”:

“Less is More: Teens who sleep less eat more fatty foods and snacks, study shows”:

“New guidelines to ease sleepless nights”:

“Brain imaging shows brain changes in depression”:

“Statistics about college depression”:

“Smoking can increase depressive symptoms in teens, study finds”:

“Meditation improves attitude of teenage boys”:

“Start of school marks onset of “Seasons of Anxiety”:

“Stress triggers college eating disorders”:

“Scientists discover neural switch that controls fear”:

“Chronic Pain: A new treatment”:

“Study finds first genetic link to migraine”:

“Head start for migraine sufferers”:

“Mind Hacks: Peculiar disturbances of vision”:

“Walking is good brain exercise”:

“After the Show: The many faces of the performer”:

“How to deal with a narcissist”:

“Narcissistic college students spend more time on Facebook”:

“Email’s Dark Side: 10 Psychology Studies”:

“Parenting Study: Italians strict, French moderate, Canadians lenient”:

“Relationships: Time-Starved Relationships, 2 Heads Are Better Than 1 – With The Right Partner, Do Couples Grow More Alike With The Passage Of Time?, What Exactly Is A Hook-Up?”:

“Boss Luis Orzua and the Trapped Miners in Chile”:

“Virtual Hospital”:


“First college for students with Asperger’s opens in Wales”:

“Attending college with autism”:

“Back to school tips for autistic children”:

“Back to School: Autism style”:

“Back to School 101 – Getting autistic children ready for the transition back to school”:


“Program trains teachers to care for autistic students”:


“Blind Brook Assistant Principal resigns, moves on to Yonkers School”:


“Special Education”:


“Teaching time, class time, instructional time, lunch time?”:


“CIGNA offers free nine month autism education series starting in September”:

Vermont, US “State gets funds for autism education”:


“200,000 face housing benefit cuts”:

“More than £1billion lost to disability benefit fraud and error”:

“How to create a better workplace”:

“Designing your own workspace improves health, happiness and productivity”:

“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

“Employment within the NAS”:

For further employment information, please view”:


“Fresh off her Emmy Award buzz, Temple Grandin speaks at Pace University”:

“Asperger’s diagnosis made sense to ‘outsider”:

“Sara Peterson & Wendy Lawson: ‘I Live With Autism”:

“The R word: Sticks, Stones, and Rosa’s Law”:

“Evoking the best in others … Derek Paravicini is a musical savant — with a book, a CD, and sold-out performances around the globe.”:

“Milford boy a whiz with a map”:

“Autistic children smell new experience”:

“Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids”:

“Clothing and autistic children”:

“Using a weighted vest with children on the autism spectrum”:

“Autistic children need positive mentors”:

“Support group aids parents with severe-needs children”:

“Resources for Families: Food and Nutrition for low-income families”:

“How your autistic child perceives the world differently from you”:

“Rusty’s Morningstar Ranch 25th anniversary … Rusty’s, which now serves as home to eight men, was founded in 1985 on the love of a mother for her autistic son.”:

Cincinnati “Farm offers haven for autistic adults”:

“Autism Support Network and Autism Hangout band together”:

“Temple Grandin to speak at OSU seminar Sept. 15”:

“Dickinson on her autistic daughter”:

“Profoundly disabled: ‘We wouldn’t have her any other way”:

“Disability: we can all do better”:

IMAGE “NYTimes: Geek Flow Chart”:


Nevada Flag

“Autism Society Northern Nevada Chapter”:

Nevada State Capitol

Nevada State Capitol, Carson City 

Designed by Joseph Gosling and completed in 1871, the Italianate structure was expanded in 1905 and completely rebuilt between 1977 and 1981. The capitol is one of three in the nation in which the state legislature does not meet, as the legislature convenes in a separate building completed in 1971. The Nevada State Capitol is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“Nevada State Resources”:
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Lake Tahoe

“Autism Coalition of Nevada”:

First light on the Lake Ranges

First light on the Lake Ranges, Washoe County

“Vegas Autism Academy Welcomes First Class”:

“Nevada Autism News”:

The American Desert, Mesquite

The American Desert, Mesquite

“Sparks NV Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Doctors”:

The Disappearing Road

The Disappearing Road, Clark County

“Asperger’s Disorder Clinicians List”:

Arch Rock

Arch Rock, Valley of Fire State Park

“Asperger’s Syndrome Meetups near Las Vegas, Nevada”:

Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock, Valley of Fire, Nevada: The Valley of Fire State park in Nevada was created by the forces of wind, rain, heat, time and even ice. This stone elephant at the Valley of Fire is a huge, remarkable landmark of the dessert. A giant rock that looks like an ancient mammoth. Elephant Rock is a testament to the many varied stone shapes at Valley of Fire, thanks to the wonders of geology and the erosive power of weather. It is an easy hike from the roadway. Lake Mead is in the background. Its about an hour or less drive from Las Vegas and the park makes for a great day trip. Taking the scenic route along the lake, you’ll feel like you have entered a different planet.

“Nevada Guide”:

Wild Stallion of Nevada

Wild Stallion of Nevada

“Nevada Facts”:

Snaffle Bit Futurity Livestock Event, Reno

Snaffle Bit Futurity Livestock Event, Reno

“Nevada Map”:

Wild Mustangs

Wild Mustangs: Despite a significant public outcry, BLM plans a helicopter round up to remove thousands of wild horses in northwestern Nevada, an area called the Calico Complex in a remote and starkly beautiful landscape of volcanic outcrops, steep canyons and wide valleys. It is home to over 3,000 wild horses and represents the last stronghold of the once large herds of American mustangs that roamed the west by the millions.
The attack on Calico is scheduled to begin in December and continue through the dead of winter.(written 2009)

“Las Vegas, Nevada”:

Big Rig Jig Sculpture

Big Rig Jig Sculpture, Gerlach, Nevada

“State of Nevada Official Site”:

Vegas Neon

Vegas Neon

“Nevada Commission on Tourism”:

Vegas Slow Hand

Vegas Slow Hand

Night Scene, Las Vegas

Night Scene, Las Vegas:”The Strip”, officially named as Las Vegas Boulevard South. Miles of luxury hotels, casinos, chapels…

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

Bellagio Ceiling

Beauty cascades all around you inside the enchanting lobby of the Bellagio. Peer overhead and discover a ceiling adorned in a breathtaking display of 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers – the Fiori di Como, created by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.

Venetian Gondolas, Las Vegas

Venetian Gondolas, South Las Vegas:In recreating the experience of Italy on the Las Vegas Strip, the Venetian offers gondola rides. The half-mile ride indoor gondolas make their way through the Grand Canal Shoppes, beneath the ceiling emulating blue sky bridges and the quaint shops and cafés that line the canal.



The Sights in Reno

The Sights in Reno

Reno Sculpture

Reno Sculpture: Found on the River Walk in downtown Reno

Baseball - Reno Aces Stadium

Baseball, Reno Aces Stadium

Stepping Back in Time, Virginia City, Nevada

Stepping Back in Time, Virginia City, Nevada

Colorful Virginia City

Colorful Virginia City

Virginia City

Virginia City

Nevada Quilt Show



“Cognitive Behavioral therapy appears beneficial for adults with ADHD”:

“ADHD 101: Teaching your ADHD child how much attention academic tasks require”:

“ADHD 101: Children with ADHD need to learn how it looks and feels to pay attention”:

“ADHD 101: Honoring all individuals with ADD and ADHD”:

“ADHD 101: Are you worried about medicating your child with ADD or ADHD?”:

“A Portrait of Health: Prescription Drugs in America”:

“Adderall Vs. Profideral: Are smart pills ethical?”:

“Family: marital understanding & support”:

“Trouble between the sheets: When ADD/ADHD interferes with intimacy”:

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”:




“Alex Bain: Runman – Maritime 50k Fox Run”:

“Physical activity and autism”:

“Taekwondo classes meet needs of Columbia students”:

“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”:

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

“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”:


“Autistic kids sing, roar in ‘Jungle Book’ musical”:

“The AutisMusic Project”:


“Eric Jiani”:

Official Site “Eric Jiani”:

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”:


“An Emmy for the first sitcom character with Asperger’s: The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper”:

“For ‘Temple Grandin’, a night to shine”:

“Film about autistic scientist “Temple Grandin” wins seven Emmys (Part 1)”:

“Film about autistic scientist “Temple Grandin” wins seven Emmys (Part 2)”:

“Special ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ screening for children set at Muncie theater”:

“Parenting Special Needs Tweens: AMC to launch sensory friendly movies nationwide”:

“Actors for Autism”:


“An autistic savant’s remarkable story”:

“NHRC chief releases book on rights of persons with disabilities”:

“Perspectives Anthology, poetry concerning autism and other disabilities launches”:


  “Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support Strategies”

by Tracy Mueller, Ph.D. And Robin Brewer, Ed. D.


  “Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

by Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP and Christine Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D


  “Top Tips for Asperger Students: How to Get the Most Out of University and College”

Rosemary Martin

Illustrated by Caitlin Cooper

“My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School”

by Melissa L. Trautman, Ms. Ed.

“Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About – A Girl with High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences”

by Haley Moss

“Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome”

Susan Rubinyi

“Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome”

Luke Jackson

“Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Practical Resource for Schools”

Vicki Lundine and Catherine Smith

Foreword by Jo-Anne Seip


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“The Wildest Dream”

Release Date: September 24, 2010.


Synopsis: Eighty-five years after George Mallory s final attempt to summit Mount Everest, The Wildest Dream explores Mallory’s obsession with becoming the first person to reach the highest place on Earth. Told through the explorer s poignant and evocative letters to his wife, Ruth, previously unseen photos and film archive from 1924 (restored from the original nitrate especially for the film), dramatization and a modern-day expedition retracing the original route taken in 1924, Mallory s incredible adventure lives again. The expedition was led by renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, whose life became inextricably linked with Mallory s after he found Mallory s body on Everest in 1999. Using replica 1920s-era clothing and equipment, Anker sets out to solve the great mystery of whether Mallory succeeded in summiting Everest before he died he was last seen just 800 feet from the summit before the clouds closed in and he disappeared into legend. The most heartbreaking clue: All of Mallory s belongings were found intact on his body, except the photograph of his beloved Ruth, which he promised to leave at the top of the world if he succeeded.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”

Released August 25, 2010.

Official Trailer:

Synopsis: Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart.

Consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.

Review “Back to the Future Re-Release”:


“Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 (PS3, PC DVD, XBox 360, Wii) 12+

Release Date: Sept 10, 2010.

“Little Big Planet 2” (PS3) 7+

Release Date: November 12, 2010.


“Acoustic Trick Gives ‘Dumbphones’ Touchscreen Feel”

Embarrassed by your “ancient” push-button cellphone? Touchscreen envy eating you up inside? Fear not. New software could offer users of cheaper push-button phones access to some of the features usually found only on the more pricey smartphones.


“Earth Encounters Two Fly-By Asteroids”

Nasa have urged amateur astronomers to watch the skies as the Earth has a near encounter with two asteroids.

Take Care,


Morning in the High Nevada Desert

Morning in the High Nevada Desert

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