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ScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2011) — Statistics show that the number of people diagnosed with autism has increased steadily over the past 30 years resulting in a surge in the number of adults with autism graduating from high school. However, preliminary employment studies indicate that this population may earn less and be employed at a lower rate compared to other people with disabilities. Now, an autism expert at the University of Missouri is identifying employment resources that are available for people with autism and steps employers can take to improve the workplace and hiring process for this population.

 

“Despite the increase in diagnoses of autism in children, we know very little about autism in adults,” said Scott Standifer, clinical associate professor in the School of Health Professions. “Often, people don’t consider how children with autism will grow up and function outside of school. It is important to find ways for this population to be successful in the work environment.”

 

Recently, Standifer released the “Fact Sheet on Autism Employment,” which includes information and statistics about the adult autism community, organizations addressing autism employment and resources on workplace accommodations for autism.

 

Although people with autism often have trouble finding employment, Standifer said there are a number of resources that are available. He provides the following recommendations and tips to assist job seekers and employers:

 

  • *Use state vocational rehabilitation counselors: One resource that has seen a recent increase in use is state vocational rehabilitation programs. Vocational rehabilitation counselors work with adults with disabilities, including autism, to find career-oriented, competitive paying jobs in their local communities. However, Standifer believes that many in the autism community are unaware of state vocational rehabilitation services.
  • *Find jobs with consistent routine: People with autism are more likely to succeed in roles featuring lots of consistent routine, consistent social interactions and well-defined tasks.
  • *Create accessible work environments: Employers can make small adaptations to the workplace that can make a huge difference for people with autism and improve employment opportunities. For example, people with autism often understand written instructions better than verbal instructions, so employers can provide typed directions, rather than just saying them.

 

“Making workplaces better for adults with autism often does not require major changes,” Standifer said. “Usually, what makes a workplace better for people with disabilities makes the workplace better for everyone.”

 

Standifer is working on a “job supports toolkit” to help identify how people with autism could fulfill various roles in the workplace. He has organized the annual Autism Works National Conference to bring together advocates and innovators in employment of adults with autism. Standifer said he foresees the development of an index of options and techniques that vocational rehabilitation professionals and their clients can use to brainstorm more effectively about each person’s individual needs.

 

To view the fact sheet, visit dps.missouri.edu/Autism/AutismFactSheet2011.pdf. The Autism Works National Conference is March 6 and 7 in St. Louis. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/pages/Autism-Works/136057253090452.

 

Source:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012113758.htm



Hong Kong

HEADLINES

 

Teenager died from suffocation in exorcism”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/teenager-died-from-suffocation-in-exorcism/

 

Terrified teen dismembered abusive dad”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/terrified-teen-dismembered-abusive-dad/

 

“Australian boy, 11, dies after hanging accident”:

http://news.msn.co.nz/article/8304543/australian-boy-11-dies-after-hanging-accident


“Logger killed after winning custody battle”:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Logger+killed+after+winning+custody+battle/5511060/story.html


“Margaret Jensvold’s suicide note shows agony over son’s school, debt”:

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/08/margaret-jensvold-s-suicide-note-shows-agony-over-son-s-school-costs-64858.html


“Swastika branding hate crime victim witness to tormentors guilty plea”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/swastika-branding-hate-crime-victim-witness-to-tormentors-guilty-plea/

 

“Bedford County bus beating caught on camera leads to $20 million lawsuit”:

 

“Missing teen mystery”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/missing-teen-mystery/

 

Crews continue search for missing 8-year-old in San Bernardino Mountains”:

http://laist.com/2011/09/13/crews_continue_search_for_joshua_robb.php

 

8-year-old autistic boy found by searchers in CA”:

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/sep/13/bc-us-missing-california-boy3rd-ld-writethru/?news&national-hurricane-news


“Ozzy’s music helps locate missing child”:

http://www.antimusic.com/news/11/sep/ts14Ozzys_Music_Helps_Locate_Missing_Child.shtml

 

“15-year-old autistic boy wandered to Boston’s subway system; Rescued by MBTA Transit Police using SafetyNet by LoJack System”:

 

“Missing New Canaan man found”:

http://shelton.patch.com/articles/police-search-for-missing-new-canaan-man-ded231fd


“Puppeteer denies claim he assaulted 12-year-old autistic girl at her birthday party”:

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/09/10/puppeteer-denies-calim-he-assaulted-12-year-old-autistic-girl-at-her-birthday-party-97319-29396069/

 

“Parents concerned by handcuffing of autistic boy”:

 

“Judge orders mother back to Mexico”:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Judge+orders+mother+back+Mexico/5426667/story.html


“Family of CSU student who lost legs to train grateful for community support”:

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110910/NEWS01/109100346/Family-girl-hurt-by-train-offers-expression-thanks

 

“Quebec autistic boy stuck on lost school bus”:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/09/08/boy-lost-on-bus-montreal.html?cmp=rss


New York “Sustainability and you; protecting the vulnerable”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/new-york-sustainability-and-you-protecting-the-vulnerable/

 

“NAS: The Week from Westminster/Petition on Welfare Reform”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/nas-the-week-from-westminsterpetition-on-welfare-reform/


“ASAN 5 Year Anniversary Celebration – November 16th, 2011”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/asan-5-year-anniversary-celebration-november-16th-2011/

 

Sondra Williams “Series of programs planned to educate public on autism”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/sondra-williams-guest-speaker-series-of-programs-to-educate-public-on-autism-in-ohio-october-4/


“The week from Westminster”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/the-week-from-westminster.aspx


NAS “Sign petition on welfare reform”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/what-price-welfare-reform.aspx

 

Lack of childcare for disabled and special needs children is highlighted”:

 

Glasgow “Protesters march for care centre”:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/protesters-march-for-care-centre-1.1120024

 

“Cases of hacking accused heard”:

http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/scottish-headlines/cases_of_hacking_accused_heard_1_1818489


“Letter: Appalled over care for autistic”:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/your-letters/appalled_over_care_for_autistic_1_3787000


“Tributes for Steve Jobs, the man who tamed technology”:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/10/the-death-yesterday-of-the.html


“Steve Jobs and the autism community: Round pegs in square holes”:

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/autism-unexpected/2011/oct/11/steve-jobs-and-autism-community-round-pegs-square-/

 

 


HEALTH & RESEARCH

 

Michelle Dawson Isabelle Soulieres, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Laurent Mottron “The Level and Nature of Autistic Intelligence II: What about Asperger Syndrome?”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/the-level-and-nature-of-autistic-intelligence-ii-what-about-asperger-syndrome/


“Autism Journal Podcast Series”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/autism-journal-podcast-series.aspx


“Mayo Clinic Physician: Mistaken fear of measles shot has devastating effect”:

http://pharmalive.com/News/Index.cfm?articleid=800614


American Academy of Family Physicians “IOM: Serious adverse events rare with vaccines”:

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/health-of-the-public/20110912iomreview.html


“Autistic children demonstrate superior change detection skills”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/autistic-children-demonstrate-superior-change-detection-skills/


“Revision would eliminate Asperger’s as a diagnosis and replace it with Autism Spectrum Disorder”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/revision-would-eliminate-aspergers-as-a-diagnosis-and-replace-it-with-autism-spectrum-disorder/


“As more adults learn they are AS, they’re discovering ways to deal with it”:

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=8380418&section=news/health


Abstract “CiteULike: Etiology of infantile autism: a review of recent advances in genetic and neurobiological research”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/chelseabromstadlee/article/9762126


Abstract “CiteULike: Sensory Experiences Questionnaire: discriminating sensory features in young autistic children, those with developmental delays, and typical development”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/12599/article/657990


Abstract “CiteULike: Parents reports of sensory symptoms in autistic toddlers and those with other developmental disorders”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/12599/article/9838352


Abstract “CiteULike: Promoting social behavior with oxytocin in high-functioning autism”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/12599/article/6671629


Abstract “CiteULike: LEGO therapy and the social use of language programme: An evaluation of two social skills interventions for children with high functioning autism and asperger syndrome”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/12599/article/5696993


“Abstract: Early Generalized Overgrowth in Autistic Boys”:

http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/68/10/1021?rss=1


“Autistic boys may grow faster as babies”:

http://www.kotanow.com/story/15640556/boys-with-autism-may-grow-faster-as-babies


Abstract “CiteULike: Autism, an extreme challenge to integrative medicine. Part 2: mdical management”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/12599/article/9822944


“Autism, intellectual disability not influenced by socio-economic status”:

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/241352


“More children in Singapore diagnosed with special needs”:

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_716514.html


“How many doctors does it take to diagnose an autism spectrum disorder?”:

http://www.examiner.com/asperger-education-in-west-palm-beach/how-many-doctors-does-it-take-to-diagnose-an-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd


“Asperger’s Syndrome: Should you seek a diagnosis? … This is a personal decision, each family must decide for themselves. I will say, in my grandson’s case, a diagnosis was a good thing. He received services from professionals and he progresses more each month. But for my son, I am not so sure. He has AS, we agree with that, I have read books, shared information with my son, my daughter, my husband. None of us have any doubt but what we do wonder is, at this point, what will change with an “official” diagnosis?”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/aspergers-syndrome-should-you-seek-a-diagnosis/


“Twice exceptional children”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/twice-exceptional-children/


“OCD, bipolar, schizophrenic and the misuse of mental health terms”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15213824


“October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month/First Week of October is Mental Health Awareness Week”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/october-is-national-down-syndrome-awareness-monthfirst-week-of-october-is-mental-health-awareness-week/


“Five ways to boost your mental health”:

http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/five-ways-to-boost-your-mental-health.htm


“Vanderbilt researchers announce progress in treatments for some neurological conditions”:

http://www.dnj.com/article/20110929/LIFESTYLE/110929003/Vanderbilt-researchers-announce-progress-in-treatments-for-some-neurological-conditions?odyssey=tab|


“BCM scientist receives NIH Director’s Early Independence Award … The $1.25 million five-year award will help him pursue work aimed at understanding the genetic and neurobiological basis of the social and behavioral dysfunction associated with autism spectrum disorders…”Rodney is one of the most creative, motivated, and collaborative students I have had in my laboratory,” said Zoghbi, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. “He has doggedly pursued a better understanding of Rett syndrome and opened up new possibilities for preclinical interventional studies. He is the kind of student who makes mentoring a most rewarding experience.”:

http://www.bcm.edu/news/item.cfm?newsID=4509


“Sleep: Genetic mutation links inherited narcolepsy with multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, Women & sleep & More”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/22/sleep-genetic-mutation-links-inherited-narcolepsy-with-multiple-neuropsychiatric-disorders-women-sleep-more/


“Carrington College Dental Hygiene Program collaborates with Gateway Academy”:

http://www.towniecentral.com/Dentaltown/PressReleases.aspx?action=DETAILS&rid=7017


“Extreme morning sickness could lead to lifelong emotional, behavioral disorders in kids/Hyperemesis Gravidarum Links & Information”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/extreme-morning-sickness-could-lead-to-lifelong-emotional-behavioral-disorders-in-kidshyperemesis-gravidarium-links-information/


“Major increase in hospitalization rates for children with psychiatric disorders”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/08/18/major-increase-in-hospitalization-rates-for-children-with-psychiatric-disorders/


“Gail Porter gives haunted account of 3 week ordeal sectioned”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/08/18/gail-porter-gives-haunted-account-of-3-week-ordeal-sectioned/


“Dissociative Identity Disorder ~ Behind the Masks”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/dissociative-identity-disorder-as-a-result-of-trauma-behind-the-masks/


“Latest Depression Articles: Depression increases risk of stroke in women, Program helps High School students overcome depression and thoughts of suicide & more”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/08/18/latest-depression-articles-depression-increases-risk-of-stroke-in-women-program-helps-high-school-students-overcome-depression-and-thoughts-of-suicide-more/


“Latest Depression Articles: Managing a Work Life with Depression, Be Prepared for SADness & More”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/latest-depression-articles-managing-a-work-life-with-depression-be-prepared-for-sadness-and-more/


“National Depression Screening Day is Today”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/national-depression-screening-day-is-today/


“Gene may impact self esteem, optimism”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/gene-may-impact-self-esteem-and-optimism/


“OCD: Using technology to treat OCD, Successful prevention program for postpartum OCD, Understanding Recovery Avoidance”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/ocd-using-technology-to-treat-ocd-successful-prevention-program-for-postpartum-ocd-understanding-recovery-avoidance/


“PTSD: Low levels of serotonin 1B linked to PTSD, PTSD risk and genetics”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/ptsd-low-levels-of-serotonin-1b-linked-to-ptsd-ptsd-risk-genetics/


“Loss & Grieving”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/loss-grieving/


“Relationships: The Myth of ‘The One’, Borderline PD Challenges, Bipolar & Married, Returning Troops & Relationships & More”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/relationships-the-myth-of-the-one-borderline-pd-challenges-bipolar-married-returning-troops-relationships-more/


“Virtual Hospital”:

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


EDUCATION


“Major victory on Government’s Education Bill”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/major-victory-on-government-education-bill.aspx


“NAS launches new Education Roadshow”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/nas-launches-new-education-roadshows.aspx


“NAS tips for teaching autistic children”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/our-advice-for-teaching-children-with-autism.aspx


“Bullying in Connecticut schools: Students with Asperger’s can find themselves targets”:

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Bullying-in-Connecticut-schools-Students-with-2180307.php


“For students with special needs, self-advocacy is key for success in College”:

http://rivertowns.patch.com/articles/for-students-with-special-needs-self-advocacy-key-to-success-in-college


“More support for young autistic people”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/more-support-for-young-autistic-people/


“San Francisco’s special education classes disproportionately filled with minority students”:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/09/san-franciscos-special-education-classes-filled-disproportionate-amounts-minority-stud


“Autistic unleash their inner Spielbergs”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/autistic-children-unleash-their-inner-spielbergs/


“Mentor Schools opens Cardinal Autism Resource and Education School”:

http://mentor.patch.com/articles/mentor-schools-opens-cardinal-autism-resource-and-education-school


“School isn’t the only place for First Coast kids to learn”:

http://m.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2011-09-29/story/school-isnt-only-place-first-coast-kids-learn


“A special school for dyslexia students?”:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1151337/1/.html


“Autism Education Services offers new autism programs and training to schools nationwide”:

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/11/08/p1843511/autism-education-services-offers-new-autism-programs-and-training-to-sc


“Structured homeschooling gets an A+, Simple teaching tool boosts reading performance & More”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/education-structured-homeschooling-gets-an-a-simple-teaching-tool-boosts-reading-performance-more/


“Forum: The changing face of special education”:

http://www.ourmidland.com/opinion/article_b787103a-e1a8-11e0-8709-001cc4c002e0.html


“Davis students, teachers embrace netbooks”:

http://www.standard.net/stories/2011/09/19/davis-students-teachers-embrace-netbooks


“Autism’s back to school anxiety”:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/24/back-to-school-with-autism-the-challenges-and-anxieties.html


“Psychologist brings 30 years’ experience to Milville … Margaret Kay is a licensed psychologist from Pennsylvania who specializes in educational and school psychology. She will provide independent educational evaluations for school-age children.”:

http://www.thecoastalpoint.com/comment/reply/14248


Anchorage: Autism in schools(contains Alaskan special ed links)”:

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2011/09/30/austism-in-the-schools/


Letter to Editor “School districts’ ridiculous lawsuit”:

http://newsok.com/school-districts-ridiculous-lawsuit/article/3606595


“Tasering Article Update”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/08/18/education-tasering-the-new-terror-in-our-schoolscases-of-taser-use-relevant-to-the-autism-community-2/


EMPLOYMENT


“ASAN and Freddie Mac looking for interns on the autism spectrum”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/27/asan-and-freddie-mac-looking-for-interns-on-the-autism-spectrum/


“Man denied job due to Asperger’s disability will receive £25,000 compensation from NHS Northamptonshire”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/man-denied-job-due-to-aspergers-to-receive-25000-compensation/


“Company hires autistic adults to test software”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/22/company-hires-autistic-adults-to-test-software/


“Choosing the right job for autistic people”:

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/333195/choosing-right-job-people-with-autism


“High paying jobs in the UK – no degree required”:

http://www.careerbuilder.co.uk/Article/YAH-5-Job-Search-High-paying-jobs-in-the-UK-no-degree-required/


“The easiest way to start your own business”:

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/The-easy-way-start-own-yahoofinanceuk-2334793431.html


“I’d like to see more cohesion within the sector … Maribel Bennett, community fundraiser at St George’s Hospital Charity, discusses her career in the voluntary sector

I left university and went straight into a job at Goldman Sachs. After the thrill of working in a high-paced environment and earning much more than any of my other university friends wore off, I realised that I was never going to be professionally motivated by the desire to make more money for people that didn’t need it. Working for a charity seemed obvious so in 2004 I gave in my notice and was lucky enough to get my first charity job at the National Autistic Society soon afterwards.”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2011/sep/23/maribel-bennett-community-fundraiser-st-georges


Asperger Informatik AG “Professionelles Webdesign und Software Testing in Zurich”:

http://www.asperger-informatik.ch/


“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://www.aspie-editorial.com/employment-on-the-autism-spectrum/


GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


“Man brings Asperger’s Syndrome to light through stand-up comedy and non-profit organization”:

http://www.kotanow.com/story/15663750/man-brings-aspergers-syndrome-to-light-through-stand-up-comedy-and-non-profit-organization


“Autistic boys joy to raise … Wold ‘s biggest challenge raising his boys has been in having to develop in himself a more patient attitude.”:

http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=10252&zoneid=4


Scientific American “Learning to understand non-genius autistic people … The feature, written by Amy Harmon, who won a National Academies communication award last week for her  “Target: Cancer” series, is beautifully wrought and a joy to read. It’s already been praised as a brilliant and insightful piece of medical journalism on blogs and twitter.”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/22/scientific-american-learning-to-understand-non-genius-autistic-people/


Andrew Blitman “Being kind can change lives”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/22/andrew-blitman-being-kind-can-change-lives/


Calgary “The Ability Hub: New centre helps autistic youths move to adulthood”:

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/centre+helps+youths+with+autism+move+adulthood/5511186/story.html


“The Farm helps those with developmental disabilities thrive”:

http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x1406673961/The-Farm-helps-those-with-developmental-disabilities-thrive


“Chapel Haven Open House – Oct 1 … Participants will have the chance to tour two of Chapel Haven’s transitional programs – the REACH program for adults with mild developmental disabilities and autism and the Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program.”:

http://www.courant.com/community/hc-community-articleresults,0,5942637,results.formprofile?Query=50754HC


Jamestown, NY “TRC to host training workshop about Picture-Exchange System – Oct 18 & 19”:

http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/591170/TRC-To-Host-Training-Workshop-About-Picture-Exchange-System.html?nav=5004


New Scientist “No end of fun: Make your own video games”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/new-scientist-no-end-of-fun-make-your-own-video-games/


India “Insight programme for differently abled to be extended across Kerala”:

http://keralaitnews.com/other-it-news/foss/3057-insight-programme-for-differently-abled-to-be-extended-across-kerala


“Gym club launches additional needs classes”:

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/gym_club_launches_additional_needs_classes_1_981978


Sweetwater Spectrum Residential Living “$9 million autism facility breaks ground in Sonama … Sweetwater Spectrum, a non-profit organization, was founded by Bay Area families with children with autism and has been hailed as innovative and pioneering new model for residential living.”:

http://sonoma.patch.com/articles/youre-invited-9-million-autism-facility-breaks-ground-in-sonoma


“Asperger’s boy Ethan has talent for go-carting”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/ethanas-has-talent-for-go-carting/


“My six year old son is autistic’ reveals former England ace Paul Scholes”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2043194/My-year-old-son-autism-reveals-England-ace-Paul-Scholes.html


Australia: The Drum Opinion/Mental Health Reform “Dear Mr Hickie … I will have to come up with the same fees for my son, who has Asperger’s syndrome and needs psychological appointments to help him learn how to regulate his emotions. As he was diagnosed after his sixth birthday, we are not eligible for funding from the Helping Children With Autism Package. This is on top of his speech therapy and occupational therapy – a total out of pocket of $285 a fortnight.”:

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2939750.html


“Why scientists are smarter than politicians”:

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2095264,00.html


“Know about famous autistic people”:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/know-about-famous-people-with-autism.html


“Glimpses of Einstein’s personal life through travel … Einstein on the Road provides a window into the great man’s life”:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/10/glimpses-of-einsteins-personal-life-through-travel.html


“A Farewell to the About.com Autism Site”:

http://autism.about.com/b/2011/09/28/a-farewell-to-the-about-com-autism-site.htm


NAS “Christmas cards now on sale”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/en-GB/Shop/Christmas-cards.aspx


HONG KONG

Hong Kong flag

Autism Hong Kong
Address: Room 2504, Fung Chuen Court, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-7102-7454 (pager service)
Fax: +852-3020-6276
China Mobile Phone: +86-131-8912-8454
Email: info@autism.hk
Website:
www.autism.hk

Hong Kong Harbour

Hong Kong Harbour


Society for the Welfare of the Autistic Person (SWAP)
Room 210-214, Block 19
Shek Kip Mei Estate
Kowloon
HONG KONG
tel: +852 2788 3326
fax: +852 2788 1414
e-mail: swap@swap.org.hk
Website:
http://www.swap.org.hk/

Hong Kong


Heep Hong University for Handicapped Children
G1-G7, Tung Yu House
Tai Hang Estate
Kowloon
HONG KONG
tel: 776-3111
fax: 776-1837
(Rebecca Pang, Program Development Officer)

Hong Kong Street


Society for the Welfare of the Autistic Persons
Room 210-214, Block 19
Shek Kip Mei Estate
Kowloon
HONG KONG
tel: 852 2788 3326
fax: 852 2788 1414
(Harina Lo)

Hong Kong Lights


Catherine Lau “Hong Kong – Never a Dull Moment”:

http://autismaroundtheglobe.org/countries/HongKong1.asp

Central Hong Kong

“Hong Kong is one of the “Must see before you die,” cities. It is truly an amazing place. The contrast between the dense urban centre and the mountains behind. The atmosphere of busy consumerism and capitalism at it’s peak. The height of the buildings and closeness of their setting is unmatched elsewhere. If you have not yet been to Hong Kong, you should be booking your flight right now.
For more information about Hong Kong and China, please visit my website: For more information about Hong Kong and China, please visit my website: www.abookaboutchina.com/travelguide/Hong%20Kong”


“Hong Kong Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/hong-kong-china/

Hong Kong Double Decker Trolley

Hong Kong has the only solely exclusive double-decker operated tram system in the world.  Hong Kong Tramways is a tram system in Hong Kong and one of the earliest forms of public transport in Hong Kong. Each day 240,000 residents commute by tram. Trams in Hong Kong have not only been a form of transport for over 100 years, but also a major tourist attraction and one of the most environmentally friendly mass transit systems.


“Hong Kong Must-Dos”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/hong-kong-must-dos/

Chi Lin Nunnery


Chi Lin Nunnery, in Diamond Hill, Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong Photos”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/hong-kong-photos-traveler/

Enlightened Buddha


“Photo Gallery: Hong Kong Sights”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/hong-kong-photos-2/

Hong Kong Goldfish


“Hong Kong Quiz”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/hong-kong-quiz/

Hong Kong Park Waterfall

Hong Kong Park is full of great features that you really don’t expect to see. They almost come out of nowhere!

Bauhinia ~ National Flower of Hong Kong

Bauhinia ~ National Flower of Hong Kong

(Also known as the “Orchid Tree” – was named after the Bauhin brothers)

 

 


ADD/ADHD


“Finding the right school for a child with ADHD”:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/campus-reports/finding-the-right-school-for-a-child-with-adhd/article2164261/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheGlobeAndMail-Front+%28The+Globe+and+Mail+-+Latest+News%29


“Hutson School offers learning environment for ADHD students”:

http://www.wthr.com/story/15659983/hutson-school-offers-learning-environment-for-adhd-students


“School serves Asperger’s, ADHD students … The Summit Academy Community School’s new building in Bond Hill will officially open Thursday.”:

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011110130329


“Kids’ ADHD eases with playtime in parks or fields”:

http://www.livescience.com/16154-green-time-adhd-symptoms.html


“10 must read articles about ADHD in school”:

http://www.healthcentral.com/adhd/c/1443/143992/read-articles-school/


“Women with ADHD who don’t let it get in their way”:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/09/12/women-with-adhd-who-dont-let-it-get-in-their-way/


“Effective ADHD natural methods that can help relieve symptoms quickly”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-in-the-classroom/effective-adhd-natural-methods-that-can-help-relieve-symptoms-quickly.php


“Over 5 million children are currently treated with ADHD medication; Study shows a majority may be unnecessarily medicated”:

http://www.rehabpub.com/press_release.asp?id=10256940


“ADHD drugs: What parents need to consider before medicating their child”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-drugs/about-adhd-drugs-what-parents-need-to-consider-before-medicating-their-child.php


“Preschoolers on meds: Too much too soon?”:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/09/21/health/living-well/preschoolers-on-meds/index.html


“Study suggests ADHD meds delay puberty in boys”:

http://www.examiner.com/natural-health-in-syracuse/xxx


“Clonidine for ADHD: Questions, answers and looking at much safer alternatives”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-drugs/clonidine-for-adhd-questions-answers-and-looking-at-much-safer-alternatives.php


“Keeping Your Child in Mind’ will ease a parent’s mind”:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700178219/Keeping-Your-Child-in-Mind-will-ease-a-parents-mind-and-burden.html


“ADHD and processing speed”:

http://add.about.com/b/2011/09/12/adhd-and-processing-speed.htm


“ADHD doubles the risk of injury in grade-school kids”:

http://www2.alabamas13.com/news/2011/sep/13/adhd-doubles-risk-injury-grade-school-kids-ar-2403351/


“Adult ADHD and relationships”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-research/adult-adhd-and-relationships.php


“Anger in ADHD and temper reducing tools to help”:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/09/02/anger-in-adhd-and-temper-reducing-tools-to-help/


“The mysteries of ADD and high IQ”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/16/the-mysteries-of-add-and-high-iq/


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


MUSIC


“Musical savant, Derek Paravacini, stuns audiences(Includes video)”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/musical-savant-derek-paravacini-stuns-audience/


“American Idol’s James Durbin working on debut album”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/15/james-durbin-working-on-debut-album/


“Music4ASD”:

http://www.music4asd.com/

http://www.autism.org.uk/directory/resources/7923.aspx


“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/


ART


Dubai “Mawaheb From Beautiful People Studio, a non-profit art studio for young adults with special needs”:

http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/a-dubai-studio-demonstrates-the-healing-power-of-art


Registration and Submission Deadline – Dec. 9, 2011 “Artists wanted for Miromar Lakes’ contest; $1,000 up for grabs … The fourth annual outdoor art show will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Miromar Lakes. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Artspeak, a program of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools helping students with autism focus on their strengths using art as a medium for self-expression.”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/10/06/artists-wanted-for-miromar-lakes-contest-1000-up-for-grabs-registration-and-submission-deadline-dec-9-2011/


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


“Artisancam: an award winning interactive website that gives an insight into the lives of contemporary visual artists(aimed at school-aged children, parents/teachers)”:

http://www.artisancam.org.uk/


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

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artroom/index.php


MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


NYTimes “Parents and kids say they appreciated autism-friendly ‘Lion King’ matinee”:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/03/parents-and-kids-say-they-appreciated-autism-friendly-lion-king-matinee/


“Theater troupe celebrates artists’ abilities”:

http://www.midweeknews.com/articles/2011/09/13/36614329/index.xml


“Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in Fox’s “Touch” … The show, entitled “Touch,” is centered around a father’s relationship with his mute 11 year-old son, who has the ability to predict events before they happen. Sutherland plays the dad. Described by Fox as a “distinct and colorful drama in which science and spirituality intersect,” “Touch” will co-star veteran Danny Glover, British starlet Gugu Mbatha-Raw and newcomer David Mazouz, who will play the autistic son, Jake.”:

http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/articles/218722/20110923/kiefer-sutherland-returns-to-tv-in-fox-s-touch.htm


The Legend of Mickey Tussler “ A Mile In His Shoes, adaptation of Frank Nappi novel”:

http://www.antonnews.com/massapequanobserver/news/17911-a-mile-in-his-shoes-viewing-sept-25.html


“Claire Danes turns in award-winning performance as autistic achiever”:

http://entertainment.inquirer.net/11129/claire-danes-turns-in-award-winning-performance-as-autistic-achiever


“Alphas Episode 1-4 Review”:

http://insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/alphas-episode-1-4-review-rosetta/


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


BOOKS


“Will Hadcroft Interview on The Chronic Rift”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/22/will-hadcroft-audio-interview-on-the-chronic-rift/


“National Book Week: A retrospective of our favourite children’s books”:

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/national-book-week–a-retrospective-of-our-favourite-children-s-books.html


“National Poetry Day: your poems”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/your-poems-on-national-poetry-day.aspx


“Glimpses of Einstein’s personal life through travel … Einstein on the Road provides a window into the great man’s life”:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/10/glimpses-of-einsteins-personal-life-through-travel.html


Press Release “New Book: Getting Started with Statements by Tania Tirraoro”:

http://www.americanbankingnews.com/2011/10/11/special-educational-needs-%e2%80%93-getting-started-with-statements-by-tania-tirraoro/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AmericanBankingNews+%28American+Banking+News%29


“Pabby’s Score reviewed by Norm Goldman … A good part of the novel revolves around two mentally challenged teenagers, Pabby and Shae, who are borderline autistic with savant tendencies and are residents of Footprints of Hope, a home for special needs children. We first meet up with these two and their caretakers, Carla and Aiesha, when J.Dub agrees to host them as part of a summer youth program wherein they will hang around the golf club twice a week and be exposed to life on the outside of their orphanage. Pabby turns out to be a savant concerning all kinds of animals, however he is terrified of small animals such as dogs, whereas Shae is a geography savant and can rattle off all kinds of information concerning countries, states, etc.”:

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/253856


DVD “Step in the Right Direction”

a unique new dance and exercise DVD for children and young people with autism, brought to you by Anna Kennedy, founder of Hillingdon Manor School.”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/step-in-the-right-direction.aspx


“Mimi’s Dream and the Central Park Zoo” is certain to make children smile, says Windsurf Publishing LLC”:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8781945.htm


“John Elder Robison: Be Different – Adventures of a Free Range Aspergian”:

http://www.thread.co.nz/news/6085/15/In-my-own-words/d,thread-article


“Zanny Born To Run: The Very First Book Series for Children with Special Needs”

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/09/29/zanny-born-to-run-the-very-first-book-series-for-children-with-special-needs/


“Learning to move and groove also helps kids’ reading in Brooksville class … It’s all part of the Reading in Rhythm program offered at Therapy Beat, a combination dance studio and private school that helps students overcome obstacles such as autism, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder.”:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/learning-to-move-and-groove-also-helps-kids-reading-in-brooksville-class/1194636


 “100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and … Silence”

Johanne Hanko

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849052474


 “Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life”

Liane Holliday Willey

Foreword by Tony Attwood

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058360


 “Embracing Asperger’s: A Primer for Parents and Professionals”

Richard Bromfield PhD

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058186


 “Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Professionals”

Deb Keen and Sylvia Rodger

Foreword by Professor Margot Prior

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051200


 “Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs: Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills”

Natasha Etherington

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849052788


 “AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed!: Creative Ways to Achieve Focus and Attention by Building on AD/HD Traits”

Harriet Hope Green

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058803


 “Raising Martians – from Crash-landing to Leaving Home: How to Help a Child with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism”

Joshua Muggleton

Foreword by Tony Attwood

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050029


 “Autism All-Stars: How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life”

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Foreword by Tony Attwood

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843101888


 “Trueman Bradley – Aspie Detective”

Alexei Maxim Russell

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849052627


Take Care,

Julie

xx

 

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