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Archive for January 17th, 2012

Essex, Connecticut

HEADLINES

 

“Michael Raven, 12, ‘bullied by girl gang for being autistic’ found hanged”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068514/Michael-Raven-12-bullied-girl-gang-autistic-hanged.html


“Active Down’s syndrome man was locked away in flat for ten months until he died”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2064990/Active-Downs-syndrome-man-locked-away-flat-months-died.html


“Yob abuse victim was unlawfully killed”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/yob-abuse-victim-unlawfully-killed-183008728.html

 

“Governor Corbett signs execution warrant for Allegheny County killer”:

http://news.yahoo.com/governor-corbett-signs-execution-warrant-allegheny-county-killer-152222038.html

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11322249/1/governor-corbett-signs-execution-warrant-for-allegheny-county-killer.html


“Boston teacher’s aide faces abuse charges in court”:

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/boston/12006174234288/boston-teacher-s-aide-faces-abuse-charges-in-court/

 

“Boston teacher’s aide arraigned”:

http://www.wbur.org/2011/12/16/boston-teacher-aide-arraigned


“Missing youngster returns home safe”:

http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/dec/10/3/missing-youngster-returns-home-safe-ar-1699901/

 

“Richard O’Dwyer’s extradition: Student faces 10 years in US jail in echo of Gary McKinnon”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086310/Richard-ODwyer-extradition-Student-faces-10-years-US-jail-echo-Gary-McKinnon.html

 

“Police taser use soars by 130%”:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/latest/2011/12/01/police-taser-use-soars-by-130-115875-23603732/

 

“Civil rights lawsuit filed after New Mexico teen handcuffed for burp in class”:

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2011-12-01/civil-rights-lawsuit-filed-after-new-mexico-teen-handcuffed-burp-class#.TuODR0o0FJg

 

“No charges for ‘superhero’ Phoenix Jones, aka Benjamin Fodor”:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/charges-superhero-phoenix-jones-aka-benjamin-fodor-article-1.982300?localLinksEnabled=false

 

“Asperger’s to Tourette’s: British PM’s “jibe” divides online community”:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/aspergers-to-tourettes-british-pms-8220jibe-8221-divides-online-community/2230?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ZDNetBlogs+%28ZDNet+All+Blogs%29

 

“ACTION ALERT: Speak Out Against Chemical Restraint”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/12/27/action-alert-speak-out-against-chemical-restraint/

 

“Advocates in Big Bend & Panhandle campaign to save State Autism Resource Centers”:

http://specials.forbes.com/article/08w2aLCcqgh2Z


“NAS Scotland wins Campaign of the Year award”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/nas-scotland-wins-campaign-of-the-year-award.aspx

 

“Figures show increased use of controversial extradition rules”:

http://finchannel.com/news_flash/World/99175_Figures_show_increased_use_of_controversial_extradition_rules/

 

“Extradition rules under strain as MPs prepare for historic vote”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8928388/Extradition-rules-under-strain-as-MPs-prepare-for-historic-vote.html

 

“Widnes mum blasts thieves for stealing her autistic son’s tandem”:

http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/news/9393098.Thieves_condemned_for_stealing_bikes_from_autistic_boy/

 

“Bad Santa at Logan Hyperdome taunts family of autistic, Aspergers children”:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/national/bad-santa-taunts-family/story-e6frg15u-1226224512408

 

“Andrew Wakefield sues BMJ for claiming MMR study was fraudulent”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jan/05/andrew-wakefield-sues-bmj-mmr

 

“NICE produces draft guideline for supporting autistic adults”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/nice-produces-draft-guideline-for-supporting-adults-with-autism.aspx

 

“In Memory … Helen Green Allison MBE”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/helen-allison-obituary.aspx

 

HEALTH & RESEARCH

 

“US won’t define required health care benefits”:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2011/12/17/won-define-required-health-care-benefits/m1SeNZf3fHD5MBDsmeMPXO/story.html

 

“Mum’s plea: ‘Don’t miss MMR’ jab”:

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9370581.Mum_s_plea___Don_t_miss_MMR__jab/?ref=rss

 

“CiteULike: Diagnosis and management of autism in childhood”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/dolfrog/article/10075024

 

“CiteULike: Predicting language outcome in infants with autism and pervasive developmental disorder”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/15776/article/10116420

 

“CiteULike: Phonological, lexical, syntactic, and semantic disorders in children”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/15776/article/9245444

 

“Another genetic clue to autism: Opposite malfunctions have same result”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/11/25/another-genetic-clue-to-autism-opposite-malfunctions-have-same-result/

 

“What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)”:

http://www.examiner.com/special-needs-parents-in-st-louis/what-is-pervasive-developmental-disorder-pdd

 

“Seizures: Two crucial minutes”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/11/25/seizures-two-crucial-minutes/

 

“Bipolar drug side-effects may be overcome”:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/bipolar-drug-side-effects-may-be-overcome/story-fn3dxity-1226241273288

 

“Schizophrenia risk increases when small genetic differences combine”:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/12/18/schizophrenia-risk-increases-when-small-genetic-differences-combine/32715.html

 

“New intervention program benefits preschoolers with depression”:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/11/19/new-intervention-program-benefits-preschoolers-with-depression/31697.html


IBS “So it’s not nonsense! Probiotic drinks that tame irritable bowels”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2067322/So-nonsense-Probiotic-drinks-tame-irritable-bowels.html

 

“An IBS patient’s interpretation of symptom severity is affected by psychological factors”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/11/25/an-ibs-patients-interpretation-of-symptom-severity-is-affected-by-psychological-factors/

 

“Mood disorders may not hinder cancer diagnosis”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/11/25/mood-disorders-may-not-hinder-cancer-diagnosis/

 

“Many anorexics struggle with ‘authentic’ self”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/11/25/many-anorexics-struggle-with-authentic-self/

 

“Synesthesia & Evolution”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/11/25/synesthesia-evolution/

 

“Introducing The Gentle Self”:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/12/21/introducing-the-gentle-self/

 

“New Year’s Resolutions: Change or acceptance”:

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/wellness/2011/12/new-years-resolutions-change-or-acceptance/

 

“Navigating love and autism”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/us/navigating-love-and-autism.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB

 

“Tech’s relationship with depression, suicide and asperger’s”:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/techs-relationship-with-depression-suicide-and-aspergers/904?tag=content;feature-roto

 

“Virtual Hospital”:

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

 

EDUCATION

 

“Are apps the key to revolutionising autism learning?”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16534678

 

“Manatee schools’ legal team assailed’:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20111202/ARCHIVES/112021020/-1/news?Title=Manatee-schools-legal-team-assailed

 

“Family win discrimination claim against school”:

http://www.ealinggazette.co.uk/ealing-news/local-ealing-news/2011/12/15/family-win-discrimination-claim-against-school-64767-29959410/

 

“Hoffman Estates man with Asperger’s graduating magna cum laude”:

http://dailyherald.com/article/20111122/news/711229937/


The Temple Grandin School “Educating gifted children with asperger’s syndrome”:

http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-fort-collins/educating-gifted-children-with-asperger-s-syndrome

 

“Breakthrough autism satellite school opens in Scotland”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/breakthrough-autism-satellite-school-opens-in-scotland.aspx

 

“A special school for brains wired differently”:

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/16975691/article-A-special-school-for-brains-wired-differently?

 

“South Florida charter schools admit few special needs children”:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/17/2548470/special-needs-limited-options.html

 

“New school opens for special needs students”:

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/289581/3/New-school-opens-for-special-needs-students

 

“Headteacher says school on track to becoming outstanding”:

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/no-title-1.900468?referrerPath=news/

 

“Mum plans ‘free school’ for autistic children”:

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Mum-plans-free-school-help-autistic-children/story-14045088-detail/story.html

 

“Courses being added to S.A.I.L. Program”:

http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/courses-being-added-to-s-a-i-l-program

 

“College material: More students with autism, learning disabilities and special needs attend campuses in Genesee County”:

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/11/college_material_more_students.html

 

“Plans to build Newport schools scrapped”:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/9382615.Plans_to_build_Newport_schools_scrapped/

 

“Teaching strategies for autistic children”:

http://www.helium.com/items/2262024-how-teaching-strategies-can-help-autistic-children-grow-socialize-and-be-more-emotionally-responsi

 

“Florida lawmaker proposes eliminating middle school phys ed requirement”:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=230680

 

“Public high schools offering SPED get subsidy”:

http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=70663

 

“NAS: What can I do to improve my study skills?”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/education/further-and-higher-education/starting-university/what-can-i-do-to-improve-my-study-skills.aspx

 

“NAS: Bullying: a guide for young people”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/education/bullying-guide-for-young-people.aspx

 

EMPLOYMENT


Aspiritech “Company employs people with unique computer skills”:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=8451094&rss=rss-wls-article-8451094


eGov monitor “NAS: Number of successful appeals expose benefit system flaws”:

http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/44810

 

“Work woes for Dorset Asperger’s man”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16393660


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

 

“Amid suffering, a mother and daughter seek holiday hope”:

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2011/12/02/amid-suffering-mother-and-daughter-seek-holiday-hope/GGB66T9cQVNhHMc3QrewEN/story.html

 

“She won’t let breast cancer defeat her”:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/31/2568679/she-wont-let-breast-cancer-defeat.html

 

“Boy Scout brightens holidays for 4 autistic children via iPad gift”:

http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/article/20111123/NEWS01/111230301/1002/rss01


“Helping him find his way”:

http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/view/full_story/16483561/article-Helping-him-find-his-way–A-story-of-parents-and-their-love-for-a-child?instance=home_news_lead

 

“Victoria Harris’s Asperger syndrome success story”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16412892


John Elder Robison “Are we autistic people shaping the public’s view of autism in ways harmful to our cause?”:

http://my.psychologytoday.com/blog/my-life-aspergers/201201/are-we-autistic-people-shaping-the-publics-view-autism-in-ways-harmful

 

“Dance unlocks a world of words for 12 year old girl”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/dance-helps-girl-to-speak.aspx


Legal “In the matter of Guardianship of Lamb”:

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20WACO%2020111123E94.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

 

“Gardening program benefits the autistic”:

http://www.elpasotimes.com/living/ci_19469461

 

“Mom explains tow truck’s inspiring message”:

http://www.elpasotimes.com/living/ci_19657233

 

“Farrell regrets years of hiding his son’s rare illness”:

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/farrell-regrets-years-of-hiding-his-sons-rare-illness-2954563.html

 

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut State Flag

Connecticut State Flag


New Website “Autism Society of Connecticut”:

http://www.asconn.org/

Connecticut State Capital

Connecticut State Capitol:
Architect: Richard M. Upjohn with James G. Batterson
Architectural style: Eastlake Style
Landmark Building, CT
View of the Landmark Building – One Landmark Square – Stamford, Connecticut
Mark Twain's House & Museum
Mark Twain’s House & Museum, CT


“Connecticut Community Resources & Services Links”:

http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/state-resources/connecticut.html

Connecticut Science Center

Connecticut Science Center


“Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center”:

http://www.ct-asrc.org/resr.html

Connecticut River in Mid-Winter

Connecticut River, Mid-Winter(near Weathersfield Bow Vermont)


FAVAN “Farmington Valley Asperger Network”:

http://favan.org/

Connecticut Splendor

Connecticut Splendor:Lake Waramaug State Park
Kent, Connecticut


“The Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut”:

http://www.spedconnecticut.org/

Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza:(as made famous in movie):http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mystic_pizza/


“Connecticut Service Organizations(Includes COPAA, CT School to Work Transition, CT Home School Network, Recording for the Blind, Dyslexic & More):

http://www.spedconnecticut.org/html/service_organizatons.html

Connecticut Winter

Connecticut Winter

Connecticut Coyotes

Connecticut Coyotes, AFL League


“Connecticut Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/connecticut-guide/

Arrigoni Bridge

Arrigoni Bridge, Connecticut 
View is from Harbor Park, Middleltown CT. The Arrigoni Bridge (background) carries CT Rte 66 over the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland. The Airline RR (now Providence & Worcester) bridge is seen in the foreground. This railroad swing bridge dates from the late 19th C and is seen here in the open position. The Arrigoni Bridge was built in 1938.


“Connecticut Facts”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/connecticut-facts/

Fall on Candlewood Lake

Fall on Candlewood Lake, in beautiful Litchfield County.

‘The Kozy’, Candlewood Lake – One of a Kind Breathtaking Property

Vacation Rental:

http://www.vrbo.com/359824

Chalet at Candlewood Lake

Chalet at Candlewood Lake

Vacation Rental:

http://www.vrbo.com/287122

 

Connecticut Gillette Castle

Connecticut Gillette Castle: This gorgeous old Gillette home, owned by the writer of Sherlocke Holmes, is located in Connecticut, a short drive northwest of Mystic.


“Connecticut Map”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/connecticut-map/

Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum, Essex


“State of Connecticut Official Website”:

http://www.ct.gov/

Norfolk Library, Connecticut

Norfolk Library, Connecticut


“Visit Connecticut! The Official Connecticut State Vacation Guide”:

http://www.ctvisit.com/

Falls Village Inn

Falls Village Inn(Built 1834)


“Connecticut State Information(includes ‘Find a School’)”:

http://www.50states.com/connecti.htm

Rocky Hill, CT

Rocky Hill, CT


“Connecticut travel guide – Wikitravel”:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Connecticut

Cottage ~ Main Street, Glastonbury

Cottage, Main Street, Glastonbury, CT


“Connecticut: News and Videos about Connecticut”:

http://topics.cnn.com/topics/connecticut/

Bridgewater, CT

Architecture: Bridgewater, Connecticut

O'Rourke's Diner

O’Rourke’s Diner ~ Located on Main Street in Middletown’s North End, O’Rourke’s has been a landmark for over 65 years. After suffering a devastating fire in August of 2006, the diner was refurbished and reopened in February, 2008.

O’Rourke’s is a diner with a difference. Dating back to 1946, it serves classic diner fare as well as serious good cooking from Chef Brian O’Rourke, nephew of the founder. It is one of the few places in Connecticut to sample that rare specialty, a steamed cheeseburger.

East Haddam Village

East Haddam Village

Connecticut Quilts

Connecticut Fair Quilts (Terryville, CT)

Sunrise at the Connecticut Shore

Sunrise at the Connecticut Shore

Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse

Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse, Connecticut:
 
Covered Bridge, Southbury
Covered Bridge, Southford Falls State Park in Southbury
Southbury, CT
Southbury
Tuskagee Airmen P-51 Mustang
Tuskegee Airmen P-51 Mustang:
Taken at AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) Airport Fest, Brainard Field, Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Connecticut Bald Eagle Hunting
Connecticut Bald Eagle hunting
Connecticut Buck
Connecticut Buck:This 6 point Whitetail Buck was running through the swamp on a hazy Summer morning.
Bluff Point / Haley Farm State Park
Southeastern Connecticut
Easy Livin’ in Connecticut
Connecticut Grown Apples
Connecticut Grown Apples

ADD/ADHD

 

“Shortage of ADHD drugs: tips for parents”:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2012/01/16/shortage-adhd-drugs-tips-for-parents/VBIwqZyyxvHpOElVEt65eN/story.html

 

“ADHD drug shortage pushes parents to seek substitutes”:

http://www.abc12.com/story/16461244/adhd-drug-shortage-pushes-parents-to-seek-substitutes

 

“Pediatricians split on heart tests before kids’ ADHD meds”:

http://www.drugs.com/news/pediatricians-split-heart-tests-before-kids-adhd-meds-35907.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Drugscom-DailyMednews+%28Drugs.com+-+Daily+MedNews%29

 

“Metronome device improves brain’s processing”:

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120117/HEALTH/201170314/1113/health

 

“Strategies for educating ADHD children”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-in-the-classroom/strategies-for-educating-adhd-children.php

 

“Consumer reports raises questions about some fish oil brands”:

http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2011/12/consumer-reports-raises-questions-about.html

 

“How does an ADHD mind develop?”:

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/adhd-man/2011/11/how-does-an-adhd-mind-develop/


“ADHD needs attention”:

http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/ADHD_Needs_Attention_135298153.html


“Different options for coping with ADHD”:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-wise-open-mind/201112/different-options-coping-adhd


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

 

“Music helps LaGrange teen work through disabilities”:

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011312210015

 

“Music4ASD”:

http://www.music4asd.com/

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

 

“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

 

ART


Ashley Formby: Portrait Painter”:

http://www.ashleyformby.com/


“Blackstock’s Collections: The drawings of an autistic savant”:

http://centeredlibrarian.blogspot.com/2011/12/blackstocks-collections-drawings-of.html


Michael Madore “Video: Portrait of an artist with Asperger’s”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16467291

 

“Duchess of Cambridge Royal Patronages: The Art Room”:

http://www.examiner.com/british-royal-family-in-national/duchess-of-cambridge-patronages-the-art-room


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

 

“Acting program geared to children with autism”:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/jan/12/acting-program-geared-to-children-with-autism/?partner=RSS

 

“Can-Do Kids deliver the true meaning of Christmas”:

http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=45108

 

“Free screening of feature film, “My Name is Khan”:

http://www.examiner.com/multi-faith-in-salt-lake-city/free-screening-of-feature-film-my-name-is-khan-and-i-am-not-a-terrorist


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

 

BOOKS


Will Hadcroft: New teen novel “The Blueprint” now available for preorder:

I am pleased to announce that my new teen novel The Blueprint is due to be published. If you pre-order a signed copy, you will receive a signed postcard (which will make a great bookmark!) in advance. When you receive your book, you will get a second card along with it.  You can pre-order the book by downloading a PDF form from this web site: https://sites.google.com/site/fbspublishing/shop-for-books

 

Back cover blurb:


Liam Creedy is in the final year of school at Patrick Freeman High. It has not been the best of experiences and this time the bullies have gone too far; one push too many leaves him unconscious.


When he wakes, he finds himself in a strange parody of school life – the building has no main exit, the classrooms have become work places, the prefects are police, and no one ever mentions their parents.


Now everything is in black and white, everything except Liam and Mr Samson, the boy’s aloof and mysterious guide in this nightmare world.


But what has happened to Liam? Has he slipped into a parallel world? Is he really in a coma lying on a hospital bed? Or is he dead and in some place of limbo?


As tension builds and the school moves nearer and nearer to all out war, Samson presses Liam to find the blueprint and change it – only then will he find the way out.

 

Will Hadcroft weaves a tale that dares to confront one’s right to be an individual in a world that demands conformity and uniformity. He questions the education system, the roles we are pressured to play in society, and the need to challenge accepted norms before it is too late.


Russell Lehmann “Autism finds expression in poetry”:

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-myturn-autism-poet-20111226,0,2063862.story

 

“Girl turns love of manga into book”:

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20111209-temecula-girl-turns-love-of-manga-into-book.ece

 

“Book Report: Marcello in the Real World”:

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/community/blogs/family-time/x76456795/Book-Report-Marcelo-in-the-Real-World

 

“Greg Olear: When popular novels perpetuate negative stereotypes”:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-olear/curious-incident-dog-night-time_b_1099692.html

 

“Palm Beach school psychologist to edit new book on autism”:

http://www.examiner.com/asperger-education-in-west-palm-beach/palm-beach-school-psychologist-to-edit-new-book-on-autism

 

“David Finch writes ‘The Journal of Best Practices’ to save his marriage”:

http://www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2012/01/husband_david_finch_writes_the.html


The Best Kind of Different “Shonda Schilling to speak on having a child with Aspergers in Tyngsboro”:

http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_19710810

 

Coming Soon “Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts”

Eileen Riley-Hall

Foreword by Shana Nichols

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058933

 

Coming Soon “Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions: Small Changes – Big Challenges”

John Smith, Jane Donlan, and Bob Smith

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849052757

 

 

Coming Soon “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

 

Coming Soon “Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals”

Kenneth J. Aitken

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849052597

 

New “Trueman Bradley – Aspie Detective”

Alexei Maxim Russell

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


Board Game “The Choices Game: Staying Safe in Social Situations”

Christopher McMaster

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051897


What the tech world has in store for 2012 … http://uk.news.yahoo.com/what-the-tech-world-has-in-store-for-2012.html


Take Care & A Very Happy New Year To All,

Julie

xx

Florence Griswold Museum, CT

The Florence Griswold House is a National Historic Landmark. Designed by Samuel Belcher, architect of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, and built for William Noyes in 1817, the Late Georgian-style mansion reflects the affluent, formal style of living during Old Lyme’s maritime era. The period rooms rekindle the spirit of another life and time. http://www.flogris.org/