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Dear Readers,


We are in the throes of moving to the US(East Coast) for an initial 8 week timeframe(work and leisure), with the strong possibility of long-term extensions.  Due to preparations, the next post will likely be mid-May.


Apologies for any inconvenience.


Take Care,

Julie

xx



Dear Friends:

 

This week, the media reported that over $1 billion has been spent over the course of the last decade on autism research funding. During a time of constant budget cuts and increasing fiscal pressures on government, this is an astonishing sum. What have we purchased for this investment? How successful has the autism research agenda been in making the American dream a reality for Autistic people and our families? Has our society discussed the ethical, legal and social consequences of how autism research findings may be used? We think these questions are worth asking, and with your help, we think it is past time to get more people involved in the discussion.

 

Last December, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network joined with the Harvard Law Project on Disability and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics to hold a symposium on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Autism Research. Supported by a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, the ASAN ELSI Symposium served as the launching point for a robust conversation about changing the way our society approaches autism research. From our partnership with federal research funders to get self-advocates on grant review panels to growing attention to ethical issues on topics like prenatal testing, self-determination in service-provision and more, the need to introduce values into our national autism research dialogue remains stronger than ever.

 

Over the course of the month of April, we will be releasing captioned videos of December’s ELSI Symposium. The first is already  available on our YouTube channel. You can help us get the word out by watching it alone or with your friends and colleagues, sharing it on facebook and twitter, and starting to talk about these things in your own community. The time has come for our voices to be heard.

 

Nothing About Us, Without Us!
Ari Ne’eman
President
Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ELSI Symposium - Panel 1

PO Box 66122 | Washington, DC 20035 US



New York City

 

HEADLINES


“Boy died waiting for ambulance … An autistic boy choked to death on a sweet while an ambulance failed to find his house on its computer system.”:

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/uk-news/2012/03/01/boy-died-waiting-for-ambulance/


“Boy banished to box shows heartbreaking reality of how autistic children are treated”:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/133841/boy_banished_to_box_shows


“Rail guard degraded disabled man”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rail-guard-degraded-disabled-man-032311236.html

 

“Should parents stop their very disabled children from growing up?”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2115904/Ashley-treatment-Should-parents-stop-disabled-children-growing-up.html


“Disabled woman sues Easyjet after being ordered off plane because she was a ‘safety risk”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116007/Disabled-woman-sues-Easyjet-ordered-plane-safety-risk.html


“Canada doesn’t want this autistic boy”:

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/687412–son-s-autism-preventing-family-from-being-allowed-to-stay-in-canada

 

“Obama agrees to talks on extradition law after Gary McKinnon case is raised”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2115155/Obama-agrees-talks-extradition-law-Gary-McKinnon-case-raised.html


“Police award £30,000 damages to autistic teenager”:

http://www.channel4.com/news/autistic-teenager-awarded-30-000-damages-from-police


“Met Police subjected teenager to degrading treatment, judge rules”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/met-police-subjected-teenager-to-degrading-treatment.aspx

 

NAS “Sign our petition to improve police training”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/sign%20our%20petition%20to%20improve%20police%20training.aspx


“Pirate flag banned from couple’s back garden by council”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/17224631

 

“Father fights to keep fence for autistic daughter”:

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/245715/81/Father-fights-to-keep-fence-for-autistic-daughter


Ireland “President Higgins calling for improvement in the care of autistic people”:

http://topnews.net.nz/content/221427-president-higgins-calling-improvement-care-autistic-patients


Gary McKinnon Updates “Hacker ‘no longer a suicide risk … But the psychologist’s latest assessment, ordered by the Home Office, was formed despite him being denied any access to Mr McKinnon since his original assessment for the Briton’s legal team three years ago, it added.”:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/hacker-no-longer-suicide-risk-192040280.html


NAS “Media response: Gary McKinnon extradition”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/media-response-gary-mckinnon-extradition.aspx

 

“Autistic kids aren’t ‘throwaways’ in Pennsylvania”:

http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2012/03/autistic_kids_arent_throwaways.html

 

“2012 National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University: Call for Proposals”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/20/2012-national-symposium-on-neurodiversity-at-syracuse-university-call-for-proposals/


“World Autism Awareness Day”:

http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/world-autism-awareness-day.htm


“Call for Applicants: ACI Summer Institute on Systems Change”:
http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/13/call-for-applicants-aci-summer-institute-on-systems-change/


“ASAN: Remarks on the Murder of George Hodgins”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/16/asan-remarks-on-the-murder-of-george-hodgins/


“Take Action: Help Us Mourn Murders of Disabled People”:
http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/19/take-action-help-us-mourn-murders-of-disabled-people/


“ASAN: George, Trayvon and Your Local Vigil – March 30th”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/27/asan-george-trayvon-and-your-local-vigil-march-30th/

 

“Today We Honor Disabled Lives Lost to Domestic Violence”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/30/today-we-honor-disabled-lives-lost-to-domestic-violence/


“NAS: Act together to implement the Autism Act 2009 … The Autism Act 2009 was a landmark piece of legislation. It was the first ever disability-specific law and led to the production of two important documents: the adult autism strategy for England, and statutory guidance for local authorities and the NHS. ”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/act-together-to-implement-the-autism-act-2009.aspx


NAS “Temporary suspension of some online services 16-20 April”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/temporary-suspension-of-our-online-services.aspx


Northern Ireland “Seminar in Belfast to focus on autistic girls”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/seminar-to-focus-on-girls-with-autism.aspx

 

“Obituary: Professor Jim Mansell”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/obituary-professor-jim-mansell.aspx

HEALTH & RESEARCH


“Autism more common than previously thought: CDC report shows 1 in 54 boys identified”:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120329142630.htm


“1 in every 54 boy children are now considered to be autistic in U.S.”:

http://myhealthbowl.com/latest-health-news/1-in-every-54-boy-children-are-now-considered-to-have-autism-in-u-s/


“Autism linked to superior information processing skills”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/autism-linked-to-superior-information-processing-skills/


“Autistic kids often bullied”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/autistic-kids-often-bullied/


NAS “Autistic children to get quality standard … Research has found that over 70 per cent of children with autism also experience mental health issues, so it is vital that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are able to fully meet the needs of children with autism.”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/children-with-autism-to-get-quality-standard.aspx


“CiteULike: Savant skills in autism: psychometric approaches and parental reports”:

http://www.citeulike.org/group/12599/article/4312093


“CiteULike: Can Asperger syndrome be distinguished from autism? An anatomic likelihood meta-analysis of MRI studies”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/haralanovsvet/article/10462768


“CitULike: Fragile-X syndrome and fragile X associated with tremor/ataxia syndrome: two faces of FMR1”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/facarlisle/article/10462299


“CiteULike: The structure of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised: diagnostic and phenotype implications”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/Neurobio/article/4624089


“New Scientist: Should we rewrite the autism rule book?”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328555.500-should-we-rewrite-the-autism-rule-book.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


Rett Syndrome “Doctors reverse rare autism disorder in mice that robs girls of their speech and movement”:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2117028/Autism-Doctors-reverse-rare-autism-disorder-mice-robs-girls-speech-movement.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


“Abstract: Psychotherapeutic approaches to non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents”:

http://www.capmh.com/content/6/1/14/abstract


“Abstract: Non-suicidal self-injury, youth, and the Internet: What mental health professionals need to know”:

http://www.capmh.com/content/6/1/13/abstract


“Spanking, genes interact to influence antisocial behavior”:

http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=news&id=144821&cn=28


“Got Tics? Environmental adjustments can help”:

http://my.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201203/got-tics-environmental-adjustments-can-help-0


“Bipolar Disorder & Creativity/Schizophrenia & Creativity”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/bipolar-disorder-creativityschizophrenia-creativity/


“Williams Syndrome: Overly-friendly, intense personality due to brain difference”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/williams-syndrome-overly-friendly-intense-personality-due-to-brain-difference/


“OCD: Sudden onset OCD in children/Personifying OCD – Effective recovery tool”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/ocd-sudden-onset-ocd-in-childrenpersonifying-ocd-effective-recovery-tool/


“Latest Depression Articles: Call for new drug treatments for depression and schizophrenia, Umass fails student with depression, Depression highest for those living alone, How does ECT work?, & More …”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/latest-depression-articles-call-for-new-drug-treatments-for-depression-schizophrenia-umass-fails-student-with-depression-depression-highest-for-those-living-alone-how-does-ect-work-more/


“Latest Anxiety Articles: 9 tools to help kids cope creatively with sress, Anxiety boosts sense of smell, Overcoming being anxious about being anxious, Public changing rooms and body anxieties”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/latest-anxiety-articles-9-tools-to-help-kids-cope-creatively-with-stress-anxiety-boosts-sense-of-smell-overcoming-being-anxious-about-being-anxious-public-changing-rooms-body-anxieties/


“Rainforest remedy could replace the dentist’s needle”:

http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/rainforest-remedy-could-replace-dentists-needle.htm


“Relationship Articles: How is your love defined?, Love after death, Highly sensitive partner?, 10 tips to mend a broken heart, Want a better relationship??, Are your partner’s social skills embarrassing? & More …”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/28/relationship-articles-how-is-your-love-defined-love-after-death-highly-sensitive-partner-10-tips-to-mend-a-broken-heart-want-a-better-relationship-are-your-partners-social-skills-embarrassi/


“Virtual Hospital”:

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

EDUCATION


“Halstead: Mother’s fight for special needs school place”:

http://www.halsteadgazette.co.uk/news/9621129.Halstead__Mother_s_fight_for_special_needs_school_place/?ref=nt

 

“New autism film resource for teachers”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/new%20autism%20film%20resource%20for%20teachers.aspx


“Deer Park teacher disciplines autistic student with spray bottle”:

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/120229-deer-park-teacher-disciplines-autistic-student-with-spray-bottle


“Children’s Minister gives evidence about SEN reform”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/childrens-minister-gives-evidence-about-sen-reform.aspx


“MP to examine education needs”:

http://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/mp_to_examine_education_needs_1_1238177


“India: Making our skies inclusive”:

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/magazine/article2931621.ece


“Springfield residents divided as board says ‘no’ to charter school”:

http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2012/02/25/springfield_sun/news/doc4f46addb065fe197866756.txt


“Some kids cut off from bus service … A group of parents is upset that Lake County Schools will no longer provide transportation for their special needs children to a charter school in Orlando.”:

http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/022512specialbuses


“Caring school’s top gong”:

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Caring-school-s-gong/story-15316953-detail/story.html


“Washington Township school district: autism program at Grenloch to become full-day”:

http://www.nj.com/washington-township-times/index.ssf/2012/03/washington_township_school_dis_1.html

 

“Autistic kids to lose SNAs”:

http://corkindependent.com/stories/item/8039/2012-11/%27It%27s-not-right%27


“Autistic Leeds boy, 8, plans series of fundraisers”:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/autistic-leeds-boy-8-plans-series-of-fundraisers-1-4356038#


“Manju Banerjee: Why I moved to a College that teaches only students with disabilities”:

http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131401/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+chronicle%2Fnews+%28The+Chronicle%3A+Top+Stories%29

EMPLOYMENT


“Call for Resumes: Freddie Mac Summer Internships”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/13/call-for-resumes-freddie-mac-summer-internships/


“Remploy closures to hit 1,700 jobs”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/07/remploy-closures-to-hit-1700-jobs/


“NAS: The undiscovered workforce – working locally to improve employment rates … The National Autistic Society (NAS) is joining with MPs to increase the employment rates among people with autism in our latest campaign, The undiscovered workforce.”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/the-undiscovered-workforce-campaign-launches.aspx


“Youth Contract should make provisions for young autistic people”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/youth%20contract%20should%20make%20provisions%20for%20young%20people%20with%20autism.aspx


“Disability organisation’s proposed pay cuts ‘unacceptable’, says Unison”:

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Governance/article/1120116/disability-organisations-proposed-pay-cuts-unacceptable-says-unison/


“Nua creates 80 jobs”:

http://www.herald.ie/news/nua-creates-80-jobs-3036806.html


“Volunteering for special needs organizations good fit for twins”:

http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20120319/NEWS01/203190301/Volunteering-special-needs-organizations-good-fit-twins?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage


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


“Queen’s photographer, from Highgate, to launch autism service”:

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/queen_s_photographer_from_highgate_to_launch_autism_service_1_1224035


Gawker “The Tech Industry & Aspergers(Note: Use of the term ‘afflicted’ may rightly offend many)”:

http://gawker.com/5885196/the-tech-industrys-asperger-problem-affliction-or-insult


“I’m so proud of my boys: Mother talks of her life bringing up two autistic boys”:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2012/03/19/im-so-proud-of-my-boys-mother-talks-of-her-life-bringing-up-two-autistic-sons/


“Farm life has Charlotte on the right path”:

http://www.lep.co.uk/lifestyle/farm-life-has-charlotte-on-the-right-path-1-4346673


“Magical Paws get magical results”:

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3483222


“Katie Price faces backlash over son Harvey’s new haircut”:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/2012/02/25/katie-price-faces-backlash-over-son-harvey-s-new-haircut-86908-23764057/

EASTER


“Enchanted Learning Easter & Spring Crafts”:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/easter/

 

“Kaboose Easter Crafts for Kids”:

http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/easter/

 

“Activity Village Easter Crafts for Kids”:

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter_crafts.htm

“Family Fun Website: Kids’ Easter Crafts”:

http://familyfun.go.com/easter/easter-crafts/

“Easter Around the World”:

http://www.easterbunnys.net/easteraroundtheworld.htmh

 

“Best Ever Easter Recipes”:

http://uktv.co.uk/food/homepage/sid/515

“Easter Recipes for Children”:

http://uktv.co.uk/food/homepage/sid/8210

 

 

“Easter Recipes”:

http://homecooking.about.com/od/easter/Easter_Recipes.htm

 

“The 2012 Easter Egg Taste Test”:

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/2012-easter-egg-taste-test-230000022.html

NEW YORK

Flag of the State of New York

Flag of the State of New York


Autism Society Western New York Chapter

19 Limestone Dr, Suite 1
Buffalo, New York 14221-7091
(716) 633-2275
info@autismwny.org

 

Times Square, NYC

Times Square, NYC


Autism Society Nassau/Suffolk County Chapter

PO BOX 7472
Wantagh, New York 11793
(516) 404-2306
nypaac@yahoo.com

 

New York Blue Hour

Blue Hour:  New York evening view from the Empire State Building


Autism Society Manhattan Chapter

370 East 76th St, #C1208
New York, New York 10021-2558
(212) 628-0669
gdzucker@aol.com

New York State Capitol Building

New York State Capitol Building, Albany


Autism Society

Hudson Valley

58 Jones Quarry Road
Woodstock, New York 12498
(845) 331-2626
hvalleyautism@aol.com

NYC Subway Train, Queens

New York City Subway Train, Queens


Autism Society Fulton/Montgomery County Chapter

43 Harrison St
Gloversville, New York 12078-4708
(518) 773-2014
info@autism-society.org

Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building


Autism Society Central New York Chapter

PMB 252
4465 East Genesee St
Dewitt, New York 13214-2242
(315) 447-4466
cnyasa@yahoo.com

New York City

New York City


Autism Society Brooklyn Chapter

225 Ave S
Brooklyn, New York 11223-2745
(718) 336-9533
terryasbm@aol.com

NYC Buildings

NYC Buildings


Autism Society Bronx Chapter

3424 Kossuth Ave, Room 15A11
Bronx, New York 10467
(718) 519-4797
ny-bronx@autismsocietyofamerica.org

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Bow Bridge, Central Park

Bow Bridge, Central Park

“When Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed Central Park in 1858, they developed an innovative interwoven transportation system of pedestrian paths, bridle trails, and carriage drives. Since the park is only one-half mile wide, the designers had to create a compact system of bridges and arches that allowed for separate levels of pathways. Vaux and his assistant Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886) created 35 unique structures, each with its own distinct style. They used brick, granite, marble, cast iron, and rustic wood and fashioned rusticated gneiss boulders out of the rock outcrops. Subsequent changes in the system of paths led to tearing down three of the original arches and the construction of four others.

 

Bow Bridge, shaped like an archer’s bow, was built between 1859 and 1862. It connects the Ramble and Cherry Hill, and spans more than 60 feet of the Lake. Because the south bank was higher than the north, construction of the cast iron bridge included raising the height of its northern abutment. Janes, Kirkland, and Co., the firm responsible for the dome of The Capitol in Washington, D.C., did the ironwork for the span of Bow Bridge. Vaux and Mould created the ornamental iron railing that incorporates elements of Gothic, Neo-Classical, and Renaissance design.”

 

Autism Society Albany Chapter

101 State St
Schenectady, New York 12305
(518) 355-2191
info@albanyautism.org

Romeo & Juliet, Central Park

Sculpted by Martin Hebald, this sculpture of Romeo and Juliet sits outside of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park which typically features Shakepeare’s plays.
Milton Hebald was born in New York City on May 24, 1917. He studied at several New York art schools, starting at the age of ten, including the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design and the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. In New York City he taught at the Art Students League, The Cooper Union, American Artists School, and privately.


Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty


Community Resources


Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

AHA Association is a New York organization providing support and information for families, individuals and professionals affected by Asperger’s Syndrome, high functioning autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge


Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a university-affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. CARD Albany provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders. 

Thomas Wolfe's Neighbourhood

Thomas Wolfe’s Neighbourhood

American author Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) lived at No. 5 1933-1935, wrote Of Time and the River here • biographical sketch • Wolfe’s Asheville, NC childhood home • Anglo-American poet W.H Auden lived at No. 1 Montague Terrace c. 1939-40 • Brooklyn Heights Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #66000524, 1966

 


Center for Disability Rights

The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR), is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities.

Macy's

Macy’s, NYC(World’s largest store)

Learning Disabilities Association of New York

LDA of NYC currently operates three main programs: the Learning Disabilities Helpline, Latino Outreach Program and Adult Support Group.

Coney Island

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coney_Island

Coney Island Hot Dogs Neon

Neon Sign, Coney Island


Los Niños Services

Los Niños Services is an award-winning, multilingual agency serving the developmental needs of young children and their families. We specialize in home- and community-based evaluations and services, parent/child groups, service coordination and training for early childhood professionals. Staff is comprised of experienced bilingual clinicians who pride themselves in being of great service to others. We serve all children and families in Westchester and New York City from all communities.

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium


NY State Putting People First- NY State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

 

New York Yankees

New York Yankees


Parent to Parent of New York State

Parent to Parent of New York State is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information.

Long Island City

Long Island City


NY State Department of Education


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


The Advocacy Center- Partners in Policymaking

The Advocacy Center builds the capacity of individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves, realize their personal goals, and make positive changes in their lives and communities. The Advocacy Center values diversity, individuality, choice, innovation and quality.

Surfing, Long Island

Surfing, Long Island


Advocates for Children of New York

Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., works in partnership with New York City’s most impoverished and vulnerable families to secure quality and equal public education services. AFC works on behalf of children from infancy to age 21 who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure. AFC provides a full range of services: free individual case advocacy, technical assistance and training for parents, students and professionals about children’s educational entitlements and due process rights in New York City.

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Montauk Point Lighthouse – situated at the eastern tip of Long Island in Montauk Point State Park.


Self-Advocacy Association of New York State

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS), is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to help create a person-centered and person-directed system of supports. To further this goal, the SANYS executive board supports self-advocates and self-advocacy groups regionally and statewide, encouraging them to speak for themselves individually and collectively.

New York Apple Store

New York Apple Store, 5th Avenue


Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

New York Cinema

New York Cinema


Sensory Friendly Film Events
AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.
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Broadway

Broadway


From the Archives New York Magazine “The New Wave of Autism Rights Activists”:

http://nymag.com/news/features/47225/

New York Street

New York Street


“New York Daily Photo”:

http://newyorkdailyphoto.blogspot.co.uk/

New York University

New York University


“New York Guide”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/new-york-new-york/

Downtown New York

Downtown New York


“New York Facts”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/new-york-facts/

The Empire Still on Top

The view from Top of the Rock on Rockefeller Plaza is a must see when visiting New York.


“New York Map”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/new-york-map/

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel


“New York Photos”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/new-york-photos-traveler/

New York Apartments

New York Apartments


“New York Quiz”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/new-york-quiz/


“New York Restaurants”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/new-york-restaurants/

Clinton St Baking Company


“Clinton St Baking Company & Restaurant”:

http://clintonstreetbaking.com/



“Clinton St Baking Company Cookbook”:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clinton-Street-Baking-Company-Cookbook/dp/0316083372/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332858424&sr=1-1

ADD/ADHD


“For College students with ADHD, Self-Help book has both style, substance”:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/586843/?sc=rsln&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewswiseLifenews+%28Newswise%3A+LifeNews%29


“Diagnosis of ADHD on the rise”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/243118.php


“Town Hall Theatre ‘Distracted’ actors take on ADHD”:

http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_20173514/town-hall-theatre-distracted-actors-take-adhd?source=rss


“Fetal exposure to cellphone radiation tied to ADHD-like symptoms in mice”:

http://www.drugs.com/news/fetal-exposure-cellphone-radiation-tied-adhd-like-mice-37004.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Drugscom-DailyMednews+%28Drugs.com+-+Daily+MedNews%29


ADHD”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-research/adhd-%E2%80%93-attention-deficit-hyperactive-disorder.php


“Inattentive ADHD: Three Action Points for parents”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-drugs/inattentive-adhd-three-action-points-for-parents.php


“ADHD and peer pressure”:

http://lifewithadhd.com/adhd-in-the-classroom/adhdand-peer-pressure.php


“Behind the Scenes look at ADHD treatment”:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/childinmind/2012/03/behind_the_scenes_look_at_adhd.html?rss_id=Most+Popular


“CiteULike: Neuronal correlates of ADHD in adults with evidence for compensation strategies – a functional MRI study with a Go/No-Go paradigm”:

http://www.citeulike.org/user/mariapage/article/8031248


“Mixed blessings on ADHD drug”:

http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/25498/Mixed_Blessings_on_ADHD_Drug/


“Helping children thrive with LD/ADHD”:

http://my.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201204/helping-children-thrive-ldadhd


“Connecting the dots between snoring, attention deficit, and hyperactivity”:

http://my.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleeping-angels/201203/connecting-the-dots-between-snoring-attention-deficit-and-hyperactivity


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

James Durbin is a STAR …


James Durbin, the former ‘American Idol’ contestant and resident rocker, has been confirmed as the spokesperson for the be a STAR Alliance, which is an anti-bullying initiative that was founded by the Creative Coalition and the WWE. Over 50 national organizations are a part of the alliance. Stamping out the pervasive bullying epidemic is of particular personal significance to Durbin, who was bullied since he suffered from a combination of Asperger’s Syndrome and Tourette’s syndrome.”:

http://loudwire.com/james-durbin-is-a-star/


“Music4ASD”:

http://www.music4asd.com/

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


“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

ART


“Eric Jiani”:

http://www.eric-jiani-artist.com/index.html


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. 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


“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a ploddingly earnest tearjerker”:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/insider/extremely-loud-incredibly-close-is-a-ploddingly-earnest-tearjerker/story-e6frewt9-1226280811709


“Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre explores Asperger’s syndrome”:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/montclarion/ci_20180815/berkeleys-aurora-theatre-explores-aspergers-syndrome?source=rss


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

BOOKS


Reading Club “Navigating Love and Autism”:

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/reading-club-navigating-love-and-autism/?partner=rss&emc=rss


Jennifer Cook O’Toole “Celebrating Aspergers is celebrating Aspies. Always. In all ways … As the “Aspie Mommy” married to an “Aspie Hubbie” and Chief Operating Officer of our three Asperkids, EVERY day is a symphony of conscious choices, expenses and obligations that are my privilege to oblige. To us, supporting and celebrating neurodiversity isn’t a rally cry or Facebook cause. Celebrating Aspergers is celebrating Aspies. Always. In all ways.”:

http://www.jkp.com/blog/2012/03/article-jennifer-cook-otoole-world-autism-day/


“Josh Muggleton’s Top Tips for people on the Autism Spectrum”:

http://www.jkp.com/blog/2012/03/video-josh-muggleton-top-tips-for-people-on-the-spectrum-making-friends/

 

“One man chronicles living with Asperger’s”:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_london_cty/one-man-chronicles-living-with-aspergers?ref=scroller&categoryId=10001&status=true


“Picoult is a masterful interpreter of controversy”:

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Picoult+masterful+interpreter+controversy/6209421/story.html


“Books offer suggestions for helping children cope”:

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/15/health/books-offer-suggestions-for-helping-children-cope/


Dancing with Max “Taking life ‘to the Max’: Emily Colson talks about the joys and trials of raising an autistic child”:

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/mar/15/taking-life-to-the-max-emily-colson-talks-about/


 “Different … Not Less”

Temple Grandin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Different-Not-Less-Achievement-Successful/dp/1935274600

http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/Different-Not-Less/Temple-Grandin/book_9781935274605.htm


 “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://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050029


 “An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids”

Hunter Manasco

Illustrated by Katharine Manasco

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058711

 

“Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding, and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome”

Jennifer Cook O’Toole

Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849059022


 “Autism and Flexischooling”

Clare Lawrence

Foreword by Luke Beardon

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849052795


 “Active Support: Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities”

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849051118


 “Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill: A Guide for Parents and Other Educators of Children with Autism, Including Moderate to Severe Autism”:

Joyce Show

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849058766


 “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


Wishing all a Safe & Happy Easter!

Take Care,

Julie

xx

New York City, Sunset from Brooklyn Bridge (NYC, USA)