Monthly Archives: July 2009

Toy store wins national award

The Autism News | English Play and Learn marks 25 years with national recognition By Joel Wiebe | myKawartha It had been a long time since Gord Nicholl had entered a toy store, but when he did so 25 years ago, it changed his life. “I thought: this seems like fun,” he says.

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The family that bikes together stays together

The Autism News | English By Ben Terris | Boston.com For Newton resident Michael McKay, 47, biking is more than just a way to stay in shape. It’s been a way to see 327 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts with his son Ian, 13, who is autistic. It’s been a way to raise $40,000 for cancer care and research.

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Nacogdoches firefighters receive training on dealing with special needs calls

The Autism News | English By CHRISTY WOOTEN | The Daily Sentinel Christy Wooten/The Daily Sentinel Johnson, from left, Madison Young and Oscar Sifuentes explore a fire engine Wednesday morning in front of The Helping House, a school for autistic and developmentally delayed children.

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New National Professional Competencies for Teachers of Autism

First-ever standards for schools to help meet the needs of students with ASD By: Robin Gurley for ASA The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Autism Society announced the publication of professional competencies for teaching students with autism spectrum disorders at the Autism Society’s 40th National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders in St. Charles, [...]

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Nature-Nurture Gene Link Sheds New Light On Autism

From ScienceDaily, Neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory found that a previously unsuspected set of genes links nature and nurture during a crucial period of brain development. The results, reported in the July 8 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), could lead to treatments for autism and [...]

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HHS Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius Signs UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

U.S. shows commitment to equal rights for those with disabilities By: Robin Gurley for ASA News Today, the United States joins 141 other nations who have signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The signing of the UN Convention sends an important message that this country is committed to equal [...]

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‘Wires’ book transmits story about autism

The Autism News | English By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | The Herald-Mail “Deke,” the school bully, has a learning disability. “Tommy” is an autistic student and a target for playground teasing. In “Wires,” a children’s book written and illustrated by three Berkeley County schoolteachers, the fictional characters somehow become fast friends

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UK Pentagon hacker loses appeal, will be sent to U.S.

The Autism News | English By CNN | International LONDON, England (CNN) — The Briton accused of hacking into U.S. government computers on Friday lost his court appeal to have his case heard in Britain, his legal team said. The decision means Gary McKinnon faces extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for allegedly hacking into computers at the Pentagon and NASA.

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A Serious Man : le dernier des Coen

The Autism News | French Par Fluctuat Un trailer original pour le dernier né des frères Coen, en espérant que A Serious Man soit à la hauteur de ce mini-clip obsessionnel. Malheureusement rien n’est moins sûr après le sympathique mais indolent Burn After Reading. Appuyés d’un casting de choc, les frères Coen s’appliquaient à caricaturer avec l’humour qu’on leur connaît leurs acteurs, démontant du même coup les artifices du star système.

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Autism and I

The Autism News | English By Daisy Mejlia Starring Christian Cortes Autism and I He has autism… Autism doesn’t have him Please share this news with friends, family and also with your contact list on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

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