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Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 22 2007 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter

Greetings Everyone and Happy Earth Day!

Please note that this evening (SUN 4/22/07) at 8:30 pm EST/PT is the Linda Ellerbee show on Nick News about autism. This is on the Nickelodeon channel.

This past week I revisited my article on Year End Teacher and Therapist gifts:

and ordered seven items since Nicholas will be graduating from fifth grade and we wanted to get all his previous teachers a gift. I picked out two staple free staplers and might be getting another one for home use. I hate that everything they send home from school has staples in it and they hurt the fingers:

I also chose notecards, ink stamps and these signs for kids to utilize in the classroom:

I ordered a DVD for Nicholas and I to view at that is on conversation cues. A review will be forthcoming once we receive it and review it together.

Last nite I visited and ordered self care eye pics and a large schedule board for Matthew. Their prices are very reasonable and I will be getting more items there once I receive these pics.

One other stop I made last night was at to get the talking photo album to program for Matthew and the DVD for Nicholas entitled, Look Mom! I have good manners. The DVD is only $14.95, which seems like a good bargain.

Two other sites worth noting this April for autism awareness month is and

I paid $159.00 for Geek Squad to come to my home and install a new CD drive. Three weeks and two visits later has resulted in no compatible CD drive for my Gateway Astro. The next option is an external drive or a new computer. This means there will not be any reviews of CD software for quite awhile until I get a new system or external drive.

The good news is that California Virtual Academy loans computers to homeschooled students, which is where I have enrolled Nicholas for the next school year. He is in the process of doing the assessments to determine which curriculum he will be taking. If all else fails I hope to utilize that computer for software reviews.

Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at

Private Screening of Mozart And The Whale in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Autism Society of America is sponsoring an evening with Jerry and Mary Newport at the Help Group in Sherman Oaks, California on May 19, 2007.

There is a new book that was just released through Autism Asperger Publishing Company that I received and reviewed.

A Is for Autism, F Is For Friend:

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Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Bonnie Sayers, Autism Spectrum Disorders Editor

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