August 11 2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
Many in various parts of the US are back at school today. Here in Los Angeles we have another three weeks. Camp just ended last Friday so this is the summer vacation until school starts early September for both my sons.
Here are the latest articles from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Preparing for School and the Bus
My nonverbal son will be riding the bus for the first time to Middle School. These are some resources I am using to prepare us for this transition.
Communicating and Planning at Camp
There is a movie that is premiering this evening in Los Angeles. It is called Tropic Thunder and stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Downey, Jr. Here is some information about how it uses offensive language and the portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities:
Should you want to write a letter or make contact here are particulars:
100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 5121, Universal City, CA 91608
5555 Melrose Ave. , Ball/Lasky Bldgs., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Ben Stiller, Writer/Director/ Producer
Read Hour Films, 629 N. La Brea , Los Angeles, CA 90036
Join with The Arc, Special Olympics International, American Association of People with Disabilities, Down Syndrome Association, TASH, Autism Self Advocacy Network, People First of California, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and others to confront hate speech against people with developmental disabilities.
It will be interesting to see if the protests at the screening tonight will be shown on the news.
Now here are some sites and stories I want to share with you:
Autism Handbook for teacher - http://www.rockfordautism.com/Handbook.htm
Feral Child in Fl, sad but happy ending - The girl in the window http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article750838.ece
A Welcome Home - Washington Post -
Recommendations for Students with High Functioning Autism - TEACCH
Autistic Child Area Signs -
Researchers Study Diet and Autism - http://www.physorg.com/news137342504.html
Autism Hangout - http://www.autismhangout.com/
Competition schedule for olympics - http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/Schedule/index.shtml
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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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