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October 2004

September 2004

August 2004

  • Added to Suggested Reading - Personal Accounts: Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome (Jen Birch.)
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Children : Jarvis Clutch: Social Spy (Melvin Levine.)
  • Added to Suggested Reading and to Suggested Reading - Self-help: Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum (Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane, Kassiane Sibley, Stephen M. Shore, Roger Meyer, Phil Schwarz, Liane Holliday Willey.)
  • Added to Other Support: ASCEND, an Asperger Syndrome information alliance for Southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Education: Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Rebecca A. Moyes, Susan Moreno.)
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Education: Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents (Rebecca A. Moyes.)
  • Added to Useful Ideas: Your Next Patient Has Autism (brochure.)
  • Added to Internet Support: Autism Town Meeting, a discussion list for autistic self-advocates, following from ideas at the Autism Town Meeting at ASA 2003 in Pittsburgh.
  • Added to Internet Resources: Toys
  • Added to Internet Support: WrongPlanet.net for people with Asperger's, parents and professionals.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Science: Autism Watch

July 2004

June 2004

May 2004

April 2004

March 2004

  • Added to Surveys & Studies: Mount Sinai School Study.
  • Added to AHA Meetings: Information on the Annual Picnic.
  • Added to Surveys and Studies: Carnegie Mellon Cognitive Study conducted by Dr. Nancy Minshew.
  • Changed Bowling to reflect move from Baldwin Lanes to Wantagh Lanes.

February 2004

January 2004

December 2003

  • Added to main menu: Button to join AHA_AS_PDD announcement list, which is replacing the mass-mailing list. It will now be your responsibility to join the new list, where you will be able to get these interesting and informative member mailings.
  • Updated In the News/TV: Autism TV Schedule up through late February 2004.
  • Added to Suggested Reading List and to Booklist - Educational: Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In - When to Worry and When Not to Worry (Perri Klass, Eileen Costello) and Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud (Robert L. Park.)
  • Added to Suggested Reading List and to Booklist - Personal Reflections: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon.)
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom (Paula Kluth.)
  • Added to Booklist - Personal Reflections: Asperger's Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between (Liane Holliday Willey (editor), Luke Jackson.)

November 2003

  • Added to AHA Meetings: Family Bowling in Nassau begins December 14th at Baldwin Lanes.
  • Added to Other Support: GRASP.
  • Added to Surveys and Studies: Two Studies Coordinated by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. and colleagues.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Adults: In The News: Listing of Videos for November 1 through early January, and updated TV Schedule.
  • Added to Internet Resources and to Other Support: Information on CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.)
  • Added to Internet Resources: Adolescent Health Transition Project.
    Separated the Application page into AHA/AS/PDD Brochure and AHA/AS/PDD Application, each with downloads.
  • Added to Internet Support: Information on Yahoo Groups.
  • Added to Surveys and Studies: Doctoral Student's Questionnaire Directed Towards Parents.
  • Changed in AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: Date of the April Conference - to April 25, 2004.

September 2003

  • Added to Announcements: The Cody Center Third Annual Conference for Primary Care Practitioners.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Government & Legal : N Y S Education - Pupil Transportation.
  • Added to AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: announcement of FAMILY BOWLING, a new monthly event.
  • Added to AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: link to downloadable brochure for fall conference.
  • Added to In the News: Listing of Videos for September 1 through October 31, and updated TV schedule.

August 2003

July 2003

  • Added section for Nassau County Evening Support Group.
  • Added to Social Skills Programs: Social Connection Center - Melville (ages 3-12)
  • Added to Internet Resources: Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities.
  • Added section for Adult Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Support.
  • Added to Internet Resources: Autism . Arts . Art . ARTwork . Gallery.

June 2003

May 2003

April 2003

  • Added to Other Support: The Elija Foundation.
  • Available at AHA/AS/PDD Meetings and Conferences: Older Teen & Adult Conference Audio Information.
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD (Stephen E. Gutstein, Rachelle K. Sheely)

March 2003

  • Added to Articles/News/TV: Updated TV Schedule and Listing of Videos for March through early May.

February 2003

January 2003

  • Added to Surveys and Studies: Opportunity to Participate in a Cody Center Neuroimaging Study.
  • Added to In the News/TV: Modifications to the TV Schedule Channels and Times and a Listing of new Videos in the Series for January-February 2003.

December 2002

  • Added to Internet Resources - Adults: Mission Possible - An interesting employment concept for people with Asperger Syndrome.
  • Added to Surveys & Studies: A Study in Investigating Genetic Factors in Autism and Related Disorders from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Science & Medication Information: Institute for Vaccine Safety.

November 2002

  • Added to AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: information on the April 12, 2003 Issues in Independent Living Conference at Roslyn High School, with a talk by Stephen Shore on Disclosure and an Adult Panel. Cosponsored by AHA/AS/PDD, Nassau Suffolk Services for the Autistic, the Cody Center, and the Adult Asperger Syndrome Support Group of NYC.

October 2002

  • Added to Articles/News/TV: Updated the Video Schedule through early January 2003.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Adults: Ticket to Work and Transition Quality Online Help.
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Top Recommendations and Suggested Reading - Education: Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parent's Guide (Michael Powers, Psy.D.).
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Education: Autism - Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond (Jerry Newport, Mary Newport).
  • Added to AHA/AS/PDD Meetings and Conferences - On March 10, 2003, Temple Grandin will speak at C. W. Post in an event which we will copresent with NAAR and the David Center.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Educational & Support: Autism/PDD Resources.

September 2002

  • Added to Suggested Reading - Personal Reflections: An Asperger Marriage (Gisela Slater-Walker, Christopher Slater-Walker.)
  • Added to Internet Resources - Personal Reflections: Asperger Marriage Website.
  • Added to In the News: Programming in Manhattan via MNN, Channel 56.

August 2002

  • Added to Suggested Reading - Top Recommendations and Suggested Reading - Education : Educating Children with Autism (National Research Council), which can also be accessed online.
  • Added to Articles/News/TV: The Autism TV Schedule has now been updated through October 2002.
  • Updated in AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: Information on the October 21-22 Twelfth Annual Educational Profile of Higher Functioning School Age Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Meeting, with Application Form.
  • Added to Suggested Reading-Top Recommendations: We now also link to the Autism Asperger Publishing Company (AAPC).
  • Added to Suggested Reading-Education: No One to Play With (Betty B. Osman.)
  • Added to Suggested Reading-Education: Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum (Matthew G. Foley, Deann Hyatt-Foley, Carol Gray.)
  • Added to Suggested Reading-Top Recommendations and Suggested Reading-Education : How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up: Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery (Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly.)

July 2002

  • Added to Meetings and Conferences-AHA/AS/PDD: Splish Splash (August 13th.)
  • Added to Other Support: Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America (NSASA).
  • Added to Social Skills Programs: Social Skills Building for Children via the Ezra Center for Children's Services.

June 2002

  • Added to Suggested Reading - Personal Accounts: A Different Kind of Boy: A Father's Memoir about Raising a Child with Autism (Daniel Mont.)
  • Added to Internet Resources: Cody Center for Autism.
  • Added to Articles/News/TV: Revised times for and added to Autism Cable TV schedule.
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense-Making Progress (Philip Whitaker.)
  • Added to Resources - Social Skills: All for Kids Weekend Socialization Program - Glen Cove.
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Personal Reflections: Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Valerie Paradiz.)
  • Updated Courses & Seminars: Updated with information on Fall 2002 University of Albany Foundation Course.

May 2002

  • Added to In the News: Time Magazine May 6th 2002 article.
    Updated Contacts: Adult Issues- Bernice's phone number is now (631) 269-5709 and her email is [email protected].
  • Added to Useful Ideas & Videos: Other Recommendations from Dr. Brenda Smith Myles.
  • Added to Self-Help Books: How Rude!: The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior and Not Grossing People Out (Alex J. Packer, Pamela Espeland, and Jeff Tolbert.)
  • Added to Self-Help Books: A Little Book of Manners : Etiquette for Young Ladies (Emilie Barnes, Michal Sparks, Anne Christian Buchanan.)
  • Added to Self-Help Books: Oops! : The Manners Guide for Girls (Nancy Holyoke, Debbie Tilley.)
  • Added to Summer Programs: Information on Camp Determination (Kansas City) and Camp Summit (Honesdale, PA.)
  • Changed on Contacts: Adult Issues Contact (Bernice's) Phone #.
  • Added to Web Resources - Educational and Support: Spanish Autism Resources.

April 2002

  • April is Autism Month - we are learning of new conferences regularly. Please continue to pay note to the meetings & conferences pages, since new information will be posted there throughout this month.
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: How To Be a Para Pro: a Comprehensive Training Manual For Paraprofessionals (Diane Twachtman-Cullen, PhD, David DeLorenzo.)
  • Added to Reading List - Childrens' Books: Trevor Trevor (Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Deidre Sassano.)
  • Added to Internet Resources: Siblings on Siblings
  • Added to Meetings & Conferences: LAUGH WELL 2002 Comedy Night (May 8th.)
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child (Lawrence M. Siegel.)
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: Wrightslaw : Special Education Law (Peter W.D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright.)

March 2002

  • Added to Articles/News/TV: Asperger's Spectrum Disorder: Sorting It Out.
    Name of In the News/TV page changed to Articles/News/TV.
  • Resources page separated into Resources - Afterschool and Programs - Social Skills.
  • Added to Internet Resources - Educational and Support: Intro to Autism - OOOPS - Wrong Planet.

February 2002

  • Added to In the News/TV: Autism Cable TV Schedule for March through early May 2002
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Educational: Just Say Know!: Understanding and Reducing the Risk of Sexual Victimization (Dave Hingsburger).
  • Added to Suggested Reading - Personal Reflections: Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Jerry Newport).
  • Added to AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: Dinner in Honor of Pat Long.
  • Added to AHA/AS/PDD Meetings: The Pajama Game.
  • Added to Other Support: The David Center.

January 2002

  • Added to Internet Resources Science and Medication Information: Pediatric Neurology.
  • Added to Other Support: Asperger's Association of New England.
  • Added to Courses and Seminars: Workshop on Applied Behavior Analysis for Autistic Children to be held at Southampton College of Long Island University.
  • Added to Programs: Power Pals.

December 2001

November 2001

  • Added to Reading List- Personal Accounts: Asperger's Syndrome, the Universe and Everything: Kenneth's Book (Kenneth Hall).
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: Play and Imagination in Children with Autism (Pamela J. Wolfberg).
  • Added to Booklist - Educational (also to Personal Accounts) : Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? (Catherine Faherty, Dr Gary Mesibov).
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Dennis Debbaudt)
  • Added to Suggested Reading List: Finding Out about Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and PDD (Gunilla Gerland)
  • Added to Booklist - Educational: (also a top recommended item) Asperger's Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success (Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon)
  • Added to Reading List - Personal Accounts: Beyond the Wall : Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Stephen M. Shore)
    Added to Children's Books: Why is Everybody Picking on Me?: A Guide to Understanding Bullies for Young People.
  • Added to Summer Programs: Wongaratta Programs.
  • Added to Social Skills Programs: Bonnie Jan.
  • Added to Social Skills Programs: Wongaratta Programs - Winter & Summer Travel.
  • Added to Social Skills Programs: YAI/Valerie Gaus.

October 2001

  • Added to Reading List - Educational: Keys to Dealing with Bullies.
  • Added to Reading List - Childrens' Books: Bullies are a Pain in the Brain and How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up.
  • Added to In the News/TV: Updates to Video Schedule through December.

September 2001

  • Added to Internet Support: ASPIRES.

August 2001

  • Added to In the News/TV: Further updates to the Autism Cable TV Schedule (Broadcast Times and List of Videos.)
  • Added to In the News/TV: Updates to the Autism Video Schedule.
  • Added a page on the upcoming Walk FAR for NAAR.
  • Added to Courses and Seminars: A New Paraprofessional Training Course for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

July 2001

  • Added to Other Support: Farmington Valley Aspergers Network (Simsbury, CT).
  • Added to In the News: Siblings of Disabled Children Have Own Special Needs from New York Times, March 6 2001.
  • Added to In the News: Asperger's Syndrome Makes Fitting In a Complicated Challenge from October 26, 2000 ABC News Special.
  • Added to Reading List- Family Issues: Autism/Asperger's: Solving the Relationship Puzzle.
  • Added to Programs: HorseAbility Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program and Camp HorseAbility Day Camp.
  • Added to Reading List- Childrens' Books: This is Asperger Syndrome.
  • Added to Reading List: The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insights and Inspiration.
  • Added to Courses & Seminars: Overview course on Autism and Related Disorders given by V. Mark Durand at 10 locations throughout New York this fall- see http://www.albany.edu/tree-tops/docs.psy/autism/aden_f01_course.html
  • Added to Personal Reflections: Late Diagnosis and Transition Issues, a contribution by Bernice Polinsky.


June 2001

  • Added to Web Resources: M.I.N.D. Institute.
  • Added to Programs: Social Skills Programs Section.
  • Added to Web Resources: Association for Science in Autism Treatment.
  • Added to In the News/TV: Autism Video Schedule.

May 2001

  • Revised important contact numbers (phone and fax.)
  • Added to the Personal Accounts portion of the Recommended Reading section: a new book by Stephen Shore.
  • Added to Web Resources: The Gray Center.
  • Added to Other Support: Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center.
  • Added to Other Meetings: the date, September 29, for this year's Walk F.A.R. for NAAR.
  • Added to Surveys & Studys: information and a questionnaire for an Adelphi University Virtual Reality Study.

April 2001

  • Added to the Recommended Reading section: a Self-Help Books page
  • Added to the Useful Ideas and Videos page: an instructional set of highly recommended Videos on AS, HFA and PDD, featuring Tony Attwood, Liane Willey, and Sally Bligh, a Speech and Language Professional
  • Added to the Useful Ideas and Videos page: a highly recommended video, Success in the Mainstream Classroom.


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