A great autism site, World Autism Community

If you have autism, an autistic family member, please join world autism community it is like a Face Book for Autism.

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I am a member, and am impressed by the site.

More today in history

On Jan. 28, 1986, space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members. (Go to article.)

On Jan. 28 , 1887, Arthur Rubinstein , the Polish-American virtuoso pianist , was born. Following his death on Dec. 20 , 1982, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
Editorial Cartoon of the Day

On January 28, 1871, Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon about African-Americans. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

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High-tech toys becoming tools for local students

HUBER HEIGHTS — It is 1:15 p.m. Friday, recess, and a contingent of fifth-graders at Valley Forge Elementary are finger-painting at their desks without creating a mess or using any paint or paper.

With a flick of a finger, Devan Cheadle, 11, shows how he now prefers to create art — using a free program called Doodle Buddy on his iPod touch.

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Tmobile New LG Slate 4G Honeycomb Powered Tablet

T-Mobile G-Slate by LG Is Set to Launch in the Coming Months on America’s Largest 4G Network

Las Vegas, Nev. — Jan. 5, 2011 PST

Today at 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones announced the upcoming Android™ Honeycomb-powered T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™, by LG. Expected to be available in coming months, the G-Slate will be the first 4G tablet from the two companies powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the upcoming version of Google’s Android platform optimized for tablets.

“T-Mobile is proud to add a new milestone in the evolution of the Android platform with our first 4G tablet powered by Android 3.0,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google will build on our rich history of Android innovation and leadership and deliver deep integration with Google services.”

“LG is dedicated to continuing its role as an innovation leader and is thrilled to announce its entry into the tablet marketplace with the G-Slate,” said Jeff Hwang, president of LG Mobile Phones. “Streamlining everyday tasks and enhancing entertainment with blazing fast 4G speed, the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG will deliver the latest in Android technology and provide users with an advanced tablet experience.”

The T-Mobile G-Slate will be among the first 4G tablets to fully benefit from the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 platform, which was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and addresses the unique aspects of tablet use cases and form factors. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It will also feature the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.

Additional product details will be disclosed at a later date

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Autism Funding Cuts in Nevada

FEAT community, this legislative season will be difficult for our autism community. Many programs and services for children with autism are on the verge of being cut drastically. Here are a few bills families affected by autism should be keeping an eye on. Please express your opinions on these bills!

BDR 26 (bill# pending), Sponsored by Assemblyman James Ohrenschall

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Dedicated to Helping Autistic Children Get the Education They Deserve.

Please take a look at the following Organization that is making steps to helping autism:

About F.A.S.T.
F.A.S.T. (Finding Autistic Solutions for Tomorrow) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, dedicated to helping autistic children get the education they deserve. Through fund-raising events and the help of caring people, FAST supports specialized schools that offer autism programs.

Since ALL children deserve the best education possible, FAST is accepting donations for our “Get Kids in FAST Program” To learn more about this and other services that FAST has to offer go to Fast4Kids.org or call us at (702) 269-0268.

With an estimated number of over 5,000 children in Nevada diagnosed with a form of autism, and 1 in 150 born nationwide, this is a problem that we intend to address! Since there in not yet a cure for autism, we need to help those who are dealing with this epidemic now! As with all children learning every day, Autistic children flourish in a structured environment. Several schools in southern Nevada took up the challenge to aid these kids and offer specialized schooling, but they are severely underfunded. Parents who cannot afford to send their children to these specialized schools now have a choice to send their children where they can learn at their own pace in an environment with their peers. With proper schooling autistic children can grow and develop to be active adults.

What is FAST? Fast is a group of individuals and parents who volunteer their time and efforts to raise money for scholarship programs for schools that offer Autism programs. Our mission statement: F.A.S.T. (Finding Autistic Solutions for Tomorrow) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established to aid in the awareness and education of the growing problem of autism. One of the main objectives of FAST is to hold fund raising events in order to raise money for scholarships and grants for children to attend specialized schools that offer Autism programs. Families faced with challenges of an autistic child have few avenues and limited resources to meet with these needs. FAST is committed to offering financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants to qualified schools in Southern Nevada.

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My life with Aspergers an introduction and opinions

I have been told by friends, family, spouse, and my childrens’ counselor’s that I seen like I might have Asperger’s if so it would explain a great deal. One thing that I have noticed is that my memory involving numbers is really good. I hardly ever forget phone numbers, dates and license plate numbers.
I also feel more detached that other people. It is hard to explain but at many times in my life I have felt not fully interfaced. I played sports on occasion and was never really good at it. In addition, I always was very aware that the people who were playing it seemed more involved. I have asked other people what they liked about playing this or that game and I was told the rush of playing it. I have never really felt the so called adrenalin rush of much in life. It is as if I played the part, but it never has been real for me. My life has been like a 2 d movie, where everyone else’s has been 3d and theirs has had better sound as well.
Academics in school were easy, I never really had to try. I never quite got the social, sports or other activities. I have always had trouble reading people. The ironic thing is that I am one of the people who can read a 1200 page book in 2-3 days. When I was out of work 2 years ago, I read all of the twilight books in less than a week, but that has not made me rich, famous or popular.

In regards to friends, I have always wanted them, but other than my wife, and kids, I have no real friends.
I was told by people back in school, you are “trying to hard”, I still do not get what that means.

I am also overly analytical, nothing really, as people have told me comes naturally. Nothing has “come naturally.” My life has been one trying to make friends, understand their interests and trying and failing to be like them.
I am a person that takes nothing at face value.
I have a religion but do not really get it. I find reincarnation intriguing. I question everything, and am a seeker of knowledge.
We live in a world where people accept certain things without question and question other things without seeking the reality of the answer.
I have spent my life being told certain, things, but unlike other people I seek greater understanding constantly.
I wonder a great deal.

What are other people thoughts about spirituality, and autism?

Does anyone else who is Asperger’s have past life memories?

Have any of you felt as I have felt when it comes to playing sports, or making friends?

If so let me know about it and I will post your experiences as well.

Windows Phone 7

I have had an HTC HD2 for about a year. I have liked the size of the screen, it is great for watching movies. I have also liked the fact that is very customizable. It can run windows 6.5 and thanks to smart developers such as those on XDA developers it can also run windows 6.55, various iterations of Android OS, and now windows phone 7. I used to have a tmobile g1 and have had prior exposure to Android. It is getting better and better and from the examples of Honey Comb that I saw at CES 2011 it is on its way to becoming quite a nice system.

I recently have had the opportunity to use Windows Phone 7. I have actually been fairly impressed. It is a major improvement over windows 6.5. It is leaning more towards an Apple Iphone(trade mark of Apple) product in terms of the way it works.
One thing that has impressed me with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is that, though it has less applications than its’ competitors, it does have some decent ones out of the box. It has Netflix, which allows for watching movies and tv shows on demand. I have been reasonably impressed by Zune as well. I think that Android needs the option of a solution like Itunes or Zune for the people that want easy integration. Android does have the Android Market(Google) but it is not an integrated solution for apps, music and video.
I think that Windows Phone 7 had a few present limitations that might improve in the future. It lacks the mass storage capabilities of Android. I like to be able to easily drag and drop, business docs, music and video from my computer onto my phone and watch them or listen to or view the files.

I also think that Windows Phone 7 would benefit from a better keyboard solution such as either one know as “better keyboard” which can be purchased from the Android market. It allows total customization of the keyboard appearance.
I feel that Windows phone 7 is a decent product that can only get better. It needs the ability to easily install apps from the web or from your computer, videos from other sources, and music via drag and drop.
It does have a nice video and movie playing solution with Zune, and Netflix as well as carrier based video on demand services such as Tmobile TV.

I wonder why Netflix is not available for android it definitely needs to be.

What are your thoughts on Windows Phone 7?

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