May 13 (Friday): Deadline extended: last chance to donate to CSUN's "Mile of Quarters" in support of Autism Speaks
Apr. 23 (Saturday): Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Join Team CSUN! Free bus leaves CSUN's lot G-3 at 6 a.m.; registration required for riders.
Apr. 20 (Thursday): Unified We Serve hosts the UNIFIED4AUTISM carnival: 2-5 p.m., Plaza del Sol, USU. Free. Games, booths, music by "Arrest My Sister."
Apr. 17 (Sunday): last chance to donate to CSUN's "Mile of Quarters" (USU Sol Center Lobby).
Mar. 23 (Wednesday): Matador Involvement Center screens Temple Grandin (HBO), and a discussion led by two clinicians from CSUN's autism clinic. 5:30-8:30 p.m., USU Theater (in the USU above the Northridge Center).
Nov. 18 (Thursday): Freshman Celebration
October 22 (Friday), 5 p.m.: "A Curious Night at CSUN's Bianchi Planetarium."
Oct. 16 (Saturday): Run for Autism Awareness
Oct. 2 (Saturday): CSUN Associated Students benefit for Autism Speaks: glow sticks booth
Sep. 28 Thursday): The EAP Faculty/Staff Book Group discusses Curious Incident. fmi: x2681
Fall semester (ongoing): "A Curious Spectrum: Exploring Autism." Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibit
Aug. 23, 2010 and ongoing: Unified We Serve hosts The 1Power4Autism CSUN Campus Challenge
DSM-IV-R definition of Autistic Disorder
Mark Haddon on Autism & Asperger's (from his blog)
Idaho State University (2010)
SUNY Brockport (2005)
Freshman Common Reading Programs on Other Campuses
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In Memoriam: Wellington. This campus-wide art project invites members of the campus community to decorate and display the distinctive silhouette of the dog Wellington (upside down, please, to match the bookmark and the book) on a bulletin board or other prominent campus space. (To request a silhouette or fmi: Cheryl Spector or x6535). Need inspiration, or want to brag about your own Wellington? Visit Wellington's photo blog.
A Curious Banquet: a display of foods Christopher would eat (with an emphasis on nutritional analysis and foods in the novel). Should include orange squash, Battenburg, and Gobi Aloo Sag at a minimum. Depending on the size of the event, students might consume the displayed foods...
Ivor Weiner, PhD
CSUN Department of Special Education Added Authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kuoni Travel (179)
NPR on Mark Haddon
NPR on The Curious Incident
Publisher's Reading Guide for Curious Incident
"Seeing is Believing: Visual Teaching and Learning." The NEA Advocate, February 2010.
The Sherlockian.Net Holmepage: Sherlock Holmes on the Web
An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales. Oliver Sacks, 1995.
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson, 2005.
"Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity." Disability Studies Quarterly 30.1 (2010). (Journal special issue.)
"Autism 'Clusters' Linked to Parents' Education" (NPR 1/26/2010)
Autism Gives Woman An "Alien View" of Social Brains (NPR 8/23/2010)
Autism in L.A. Los Angeles Magazine special issue. September 2010.
Autism: The Musical. Movie. 2007; this version, 2008.
"Autism's First Child." John Donovan and Caren Zucker. The Atlantic (Oct. 2010).
Chaos: Making a New Science. James Gleick, 1986. (See Curious Incident p. 96 and also chapter 151.
"First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out." Wired Science. Wired.com. 6 Oct. 2010.
Forrest Gump. Movie. 1994; this version, 2001.
Good Will Hunting. Movie. 1997.
"Hidden Light: The Visual Language of an Autistic Photographer" by Steve Silberman. Online. 9 Feb. 2011.
House Rules. Jodi Picoult. 2010.
Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Asperger's. John Elder Robison, 2008. Three Rivers Press.
"Memoir: On Spectrum: My Daughter, Her Autism, Our Life." Sally Tisdale. Harper's Magazine. April 2010.
"School's Ice-cream Parlor Dishes Up Life Skills" (Los Angeles Times 18 July 2010)
"Students, Meet Your New Teacher: Mr. Robot." Benedict Carey and John Markoff. New York Times, 10 July 2010.
Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism. Temple Grandin, 1995.