A great autism site, World Autism Community

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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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