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LD RESOURCE. We just ran across a website by The Help Group, a non-profit organization serving children with Asperger's, LDs, AD/HD, and other conditions. On the group's site is a cache of information guides and articles with titles such as "AD/HD as Executive Function Impairments" and "Are There Subtypes of Developmental Dyslexia." The group also posts presentations from its annual Summit and offers forums and training programs. Find out more.

IS IT AUTISM or is it something else? This weekend, October 9-10, a documentary, "Autistic-Like: Graham's Story," is being screened in over 90 cities. The documentary tells the story of a boy originally diagnosed as autistic who turned out to have sensory processing issues, not autism. The screenings are co-sponsored by the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. Find out more.

AUTISM INCIDENCE. The journal Pediatrics published an article estimating the incidence of autism at 110 per 10,000, or 1 in 91 American children. Boys were four times more likely to have ASD. Find the abstract. Or, read more in The New York Times.

NOBEL LAUREATE, DYSLEXIC. One of the researchers who just was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine is dyslexic, according to an article posted at MonstersAndCritics.com. Read it.

MEMORY ENHANCEMENT. We know that memories are solidified during sleep. German researchers have developed a nasal spray to enhance the brain's retention of emotional and procedural memories. The key: a molecule from the body's immune system. Find out more.

MORE BRAIN TRICKS. According to Science Daily, researchers have made people move in slow motion by boosting one type of brain wave -- well, 10 percent slower, anyway. Maybe there's a commercial product here for parents and educators to use on hyperactive kids. (Dream on.) Read more.

IEPs AND 504s. Wrightslaw's Special Ed Advocate addresses those topics this week. If you need to know more about them -- or the differences between them -- go to the newsletter.