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2014-07-10 23:13:26

The success story of a child with high functioning autism from the time of his diagnosis until his college entry. Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The birth of an autistic child is a sad and devastating family event that alters forever the family’s relationship to everyday life and deprives parents of the anticipated joy of child rearing. The excitement of the child’s educational achievements are replaced by negotiating individual educational and treatment plans, navigating...

2014-06-30 23:01:58

Wright's second book, Harold the Princess Saving Dragon, came to be through his son's hardships in early life that include Autism, Arnold Chiari Malformation and Deafness. Columbus, IN (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Autism, Arnold Chiari Malformation, deafness, and regular visits to the Children's Hospital inspired Wright to pen Harold the Princess Saving Dragon, a story of a dragon who, though disabled, raises above other's expectations and becomes the hero and saves the...

2014-06-25 10:16:46

The Lancet Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study surveyed 374 individuals (256 men and 118 women) diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as adults between 2004 and 2013 at the Cambridge Lifetime Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) clinic in Cambridge UK....

2014-05-09 16:24:18

Largest Known Population-Based, Longitudinal Study to Date Led by Researchers at Mount Sinai, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and King's College in London NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest-known study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, research findings showed the individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families - that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling or cousin diagnosed with autism have...

2014-05-05 23:04:23

Findings from Mount Sinai Researchers Published in JAMA New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In the largest family study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with a research team from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm Sweden and King’s College in London found that individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families – that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling...

2014-05-02 23:08:00

Company devotes weekly blog to the topic as a part of their ASD awareness campaign, and explains how the changes to the definition may affect individuals with ASD and their families. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is a Washington, D.C.-based company that specializes in helping families with special needs secure financially stability, happy and productive futures for their loved ones with disabilities. As a part of their commitment to ensuring that...

2014-03-13 08:29:17

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike 20 years ago, students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome are now taught right alongside their neurotypical peers. Reaching and teaching these students requires better understanding of how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the perspective they bring to the classroom. Staff Development for Educators (SDE)'s online course on Teaching Students with...

2014-02-18 23:29:37

The Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide is a new program that teaches people how to help their children with Asperger's enjoy life. An overview on the website Vinaf.com points out if the program is worth buying. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide, created by Dave Angel, shows people what Asperger's is and how it affects children. Asperger's is a mental disability that affects the way children develop and understand the around...

2014-01-27 15:07:03

Prevalence unchanged when ASD combined with new social communication disorder; researchers say autism services appropriate for both A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). The study, funded in part by a research grant from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, appears online in the...

Brain Imaging Distinguishes Learning Disorders
2013-11-21 08:46:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability may develop differently than the brains of other children has been discovered by a Michigan State University researcher. Nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) has long been considered a "pseudo" diagnosis. The study findings, published in Child Neuropsychology, could someday help educators and clinicians better distinguish between and treat...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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