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2014-02-25 23:35:30

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization that develops, advocates for, and funds innovative initiatives benefiting adults on the autism spectrum, collaborated with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to produce a ground-breaking handbook for autistic college students. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (DJF), established a dozen years ago as the first national autism organization to focus exclusively on adults living...

2012-08-23 23:02:15

In August, 2012, My Positive Perspective founder, Jason Deierlein turned to fashion to produce an event that helped raise money for families of autistic children and expanded creativity in the life of autistic children. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 In August, 2012, My Positive Perspective helped host an event took place that involved the help of a fashion designer from Korea. Funds raised went to help support the families of autistic children. Designer, Kukso Koo said of the...

2011-11-07 06:42:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is time to learn a whole new way to approach autism. As research reveals, the brain structure of autistic individuals reveals qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition. "Recent data and my own personal experience suggest it´s time to start thinking of autism as an advantage in some spheres, not a cross to bear," Laurent Mottron, MD, PhD, professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Psychiatry and the...

2011-11-02 21:32:36

Scientists must stop emphasizing autistics´ shortcomings We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics — not just "savants" — have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition, according to a provocative article published today in Nature by Dr. Laurent Mottron at the University of Montreal's Centre for Excellence in Pervasive Development...

2011-10-21 07:00:00

The Seattle-Tacoma region is home to a dedicated & passionate, but underserved autism support community. Julie Benoit, a former AST therapist, moved to Seattle in early 2010. Subsequent to her move Julie began working as an independent Applied Behavior Analyst in the Seattle Metro region. She quickly discovered a lack of resources and qualified therapists available to individuals suffering from autism spectrum disorders. Initial research into ABA related resources showed some...

2011-06-16 00:00:27

Special Learning, a global leader in autism resources and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions, is excited to launch their new website for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Their website provides an extensive array of resources, including national directories of autism service providers, schools, special education cooperatives, ABA learning tools and products to help parents, providers and educators who work and interact with individuals with autism. Chicago, IL...

2010-10-25 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- How does a family with a child on the autism spectrum participate in Halloween activities? That question is pondered by more families than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that an average of 1 in 110 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Can a parent prepare their child for the necessary social interactions with neighbors and other children? Children with autism often have difficulty participating...

2010-09-13 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The beginning of a new school year is stressful for all parents but especially for those who have a child with autism. Many parents are overwhelmed with questions like: How long will it take for my child to become comfortable with his new teachers and classroom? Who will advocate for my child when I am not there? How do I ensure that my child is receiving the services and supports needed to be successful? "Establishing clear lines of communication with...

2009-11-09 09:50:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency providing behavior therapy and other autism services in Southern California, has been approved to provide behavioral services for TRICARE military insurance beneficiaries. This designation makes AST eligible to deliver Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals with autism in military families in the San Diego area. "Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most widely researched and...


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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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