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2014-07-25 23:01:15

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address the dangers of autism wandering, and to also announce bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for "Avonte's Law," his legislation inspired by the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for...

2014-07-24 23:02:18

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) will join representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about the dangers of autism wandering and its frequency. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Senator Schumer, Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children & NPYD to address autism wandering and safety. What: Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)...

2014-07-15 12:29:33

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Autism Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2160177/Autism-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H1-2014.htmlAutism Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Autism Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Autism clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to...

2014-07-10 08:28:03

The Focus Autism Foundation Investigates Autism Speaks' Shifting Stance on Vaccine Safety Research WATCHUNG, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There was a time when the world's largest autism charity strongly urged the U.S. government to examine the possibility of a vaccine-autism link. "We believe that the question of whether immunization is associated with an increased risk for ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] is of extremely high priority" wrote Dr. Geraldine Dawson, former...

2014-07-03 16:22:57

First connection between a genetic event, physical features and autism SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute has found a genetic identifier for autism that includes physical features that may eventually allow clinicians to identify babies who are at risk for autism before they are born. This is the first time a genetic mutation has been linked to autism. Dr. Raphael Bernier, clinical director of Seattle Children's...

2014-07-02 23:02:04

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on...

Autistic Drivers Encounter Greater Challenges Behind The Wheel
2014-06-27 10:48:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders from Drexel University has found that individuals with autism self-report more challenges than non-autistic drivers. The study team described their results as an initial step in determining if adults with autism have unmet needs when it comes to driving a vehicle. “Previous research in my lab has included extensive research in driving capacity with people who have a...

2014-06-25 16:26:18

Annual autism fundraising campaign raises more than $3 million for Autism Speaks since 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle Cravers and team members raised more than $650,000 for Autism Speaks this spring by selling puzzle pieces in 400 restaurants in 12 states. The Castle Shares program continued its philanthropic commitment with a campaign that ran from April 1 through May 3, 2014. White Castle set a fundraising campaign record for the fifth straight...

2014-06-20 23:05:54

Hauppauge Fit Body Boot Camp invites the community for a day of fun, fitness and fundraising the non-profit Autism Speaks. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Ahmed and Kathleen Tafti, owners of the popular Huntington Fit Body Boot Camp, are excited about their expansion and grand opening of their new Hauppauge Fit Body Boot Camp location. They’re inviting everyone in the community, young and old, to help them celebrate in style with an event to benefit the non-profit group Autism Speaks. The event...

2014-06-17 23:08:14

Leading Autism Science and Advocacy Organization Will Use Information on Research Metrics to Understand Return on Investment of Funding Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has purchased PlumX™ to track the metrics on the research outputs that its funding has helped create. PlumX from Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company, will give Autism Speaks powerful and actionable information about the more than $200...


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