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2014-06-12 23:04:25

Touchdown Communities offers safe and secure living and work environments, programs to foster ongoing growth and relationships, and sustainable and lasting options for home and work. Moorestown, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Adults with autism and related developmental disorders will soon have a place to live, work, and socialize. Touchdown Communities (TDC), the brainchild of Moorestown’s Tim Downes, is in the process of purchasing a site for development in Burlington, N.J. at the...

2014-05-30 23:14:08

The 2nd Annual Go Blue or Go Home Autism Fundraiser Event witnessed a huge surge of benevolence and encouragement towards the cause of Autism. The event turned out to be a tremendous success with over $5000 raised during this fun and eventful get-together of families. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 On April 12th, the Palisades Recreational Park rang with laughter and excitement generated by a long line-up of games, music, entertainment acts and events, and a delightful array of gulp-inducing...

2014-05-13 23:10:58

Young adults with Asperger’s and other Learning Differences volunteer for autism awareness groups. Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Rosten Murakami is a huge Oakland A’s baseball fan and was thrilled when he was recently invited to an A’s game sponsored by Autism Speaks. “We worked in a booth and talked to people about autism, and then we got to watch the Oakland A’s game,” Rosten commented. “I would definitely do this again, it’s a great community service idea,” he...

Autism Spectrum Disorder's Environmental Factors Are As Important As Genetics
2014-05-05 04:33:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While experts typically focus on genetic factors when analyzing the causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), new research appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that environmental factors are equally as important. In the study, Dr. Sven Sandin of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and colleagues from the US and UK set out to determine the heritability of autism and the risk among family...

2014-04-28 12:26:41

Ad features trio of BBDO clients to help communicate message: "Early Diagnosis Can Make a Lifetime of Difference" NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, BBDO New York has brought together three of its clients to help deliver a one-of-a-kind, onetime :60 commercial message designed to help raise awareness of autism and encourage parents to look for early signs. The "ad" is timed to debut at the end of April, which is Autism Awareness Month. The...

The Genetics Of Autism
2014-04-27 04:57:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are more common in families that are affected by autism, suggesting that this type of genetic testing could prove to be an important tool in the individualized diagnosis and treatment of the condition, researchers from the Autism Genome Project claim in a new study. In a report published in the April 24 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the authors discuss the CNV testing of...

2014-04-24 08:35:06

Groundbreaking Social Enterprise Recently Celebrated 14 Employees' 1-Year Anniversary; Featured on National News, Won Multiple Awards, Tripled Customer Base & Much More PARKLAND, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first year of business, Rising Tide Car Wash has not only made an extraordinary difference in helping people with autism to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle, but it has also played a major role in inspiring communities to change their perception of the...

2014-04-23 23:13:32

Autism Society Greater Tucson launches a new website just in time for their 8th Annual Piece the Puzzle Autism Walk on April 26, 2014. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Autism Society Greater Tucson today is announcing the re-launch of their website, the results of a strategic partnership with Tucson digital marketing and design firm, Nuanced Media. The leading voice and resource of the entire autism community, Autism Society Greater Tucson is committed to meaningful participation and...

2014-04-23 23:11:47

New Client “Give Back” program to donate to cause-based charities: Pencils of Promise and Autism Speaks. The announcement comes from Paradigm Financial Partners Managing Director Lee Rawiszer as a creative way to thank clients. Westport, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Paradigm Financial Partners, (formerly Halper-Rawiszer Financial Group), a Westport-based financial and wealth management company, has announced a charity program to donate to their favorite cause-based charities, Pencils of...

Autistic Children Can Benefit From Owning A Pet Dog
2014-04-15 05:15:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Autistic children could benefit from interacting with dogs, which could provide the youngsters with unconditional love, companionship, stress relief and opportunities to learn responsibility, according to research published in a recent edition of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. “Children with autism spectrum disorders often struggle with interacting with others, which can make it difficult for them to form friendships,”...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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