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2013-11-21 23:22:16

A newly-launched “Lost in Public” video, produced by the Autism Research Group, demonstrates how to use rules, role playing, and praise to teach children what to do if they get lost. Nationwide, USA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The Autism Research Group (ARG) this week launched “Lost in Public,” a five-minute video that instructs children and guardians how to use rules, role playing, and praise to teach children what to do if they become lost in a public setting. ARG is a nonprofit...

2013-11-20 23:23:02

The social network for parents of children of all ages with autism keeps momentum going. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 MyAutismTeam, the social network for parents of children of all ages with autism, today announced a new milestone of 50,000 registered parents. MyAutismTeam attributes the rapid growth of the social network to pent up demand and word-of-mouth amongst parents of individuals with autism, unique product features based on parent feedback, and partnerships with...

2013-11-18 23:01:04

People's Care Autism Services joined the rest of the nation to celebrate the first ever national policy and action summit on Autism in Washington D.C. called “Autism Speaks to Washington” (#AS2DC). Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 People's Care Autism Services celebrated the first ever national policy and action summit on Autism in Washington D.C. called “Autism Speaks to Washington” (#AS2DC). The summit was composed of leaders from across the country to speak on...

2013-11-15 23:01:15

Advocates and policymakers gather at inaugural autism policy and action summit to call for national autism plan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, yesterday was joined by hundreds of advocates on Capitol Hill. More than 260 autism activists from across the nation visited all 535 members of Congress, demanding a strategic national autism plan. Parents and their children with autism, self-advocates,...

2013-11-14 08:29:38

Anthony Adams honored with donation to charity of choice COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cravers Hall of Fame inductees have come from all walks of life, but for the first time, a professional athlete has been honored for his crave. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/CL16808) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030828/WHITECASTLELOGO) White Castle honored former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Anthony "Spice" Adams with the "Cravers in...

2013-11-07 23:33:37

From early intervention to sensory issues and skill development, Temple Grandin brings her passionate perspective and expertise to Autism Spectrum Radio November 12. (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 As part of Autism Spectrum Radio's commitment to bring great information and a variety of perspectives to the autism community, Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, will join host Rob Haupt on November 12, 2013 for a discussion about autism and her...

2013-10-30 14:16:35

Rutgers University scientists also find strong evidence of a genetic connection in areas of social skills and repetitive behaviors Lorenzo Miodus-Santini an 11-year-old sixth-grader from Princeton, who was classified as autistic at only 13 months old, was never a big talker. As an infant he didn't babble or coo. When he was a toddler beginning to speak, he would learn one word but forget another. His older brother, Christian, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, shared some similar...

2013-10-22 23:25:40

Teach Me LLC in Dallas, TX recognizes the importance of raising awareness for autism and the need for increased fundraising to combat the rise of autism spectrum disorder. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 On October 12, 2013 Teach Me LLC’s therapists, other team members and their families joined forces with hundreds of others autism advocates at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks. As one of the top five fundraisers for the Dallas Walk Now for Autism...

2013-10-10 08:27:10

Honoring Chuck Saftler of FX Networks LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy® Award-winning music legend Dave Grohl will headline Autism Speaks' Third Annual BLUE JEAN BALL, presented by The GUESS? Foundation, on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131010/PH95414-a)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131010/PH95414LOGO-b) Dave Grohl is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and main songwriter for the Foo...

2013-10-03 16:22:19

OSHAWA, ON, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 12, a unique fundraiser, Love from Max, will be held in Oshawa to support the autism community. All proceeds from this evening of entertainment and emotion will benefit Autism Speaks Canada and three local charities. The event is inspired by Max Begley, a 13-year-old boy with autism from Newcastle, Ontario, whose family received a hate letter in August suggesting he should be euthanized. The incident made international...