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2013-12-19 23:04:13

More Than $700,000 Awarded to Support Innovative Local Organizations in the U.S. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism and science advocacy organization, announced today that it has awarded more than $700,000 to 141 local organizations through its Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants programs. Projects funded by all three grants will expand existing programs to serve more individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and create new programs...

2013-12-19 23:00:24

Partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market awarded more than $350,000 to support innovative local organizations across eight states. (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism and science advocacy organization, announced today that it has awarded more than $350,000 to 66 local organizations with the launch of its Neighborhood Grants program. The grants were made possible through Autism Speaks’ partnership with Sprouts Farmers Markets, one of the largest and...

2013-11-27 23:29:44

Teen turns passion for swimming into raising money for autism. First annual Swim for a Solution Invitational will be on Saturday, November 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the University School’s Hunting Valley, Ohio, campus. Hunting Valley, Ohio (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Gabriel Hansen is not only a great swimmer. He’s a good brother with a big heart. The University School senior is turning his passion for swimming into raising funds for Autism Speaks, a leading non-profit organization that...

Study Find Cells Brain Regions Affected By Autism Gene Mutations
2013-11-22 09:42:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Yale University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have pinpointed the types of cells and regions of the brain affected by the genetic mutations associated with autism. Their findings, which were reported in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell, indicate that a common variety of neural circuits are affected by autism-risk genes. Furthermore, they determined how, when, where and in what...

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,...

2013-11-07 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...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.