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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...

2013-10-01 23:02:23

On second Thursdays of every month, Jump-N-Fun will provide sensory fun for children, donating profits to Autism Speaks. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Beginning in October 2013, Jump-N-Fun will be hosting “Open Jump” events which will occur on every second Thursdays of each month to benefit the Autism Speaks organization. The Open Jump events will provide sensory fun for children of the Autistic spectrum with inflatable games and toys. Open Jump will run from 6-8 p.m. at the...

2013-09-30 16:12:07

Findings in bacteria, yeast, mice show how flawed transport gene contributes to the condition Researchers say it's clear that some cases of autism are hereditary, but have struggled to draw direct links between the condition and particular genes. Now a team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has devised a process for connecting a suspect gene to its function in autism. In a report in the Sept. 25 issue of...

2013-09-21 23:03:46

The Autosport Automotive Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Greater Morris Area Walk For Autism Speaks will take place on October 5th at Central Park in Morris Plains. As the premier sponsor of the walk, Autosport Automotive Group raised $26,500 for Autism Speaks at their three dealerships in April during Autism Awareness Month. Morris Plains, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 The Autosport Automotive Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Greater Morris Area...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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