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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...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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