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2013-05-21 12:25:47

Since campaign launch, percentage of parents of young children who have spoken with their doctor about autism has increased by over 60%, yet minority children continue to receive diagnosis at later ages NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its award-winning "Learn the Signs" campaign, Autism Speaks - the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization - today joined the Ad Council, along with partner agencies BBDO New York and LatinWorks, to announce the launch...

2013-05-14 08:34:05

National Autism Network uses articles, forums to inform visitors on diagnostics, early intervention, treatment models CARY, N.C., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Autism Network launches the most comprehensive and up to date website (www.nationalautismnetwork.com), available for individuals, families, and service providers affected by autism. The National Autism Network organizes the Internet as it pertains to autism spectrum disorders providing both families and...

2013-05-02 23:24:02

Autism Speaks and title loan provider LoanMart teamed Up to raise over $1.85 million for autism research at ℠Walk Now´ at the Hollywood Bowl. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Title loan leader LoanMart joined with Autism Speaks to support its ℠Walk Now´ fundraising event at the Rose Bowl on April 20th. As a platinum sponsor of the event, LoanMart had a big presence at the Rose Bowl, rolling up in their truck full of swag to set up a booth and support the community that came out...

2013-04-30 04:21:07

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Speaks and Prometheus Research have teamed up to develop a new, more user-friendly assessment portal through which parents can complete surveys for use in autism research. The tool, called the Online Clinical System for Research (OSCR), allows parents to complete forms over the web and makes them accessible to Autism Speaks' Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) scientists, among others. Assessments collected via OSCR provide...

2013-04-29 23:03:22

Autism affects 1 in 88 children around the world and growing, but yet it is still under the radar of most people. (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 Autism has been a dirty little secret in society, quietly sneaking up in relevance. If you asked someone ten years ago about autism, few would know what it was and most would deny knowing anyone effected with the disorder. Today, still many go undiagnosed and categorized as misbehaved, disobedient or just odd. Autism, a disorder characterized by impaired...

2013-04-26 23:03:26

Jacksonville company Incepture aids school for children with Autism. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 The 9th Annual Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) Charity Golf Classic was held this week to raise awareness of the developmental disorder and provide much needed funds for the school. Incepture, a Jacksonville-headquartered staffing company, was a title sponsor for the event. The event, at Deerwood Country Club, continued despite recent inclement weather and raised more than...

2013-04-24 12:29:45

Programs are designed to help increase educational opportunities for students with autism FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has announced that beginning with the fall 2013 term, it will begin offering two new programs to address the needs of a growing population of students with autism. Services to be provided by the Autism Institute at NSU's Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, will provide specialized options for...

2013-04-15 16:24:58

RALEIGH, N.C., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of every 70 children born in North Carolina will be affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In recognition that April is World Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) launched Get Autism, a campaign to raise awareness of Autism on all levels in society and to help increase understanding of this growing population. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during...

2013-04-05 16:22:26

HOSTED BY KRISTEN AND STEPHEN STILLS AND EMCEED BY JACK BLACK, THE LINE-UP ALSO INCLUDES RYAN ADAMS, RICKIE LEE JONES, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DON FELDER, CHRIS STILLS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary trio Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) makes its only Los Angeles area performance this year on April 13 at Club Nokia for the Light Up The Blues Concert--An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy...

2013-03-31 23:04:48

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, and to promote awareness, WebTeam Corporation is launching a free subscription offer of iLearnNEarn App based program to teach children with Autism that will be valid during the Autism Awareness Month in April. Somerset, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 In conjunction with developing iLearnNEarn 2nd Generation program to teach children with Autism, WebTeam Corporation is also looking to reach out to more people from the autism community through...