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2013-09-30 23:39:27

The workshop, sponsored by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, is designed for practitioners, educators, professionals, students, and caregivers working with individuals with autism as an introduction to relational frame theory, research, and practical strategies. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Autism Research Group (ARG), a nonprofit dedicated to using science to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families, will host a one-day workshop...

2013-09-18 13:22:43

UC Davis MIND Institute research finds rigorous evaluations are needed to accurately diagnose autism in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests. The study is the first to...

Video Game Use Higher Among Boys With Autism, ADHD
2013-07-29 18:50:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study says that children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are more likely to be hooked on video games. According to research published in the journal Pediatrics, boys with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to spend excessive amounts of time playing video games. Scientists found that boys ages eight to 18 with these conditions spent nearly twice as much time on...

2013-07-17 23:18:22

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will host a free conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday, August 24, 2013, for parents, educators, caregivers, practitioners, and other professionals to learn about the most effective intervention strategies and groundbreaking technologies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 CARD Louisiana Autism Conference, designed for parents, practitioners, educators, and caregivers, will be held...

2013-07-10 10:40:07

Children who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebral spinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy, a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found, raising the possibility that those brain anomalies may serve as potential biomarkers for the early identification of the neurodevelopmental disorder. The study is the first to follow the brain-growth trajectories from infancy in children who later develop autism and...

2013-07-08 23:21:32

Skills®: The Online Autism Solution, created by Center for Autism and Related Disorders' researchers, receives a top-notch review for its online autism treatment curriculum in the peer-reviewed journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice. (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Skills®: The Online Autism Solution received a high ranking in a review from the peer-reviewed journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP), for its comprehensive curriculum organization, user-friendly website design...

2013-04-24 12:35:59

Maternal use of valproate (a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders) during pregnancy was associated with a significantly increased risk of autism in offspring, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. The authors caution that these findings must be balanced against the treatment benefits for women who require valproate for epilepsy control. "Anti-epileptic drug exposure during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk for...

CDC Revises Autism Estimate Up To 1 In 50 Children
2013-03-20 18:11:49

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Every morning and early afternoon, our communities are crisscrossed by large yellow buses ferrying our youth to and from school. A new survey commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims at least one child on each of those buses has a condition linked to the autism spectrum disorder. Nationally, this would mean up to one million children suffer from some form of autism. The numbers presented in...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.