Latest Autism spectrum Stories

2013-11-22 23:02:54

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta school for learning disabilities, received a grant designated for special needs education. The grant was given to Cumberland by The Believe in Me Foundation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia is a special needs school for high functioning Autism, Asperger’s and other learning disorders and is located in the Atlanta area. Cumberland has continued to grow in number of students and faculty, and therefore more space...

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 23:21:00

The Expanding Language App provides a means for individuals with speech and language deficits to communicate and build functional language skills using a simple icon-based platform for the iPhone and iPad. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today the release of its newest mobile teaching application for the iPhone and iPad, the...

Autistic Children Get A Little Learning Help From Russell The Robot
2013-11-21 04:56:05

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s known that many children with autism have an affinity for technology. Now, scientists at Vanderbilt University — with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) — are leveraging that fact by developing a learning environment for autistic children that is built on the foundation of state-of-the-art technology. One such example of that technology is “Russell”, a humanoid robot who works with the children...

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...

2013-11-19 23:31:21

Special program and certified clinicians in the field of Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis will provide treatment to families by who are currently waiting to access direct services. CHICAGO, Illinois (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today a new program that offers treatment services to the Autism and special needs community. The SL ABA GAP...

2013-11-19 23:28:13

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) issues ten tips to help children with autism and their families overcome the challenges of the holiday season. Nationwide (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) this week released ten of its top tips to minimize challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the holiday season. IBT is a leading training institute that provides innovative programs to meet the current and emerging...

2013-11-12 23:29:27

Adults with autism learn advanced life skills with the most comprehensive and intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment program at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) launches the nation’s first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment program for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CARD Adult Services program uses intensive, scientifically-proven applied behavior analysis (ABA)...

2013-11-12 23:20:39

Founder of Non-Profit Autism Conquers Seeks 10,000 Signatures for Reform. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Jorge Zighelboim will cycle more than 500 miles from Miami to Tallahassee on November 14th to collect signatures for a petition he introduced via Change.org to reform Florida’s Autism Insurance Mandate. Jorge Zighelboim founded the non-profit organization Autism Conquers as he embarked on a personal journey to change the insurance mandate of the Florida Autism Legislation...

2013-11-11 23:04:08

STAR Center Foundation celebrates Veterans Day through a fundraising campaign that will provide financial support for children of military families seeking therapy at STAR Center. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges, is starting a fundraising campaign for special needs children of military parents. All proceeds raised through this campaign with Indiegogo.com will go...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'