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2013-08-30 23:00:39

Customized temporary tattoos providing autism or allergy alerts and cell phone numbers help keep adults aware of kids’ vulnerabilities. Tattoo Manufacturing offers a variety of options. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 As the new school year kicks off, parents, teachers and extra-curricular supervisors inevitably think about child safety. Whether ensuring students don’t get separated from a group or safeguarding children with allergies, adults are looking for dependable ways to...

2013-08-29 23:29:34

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is serving more families in the Bay Area and is recognized as the "Best of the Best" by parents. Bay Area, Napa and Solano County, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency that provides comprehensive autism services, has expanded its reach in Northern California to include Napa and Solano counties. And as it celebrates over two years serving the Bay Area, Bay Area Parent magazine announced that AST was voted by...

2013-08-28 16:22:43

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability. Younger children with ASD have trouble integrating the auditory and visual cues associated with speech, but the researchers found that the problem clears up in adolescence. The study was published today in the online edition of...

Defective Enzyme Leads To Autism
2013-08-28 13:17:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina has found important new information about a group of enzymes that could be used to treat or prevent autism. According to their report in the journal Nature, the scientists found that defecctive or inhibited cellular enzymes called topoisomerases can lead to profound effects during brain development, and potentially to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). "Our study shows the...

2013-08-27 23:26:48

New Social Skills Learning Solutions tool kit is designed to teach individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities appropriate social skills to function more successfully in society. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today its newest product for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down syndrome...

2013-08-27 20:22:50

Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel headline October 4 Conference on Answers to Autism CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally-renowned autism experts Dr. Robert Koegel and Dr. Lynn Koegel will present a one-day training on research-based solutions to autism spectrum disorders in Skokie on October 4. The doctors are recognized as the developers of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), one of the few responses to autism that is both comprehensive and empirically supported, as...

2013-08-27 12:25:09

Steve Harvey to host Dallas concert benefiting Autism Speaks DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy winner, will perform at T.D. Jakes' MegaFest Woman of Purpose concert. Comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey will host the event featuring a performance by pop star and actress Brandy. A portion of concert proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy group. Two families with children on the autism spectrum...

2013-08-24 23:03:26

Funded by the Share and Care Foundation, a pilot version of the WebTeam-owned Colors Program was run at Easter Seals New York’s (Easter Seals NY) Project Explore Child Development Center, helping preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders begin their journey toward mainstream education. Somerset, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 The kiosk-based Colors Program is in sync with the app-based iLearnNEarn Program, which is widely in use in hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and...

2013-08-20 23:30:41

Over 75 participants have the opportunity to rappel down the side of Philadelphia’s only waterfront hotel, in an effort to raise more money for Autism Speaks. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing will host the inaugural Over the Edge with Autism Speaks event in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 24th. Individuals walking the Penn’s Landing waterfront will have another amazing sight to see, 23 stories up as they witness thrill seekers...

2013-08-20 10:51:55

A Danish study of siblings suggests the recurrence risks for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) varied from 4.5 percent to 10.5 percent depending on the birth years, which is higher than the ASD risk of 1.18 percent in the overall Danish population, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. ASDs are neurodevelopmental disorders that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and also include repetitive behavior and narrow...