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Latest Autism spectrum Stories

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...

2013-08-19 10:28:10

Children with autism and average IQs consistently demonstrated superior math skills compared with nonautistic children in the same IQ range, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "There appears to be a unique pattern of brain organization that underlies superior problem-solving abilities in children with autism," said Vinod Menon, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a member of the...

2013-08-16 23:04:39

Autism Researchers can now apply for 2014 grants. $1.1 million already awarded by Autism Science Foundation in pre & postdoctoral funding. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, today announced that it had issued a new request for scientific proposals. ASF is inviting applications for pre- and postdoctoral training awards from graduate students, medical students and...

2013-08-01 23:26:53

Working With Autism Inc’s. team of professionals now includes two additional BCBA staff members, making it one of few full service autism agencies offering standardized ABA services for children, teens and young adults. uding Santa Clarita, Saugus, Canyon Country, Valencia and Newhall) (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, CA (incl Working With Autism Inc’s. (WWA) team of professionals now includes two additional BCBA staff members, making it one of few full...

2013-07-30 08:35:00

First of its Kind Gluten-Free Multi-Media Cooking App gives parents and caregivers core cooking skills and knowledge, enabling them to deliver healthy, nutritional meals LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help families coping with the overwhelming situation of raising a child with ASD or other special dietary needs, accomplished chef Jimi Taylor, in partnership with Generation Rescue, is making a difference with a new Gluten-Free iOS App - "Chef Jimi's -...

2013-07-29 23:25:19

Working With Autism's adolescent services unit brings hands-on treatment programs to autism students in Los Angeles. Encino, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Working With Autism announces latest program, an Adolescent Services Unit, following a service area expansion in Santa Clarita Valley. The Adolescent Unit fills the gap for people looking to continue utilizing services and resources for their autistic children as they reach adolescence. The Adolescent Unit at Working With Autism (WWA)...