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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...

2013-07-29 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)...

2013-07-29 23:18:52

Maddy Robinson proves “Mission Possible” as she loses her diagnosis of autism after intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment led by her parents using Skills®, an online autism curriculum. Grand Forks, N.D. (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Five-year-old Maddy Robinson is the newest face of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders' (CARD) “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope” online video series that highlights the personal journeys, challenges, and successes of...

2013-07-26 13:36:43

Gene co-expression study is based on data in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two networked groupings from 26 genes associated with autism that are overexpressed in the cerebellar cortex, in areas dominated by neurons called granule cells. The team, composed of...

2013-07-25 23:22:57

The Children’s Spot, the superior children’s speech, occupational and ABA therapy program, announces their August Speech and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) Groups. Summer SPOT Groups are led by a speech pathologist and occupational therapist who teach and reinforce language, communication, sensory, gross and fine motor skills for each child. Elkridge, MD (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 The Children’s Spot announces their August SPOT Group sessions. Each group has room for 4 children of...


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