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2014-07-01 16:30:14

--$100,000 World of Difference grant will fund research lacking today BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will help determine whether running holds the key to better mental and physical development for children with autism. The Cigna Foundation today announced its $100,000 World of Difference grant to Achilles International, which has extensive anecdotal evidence showing that walking and running help people on the...

2014-06-24 23:07:50

Playground Designed by Sparks @ Play Enhances Socialization and Sensory Motor Skills Development OWINGS MILLS, Md. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Owings Mills-based school for children on the autism spectrum, The Shafer Center for Early Intervention, opened a new playground for its students. Designed by Sparks @ Play, the space offers a therapeutic environment where children learn and explore through play, enhancing social interaction and sensory motor skills development. Six months in the making,...

2014-06-18 23:09:06

The app, developed by experts at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, is designed to maximize learning opportunities for children with autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Camp Discovery, the evidence-based therapeutic learning app for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has increased accessibility and is now available for iPhone and Android phones. The app, initially designed for tablets by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), has been optimized for...

2014-06-17 23:08:14

Leading Autism Science and Advocacy Organization Will Use Information on Research Metrics to Understand Return on Investment of Funding Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has purchased PlumX™ to track the metrics on the research outputs that its funding has helped create. PlumX from Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company, will give Autism Speaks powerful and actionable information about the more than $200...

2014-06-13 12:24:48

MIAMI, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism-U (www.autism-u.com) announces its game-changing science-based social network where parents and teachers are invited to access the most comprehensive online assessment tool for early intervention for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including autism. Early assessment and intervention is critical, and parents can now see their child's development and progress scientifically, with visual graphs enabling the next evolution of citizen...

2014-06-12 23:06:39

Relias Learning builds on its industry leading platform with the addition of the number one provider of online Applied Behavior Analysis training. Cary, NC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for human services organizations, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Autism Training Solutions (ATS). The acquisition adds more than 2,000 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training video clips and over 60 hours of expert instruction to Relias...

2014-06-12 23:04:25

Touchdown Communities offers safe and secure living and work environments, programs to foster ongoing growth and relationships, and sustainable and lasting options for home and work. Moorestown, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Adults with autism and related developmental disorders will soon have a place to live, work, and socialize. Touchdown Communities (TDC), the brainchild of Moorestown’s Tim Downes, is in the process of purchasing a site for development in Burlington, N.J. at the...

2014-06-10 12:31:22

LANCASTER, Pa., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services today kicked off its seventh annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference in Lancaster, convening 350 professionals across the state for training and to share best practices. "Under Governor Corbett's leadership, Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in addressing the needs of the autism community and the professionals who serve them," Department of Public...

2014-06-08 00:20:54

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a hundred visual effects associates and others in related fields came to talk shop with 25 exceptional young men and women at yesterday's open house held at the Exceptional Minds vocational school for young adults with autism in Sherman Oaks, California. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140607/95865 The young adults - all in their 20s and on the autism spectrum - are students at Exceptional Minds and are...

2014-05-22 23:04:27

Presented by distinguished experts in the field, the 17th International 3S Symposium, Strategies, Science & Success: The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder offers thought-provoking workshops including the latest research in Sensory Processing Disorderand evidence-based treatment, strategies to use in schools and clinics, and practice management help – reimbursement and health care changes that can impact your practice. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Sensory...


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