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Latest Autism spectrum Stories

2014-03-13 23:22:54

The Registered Behavior Technician™ credential to be issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board creates training standards for those providing direct services to individuals with developmental disabilities and offers certification to therapists in the growing behavioral intervention field. Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced the launch of its 40-hour training component which will fulfill the training requirement for the...

2014-03-12 23:01:42

Actress Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live this Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, for a one-hour segment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Actress and autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live for a live, hour-long segment on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT, to discuss motherhood, the teen years, and the future of autism. Peete has a 16-year-old son with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and will share her knowledge...

2014-03-12 11:39:12

Gender identity issues more likely among children with autism and related disorders or ADHD, study finds Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or those who have attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are much more likely to wish to be another gender. So says John Strang of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA, leader of the first study to compare the occurrence of such gender identity issues among children and adolescents with and without...

2014-03-11 08:27:09

"Life in a Special-Needs World" Exclusive Report Explores Health and Happiness of Children of All Abilities NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents magazine today revealed exclusive results from a study of moms of children with special needs and those whose children are typically developing, comparing their opinions on the health and happiness of children in their communities. The study results are featured in a 20-page special report entitled, "Life in a Special-Needs World," in...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-25 23:35:30

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization that develops, advocates for, and funds innovative initiatives benefiting adults on the autism spectrum, collaborated with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to produce a ground-breaking handbook for autistic college students. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (DJF), established a dozen years ago as the first national autism organization to focus exclusively on adults living...

2014-02-24 23:02:29

Visit A Shot of Truth’s website to view the complete historical timeline of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, that is still used in vaccines. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 A Shot of Truth recently published a unique timeline which provides clear and convincing evidence that the autism epidemic, now affecting one in fifty children, was caused by the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. There are a number of public records that substantiate these same findings,...

2014-02-19 08:34:25

Chocolatier to Raise Awareness and Funds for Autism with the Help of Iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY figure STRATHAM, N.H., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt USA today announces its continued partnership with Autism Speaks to raise funds and awareness for the autism community. For the sixth consecutive year, Lindt is supporting the world's leading autism and science advocacy organization through sales of the chocolatier's iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY figure. During...

2014-02-06 23:04:37

Crowdsourced campaign allows you to suggest and vote on the robot’s name. Dallas (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest, which invites members of the autism, special needs and education communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s social robot. The robot is the central component in Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program that uses purpose-built social robots and...

2014-02-05 23:25:56

Children suffering from Autism have special needs. Provide for their nutritional, mental, and psychological requirements with the breakthrough product called Spectrum Nutraceutical. Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The challenges of being a parent to an autistic child is immense. Aside from their high nutritional requirements, parents should also help regulate their emotions, improve their motor skill, and strengthen their physical and cognitive abilities. Also part of the...