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2014-03-27 12:31:21

Latest snapshot shows proportion of children with autism and higher IQ on the rise ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year...

2014-03-26 16:25:39

SEATTLE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in the March 26, 2014 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers - by Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at...

2014-03-25 23:04:18

Best Buds Summer Day Camp and Camp Connect XYZ will Offer Services for Children Ages 3 to 14 Owing Mills, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Shafer Center for Early Intervention will be offering two innovative summer program options for children on the autism spectrum who are not enrolled in the Center’s 12-month program. Best Buds Summer Day Camp, serving children ages 3 to 8 years old, and Camp Connect XYZ™, serving children ages 6 to 14 years old, will provide educational services for...

2014-03-21 23:26:16

According to clinical psychologist Dr. Carly Orenstein of Morris Psychological Group, social skills can be developed with coaching in small group sessions of children with similar issues, where children have a safe, structured environment in which they can learn and practice new skills. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The ability to make and keep friends is vital to a child's emotional health and well-being. Children who have difficult peer relationships or who are rejected by...

2014-03-20 23:00:42

New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device’s embedded educational software. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to...

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...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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