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2014-04-01 23:23:19

Exclusive Genetics, a world leader in the bucking bull industry, is launching the "Buck Autism" Campaign to support the National Autism Association and the Parent Information Center of Wyoming; kicking off with a charity event on April 5 at the ACM Party For A Cause® Festival in Las Vegas. Orchard, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 In support of National Autism Awareness Month this April 2014, Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry will launch the...

2014-03-31 23:04:55

The STAR Centers specializes in evaluating and treating feeding problems in children with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. A presentation called “Having Fun with Food: Make Meal Time Enjoyable for the Whole Family” was recorded last week and is available online. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Being able to rapidly evaluate and treat a child with a feeding issue is a critical factor to their health and success. STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research)...

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy. For this study, 25 genes in the post-mortem brain tissue of children both with autism and without were analyzed. Researchers included Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San...

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'