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Researchers Find Pet Dogs Could Benefit Some Autistic

Researchers Find Pet Dogs Could Benefit Some Autistic Children

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Autistic children could benefit from interacting with dogs, which could provide the youngsters with unconditional love, companionship, stress relief and opportunities to learn...

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2014-04-14 23:12:26

Your Autism Coach, a leading autism parent coaching and seminar company, has released a free excerpt from its upcoming new book, The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. Parents can download the excerpt at http://www.yourautismcoach.com or call (347) 869-4705 to request a copy. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, which is an increase of over 30%...

2014-04-14 23:11:00

JayMac Pharmaceuticals, the makers of advanced generation folate therapy, EnLyte, respond to March CDC reports of a 30 percent increase in the rise of autism. Sunset, Louisiana (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 In March, the CDC reported a 30 percent rise in autism, now affecting one in 68 children. Prevention is key, and JayMac Pharmaceuticals, LLC is committed to educating on prenatal prevention with adequate supplementation. Folate is crucial to the developing fetus, and supplementing with folic...

2014-04-14 23:01:48

Speech therapist and occupational therapist with Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, to train Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies on how to help a child with autism who has wandered/run away. Green Cove Springs, Florida (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A 2012 study in Pediatrics confirmed what some parents already knew: nearly half of all children with an ASD attempt to elope from a safe environment. (ASD is the clinical term used to describe any form of autism or disorder on...

2014-04-14 12:36:52

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- April is Autism Awareness Month. Finding and securing affordable childcare for autistic children is one of the biggest challenges parents of these children face. According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum which means that this problem affects millions of families in the United States each year. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140412/MN04198 What many families don't know is that for about...

2014-04-11 23:25:34

Special Learning’s webcast training now provides CEU credits, delivering on-demand virtual training on autism and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) topics for professionals with busy schedules. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and training and educational resources for the autism and special needs community, is pleased to announce that it has received approval from Behavior Analyst Certification Board...

2014-04-11 14:44:32

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain. In their study, published in the April 11, 2014...

2014-04-10 23:26:44

The latest report by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1-68 children have autism. Dallas Texas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 This new estimate is roughly 30% higher than previous estimates in 2012 and is based on the CDC’s surveillance study abstract; Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010. The study was released March 27, 2014. The number of children...

2014-04-10 23:03:32

Special Learning’s webcast training now provides CEU credits, delivering on-demand virtual training on autism and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) topics for professionals with busy schedules. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and training and educational resources for the autism and special needs community, is pleased to announce that it has received accreditation from the Behavior Analyst...

2014-04-10 23:01:40

Overwhelming Response of Names Suggested for RoboKind Robot Used in Autism Intervention Dallas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the extension of its Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest. The contest invites members of the autism, special needs, education and technology communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s humanoid robot. After receiving overwhelming response, RoboKind extended the competition to allow more...

2014-04-09 23:29:44

Project HOPE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides a lifespan of services to the autism community, receives $30,000 from United Way of Greenville County Breakthrough Grant. These funds will help equip therapists with iPad mini's and software to track critical data, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of therapy for over 100 children with autism. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Project HOPE Foundation’s Hope Reach program provides intensive Applied Behavior...