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2014-04-30 23:16:50

With the prevalence rate of autism on the rise, important questions surround the disorder that the book, edited by researchers at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, addresses. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The “Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders” offers comprehensive, evidence-based information on early intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The book explores the evolution of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews the neurobiology of ASD,...

2014-04-30 23:05:06

STAR Center receives grants to install Project GROW, a sensory garden that will address the needs of children with Sensory Processing Disorder through touch, taste and smell components of a strategically planted garden. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Colorado Garden Foundation (who also produces the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show) held an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 27, 2014 to present a second grant to the STAR Center for the development of a therapeutic sensory...

2014-04-30 09:46:46

In research published today in Molecular Psychiatry, a multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology. The team, the product of an ongoing collaboration between Professors W. Richard McCombie of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Aiden Corvin of Trinity College, Dublin, studied a type of gene...

2014-04-29 08:37:03

Dr. Patricia Wright will serve as Vice President of Professional Services NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced that Dr. Patricia Wright, former national director of autism services at Easter Seals, will join the organization as Vice President of Professional Services this week. "Dr. Wright has unparalleled passion for,...

2014-04-28 12:31:03

NBC5 Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern to Emcee the Event CHICAGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 2 community leaders from Chicago and New York City will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel to honor one of autism's most prominent researchers, Catherine Lord, Ph.D. As a founder of Chicago area nonprofit Have Dreams, Dr. Lord has led the development of the diagnostics used in early identification of children with autism. She is the author of more than...

2014-04-28 12:30:49

Genomic research a game-changer in treatment plans LEWISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No parent is ever fully prepared to learn that a child is anything other than healthy and happy, and a diagnosis of autism can be particularly frightening. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81207 Families everywhere are desperately seeking accurate diagnoses, appropriate care and therapeutic programs for their children with autism spectrum disorders and...

2014-04-28 12:26:41

Ad features trio of BBDO clients to help communicate message: "Early Diagnosis Can Make a Lifetime of Difference" NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, BBDO New York has brought together three of its clients to help deliver a one-of-a-kind, onetime :60 commercial message designed to help raise awareness of autism and encourage parents to look for early signs. The "ad" is timed to debut at the end of April, which is Autism Awareness Month. The...

The Genetics Of Autism
2014-04-27 04:57:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are more common in families that are affected by autism, suggesting that this type of genetic testing could prove to be an important tool in the individualized diagnosis and treatment of the condition, researchers from the Autism Genome Project claim in a new study. In a report published in the April 24 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the authors discuss the CNV testing of...

2014-04-25 09:42:47

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. The findings, believed to the be the first to show a direct relationship between motor skills and autism severity, indicate that development of fine and gross motor skills should be included in treatment plans for young children with autism, said Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in OSU’s College of...

2014-04-24 23:17:12

Snug Vest, producer of an inflatable vest that provides Deep Pressure Therapy for individuals with high levels of anxiety, ADHD and autism, has been chosen to present to the Dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 One year after Snug Vest launched it’s product, hundreds of vests have been sold to children, teens and adults. The young company is seeking funding to scale and grow Snug Vest, as they are determined to help many more individuals with autism...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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