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2014-03-28 23:22:37

The Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program will be offering a free workshop for those who work and interact with adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 On April 22, 2014 the Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program (BCJFPP) will be offering Autism and Safety – It’s Unpredictable, a free workshop for first responders and others who work and interact with adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Over recent years,...

2014-03-28 23:01:18

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation held its Banquet of Champions fundraiser benefitting the SPD Foundation in its mission to provide hope and help for children with sensory processing issues. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation held its Olympic-themed Banquet of Champions at the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado on March 14, 2014. Award recipients were chosen for carrying the torch of passion and inspiration for...

2014-03-28 23:01:15

Confident, engaging and often humorous, three young men and one young woman talked about what it's like to be working on movies like American Hustle, and what others on the spectrum can do to beat the statistical odds of unemployment at last week's conference. Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Autism, so often viewed as just a number in a study, seemed to grow a body and walk into Friday’s Profectum conference in Pasadena when three young men and one young woman...

CDC Finds A 30 Percent Rise In Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses
2014-03-28 12:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Autism diagnoses have risen 30 percent since the previous estimate, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The government agency said that about one in 68 children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is 30 percent higher than the estimate for 2008 and 60 percent higher than the estimate for 2006. The CDC said that while it doesn’t know for sure what is causing this...

2014-03-28 12:23:59

Invites public to support Autism Awareness Month by sharing inspirational stories and acts of kindness NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: In light of the recent report released by the CDC yesterday announcing new Autism prevalence rates and the increasing number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Hospital for Special Care is increasing its Autism awareness efforts and focusing on the faces behind the numbers of those diagnosed....

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 23:02:51

Autism Speaks Calls for Immediate National Action Plan Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data with regard to the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having an autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks has visited all 535 Congressional offices, organized statements from Republican and Democratic leaders in both the...

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...

2014-03-27 12:31:14

Autism Policy Reform Coalition Urges Government Examination Of Environmental Causes, And Focus On Treatment And Services WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism. Thirty years ago, autism affected 1 in 2,500 children; there has been a...

2014-03-27 08:35:24

Kristin Farmer Global Leader In Autism Research Honored as Living Legacy by Women's International Center SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading voice in global Autism research and treatment program development, Kristin Farmer, was honored as a Living Legacy at the Women's International Center Living Legacy Awards on Feb 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. Ms. Farmer is the founder of ACES (Autism Comprehensive Educational Services) which has provided autism services to...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.