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2014-03-25 08:26:45

DENVER, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine visiting a major hospital's nursery that has more than 50 infants. Now imagine one of those infants is your child. The odds are one of those children will develop autism. Will that child be your son or daughter? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140325/PH89507-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140325/PH89507LOGO-b ) In its most recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported cases of...

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...

2014-03-19 23:23:33

Lee Grossman, past President & CEO of the Autism Society of America, has joined iLOC Technologies in an advisory capacity, to provide guidance and expertise to the iLOC management team in bringing its cutting-edge technologies to the autism, cognitively impaired and aging communities. MONTREAL, CANADA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 iLOC Technologies Inc., a leading provider of cutting-edge, personal safety & wandering prevention solutions, announced today that it has retained Lee Grossman...

2014-03-18 23:25:58

New website serves to educate, support and assist those affected by autism spectrum disorder. Project Autism will provide events, training and resources to help this community with their specialized needs and concerns. Houston,Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Project Autism is pleased to announce the launch of their new fully featured website at http://www.projectautism.org. It hopes to now serve as the leading resource for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in providing...

No Empathy Link Found In Study Of Contagious Yawning
2014-03-17 07:05:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been previously suggested that contagious yawning is a sign of empathy toward others, but a new study is finding little evidence to back up that theory. Researchers from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation have found that contagious yawning may actually decrease as we age and is less strongly related to variables such as empathy, tiredness and energy levels. Their paper, which has been published in the March 14 issue...

2014-03-13 23:29:15

Working With Autism teams with Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School to provide workshop for teens with autism. WWA is one of few Agencies trained by UCLA team and qualified to manage PEERS workshops. Encino, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Working With Autism, an autism service organization, is launching PEERS (Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills), a new peer group geared towards helping autistic teens develop social skills. The program will deal...

2014-03-13 23:03:53

Special Learning offers unrestricted access to its Professional Webcast Training for 30 days, 90 days and 12 months. All the training you could want on Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for a one-time flat rate. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and comprehensive educational and training systems for healthcare providers, educators and parents who work with people with Autism and other...

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...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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