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2014-03-06 16:26:42

RYE, N.Y., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark LLC, a research-driven biotechnology company focused on neurological disorders, will be a featured speaker at the SXSW Interactive Festival to be held March 7-11 in Austin, Texas. SXSW Interactive, part of South by Southwest,(TM) brings together the brightest minds in cutting-edge technologies, digital creativity and startup innovation. Dr. Fallon will be joined by Amy Millman, President of...

New Program For Students With Autism Prepares Them For Life After High School
2014-03-05 14:44:22

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill An innovative program from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and 6 partner universities is preparing students with autism for life after high school. “Public high schools may be one of the last best hopes for adolescents with autism—and for their families,” said FPG director Samuel L. Odom. “Many of these students will face unemployment and few social ties after school ends.” According to Odom,...

2014-03-05 12:24:16

NBC Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern to Emcee the Event CHICAGO, March 5, 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...

2014-03-04 23:04:04

Special Learning’s ABA Resource Library is a valuable free resource that provides hundreds of relevant tools to the global ABA community. Visit our new downloadable tools section and its 11 categories of teaching tools. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and comprehensive educational and training systems for the special needs community, is pleased to announce the expansion of its comprehensive ABA...

2014-03-04 23:01:47

World-renowned autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh testifies today, representing California autism treatment providers at a California Senate informational hearing on March 4, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. to articulate challenges and successes of the autism mandate. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, the founder and CEO of Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), testifies on behalf of California’s autism treatment providers before the California Senate...

2014-03-03 04:23:06

SOMERSET, N.J., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a recognition dinner held at the Pind Restaurant in Kingston, NJ, WebTeam Corporation CEO Nish Parikh publicly thanked educators, medical professionals, state leaders and members of the autism community for their collaborative contributions leading to the development and success of WebTeam's award-winning technology for autism management. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/MN74949) "We are deeply indebted to all of you...

2014-02-28 23:04:55

New Study in AOTA's American Journal of Occupational Therapy Provides Insight Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 New research conducted by a group of occupational therapists provides insight into the specific social activities that challenge children and pre-teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By looking at the participation rates of more than 700 children between ages 5 and 13, researchers found that children with ASD experience a lack of participation in social...

2014-02-28 23:04:09

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation announces its 2nd Annual Tournament of Hope charity golf event chaired by Joan M. Miller, Senior Vice President Energy and Chemicals, CH2MHILL. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Tournament of Hope charity golf event June 9, 2014 at the exclusive Club at Pradera in Parker, Colorado, designed by Jim Engh. The Tournament of Hope, chaired by Joan M. Miller,...

2014-02-28 12:27:36

Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, says Forbes misrepresented congressional record and CDC studies CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last week, PhD biochemist Brian Hooker created a stir when he announced he had obtained sensitive documents from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. According to Hooker, these documents implicated the vaccine preservative Thimerosal (50% mercury by weight) in causing autism...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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