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2013-11-19 08:28:56

CARY, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, affecting 1 in 88 children, according to the CDC. As more families struggle to find answers and make sense of a diagnosis, National Autism Network announces the launch of an innovative, HIPAA-secure social network designed specifically and solely for the Autism community. This fully integrated social network offers features not currently found on...

2013-11-18 23:01:04

People's Care Autism Services joined the rest of the nation to celebrate the first ever national policy and action summit on Autism in Washington D.C. called “Autism Speaks to Washington” (#AS2DC). Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 People's Care Autism Services celebrated the first ever national policy and action summit on Autism in Washington D.C. called “Autism Speaks to Washington” (#AS2DC). The summit was composed of leaders from across the country to speak on...

2013-11-18 12:30:15

Nathan Young creates jobs and brings awareness to what he calls a community work and inclusion industry for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities FORTUNA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Historically, disability workshops provide some of the only job opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, but these programs generally lead to segregation and pay subpar wages. Tired of limited inclusive job opportunities, Nathan Young -- a...

2013-11-15 23:01:15

Advocates and policymakers gather at inaugural autism policy and action summit to call for national autism plan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, yesterday was joined by hundreds of advocates on Capitol Hill. More than 260 autism activists from across the nation visited all 535 members of Congress, demanding a strategic national autism plan. Parents and their children with autism, self-advocates,...

2013-11-14 23:28:14

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will speak about effective, individualized treatment programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on Dec. 5, 2013 in Ft. Myers. FT. MYERS, Fla. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, world- renowned autism expert, clinical psychologist, and the founder and CEO of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., will host a two-hour seminar, “Creating a Comprehensive...

2013-11-14 23:21:59

Fluitec Consumer Products LLC's soon to be released in home test kit, TestME™, a fast, simple and reliable measure of oxidative stress levels (i.e. cell damage) in the human body, received rave reviews at an Autism Speaks event on the Jersey Shore. TestME™ is of particular interest and value to parents or caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism. Jeresey City, NJ (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Fluitec Consumer Products LLC, a subsidiary of Jersey City, NJ-based Fluitec...

2013-11-14 12:26:26

Campaign Supported by Real Housewives of New Jersey Cast Member, Jacqueline Laurita NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for holiday giving, Pleygo (www.pleygo.com), the "Netflix-like" service that allows families to rent LEGO® sets, has joined forces with Generation Rescue (www.generationrescue.org), a national non-profit providing immediate treatment assistance and hope to families affected by autism, to "build" much-needed awareness and funds through the...

2013-11-12 23:29:27

Adults with autism learn advanced life skills with the most comprehensive and intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment program at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) launches the nation’s first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment program for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CARD Adult Services program uses intensive, scientifically-proven applied behavior analysis (ABA)...

2013-11-12 23:23:23

Temple Grandin will discuss her new book starting at 7 p.m. Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Kirkman®, specialists in nutraceuticals for individuals with sensitivities and special dietary requirements, will be a vendor at a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin in Reno, Nev. on Nov. 14. Dr. Grandin will be discussing her new book, “The Autistic Brain,” starting at 7 p.m., at the Atlantis Resort Casino. Dr. Grandin, whose life with autism was chronicled in a popular television...

2013-11-12 23:20:39

Founder of Non-Profit Autism Conquers Seeks 10,000 Signatures for Reform. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Jorge Zighelboim will cycle more than 500 miles from Miami to Tallahassee on November 14th to collect signatures for a petition he introduced via Change.org to reform Florida’s Autism Insurance Mandate. Jorge Zighelboim founded the non-profit organization Autism Conquers as he embarked on a personal journey to change the insurance mandate of the Florida Autism Legislation...