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Autistic Children Get A Little Learning Help From Russell The Robot
2013-11-21 04:56:05

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s known that many children with autism have an affinity for technology. Now, scientists at Vanderbilt University — with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) — are leveraging that fact by developing a learning environment for autistic children that is built on the foundation of state-of-the-art technology. One such example of that technology is “Russell”, a humanoid robot who works with the children...

2013-11-20 23:23:12

Educators and therapists able to input essential progress data anytime, anywhere. Overland Park, Kan. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 ABPathfinder, LLC, developer of special education and therapy management solutions, releases an update to its signature ABPathfinder software that extends the system’s data entry capabilities. The company announced the update today at OCALICON, one of the country’s largest national autism conferences. The new capabilities empower educators, therapists and...

2013-11-20 23:23:02

The social network for parents of children of all ages with autism keeps momentum going. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 MyAutismTeam, the social network for parents of children of all ages with autism, today announced a new milestone of 50,000 registered parents. MyAutismTeam attributes the rapid growth of the social network to pent up demand and word-of-mouth amongst parents of individuals with autism, unique product features based on parent feedback, and partnerships with...

2013-11-20 23:00:26

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is committed to funding up to $100,000 in grants to underserved families in the Coachella Valley who are impacted by autism. Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has announced it will commit up to $100,000 in funding to underserved families in the Coachella Valley...

2013-11-20 16:26:14

WHITTIER, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy California - http://www.achievebeyondusa.com - is proud to announce its new contract with Autism Services Group. Autism Services Group covers and administers Behavior Therapy services for Aetna, MHN, College Health IPA, and Healthnet. Achieve Beyond is now able to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with Autism and other developmental delays that are covered by these insurances....

2013-11-19 23:31:21

Special program and certified clinicians in the field of Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis will provide treatment to families by who are currently waiting to access direct services. CHICAGO, Illinois (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today a new program that offers treatment services to the Autism and special needs community. The SL ABA GAP...

2013-11-19 23:28:13

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) issues ten tips to help children with autism and their families overcome the challenges of the holiday season. Nationwide (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) this week released ten of its top tips to minimize challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the holiday season. IBT is a leading training institute that provides innovative programs to meet the current and emerging...

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...