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2014-07-10 23:13:26

The success story of a child with high functioning autism from the time of his diagnosis until his college entry. Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The birth of an autistic child is a sad and devastating family event that alters forever the family’s relationship to everyday life and deprives parents of the anticipated joy of child rearing. The excitement of the child’s educational achievements are replaced by negotiating individual educational and treatment plans, navigating...

2014-07-10 12:31:08

Genetic Testing Service Designed to Detect Genetic Variants Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disorders of Childhood Development PROVO, Utah, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute Genomics, the leader in genome annotation and interpretation, today announced an agreement with Lineagen, Inc., to provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) analytics for Lineagen's NextStep(Dx) PLUS. Lineagen, focused on the diagnostic evaluation of neurodevelopmental and neurological...

2014-07-10 08:28:03

The Focus Autism Foundation Investigates Autism Speaks' Shifting Stance on Vaccine Safety Research WATCHUNG, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There was a time when the world's largest autism charity strongly urged the U.S. government to examine the possibility of a vaccine-autism link. "We believe that the question of whether immunization is associated with an increased risk for ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] is of extremely high priority" wrote Dr. Geraldine Dawson, former...

2014-07-08 23:05:52

First series of its kind - video series of 26 short, single-issue videos offering “Real Life Tips” to help families navigate these challenges. Produced by Children’s Specialized Hospital, with generous support from Kohl’s Autism Awareness. Mountainside, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Many parents of children with autism know it can be tough to do simple things like go to the grocery store, select toys, or take a vacation. The bigger issues—like finding appropriate therapeutic...

2014-07-07 08:27:30

NextCODE capabilities will power ACoRD/UCD leadership in sequence-based diagnostics and large-scale whole-genome discovery efforts in pediatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health, which puts whole-genome analysis in the hands of clinicians and researchers worldwide, today announced the start of a partnership with the Academic Centre on Rare Diseases (ACoRD) at University College Dublin. ACoRD will use NextCODE solutions to take full advantage...

2014-07-03 16:22:57

First connection between a genetic event, physical features and autism SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute has found a genetic identifier for autism that includes physical features that may eventually allow clinicians to identify babies who are at risk for autism before they are born. This is the first time a genetic mutation has been linked to autism. Dr. Raphael Bernier, clinical director of Seattle Children's...

2014-07-02 23:02:04

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on...

2014-07-01 23:07:11

The Remote Clinical Services program provides quality therapy and supervision to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, regardless of where they live. Los Angeles (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the launch of its nationwide Remote Clinical Services program to offer direct services to families in all 50 states. The program was previously available in 15 states, and CARD has now expanded the program nationwide to give all underserved...

2014-07-01 16:30:14

--$100,000 World of Difference grant will fund research lacking today BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will help determine whether running holds the key to better mental and physical development for children with autism. The Cigna Foundation today announced its $100,000 World of Difference grant to Achilles International, which has extensive anecdotal evidence showing that walking and running help people on the...

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2014-07-01 03:30:22

UCSF shows success of randomized clinical trial for kids with autism, establishing it as a time and cost effective tool Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. In their study, published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the...


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