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2014-06-08 00:20:54

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a hundred visual effects associates and others in related fields came to talk shop with 25 exceptional young men and women at yesterday's open house held at the Exceptional Minds vocational school for young adults with autism in Sherman Oaks, California. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140607/95865 The young adults - all in their 20s and on the autism spectrum - are students at Exceptional Minds and are...

2014-06-04 23:15:20

Snug Vest by Squeezease Therapy Inc. one of six finalists in Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology category. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Snug Vest is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards International competition. Snug Vest is an inflatable therapy product that provides deep pressure to individuals with sensory disorders,...

2014-06-04 23:14:58

Center for Social Cognition offers eight-week intensive summer program to develop the cognitive, social, and emotional understanding of children ages four to 12 beginning July 7, 2014. Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 When it comes to learning, parents and educators must look beyond pencils and books to prepare their children for the school of life. The ability to learn is driven by emotional needs and requires social interaction to be meaningful, according to Karina Poirier, Psy.D,...

2014-06-04 23:10:14

On June 11, 2014, Special Learning, Inc. will host a 60-minute live webinar as part of its “Lunch With An Expert” series on “How Life Insurance Can Fund A Special Needs Trust.” The speaker is Mr. Michael Stern, Advanced Planning Specialist for Advanced Wealth Partners LLC. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Special Learning, Inc., a comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced that they are hosting another free training session in its Lunch With An Expert Webinar (LWAE)...

2014-06-03 23:09:41

The collaboration will advance the understanding of autism and refine current treatment strategies by analyzing millions of data points collected during evidence-based treatment. Orange, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Chapman has signed a formal agreement to collaborate with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the world’s largest organizations treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the third largest non-governmental organization contributing to autism research in...

2014-06-02 12:28:21

MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study finds a link between prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) and the development of symptoms of asthma and autism in children. A team of scientists from The Douglas Mental Health University Institute and from McGill University has been studying women who were pregnant during the January 1998 Quebec ice storm since June of that year and observing effects of their stress on their children's development (Project Ice Storm).The team examined...

2014-05-31 23:08:04

One of the most renowned integrated therapy centers in Beverly Hills, Innovative Speech & Language Pathology is offering complimentary consultations and screenings for a limited time. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Beverly Hills Speech Therapist Offers Complimentary Consultations and Screening One of the most renowned integrated therapy centers in Beverly Hills, Innovative Speech & Language Pathology is offering free consultations and screenings for a limited time*. ISLP...

2014-05-30 23:14:08

The 2nd Annual Go Blue or Go Home Autism Fundraiser Event witnessed a huge surge of benevolence and encouragement towards the cause of Autism. The event turned out to be a tremendous success with over $5000 raised during this fun and eventful get-together of families. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 On April 12th, the Palisades Recreational Park rang with laughter and excitement generated by a long line-up of games, music, entertainment acts and events, and a delightful array of gulp-inducing...

2014-05-30 23:12:39

New Jersey Educator Describes How to Use LEGO to Help Children Make Friends, Build Social Skills Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 New Jersey autism educator GW Krauss, a neuropsychologist at Y.A.L.E. School has co-authored a new book that describes how to set up and run a LEGO ® Club for children with autism. The book, LEGO®-Based Therapy: How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions, outlines the theory and...

2014-05-29 23:19:45

Brain Treatment Centers of South Florida displays promising results in helping children and teens affected by ADHD and learning disorders enhance attention spans. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Positive Brain Training (PBT) is form of Neurofeedback developed by Dr. Rex Cannon, Chief Scientific Officer, of BrainTreatment Centers of South Florida. Dr. Cannon’s latest research found children with ADHD demonstrated dramatic improvements in neurocognitive and psychological functioning...


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attercop
  • 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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