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2014-07-16 16:24:04

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Alliance of Michigan recently received a grant in the amount of $50,000 from Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. The grant is to support the development of the Michigan Family Autism Navigator, a pilot program to help families of young children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to Dr. Colleen Allen, President & CEO of Autism Alliance of Michigan, "This funding from Community Foundation...

2014-07-15 12:29:33

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Autism Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2160177/Autism-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H1-2014.htmlAutism Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Autism Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Autism clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to...

2014-07-11 23:07:42

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Founder and Director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, is getting a very mixed response on JP’s Law from his patients with autistic spectrum disorders in Virginia. Ashburn, Virginia (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ASHBURN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES On July 1st, Senate bill 367 took effect, which allows individuals with an intellectual disability or autism to have a special code placed on the back of their licenses and ID cards to alert law...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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