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CDC Finds A 30 Percent Rise In Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses
2014-03-28 12:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Autism diagnoses have risen 30 percent since the previous estimate, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The government agency said that about one in 68 children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is 30 percent higher than the estimate for 2008 and 60 percent higher than the estimate for 2006. The CDC said that while it doesn’t know for sure what is causing this...

2014-03-28 12:23:59

Invites public to support Autism Awareness Month by sharing inspirational stories and acts of kindness NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: In light of the recent report released by the CDC yesterday announcing new Autism prevalence rates and the increasing number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Hospital for Special Care is increasing its Autism awareness efforts and focusing on the faces behind the numbers of those diagnosed....

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy. For this study, 25 genes in the post-mortem brain tissue of children both with autism and without were analyzed. Researchers included Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San...

2014-03-27 23:02:51

Autism Speaks Calls for Immediate National Action Plan Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data with regard to the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having an autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks has visited all 535 Congressional offices, organized statements from Republican and Democratic leaders in both the...

2014-03-27 12:31:21

Latest snapshot shows proportion of children with autism and higher IQ on the rise ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year...

2014-03-27 12:31:14

Autism Policy Reform Coalition Urges Government Examination Of Environmental Causes, And Focus On Treatment And Services WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism. Thirty years ago, autism affected 1 in 2,500 children; there has been a...

2014-03-27 08:35:24

Kristin Farmer Global Leader In Autism Research Honored as Living Legacy by Women's International Center SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading voice in global Autism research and treatment program development, Kristin Farmer, was honored as a Living Legacy at the Women's International Center Living Legacy Awards on Feb 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. Ms. Farmer is the founder of ACES (Autism Comprehensive Educational Services) which has provided autism services to...

2014-03-26 23:22:04

Katydid Collection offers puzzle-ribbon accessories and apparel to promote Autism Awareness Month. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Katydid Collection, a popular women's clothing boutique and trendy lifestyle brand, is offering several products aimed at promoting National Autism Awareness Month this April. Shoppers visiting the company's online store at katydidcollection.com may now browse a variety of original t-shirts, cuff bracelets, and flip-flop sandals bearing the...

2014-03-26 16:25:39

SEATTLE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in the March 26, 2014 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers - by Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at...

2014-03-26 11:18:13

The problems people with autism have with memory formation, higher-level thinking and social interactions may be partially attributable to the activity of receptors inside brain cells, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have learned. Scientists were already aware that the type of receptor in question was a potential contributor to these problems – when located on the surfaces of brain cells. Until now, though, the role of the same type of receptor...