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2014-06-25 16:26:18

Annual autism fundraising campaign raises more than $3 million for Autism Speaks since 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle Cravers and team members raised more than $650,000 for Autism Speaks this spring by selling puzzle pieces in 400 restaurants in 12 states. The Castle Shares program continued its philanthropic commitment with a campaign that ran from April 1 through May 3, 2014. White Castle set a fundraising campaign record for the fifth straight...

2014-06-25 10:16:46

The Lancet Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study surveyed 374 individuals (256 men and 118 women) diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as adults between 2004 and 2013 at the Cambridge Lifetime Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) clinic in Cambridge UK....

2014-06-24 23:14:59

Recent studies reporting the rising incidences of Autism (ASD), ADHD and Dyslexia are primarily due to better recognition and diagnosis of milder cases, states neuropsychiatrist Dr. Harold Levinson. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 A recent study just released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) notes that the incidence of Autism or ASD rose 30% in just two years from 1/88 to 1/68. Another CDC report indicated that ADHD just increased to 11% from 8%. Similarly, the...

2014-06-23 23:04:06

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with...

autism reproductive stoppage
2014-06-19 09:52:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When many parents discover they have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they often decide against having additional children, and this phenomenon – known as reproductive stoppage – has skewed statistics on the chances an additional child would also develop the developmental condition, according to a new report in JAMA Psychiatry. "While it has been postulated that parents who have a child with ASD may be reluctant to have...

2014-06-19 08:28:31

The New Website Offers Visitors Information About SSRIs and Autism, Autism Diagnoses, and How to Receive Compensation for Being Prescribed Autism-Inducing Medications HOUSTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Danziger & De Llano, LLP, a law firm whose main focus is to obtain justice for injured victims and their families, recently announced the launch of its new website, http://www.nationalautismclaims.com/. The law firm's latest site aims to provide help to children...

2014-06-18 23:15:39

Dr. Tim Houchin, M.D. of 360 Mental Health Services sheds light on a recently published article that examines the financial cost of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Houchin also noted that the financial burden of ASD might pale in comparison to the psychosocial burden on families affected by the disorder. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The CDC now estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, afflicts 1 in 68 U.S. children. The organization Autism Speaks estimates that 2...

2014-06-18 23:09:06

The app, developed by experts at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, is designed to maximize learning opportunities for children with autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Camp Discovery, the evidence-based therapeutic learning app for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has increased accessibility and is now available for iPhone and Android phones. The app, initially designed for tablets by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), has been optimized for...

2014-06-18 09:40:02

University of California - San Diego Old drug used for sleeping sickness may point to new treatment in humans In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness also restores normal cellular signaling in a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the neurological disorder in...

2014-06-17 23:16:35

A Special Needs Plan Founder and Chartered Special Needs Consultant, Ryan Platt, explains, “Many families struggle to fund the cost of their child’s lifetime needs, which is why it is imperative families understand the human services and government benefit world so that they can maximize those programs. Families then need to coordinate these benefit programs with a well-thought out and detailed Special Needs Plan of their own so as to build a proper framework that can provide the best...


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