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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...

2014-06-30 23:05:56

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting the effectiveness of the STAR treatment model for children with SPD. Significant improvement were reported in adaptive behavior and emotional functioning after intensive, short-term occupational therapy. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting significant improvements in adaptive behavior and...

2014-06-30 23:04:26

Mental Health Research Nonprofit Receives Leadership Award Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Easter Seals honored the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation with the 2014 Leadership Award during its recent Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner held in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ key focus areas: brain health, veterans and healthy families. The Brain & Behavior...

2014-06-30 23:01:58

Wright's second book, Harold the Princess Saving Dragon, came to be through his son's hardships in early life that include Autism, Arnold Chiari Malformation and Deafness. Columbus, IN (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Autism, Arnold Chiari Malformation, deafness, and regular visits to the Children's Hospital inspired Wright to pen Harold the Princess Saving Dragon, a story of a dragon who, though disabled, raises above other's expectations and becomes the hero and saves the...

Autistic Drivers Encounter Greater Challenges Behind The Wheel
2014-06-27 10:48:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders from Drexel University has found that individuals with autism self-report more challenges than non-autistic drivers. The study team described their results as an initial step in determining if adults with autism have unmet needs when it comes to driving a vehicle. “Previous research in my lab has included extensive research in driving capacity with people who have a...

2014-06-26 23:16:05

A Special Needs Plan comments on a study that was completed by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania that states the lifetime cost of care for an individual with Autism is over $2 million. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 “This new study published by Jama Pediatrics on June 9th, 2014, combined with the increased prevalence of Autism, drives home the importance of Special Needs Planning. When we think of needing over $2 million dollars to...

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...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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