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2014-04-29 08:37:03

Dr. Patricia Wright will serve as Vice President of Professional Services NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced that Dr. Patricia Wright, former national director of autism services at Easter Seals, will join the organization as Vice President of Professional Services this week. "Dr. Wright has unparalleled passion for,...

2014-04-28 12:31:03

NBC5 Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern to Emcee the Event CHICAGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 2 community leaders from Chicago and New York City will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel to honor one of autism's most prominent researchers, Catherine Lord, Ph.D. As a founder of Chicago area nonprofit Have Dreams, Dr. Lord has led the development of the diagnostics used in early identification of children with autism. She is the author of more than...

2014-04-28 12:30:49

Genomic research a game-changer in treatment plans LEWISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No parent is ever fully prepared to learn that a child is anything other than healthy and happy, and a diagnosis of autism can be particularly frightening. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81207 Families everywhere are desperately seeking accurate diagnoses, appropriate care and therapeutic programs for their children with autism spectrum disorders and...

2014-04-28 12:26:41

Ad features trio of BBDO clients to help communicate message: "Early Diagnosis Can Make a Lifetime of Difference" NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, BBDO New York has brought together three of its clients to help deliver a one-of-a-kind, onetime :60 commercial message designed to help raise awareness of autism and encourage parents to look for early signs. The "ad" is timed to debut at the end of April, which is Autism Awareness Month. The...

The Genetics Of Autism
2014-04-27 04:57:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are more common in families that are affected by autism, suggesting that this type of genetic testing could prove to be an important tool in the individualized diagnosis and treatment of the condition, researchers from the Autism Genome Project claim in a new study. In a report published in the April 24 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the authors discuss the CNV testing of...

2014-04-25 09:42:47

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. The findings, believed to the be the first to show a direct relationship between motor skills and autism severity, indicate that development of fine and gross motor skills should be included in treatment plans for young children with autism, said Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in OSU’s College of...

2014-04-24 23:17:12

Snug Vest, producer of an inflatable vest that provides Deep Pressure Therapy for individuals with high levels of anxiety, ADHD and autism, has been chosen to present to the Dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 One year after Snug Vest launched it’s product, hundreds of vests have been sold to children, teens and adults. The young company is seeking funding to scale and grow Snug Vest, as they are determined to help many more individuals with autism...

2014-04-24 23:16:08

New Interactive library of resources launches from world-renowned experts in Neuroscience and Education focuses on brain training research to combat ADHD and Autism. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Cognitive Brain Training Research represents a newly-formed interactive library of resources from world-renowned experts in the field of Neuroscience and Education, focusing on brain training research. The site is unique in that it offers free access to this cognitive research for any and...

2014-04-24 23:10:09

The training, available online through May 31, 2014, will teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced its collaboration with SaharaCares Foundation to provide a free eLearning training to law enforcement personnel in honor of Autism Awareness Month. The training will teach first responders how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum...

2014-04-24 23:04:05

New study finds substantial proportion of risk for developing autism spectrum disorders resides in genes that are part of specific, interconnected biological pathways New York, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 A substantial proportion of risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), resides in genes that are part of specific, interconnected biological pathways, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who conducted a broad study of almost 2,500 families...


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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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