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2013-07-03 23:02:17

Independence day is a fun celebration for most, but can be stressful and overwhelming for someone with autism. Use Florida Autism Center's tips to help make the day more enjoyable for all. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Tomorrow is the 4th of July! While this is an exciting and fun time for most of us, it can be overwhelming for kids on the autism spectrum. The Florida Autism Center offers the following tips for making this day enjoyable for kids with ASD and their families. At...

2013-06-27 23:37:39

The Florida Autism Center (FAC) has a lot to celebrate as five current clients, ages 2 - 5, exit their program this summer. "Most businesses aren't thrilled to 'lose' clients," says Chrystin Bullock, FAC Executive Director, "but we are ecstatic when a little one leaves us because the therapy has been so good they stop needing it." Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Florida Autism Center (FAC) has a lot to celebrate. Five current clients, ages 2 - 8,...

2013-06-06 23:37:20

Biolog, Inc., creator of powerful cell analysis technologies for biomedical research and development, announced today a breakthrough in autism research made by using its advanced Phenotype MicroArray (PM) cell scanning technology. Hayward, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Discovery Demonstrates Advantage of Metabolic over Genetic Screening Biolog, Inc., creator of powerful cell analysis technologies for biomedical research and development, announced today a breakthrough in autism research made by...

Future Abilities In Children With Autism Predicted With Early Brain Responses To Words
2013-05-30 11:38:06

University of Washington The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study. The findings, to be published May 29 in PLOS ONE, are among the first to demonstrate that a brain marker can predict future abilities in children with autism. "We've shown that the brain's indicator of word learning in 2-year-olds already diagnosed with...

2013-05-24 23:28:12

Today Sport-Social launched a campaign in an effort to spread awareness about Autism. They are reaching out for votes in an online voting contest that will change the lives of many children with autism and their families. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Sport-Social, a Las Vegas based Autism Center, entered a contest that will result in help for hundreds of kids. 1 in 50 children are affected with Autism, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control report. Sport-Social, a Nevada...

2013-05-17 23:20:53

The CARD Assessment Center Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 22 to allow individuals the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the assessment team, learn what services are offered and tour the new location. LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world´s largest provider of effective, early-intensive behavioral interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), is proud to announce the opening of its new Woodland...

2013-05-14 23:21:01

Air Graffiti Dallas (http://www.AirGraffitiDallas.com) is pleased to announce their involvement with Autism Treatment Center of Dallas. Air Graffiti Dallas will be using their latest virtual digital wall technology with digital spray paint to work with children in their autism art therapy program. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Many children with autism have difficulty in expressing themselves verbally and often art can become an outlet and means for them to communicate with the world...

2013-05-06 12:05:17

Number of kids with neurodevelopmental disabilities increases, but limitations due to physical conditions decrease More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. The study also found that disabilities related to physical health conditions have decreased, while disabilities due to...

2013-04-25 11:36:12

An Autistica consultation published this month found that 24% of children with autism were non-verbal or minimally verbal, and it is known that these problems can persist into adulthood. Professionals have long attempted to support the development of language in these children but with mixed outcomes. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK and 70 million worldwide have autism, a neuro-developmental condition which is life-long. Today, scientists at the University of Birmingham publish a...

Video Games Are Popular With Autistic Children
2013-04-18 04:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Kids and teenagers suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to use television and video games and less likely to spend time on social media than their normally-developing counterparts, claims new research set for publication in a future issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Micah Mazurek, an assistant professor of health psychology and a clinical child psychologist at the University of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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