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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...

2014-06-18 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...

2014-06-13 12:24:48

MIAMI, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism-U (www.autism-u.com) announces its game-changing science-based social network where parents and teachers are invited to access the most comprehensive online assessment tool for early intervention for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including autism. Early assessment and intervention is critical, and parents can now see their child's development and progress scientifically, with visual graphs enabling the next evolution of citizen...

2014-06-12 23:04:25

Touchdown Communities offers safe and secure living and work environments, programs to foster ongoing growth and relationships, and sustainable and lasting options for home and work. Moorestown, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Adults with autism and related developmental disorders will soon have a place to live, work, and socialize. Touchdown Communities (TDC), the brainchild of Moorestown’s Tim Downes, is in the process of purchasing a site for development in Burlington, N.J. at the...

2014-06-08 00:20:54

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a hundred visual effects associates and others in related fields came to talk shop with 25 exceptional young men and women at yesterday's open house held at the Exceptional Minds vocational school for young adults with autism in Sherman Oaks, California. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140607/95865 The young adults - all in their 20s and on the autism spectrum - are students at Exceptional Minds and are...

2014-05-29 20:20:55

BRONX, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The findings, published online today in PLOS Genetics, shed light on why older mothers are at increased risk for having children with ASD and could pave the way for more research into the role of environment on ASD....

2014-05-15 23:13:28

Using her latest research, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, presented hypotheses that link autism to heavy metals, sulfate deficiencies, and glyphosate. Dr. Seneff is on the scientific advisory board of the Children Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) founded by Claire Dwoskin of the Dwoskin Family Foundation. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 At the Third International Symposium on Vaccines, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a scientific advisory board member of CMSRI, presented some of her findings...

2014-05-09 16:24:18

Largest Known Population-Based, Longitudinal Study to Date Led by Researchers at Mount Sinai, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and King's College in London NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest-known study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, research findings showed the individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families - that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling or cousin diagnosed with autism have...

2014-05-08 23:01:50

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared with the same cells in children who are developing normally. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the...

2014-05-05 23:04:23

Findings from Mount Sinai Researchers Published in JAMA New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In the largest family study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with a research team from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm Sweden and King’s College in London found that individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families – that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling...


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