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2013-12-04 23:30:48

Now through Dec. 20, Autism Live will give away gift certificates, toys, and educational products through its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest for families with children diagnosed with autism. Nationwide (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Autism Live announces the start of its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest where families with children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can win gift certificates, toys, and free subscriptions to online autism-related...

2013-11-26 23:02:09

Unique online training program provides comprehensive training in providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, introduced today its newest service for the global Autism and special needs community, the SL ABA Online...

2013-11-21 23:21:00

The Expanding Language App provides a means for individuals with speech and language deficits to communicate and build functional language skills using a simple icon-based platform for the iPhone and iPad. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today the release of its newest mobile teaching application for the iPhone and iPad, the...

2013-11-19 23:28:13

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) issues ten tips to help children with autism and their families overcome the challenges of the holiday season. Nationwide (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) this week released ten of its top tips to minimize challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the holiday season. IBT is a leading training institute that provides innovative programs to meet the current and emerging...

2013-11-12 23:20:39

Founder of Non-Profit Autism Conquers Seeks 10,000 Signatures for Reform. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Jorge Zighelboim will cycle more than 500 miles from Miami to Tallahassee on November 14th to collect signatures for a petition he introduced via Change.org to reform Florida’s Autism Insurance Mandate. Jorge Zighelboim founded the non-profit organization Autism Conquers as he embarked on a personal journey to change the insurance mandate of the Florida Autism Legislation...

2013-11-11 21:28:18

A cognitive-behavioral intervention known as problem-solving education (PSE) may help reduce parental stress and depressive symptoms immediately after their child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues. Mothers of children with ASD consistently report high levels of parental stress, depressive symptoms, and social isolation, according to the study background. This...

2013-11-01 23:21:08

Addressing the Nutrient Deficiencies Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. (OTCQB: TRGM), today announced preliminary findings from an investigator initiated clinical observation of amino acid based medical foods to address specific nutrient deficiencies in children with autism spectrum disease (ASD) symptoms. 26 children ages seven to sixteen were treated for a time period ranging between 30 days and 1 year, who...

2013-10-30 23:34:17

Camino Cinema announces the release of BE SAFE The Movie, a unique educational DVD that shows what to do and say in everyday situations with law enforcement professionals. Made by and for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and similar conditions, BE SAFE uses video modeling to teach key skills for interacting with the police, such as following instructions and respecting boundaries. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 More and more news stories highlight...

2013-10-30 15:57:46

Interestingly, a recent study found that ischemic stress causes hyperglycemia and may worsen ischemic neuronal damage. In addition, decreased insulin sensitivity after ischemic stress seems to be involved in the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance. However, the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the development of glucose intolerance following ischemic stress still remains unclear. Xiaoliang Shu and colleagues from the Affiliated Dongfang Hospital of Tongji...

Researchers Uncover Mechanism For Improving Song Learning In Young Zebra Finches
2013-10-23 12:49:50

Max Planck Institute Most songbirds learn their songs from an adult model, mostly from the father. However, there are relatively large differences in the accuracy how these songs are copied. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen now found in juvenile zebra finches a possible mechanism that is responsible for the differences in the intensity of song learning. They provided the nerve growth factor “BDNF” to the song control system in the brain. With this...


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