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2014-08-06 23:02:07

The center provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for all ages, and a day program to help adults with independent living, obtaining employment, developing leisure activities and building meaningful relationships. New York (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the opening of its new treatment center in Manhattan, N.Y. for adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). CARD has over 25 centers worldwide and is known for...

2014-07-28 10:06:28

University of Miami Researchers at the University of Miami find that early joint attention predicts later autism symptoms Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers are exploring the subtleties of babies' interactions with others and how they relate to the possibility and severity of future symptoms. A new study helps us to understand the connection...

autism risk study
2014-07-21 05:14:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The majority of the genetic risks for developing autism can be traced to common versions of genes, not rare variants or spontaneous mutations, according to the results of a National Institutes of Health-funded study that appeared in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Genetics. In total, approximately 52 percent of the risk for autism was traced to common or rare inherited variation, while spontaneous mutations comprised just...

2014-07-10 08:28:03

The Focus Autism Foundation Investigates Autism Speaks' Shifting Stance on Vaccine Safety Research WATCHUNG, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There was a time when the world's largest autism charity strongly urged the U.S. government to examine the possibility of a vaccine-autism link. "We believe that the question of whether immunization is associated with an increased risk for ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] is of extremely high priority" wrote Dr. Geraldine Dawson, former...

2014-07-01 23:07:11

The Remote Clinical Services program provides quality therapy and supervision to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, regardless of where they live. Los Angeles (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the launch of its nationwide Remote Clinical Services program to offer direct services to families in all 50 states. The program was previously available in 15 states, and CARD has now expanded the program nationwide to give all underserved...

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...

2014-06-10 23:12:06

The Skills® technology provides South Asian Autism Awareness Centre the ability to streamline assessments, individualized treatment plans and progress tracking. Scarborough, Ontario (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) today announced the implementation of Skills®, a web-based tool, in its clients’ treatment programs. The Centre, located in Scarborough, Ontario, treats children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental...

2014-06-03 23:09:41

The collaboration will advance the understanding of autism and refine current treatment strategies by analyzing millions of data points collected during evidence-based treatment. Orange, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Chapman has signed a formal agreement to collaborate with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the world’s largest organizations treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the third largest non-governmental organization contributing to autism research in...

Autism Spectrum Disorder's Environmental Factors Are As Important As Genetics
2014-05-05 04:33:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While experts typically focus on genetic factors when analyzing the causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), new research appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that environmental factors are equally as important. In the study, Dr. Sven Sandin of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and colleagues from the US and UK set out to determine the heritability of autism and the risk among family...

Autism Risk Higher For Mothers Over 30 Years Of Age
2014-04-22 14:13:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has found that risk for ASD increases with the age of both parents – but particularly for would-be mothers. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, revealed that ASD risk with parental age increased linearly for older...


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