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2014-07-17 16:26:12

Mobile app helps parents and pediatricians detect autism in infants as early as eight months SOMERSET, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After years of collaborative research and development in the field of autism, child development experts at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and information technology innovators at WebTeam Corporation have unveiled a powerful new screening tool capable of detecting signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays...

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...

2014-07-02 23:02:04

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on...

2014-05-07 09:38:27

Parents of minority children twice as likely to report that their child lost language, motor skills Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents, and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Described as developmental regression, this loss of language, motor or social skills occurs more often in black and Hispanic children compared to white children,...

2014-04-30 23:16:50

With the prevalence rate of autism on the rise, important questions surround the disorder that the book, edited by researchers at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, addresses. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The “Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders” offers comprehensive, evidence-based information on early intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The book explores the evolution of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews the neurobiology of ASD,...

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...

2014-04-23 23:13:32

Autism Society Greater Tucson launches a new website just in time for their 8th Annual Piece the Puzzle Autism Walk on April 26, 2014. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Autism Society Greater Tucson today is announcing the re-launch of their website, the results of a strategic partnership with Tucson digital marketing and design firm, Nuanced Media. The leading voice and resource of the entire autism community, Autism Society Greater Tucson is committed to meaningful participation and...

2014-04-21 12:23:05

DETROIT, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are still available for the 3(rd) Annual Michigan Shines for Autism gala on Saturday, April 26, at DTE Energy's headquarters (NYSE: DTE). The fundraising gala is the Autism Alliance of Michigan's celebration for business professionals, autism service providers and individuals committed to improving the lives of individuals with autism in our state. The black tie optional event wraps up Autism Awareness Month activities to build...

2014-04-16 23:10:34

The Skills® technology provides Pediatric Behavioral Services an efficient means to complete comprehensive assessments and develop individualized treatment plans for its clients. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Pediatric Behavioral Services (PBS) is now utilizing Skills®, a web-based tool, to assess its clients’ strengths and weaknesses, design individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and track progress. PBS, headquartered in Jacksonville, treats children...

2014-04-08 23:33:38

Working with Autism plans its largest annual fundraising event in support of autism research. The day is filled with fun activities and a chance to connect families with each other, while educating the community on and raising awareness for autism. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 April is Autism Awareness month, and Working With Autism (WWA) is celebrating by joining forces with The Yogurt Shoppe to hold a fundraising event geared for families and children of all ages. This will...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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