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2013-09-19 23:35:16

New teaching kits are designed to teach individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities appropriate social skills to function more successfully in society. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today its newest line of educational products for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down...

2013-09-18 13:22:43

UC Davis MIND Institute research finds rigorous evaluations are needed to accurately diagnose autism in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests. The study is the first to...

2013-09-12 23:04:27

Experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders will lead the organization in the launch of new clinical programs for the special needs community. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today the addition of two new clinical staff members. The world-wide supplier of solutions-based...

2013-09-05 23:04:09

Research continues to uncover more information about the autism spectrum and the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention. The appropriate screening, early diagnosis and early intervention greatly improves outcomes. Carrollton, TX (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 When concerns about a child’s development arise and autism is suspected, parents and caregivers turn to experts for help. Many parents contact their school district, their children’s physician or look into therapeutic...

2013-08-29 23:29:34

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is serving more families in the Bay Area and is recognized as the "Best of the Best" by parents. Bay Area, Napa and Solano County, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency that provides comprehensive autism services, has expanded its reach in Northern California to include Napa and Solano counties. And as it celebrates over two years serving the Bay Area, Bay Area Parent magazine announced that AST was voted by...

2013-08-29 23:29:20

There have been many questions whether autism has a genetic or environmental cause. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses some of the most recent research findings for autism. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 A person with the neurodevelopmental disorder autism commonly displays impaired social and communication skills, along with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behavioral patterns, interests, and activities. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath, Dr. J...

Defective Enzyme Leads To Autism
2013-08-28 13:17:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina has found important new information about a group of enzymes that could be used to treat or prevent autism. According to their report in the journal Nature, the scientists found that defecctive or inhibited cellular enzymes called topoisomerases can lead to profound effects during brain development, and potentially to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). "Our study shows the...

2013-08-21 13:02:26

The concept behind gene therapy is simple: deliver a healthy gene to compensate for one that is mutated. New research published today in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests this approach may eventually be a feasible option to treat Rett Syndrome, the most disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. Gail Mandel, Ph.D., a Howard Hughes Investigator at Oregon Health and Sciences University, led the study. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust, with generous support from the Rett Syndrome Research...

2013-08-20 10:51:55

A Danish study of siblings suggests the recurrence risks for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) varied from 4.5 percent to 10.5 percent depending on the birth years, which is higher than the ASD risk of 1.18 percent in the overall Danish population, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. ASDs are neurodevelopmental disorders that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and also include repetitive behavior and narrow...

2013-08-19 10:28:10

Children with autism and average IQs consistently demonstrated superior math skills compared with nonautistic children in the same IQ range, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "There appears to be a unique pattern of brain organization that underlies superior problem-solving abilities in children with autism," said Vinod Menon, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a member of the...


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