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2012-12-08 05:03:47

Customer appreciation sale offers a 50 percent discount on all downloadable products and professional training webcasts. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 In special recognition of all of its loyal customers, Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the autism community, announced today the start of a year-end customer appreciation sale. Throughout December 2012, all customers will receive 50 percent off...

2012-12-05 16:24:48

Genetic signatures point to disrupted neuro-immune pathways BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a blood test for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that outperforms existing genetic tests, while presenting evidence that abnormal immunologic activity affecting brain development may help explain some of autism's origins. The findings also suggest a new direction for genetic research on autism and the search for treatments....

2012-12-03 12:27:50

Kennedy Krieger researchers find families with private insurance more likely to use emergency department for urgent mental health care BALTIMORE, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first study to compare mental health-related emergency department (ED) visits between children with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers found that ED visits are nine times more likely to be for psychiatric reasons if a child has an ASD diagnosis. Published in the journal...

2012-12-03 08:26:59

LOS ANGELES and SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Lineagen, Inc. today announced the launch of a new clinical partnership to offer Lineagen's FirstStep(Dx)® genetic test to patients and their families. FirstStep(Dx) is a whole-genome genetic test customized with validated, novel proprietary genetic variants associated with ASDs. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, FirstStep(Dx), integrated with a pre-and post-test...

Controversial Treatment For Autism Spectrum Disorder Proven Ineffective And Harmful
2012-11-30 11:44:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University found that a controversial autism treatment is ineffective and harmful. Called chelation, this treatment attempts to eliminate metals from the body in attempt to lessen the grasp of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Study coauthor Tonya N. Davis, PhD, assistant professor of educational psychology in Baylor´s School of Education, said: “The chemical substances used...

2012-11-29 08:25:57

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a Christmas Holiday where nothing looks commercial. Where keeping up with the Jones' is a silly thought and joy comes from banging on table tops or stringing up holiday hats! Imagine looking around your chaotic home and confidently knowing that you did it. You made special friends out of Christmas and autism! International autism expert Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad of Brain and Body, shows families around the world how autism...

Study Finds Link Between Autism And Pollution
2012-11-27 15:34:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, polluted air could increase the risk for a child to develop autism. The study shows that exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life is associated with more than a two-fold risk of autism. The team from the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles also found that exposure to...

Autistic Youth Who Make It To College Gravitate Toward STEM Majors
2012-11-16 14:17:23

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) received some much needed good news in the form of a study published online in the Journal of Autism and Development Disorders. The study, co-authored by Paul Shattuck, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, confirms a previously held belief that individuals with an ASD typically graduate to science, technology, engineering...

2012-11-14 12:27:39

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new SRI-led study finds that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are significantly more likely to choose STEM majors, if they attend college. The study also paints the first picture of college enrollment and participation in STEM majors for young adults with ASDs, compared with their peers in 10 other disability categories and compared with youth in the general population. "There's a perception that people with ASDs are more...

2012-11-13 12:06:54

New computational analysis identifies gene networks affected in schizophrenia and shows that schizophrenia and autism share related genetic networks, each composed of hundreds of genes Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify. In the past few years, researchers have implicated several genes, but it is unclear how they act to produce the disorder. A new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center...