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2013-05-19 23:00:04

It´s “Mission Possible” for Torin and Kaia Phillips of Boston, Massachusetts, as the siblings work to overcome autism with the help of intensive treatment provided by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). They will be featured in this month's "Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope" series beginning Monday, May 20, 2013. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Seven-year-old Torin Phillips and his 6-year-old sister, Kaia, are on a mission to overcome the limiting effects...

2013-05-17 23:20:53

The CARD Assessment Center Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 22 to allow individuals the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the assessment team, learn what services are offered and tour the new location. LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world´s largest provider of effective, early-intensive behavioral interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), is proud to announce the opening of its new Woodland...

CDC Mental Health Report Finds Seven Percent Of Children Have ADHD
2013-05-17 08:55:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent diagnosis amongst youngsters between the ages of three and 17, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention´s (CDC) first-ever comprehensive report on the mental health of American children. The report, released as a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement entitled “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United...

2013-05-14 23:04:12

Website Autism After 16 profiles autistic adults living in rural America in the first of a two-part story, “Autistic Adults in Rural America.” Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Autistic adults face numerous challenges, regardless of where they live. Lack of services, lack of jobs, lack of housing and supports for families are universal hurdles to increased quality of life for adults on the autism spectrum. However, not all communities are created equal. For many families living...

UCSB Researchers Develop New Treatment For Infants With Autism
2013-04-30 18:02:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For most babies, a game of peek-a-boo can be fun, entertaining and full of laughter. However, infants with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find the game unpleasant and disturbing. That type of social disconnect is a telltale sign of ASD, which often worsens as newborns develop into children and adults. New research from the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has found switching games that...

2013-04-25 11:36:12

An Autistica consultation published this month found that 24% of children with autism were non-verbal or minimally verbal, and it is known that these problems can persist into adulthood. Professionals have long attempted to support the development of language in these children but with mixed outcomes. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK and 70 million worldwide have autism, a neuro-developmental condition which is life-long. Today, scientists at the University of Birmingham publish a...

Autism Symptoms Could Be Controlled With Special Vaccine
2013-04-25 05:35:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A vaccine created to treat a gut bacteria common in children with autism could also help control some symptoms of the neural development disorder, according to new research published in this month´s edition of the journal Vaccine. Researchers Brittany Pequegnat and Mario Monteiro of the University of Guelph in Ontario reportedly developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the bacteria Clostridium bolteae, which has been...

2013-04-18 13:34:50

Measure of brains' functional connectivity and background noise shows significant differences Neuroscientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have developed an efficient and reliable method of analyzing brain activity to detect autism in children. Their findings appear today in the online journal PLOS ONE. The researchers recorded and analyzed dynamic patterns of brain activity with magnetoencephalography (MEG) to determine the...

Video Games Are Popular With Autistic Children
2013-04-18 04:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Kids and teenagers suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to use television and video games and less likely to spend time on social media than their normally-developing counterparts, claims new research set for publication in a future issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Micah Mazurek, an assistant professor of health psychology and a clinical child psychologist at the University of...


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