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Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

2014-06-24 23:14:59

Recent studies reporting the rising incidences of Autism (ASD), ADHD and Dyslexia are primarily due to better recognition and diagnosis of milder cases, states neuropsychiatrist Dr. Harold Levinson. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 A recent study just released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) notes that the incidence of Autism or ASD rose 30% in just two years from 1/88 to 1/68. Another CDC report indicated that ADHD just increased to 11% from 8%. Similarly, the...

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...

2014-06-18 23:15:39

Dr. Tim Houchin, M.D. of 360 Mental Health Services sheds light on a recently published article that examines the financial cost of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Houchin also noted that the financial burden of ASD might pale in comparison to the psychosocial burden on families affected by the disorder. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The CDC now estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, afflicts 1 in 68 U.S. children. The organization Autism Speaks estimates that 2...

2014-06-17 23:14:31

A recent report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as prior studies indicate significantly more males with Autism (ASD), ADHD and Dyslexia. Understanding these data led Dr. Levinson to vital etiologic, diagnostic and therapeutic insights. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 In a recent study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 3x and 5x more males were recognized to have ADHD and Autism (ASD), respectively. And for decades, the reported ratios of...

2014-06-12 23:04:25

Touchdown Communities offers safe and secure living and work environments, programs to foster ongoing growth and relationships, and sustainable and lasting options for home and work. Moorestown, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Adults with autism and related developmental disorders will soon have a place to live, work, and socialize. Touchdown Communities (TDC), the brainchild of Moorestown’s Tim Downes, is in the process of purchasing a site for development in Burlington, N.J. at the...

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...

Determining The Lifetime Cost Of Caring For Autism Patients
2014-06-10 11:19:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Individuals with autism need special care throughout their lives and unfortunately, that care comes at a cost. According to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics, the costs for supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) ranges from $1.4 million to $2.4 million in the United States and the United Kingdom. The study team said their analysis included more than just the direct costs associated with the condition. "We sought...

2014-06-08 00:20:54

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a hundred visual effects associates and others in related fields came to talk shop with 25 exceptional young men and women at yesterday's open house held at the Exceptional Minds vocational school for young adults with autism in Sherman Oaks, California. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140607/95865 The young adults - all in their 20s and on the autism spectrum - are students at Exceptional Minds and are...

2014-05-30 23:12:39

New Jersey Educator Describes How to Use LEGO to Help Children Make Friends, Build Social Skills Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 New Jersey autism educator GW Krauss, a neuropsychologist at Y.A.L.E. School has co-authored a new book that describes how to set up and run a LEGO ® Club for children with autism. The book, LEGO®-Based Therapy: How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions, outlines the theory and...

2014-05-29 20:20:55

BRONX, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The findings, published online today in PLOS Genetics, shed light on why older mothers are at increased risk for having children with ASD and could pave the way for more research into the role of environment on ASD....


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