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2013-03-06 23:04:07

Autism mom and web-show host Shannon Penrod will shave her head April 8, 2013, live on http://www.autism-live.com, in an effort to encourage people to put Compassion in Action during National Autism Awareness Month. (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 Autism Live host Shannon Penrod will shave her head on April 8, 2013, at 10:00 am (PDT) on http://www.autism-live.com to show Compassion in Action during National Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Live web-show host is a parent of a child with autism and...

Autistic Kids Happier In The Presence Of Animals
2013-02-28 16:47:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Animals and humans have long enjoyed an amicable relationship with one another. For whatever reason, it seems as if we generally enjoy one another´s company. Various animals have been found to bring comfort to the sick and even lower blood pressure. Now, a new study has found that animals can have yet another positive influence on humans, particularly children with autism. According to research conducted by psychology...

Autism Risk Revealed By Ultrasound After Birth
2013-02-26 05:03:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A specific brain abnormality, present in low-birth weight newborns, has been linked to an increased risk of autism later in life by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU). The study, which has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Pediatrics, found these undersized children are seven times more likely to be diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder at some point in their lives if an ultrasound taken...

2013-02-22 23:01:58

Behavior Imaging Solutions (BIS) has been awarded a $2.2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study a technology platform and system that may improve and expedite the diagnosis of autism. BOISE, IDAHO (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Behavior Imaging Solutions (BIS) has been awarded a $2.2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study a technology...

2013-02-14 23:02:53

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) affirmed its mission to drive innovative science by awarding $4.2 million in 2012. This amount represents the largest research commitment in a given year ever allocated by a Rett organization. The awards were made possible by the fundraising efforts of highly motivated families and supporters of children and adults with Rett Syndrome in the US, and through our global partnership with Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK and Rett Syndrome Research &...

2013-02-12 17:05:29

About 1 in 150 children are affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulty with language, communication, and social interaction. A critical review of several published studies evaluating the potential for therapy or assistance dogs to help children with ASD overcome some of these challenges is published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers....

2013-02-10 23:02:38

Autistic kicker Anthony Starego will attend the National Camp Series (NCS) Super Camp VII, one of the country´s premiere kicking camps for high school kickers, punters and snappers, according to NCS founder Michael Husted. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2013 Autistic kicker Anthony Starego will attend the National Camp Series (NCS) Super Camp VII, one of the country´s premiere kicking camps for high school kickers, punters and snappers, being held February 16-17, 2013, in...

2013-02-06 23:04:25

The new Autism Society Supporter program highlights the businesses that donate to the nation´s largest grassroots autism organization. In less than a year of working together Jamberry Nails has already given over $8,000 and as the company continues to grow, so will the partnership. Lindon, UT (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Jamberry Nails, an innovative leader in both the beauty and direct-selling industries, is thrilled to announce their continued relationship with the Autism Society as an...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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